Father Brown & Bell Tower Tour


Located between Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh lies the charming village of Blockley. This village not only has a rich industrial history but is also renowned as the filming location for the popular BBC series, Father Brown. With the show now in its tenth season, visitors from around the world flock to Blockley to explore this picturesque Cotswold village and the Church of St Peter & St Paul. In the series, the church is transformed into St Mary Roman Catholic church, and the vicarage becomes Father Brown’s presbytery.

We are delighted to offer a private tour that includes a visit to the bell tower. This exclusive experience will allow you to explore the ringing chamber, clock room, and bell chamber. Accessible through a stunning spiral stone staircase that spans three floors, the bell chamber showcases one of the finest installations of church bells in the Cotswolds. This is a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of this famous church up close. And, of course, there will be ample opportunities for all you Father Brown fans to capture photos in front of this iconic location.

The rest of the day will be dedicated to a personalized Cotswold tour tailored to your interests. We can visit renowned villages such as Chipping Campden, Broadway, Lower and Upper Slaughter, and Bourton on the Water. Alternatively, we can venture off the beaten path and explore the hidden gem villages tucked away in the Cotswold countryside. Whether it’s admiring the world’s best thatched houses or enjoying a relaxing picnic with panoramic views of the rolling hills, we will use our local expertise to give you an authentic taste of the Cotswolds, away from the usual tourist spots.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the picturesque village of Blockley, which is the filming location for the popular BBC series, Father Brown
  • Visit the Church of St Peter & St Paul, the vicarage becomes Father Brown’s presbytery
  • Exclusive access to the bell tower, where you can explore the ringing chamber, clock room, and bell chamber
  • Ample opportunities for Father Brown fans to capture photos in front of this iconic location
  • A personalized Cotswold tour tailored to your interests
25 November 2022

Cotswold Tours & Travel are the most accommodating and creative group I’ve ever had the pleasure of travelling with!

We knew we wanted to do private touring of the Cotswolds, so we asked Eddie Dale to help us design 3 days of “out of the ordinary” touring. And did he ever! David picked us up at our hotel in London, then travelled to Oxford, then Blenheim Palace, then indirectly to Stow-on-the-Wold. Wonderfully informative. Day two we did on our own — walking through fields to Bourton-on-t...

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