Netflix’s The Crown has some brilliant UK filming locations from manors to picturesque mansions you can visit – let’s take a look at the filming locations used in all three series
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Netflix’s Crown has long been a favorite with viewers, spanning four seasons to date, with both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman take on the role of Queenalongside Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies, who play Prince Philip.
The fourth series focuses on Margaret Thatcher’s years as Prime Minister (played by Gillian Anderson), as well as the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana (the role will be played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin). .
Of course, a show about the royals of course has a lot of scenes set in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, but these scenes weren’t actually used as filming locations.
Instead, several UK manors and estates have been used to recreate opulent backdrops – and they are equally spectacular.
Let’s take a look at The Crown’s filming location across the UK – including places you can go and see for yourself.
Check them out below.
(For more royal-inspired outing days, you can also visit the royal residences of the Queen all year.)
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1. Lancaster House
While much of the series takes place in Buckingham Palace, the cast and crew have used Lancaster House in the past to double as an iconic landmark.
With lavish interiors and grand state rooms, it’s a decent alternative (not to mention it’s directly below London’s Pall Mall).
Other points include the 16th century Wilton’s house in Wiltshire, as well as House Knebworth in Stevenage.
2. Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Hatfield House has served as a filming location for all seasons of the show.
The stately Jacobean home boasts opulent halls and rooms, so it’s the perfect place to recreate sumptuous palace interiors (it was also used as a filming location of The Favorite).
It boasts numerous royal affiliations – that’s where Elizabeth I was told of her ascension to the throne.
You can learn more on Hatfield House website.
3. De Vere Horsley Estate
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The estate’s castle home, Horsley Towers, served as the filming location for the third season of The Crown, where it served as the German Marburg Castle in Hesse.
The 19th-century mansion has undergone a multimillion-pound renovation, including updating the bedrooms, suites and common areas, while spaces such as the iconic Great Hall have been restored. dress.
Today it is actually a hotel – you can find out more on De Vere website.
4. Greenwich Naval College, London
Located in London’s picturesque Greenwich district, the Naval College serves as a stand in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace.
In fact, a specially constructed arch was attached to the building to further enhance its palace appearance.
Explore the university and its historic grounds for free (open daily), but some tours may incur an additional fee. Find out more on its website here.
5. Winchester Cathedral
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In season four, the cast was spotted filming at Winchester Cathedral.
Olivia Coleman and Helena Bonham Carter (playing Princess Margaret) were spotted filming a scene believed to be set at Lord Mountbatten’s funeral.
Meanwhile, it is also believed that the church will be behind St Paul’s Cathedral, where Charles and Diana’s wedding was held.
Winchester Cathedral is open to the public – you can find out more about church website.
6. Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle has doubled as Windsor Castle during the various seasons of the Crown, with the Elizabeth Saloon and the Regent’s Gallery as filming locations.
For the third season, the cast and crew spent over a month filming both the interior as well as the exterior on the castle’s picturesque grounds.
Want to test it out for yourself? You can plan your visit on Belvoir . Castle website.
7. Ely Church, Cambridgeshire
While the Queen and Prince Philip married at Westminster Abbey, the crew couldn’t shoot inside the iconic church in season one – so they recreated the wedding at Church of Ely instead in Cambridgeshire.
No wonder the cathedral caught the eye of the production team. Built as a convent church, the current building dates back to 1803 and boasts seriously breathtaking architecture, not to mention a beautiful interior.
8. Eltham . Palace
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Tucked away in South London, style Eltham Palace boasts an Art Deco theme and was used for several scenes in Season 1, episode 8 of The Crown.
In fact, it provides the backdrop for tourist-themed sites including the Bermuda Government House, HMSS Queen Mary and the Royal Yacht Queen’s Quarters.
Fans may also recognize the iconic Entrance Hall, where the Queen met fashion designer Norman Hartnell in the series.
Learn more about English Heritage Site.
9. Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
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This striking Level I Neo-Renaissance castle has tons of filming credits including Downton Abbey and Bargain Hunt.
Built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a French castle-style weekend residence for entertainment, today it welcomes a large number of visitors keen to explore the gardens and gardens. spectacular.
You can find out more about opening times and fares on the page Waddeson Manor . website.
10. Ardverikie Estate, Scottish Highlands
This Scottish estate is used to represent the Queen’s residence in Balmoral, thanks to its sweeping views of the countryside, not to mention features including picturesque woodland and meandering springs can be spotted in the royal picnic scene with the Queen.
The grounds are open to the public – you can find out more on Ardverikie Estate Website.
11. Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire
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Woodchester Mansion has been turned into the Scottish Gordonstoun school campus for footage of Prince Charles’ time at the school, as reported Gloucester Live.
The 19th-century home makes for an impressive location with its pristine grounds, not to mention the building that rises above the landscape.
The mansion is open to visitors – for more details, visit Woodchester Mansion website.
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