Film locations

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The perfect location for Downton

Find out why Basildon Park fitted the bill for the Crawleys’ London home in the Downton Christmas special 2013.

Filming the Downton Abbey Christmas special

Tim Martin, Gardener in Charge at Basildon Park tells us more about the filming which took place in the historic parkland. As well as preparing the 400 acre park for the shoot, Tim had to cope with paparazzi intrusion and a hot air balloon landing on set.

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Explore our map to discover where lots of recent films have been shot.

Our places star in Death Comes to Pemberley

Adapted from PD James' international bestselling novel Death Comes to Pemberley, aired on BBC1 on 26 December. Three of our places featured in the series: Hardcastle Crags, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate and Treasurer's House.

Filming at our places