Downton Abbey at Basildon Park
Visit Basildon Park to see the set of Grantham House from the popular Downton Abbey series.
Basildon Park featured in the season five finale of the popular period drama, ITV's Downton Abbey, in November 2014. The house also featured in the special London Season episode of Downton Abbey on Christmas Day 2013, which was watched by over 10 million people.
The interiors of Basildon Park are used as the Crawley family’s London residence, Grantham House. In the season five finale our elegant Georgian mansion was at the heart of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridges' wedding. Basildon Park played host to all of the much loved regular characters from the show.
During the London Season episode in 2013, our house was at the centre of the unfolding story as the family prepared for Rose’s coming out ball in the capital. Shirley MacLaine reprised her role as Martha Levinson and Paul Giamatti joined the cast as Cora’s playboy brother, Harold.
Downton at Basildon Park
On your visit fans can take a guided house tour with details about Downton and other filming every day at 11:30am.
Bring your group
Group bookings of over 15 people can opt for a filming talk or tour, where you can learn what happens behind the scenes when a National Trust property is used as a film location. Please call us on 01491 672920 or email us to discuss your visit or to request a booking form.
The Basildon Park grounds, shop and tea room are open from 10am until 5pm, or dusk if earlier. The house is open for guided tours at 11am and 11:30am, and is then open for free flow from 12 noon until 5pm, or dusk if earlier. For further information please ring 01491 672920.
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