Filming and photography at Stowe

Famous television personality Alan Titchmarsh leaning on a fench in the gardens at Stowe. Looking into the distance, there are two camera men with equipment and sound recorders with the backdrop of a grassy hill, lake and sheep

From big budget adventures to historical documentaries, with Stowe as the backdrop, amazing views, historical accuracy and endless opportunities are guaranteed.

An A-lister landscape

For hundreds of years, visitors have been exploring the magic and wonders of Stowe. Over 1,000 acres of landscape gardens and parklands, an eighteenth-century coaching inn and countless statues, monuments and temples give an endless number of filming opportunities. Perhaps you want the romance of the Elysian Fields or the grandeur of the Temple of Concord and Victory, there's likely to be a location at Stowe perfect for you.

From small two person shoots all the way to blockbuster Hollywood hits, we have experience in all sizes of productions. We're flexible in what we can offer with great tailor made packages specific to the production. And of course, any money we make from location fees goes towards our conservation work.

Location scouts

Stowe sits at the very top of Buckinghamshire, right on the county border with Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, and Bedforshire with great motorway and A-road connections. It's only just over an hour from many London studios and under two hours from central London, our location provides an easy solution to make logistic plans run smoothly. The nearest train stations are Bicester North and Milton Keynes.

We welcome appointments for scouts to view the gardens and parkland. Please use the film office contact details below to arrange a booking. 

Stowe on screen

Stowe has been featured in various films and TV programmes over the years from historical documentries through to hit factual entertainment shows. You might have seen us on:

  • Netflix - The Crown
  • Sony Pictures - Sluaghterhouse Rulez 
  • Channel 5 - Secrets of the National Trust
  • Warner Brothers - Pan
  • Sky Arts - Landscape Artist of the Year 2016
  • BBC - 24 Hours in the Past
  • BBC - Antiques Roadshow
  • Channel 4 - Titchmarsh on Capability Brown
  • Lionsgate - Pride and Prejudice with Zombies
  • Universal Pictures - Wolfman
  • United International Pictures - James Bond The World is not Enoughair
The coaching inn episode for BBC's 24 Hours in the past was filmed at Stowe's New Inn.
Siz celebrites stand together in a group wearing eighteenth century clothing and looking bedraggled.
The coaching inn episode for BBC's 24 Hours in the past was filmed at Stowe's New Inn.

Types of Photography

Personal photography is welcomed across the gardens for your private use. It's a great way to remember your visit and share the views with friends. Start a conversation and share them with us on social media and we'll repost our favourites.

If you'd like to sell images of the gardens and parkland, or use them for commercial purposes, please visit  National Trust Images  for more information.

A film crew film at night under a dark foggy sky through a dimly lit palladian bridge

Filming

Interested in filming or hosting a commercial photoshoot at Stowe? Speak to the National Trust film office by calling 020 7824 7128 or send an email.

Visitors outside the Temple of Concord and Victory at Stowe Landscape Gardens

Bringing a photographer?

If you'd like to bring a professional photographer to capture a special moment, please get in touch to make a booking. We charge a small fee for personal shoots which supports the charity.

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Anything else?

News journalist, film student or fancy featuring Stowe for other purposes in the media? Contact the local team at Stowe to see what is possible by calling 01280 817156.