Where was The Crown filmed?

Set in the 1950s, the no-expense-spared Netflix series The Crown features some of England’s most regal locations, all providing a lavish backdrop for the story of our reigning monarch’s early years. Get excited for season 3 (due for release on 17 November) by visiting these seven filming locations from The Crown.

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The Crown filming locations: Hatfield House

Hatfield House


This grand estate was the childhood home of Henry VIII’s children; all three were raised in the Old Palace, a medieval masterpiece dating back to 1485. It was here where Elizabeth I was told of her accession to the throne, making it a fitting place to use in filming for The Crown.

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The Crown filming locations: Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral


This magnificent Norman structure in the historic riverside city of Ely stood in for Westminster Abbey on the wedding day of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. It has also starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The King’s Speech.

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The Crown filming locations: Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre


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The Netflix series winds back the clock to post-war Britain, and you'll see Matt Smith (Prince Phillip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth) looking suave in 1940s garb at the Lyceum Theatre, opened in 1841. There’s drama to be found both inside and out, with soaring neo-classic columns greeting guests at the entrance and roaring performances of the ever-popular The Lion King on stage.

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The Crown filming locations: Wrotham Park

Wrotham Park


This neo-Palladian house has seen little change since it was completed in 1754, and still remains in the care and charge of the Byng family. The house isn’t currently open to the public, however it does make an idyllic location for hosting private functions, banquets and parties. Royal-themed wedding anyone?

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The Crown filming locations: Knebworth House

Knebworth House


With the Lynton family residing at here since the Tudor times, each generation has made their mark on this magnificent building in the Hertfordshire countryside. Adorned with gargoyles and crowned with turrets and domes, it’s easy to see why this fairy tale location is a big hit on screen. Used, of course, as a location in The Crown, the house has also starred in The King’s Speech, and Batman the Movie.

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The Crown filming locations: Wilton House

Wilton House

Buckingham Palace features heavily in The Crown, but was unavailable as an actual location for the production team. Instead, the Queen’s residence was recreated with several stately homes across the country, including this elaborate Tudor estate in Wiltshire. As a result, Wilton House’s Double Cube Room – a eye-popping architectural feat – appears in almost every episode of The Crown.

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The Crown filming locations: Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, East London.

Perched next to the Thames in Greenwich is one of London’s most popular filming locations, having appeared in the likes of Les Miserables and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. For The Crown, The Old Royal Naval College, has been used to recreate the exterior of Buckingham Palace.

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The Crown filming locations: Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, a key filming location for Netflix's The Crown.

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Proudly stood on a hilltop in the Vale of Belvoir, this stunning 19th century bastion is picturesque both inside and out. Several interior rooms were used to replicate Windsor Castle in The Crown, further highlighting Belvoir's royal-worthy design and build. Visit this Leicestershire icon for a birds eye view across the surrounding landscape, and get lost in the castle's lavishly decorated galleries and rooms.

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14 Nov 2019(last updated)

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    Hatfield House

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    Ely Cathedral

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    Lyceum Theatre

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    Wrotham Park

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    Knebworth House

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    Wilton House

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    Old Royal Naval College

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    Belvoir Castle

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