Discover The Crown filming locations in Britain

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Discover Royal Britain by following Her Majesty The Queen through the 20th century in smash-hit TV series The Crown. All of these British locations were used for filming the show and provide a glimpse into the royal lifestyle…

 

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland

Fingal Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Yacht Britannia features in the second series of The Crown, as HRH Prince Philip tours the world. While the scenes weren’t filmed on board the actual royal yacht, which is now berthed in Leith, near Edinburgh, Scotland, and is a renowned visitor attraction, the production company worked very closely with Britannia to recreate the detail that was reflected on screen.

Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for more than 40 years, sailing more than one million nautical miles around the world.

 

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Hatfield House, Hatfield, England

Home to the 7th Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family, this grand house in Hertfordshire also includes the Old Palace, which was owned by Henry VIII. The King raised his three children in the palace, including Elizabeth I - it was here she was told of her accession to the throne, making it a very fitting location for The Crown!

 

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Spectacular Ely Cathedral dates back to AD 672, with the current building dating back to AD 1083, and in The Crown it stood in for Westminster Abbey on the wedding day of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, re-enacted just as it was in 1947. The cathedral has also starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The King's Speech.

 

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

Knebworth House, richly decorated hall. Filming location for the television series The Crown

Walk through 500 years of history, both on- and off-screen at this striking country house. With generations of the Lynton family residing at Knebworth since the Tudor times, each has been sure to make their mark on this magnificent building. With a romantic exterior adorned with turrets, domes and gargoyles, the house appeared as a location in The Crown, and has also starred in The King's Speech and Batman the Movie. 

 

Slains Castle and Cruden Bay, Scotland

Standing on a Scottish clifftop overlooking the North Sea, are the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire. This enchanting spot was once ruled by the powerful Clan Hay and in its prime the castle was a Scots Baronial Mansion with three gardens. Used in The Crown, the hauntingly beautiful spot is the perfect reason to explore Scotland's rugged, wild coastline, steeped in its own history. It is often said that the castle was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Picturesque Cruden Bay, a short distance away, was also used for scenes in The Crown.

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