the crown season four locations

These are all the British filming locations used for season four of The Crown

Including the houses you can visit

The Crown always has incredibly boujie filming locations and season four is no exception. Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Buckingham Palace amongst others are filmed at some stunning country house locations across the UK.

And it’s not just country houses, filming takes place in Manchester streets and the Old Royal Naval College. The majority of the locations used for The Crown season four let you visit them, once things are open according to government guidelines of course.

These houses are just as regal and spectacular as the castles they’re meant to be and for the first time we get to see a fictionalised version of Diana’s childhood home, Althorp.

These are the main filming locations used for The Crown series four:

Where is Balmoral filmed?

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The iconic Balmoral Castle is actually owned by the Queen and is the background location for all the drama that goes down in episode two of season four of The Crown.

To recreate the look of the Scottish castle, The Crown filmed the Balmoral exterior scenes at Ardverikie House. The house is located in the Scottish highlands and the public are allowed to walk freely across the grounds of the estate.

For the interior shots The Crown used Knebworth House and Hedsor House. Knebworth House is located in Hertfordshire and open to the public, who can visit the house and gardens.

Hedsor House is in Buckinghamshire and you can married there, or hire it out for exclusive use, if you’re that boujie.

Where is Windsor Castle filmed?

The mouse may steal the scene in Windsor Castle, but the locations used are almost as interesting. Burghley House in Peterborough was used to film the exterior shots of the castle.

Burghley House is located in Lincolnshire and currently closed for the rest of 2020, but will reopen in 2021. Belvoir Castle was used to film the interior shots of Windsor Castle. The gardens are currently open to the public and they even have their own gin.

Which locations do they use to film Buckingham Palace?

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Quite a few locations are used to film the iconic Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s meeting room she uses for her weekly meetings with the prime minister is filmed in Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire.

Wrotham Park is not open to the public but can be hired for exclusive use for private parties and other events. The other interiors of Buckingham Palace are filmed at Lancaster House and Wilton House.

Lancaster House is owned by the Foreign Office and Wilton House is currently closed until Easter 2021 due to coronavirus.

To create the outside of Buckingham Palace, filming took place at Moor Park Mansion and the Old Royal Naval College. The college is currently closed due to coronavirus but hopes to reopen soon.

Moor Park Mansion is currently operating as a golf course, I wonder if Olivia Coleman played a few rounds inbetween filming?

What about Kensington Palace?

Prince Charles lives at Kensington Palace before his marriage to Diana and they filmed scenes at Brocket Hall and Harefield Grove.

Brocket Hall now mainly operates as a hotel in non-corona times. You can have meetings, weddings or just a nice weekend away there.

Where did they film Princess Diana’s House where she met Charles?

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Though Princess Diana and Prince Charles didn’t actually met at her home of Althorp in real life, it was a cute beginning for The Crown.

The fictionalised version of Althorp was Ragley Hall. The country house is located in Warwickshire and usually has lots of events going on throughout the year, but these will now resume in June 2021.

Which locations did they use to film Clarence House?

Clarence House is Charles and Diana’s London place and to recreate it The Crown shot at High Canons House in Hertfordshire.

Where do they film Highgrove House?

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We see Highgrove House in the fourth episode of the new series. It’s the country house of Charles and Diana. And the real Charles and Camilla still live there now.

The fictional Highgrove House was filmed at Somerley House in Hampshire. The country house usually hosts weddings, events and festivals.

Where is Princess Anne’s Gatcombe House filmed?

Episode four also introduces us to Princess Anne’s home of Gatcombe House which was filmed at Wrotham Park. The house was also used for the Queen’s scenes with Margaret Thatcher.

Did they film No. 10 Downing Street on a set?

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Unfortunately they didn’t get to film in the actual Downing Street, but they did create No.10 at Hedsor House. The house was also used for the interior shots of Balmoral.

Did they actually go to New York to film?

Nope they went to sunny Manchester to recreate the scenes of Princess Diana’s solo trip to New York, which included her famous visit to AIDs patients.

Filming took place in February this year and according to the Manchester Evening News they shot scenes at: “the Northern Quarter’s Stevenson Square, Dale Street and Back Piccadilly, the historic John Rylands Library on Deansgate, The University of Manchester’s Renold Building and outside the Peter Street Kitchen on Peter Street in the former Free Trade Hall.”

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