Where is The White Princess filmed?

The White Princess is a sequel to The White Queen, the 2013 TV show from BBC, based in the historical novel by Philippa Gregory. The result is a 15th century period drama about the struggle for power, romance and betrayal, with epic filming locations.

This time the American company Starz produced the eight episode series helmed by Emma Frost (also writer of The White Queen and The Man in the High Castle). The cast includes Jodie Comer as Princess Elizabeth of York, Jacob Collins-Levy as Henry VII and Michelle Fairley as the King's mother (Catelyn Stark from Game of Thrones).

The White Princess was filmed in many cathedrals, castles and historic buildings of England and Wales. The central location was Bristol, and at first the producers tried to find all the locations within an hour’s radius. Also some scenes may have been filmed in Spain. We will be updating and improving this report, as more details about the show are revealed. Contains no spoilers!

The White Princess filming locations
We start our trip to Tudor-England visiting the 15th century Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
Image courtesy of Starz


Where is The White Princess filmed
Sudeley Castle was used for exterior scenes as the gardens of Westminster.
Image courtesy of Starz and Patrick Gruban




The White Princess Locations
Also Berkeley Castle was used as the courtyard for Westminster
Image courtesy of Starz


The White Princess
The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol became the headquarters of The White Princess. The set of Westminster was built there. The production used other locations throughout the city as the Cathedral (pictured).
Image courtesy of Starz and Heather Cowper


Where is The White Princess shot
The area outside Wells Cathedral served as York. The moat of the Bishop's Palace was used for the scene where Lizzie is rowing in a boat down the Thames. Image courtesy of Starz and Google Maps


The White Princess film locations
The throne room was filmed at the historic Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire).
Image courtesy of Starz and Bill Tyne




Where does The White Princess take place
Also in Bradford on Avon, the production was filming in the Anglo-Saxon St Laurence's Church.
Image by James Stringer


Where is The White Princess set
In the village of Lacock (also in Wiltshire), there is a very well preserved Tudor street that was doubling as London.
Image by Bo&Ko


The White Princess shooting location
There are several scenes featuring the Salisbury Cathedral cloister.
Image courtesy of Starz


Locations for The White Princess
According to an interview with executive producer Emma Frost, the team built a set for the rooms of the Woodville family in the crypt of Gloucester Cathedral. Image by Holly Hayes


The White Princess London
Caerphilly Castle in South Wales was used as the Tower of London and the Docks.
Image by Nicole Rugman


Where do they film The White Princess
The White Princess was also shot at Cardiff Castle.
Image by Robert Moranelli


The White Princess Castle
In the first episode, Wingfield Castle of the Earl of Warwick was filmed in the Castle of Arundel (Sussex).
Image courtesy of Starz, Google Maps and Leonora Enking


The White Princess Cathedral
The Burgundy set was filmed also in this beautiful town (pictured, Arundel Cathedral).
Image courtesy of Starz


Where was The White Princess filmed
We couldn't confirm this location yet, but it seems that the production could have been filming in Spain (unless they reproduced the Alcazar of Seville in a studio). Image courtesy of Starz and Archigeek


Where was The White Princess shot
In this screenshot, Elizabeth and Henry with the cathedral of Seville in the background.
Image courtesy of Starz and Wolfgang Manousek

Can you help improving this post about the filming locations of The White Princess? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!



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