Filming Locations: Where is The White Princess filmed?

The White Princess filming locations
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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 (before to become Killing Eve' Villanelle) 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!

Sudeley Castle gardens
We start our trip to Tudor-England visiting the 15th century Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The fortress was used for exterior scenes as the gardens of Westminster. Image courtesy of Starz and Patrick Gruban


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Also Berkeley Castle was used as the courtyard for Westminster
Image courtesy of Starz


Bottle Yard Studios Cathedral set
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


Wells Cathedral knights scene
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


Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon
The throne room was filmed at the historic Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire). The Netflix series Cursed filming locations also include this medieval landmark. Image courtesy of Starz and Bill Tyne


St Laurence's Church
Also in Bradford on Avon, the production was filmed in the Anglo-Saxon St Laurence's Church.
Image by James Stringer


Lacock town tudor street
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


Actors at Salisbury Cathedral cloister
There are several scenes featuring the Salisbury Cathedral cloister.
Image courtesy of Starz


crypt of Gloucester Cathedral
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


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


Cardiff Castle
The White Princess was also shot at Cardiff Castle.
Image by Robert Moranelli


Sequence Castle of Arundel
In the first episode, Wingfield Castle of the Earl of Warwick was filmed in the Castle of Arundel (Sussex). Some scenes for 2017 the Wonder Woman movie where filmed here; but, Where was Wonder Woman filmed?
Image courtesy of Starz, Google Maps and Leonora Enking


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


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


Cathedral of Seville shoot
In this screenshot, Elizabeth and Henry with the cathedral of Seville in the background.
Image courtesy of Starz and Wolfgang Manousek

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11 comments

  1. Love this! I live in Bristol and LOVED this show so so much :) most locations are easy to travel too and I have been to the Seville cathedral many years ago. Debs

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  2. Where was the filming location of her childhood home?

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    1. you probably don't care about that two years later, but if you mean the manor in episode 1, it's the great chalfield manor :)

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  3. some parts where clearly filmed in sussex at a open air museum there near midhurst

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  4. there where scenes clearly filmed in west sussex at a open air museum near midhurst

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    1. Yes the Weald and Downland Museum near Singleton, West Sussex.. I've done my bit there dressed in Wars of the Roses kit as a Longbowman

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  5. There were also French garden scenes shot at Montacute House (Wolf Hall) in Somerset.

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  6. What a brilliant series. It was the best thing on tv on a Saturday night for years. Please make another sequel.

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  7. I’ve seen the scene where Edward and Elizabeth visit Spain. It’s simply hilarious. Showing Catalina de Aragon as a gipsy dancer or the court official as a sort of turk. Come on men, stop that garbage. It’s an amazing series but this... Well, other day we can talk about so sunny Burgundy. Men, it’s Belgium, not the Provence.

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    1. Actually, Burgundy is in modern-day France. But I agree, it's far from sunny.

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  8. Yes, I loved this show, but the scene with little Catherine was ridiculous.

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