Filming Locations: Where was the Downton Abbey movie filmed?

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The long-awaited Downton Abbey film is a continuation of the television series that ran on ITV from 2010 to 2015. The upstairs-downstairs-style story revolves around the Crawley family household. Set in 1927, this spin-off is focused on the royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary to the property.

The returning cast of the period drama created by Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Penelope Wilton.

The Downton Abbey movie was filmed in some great British historical locations all around England. This filming locations report contains no spoilers!

Where was Downton Abbey filmed?

Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed
1- Highclere Castle, North Hampshire - The exteriors and most of the interior filming of the fictional Downton Abbey estate took place in the Earl of Carnarvon's state, open to the public for visiting. The new Netflix series The Stranger are also shot in an invented town located in England, called Cedarfield. The Bramshill House that served as location in Hanna series is also located nearby in Hampshire.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Zen Whisk and Andrew Sweeney - Map


Downton Abbey town location
2- Lacock, Wiltshire - The high street of this unspoiled historical hamlet features a spectacular parade. The scene required hundreds of extras and horses dressed up in period costumes. Image courtesy of Focus Features and Google Maps


Vintage village street stores
3 - The Living Museum of the North, County Durham - This large countryside open-air museum in Beamish is the perfect spot to bring alive England as it was in the early 20th century. Image courtesy of Tim Withnall - Map


Alnwick Castle scene and lion
4- Alnwick Castle, Northumberland - The fictional Brancaster castle is the residence of the Marquess of Hexham. Image courtesy of Focus Features and Keith Ewing - Map


Railroad Yorkshire establishing shots
5- North Yorkshire Moors Railway - The colorful landscapes of the national park served as a backdrop for sequences showing the old steam locomotives running from Whitby to Pickering.
Image courtesy of Focus Features and Charlie Jackson - Map


Palace manor Harewood House
6- Harewood House, West Yorkshire - The home of Princess Mary where the ball is held was shot in this 18th century historic house. Image courtesy of Focus Features and Rich Jacques - Map


Wentworth Woodhouse ball scene
7- Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire - This property's facade, considered to be the largest private residence in the UK, is twice as wide as the Buckingham Palace. The interior dancing scenes were filmed in the magnificent ballroom hall of this stately home. Image courtesy of Focus Features and Allan Harris - Map

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