Where was Cinderella filmed? The 2021 House Filming Locations

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Could Ella, best known as Cinderella, stand the Prince up to pursue her dreams of becoming an haute couture designer? This new musical comedy updates the classic fairy tale to the 2020s.

Cinderella was entirely filmed in England. As often happens in the world of cinema, the royal palace and the house are an amalgam of locations, shot at several wondrous spots.

Where was Cinderella 2021 filmed

The movie started shooting in February 2020, but it had to stop just a month later because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Here is our complete guide to all the filming locations of Cinderella.

Cinderella’s House

Cinderella House
Cinderella's family home is also a Frankenstein of locations. According to England's film office team, the exterior was filmed in Waltham St. Lawrence, a small village in Berkshire.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Dorney Court
Some interior rooms and elements of Cinderella's stepmother's house are from the 450-year-old Tudor manor Dorney Court in Windsor and the timber-framed Ockwells Manor located near Maidenhead in Berkshire.

Dorney Court was the coaching inn where a sequence of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton was shot.
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Cinderella town
The 'rhythm nation' village and its market square were created with a mix of CGI and sets built at Pinewood Studios, located outside of London in Buckinghamshire.

Supervising location manager Jonah Coombes said that his team "had to search the length and breadth of England for the right locations for Cinderella".

Cinderella's Palace Filming Location

Cinderella Palace
The key location of this new Cinderella is the formidable Waddesdon Manor, a monumental country house near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

Completed in 1883, the structure looks like a palace because it is inspired by the sumptuous French-renaissance style châteaux of the Loire Valley.

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild paid the bills to raise this grand estate with large gardens, that contains some of the rarest and most valuable private collections in Europe, comprising about 25,000 works of art.
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Waddesdon Manor
That's probably why most of the interior rooms in the palace were filmed in some other locations.

Waddesdon primarily served to film the exterior scenes, including the speeches in the portico balcony, the gardens, and the fencing scene in the aviary (pictured).

The manor is open to the public for visiting. The popular series The Crown, and the 2006 oscar-winning film The Queen featured Waddesdon as Buckingham Palace.


Northphalia country
Prince Robert and Princess Laura are considering getting married to control Northphalia and expand their reign to the huge sea monster pictured on the map.

This room was filmed at Wrotham Park. Wrotham Park is a magnificent 19th-century Palladian mansion located in the middle of a 2,500-acre estate in Barnet, North London.

The house contains superb interiors like the music room, pictured, also seen in The Crown.
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Claydon House room
The throne room is located in another historical mansion: The Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, set in an idyllic countryside location.

The filmmakers used the saloon of the house, featuring 10 feet-high mahogany doors, great windows to the parkland, and a beautifully ornate ceiling.

This National Trust property is available for weddings and events.
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Cinderella drehorte
But when Robert and his father King Rowan walk across the castle's corridors until the impertinent chorus hall, movie magic transports them to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Built in the early 18th-century, the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough is one of England's largest houses.
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Blenheim Palace library
The next scene ending in the palace library, when Robert and his sister Gwen are about to show up on the balcony, was also filmed at Blenheim Palace.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been featured multiple times in film and media, including blockbusters like Spectre, Transformers: The Last Knight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and the 2015 Disney's Cinderella.


Blackpool Tower Ballroom
The Blackpool Gazette reported that the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom was the chosen venue to film the royal ball, paid with the townspeople's tax dollars.

Erected in 1894 under Blackpool's iconic tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, this elegant venue is still open to go shake your bones.

Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children also filmed some scenes here in Blackpool.

According to Filming in England, Hatfield House in Hertfordshire was also used as a royal location, but we didn't see this hyper-popular filming location (Wonder Woman, The Great, Rebecca, Taboo, Fast and Furious 9...) anywhere.
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The cast includes Camila Cabello starring as Cinderella, Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert, and Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver (who previously appeared together in the James Bond movie GoldenEye) as King Rowan and Queen Beatrice. Billy Porter is the fabulous fairy godparent and Idina Menzel plays Vivian, the not-so-evil stepmother.

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