Where was the real Saltburn house filmed? Guide to all the locations

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Set in the 2000s, Saltburn was filmed in a magnificent English manor house that also becomes a character.

This darkly comedic drama centers on Oliver Quick, an Oxford University student whose fascination with Felix Catton, an aristocratic peer, leads to unexpected twists and turns.

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Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin, Chernobyl) plays Oliver, and Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth film trilogy, Euphoria) appears as the golden boy, Felix Catton. Rosamund Pike (Moiraine from the fantasy series The Wheel of Time) is Felix's mother, Lady Elspeth.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Saltburn. You'll find the Oxford and London locations below in the report, listed in order of appearance.

The Saltburn house

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The decadent Catton family countryside manor is the Drayton House near Lowick in Northamptonshire.

Originally built around the 14th century, the house served as a grand residence for the Drayton family, showcasing impressive Elizabethan architecture characterized by symmetrical designs and ornate details.
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Drayton House
Duncan, the terrifying butler played by Paul Rhys, leads Oliver into the Great Hall, featuring a barrel ceiling inserted under the original medieval roof.

Until the filming of Saltburn, this private property has maintained an air of secrecy, shrouded in mystery and rarely opened, to the point that there are very few images of the interior in the public domain.

Drayton House Long Gallery
The library is the Long Gallery, occupying the top floor of the three-story Elizabethan wing.

Drayton has remained almost intact since it was refurbished between the late 17th and early 18th centuries when the Baroque facade was added.

Drayton spiral oak staircase
However, as Architectural Digest reported, the filmmakers were allowed to use and modify several areas of this 127-room mansion for the story.

After seeing the spiral oak staircase, writer-director Emerald Fennell added the scenes that take place there to the script.

Drayton House courtyard
The movie was filmed in the interior courtyard, the square pond, the pool, the chapel, and one of the three dining rooms of this palatial manor.

The producers were looking for a house that hadn't been used before, so Drayton was perfect for the film.

The manor maze
The maze in which the police gets lost was partially built in the house's 200 acres of gardens.

The Minotaur statue was designed using Oliver's body as the reference, and the rest of the labyrinth was made via CGI.

Deene Park bridge
The stone bridge over the stream where the family members' stones are thrown is also not part of the estate.

These scenes were filmed at Deene Park in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Dating back to the 14th century, this country manor is owned by an aristocratic family, but unlike Drayton, it is open to the public.
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Where was Saltburn filmed?

Saltburn college
The first scenes at Oxford University were filmed outside the iconic Radcliffe Camera, which appears in every production set in the city, most recently in Timothée Chalamet's Wonka.

Next to this circular building is Brasenose College, one of the university's oldest and most fashionable colleges, founded in 1509.
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Brasenose College oxford dining hall
The dining hall scene where Oliver meets math genius Michael Gavey (played by Ewan Mitchell) was also filmed at Brasenose College.

Saltburn oxford
But the library is the 15th century Old Library of Magdalen College.

This historic library embodies an enchanting blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles.
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Magdalen College grounds
The punctured bicycle scene was filmed on Addison's Walk by the River Cherwell, on the grounds of the Magdalen College.
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Divinity School party
The scene pictured was filmed at the Divinity School, located in the central area of Oxford.

Built between 1427 and 1483, it is a masterpiece of English Perpendicular Gothic architecture, renowned for its intricate vaulted ceiling and stunning fan tracery.
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Magdalen College bridge
This bridge is also located in Magdalen College, near the same spot where the bike scene was filmed.
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Launceston Place
At the end of the movie, Lady Elspeth stumbles upon Oliver at Launceston Place, a posh restaurant located in the heart of Kensington, London.
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Kings Arms in Oxford pub
There is a Kings Arms in Oxford, but the pub in the movie does not look like it.

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