Where was Mary and George filmed? Guide to all the houses and locations

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Featuring many period manor houses and castles, Mary and George was filmed entirely in the United Kingdom.

Set in the early 1600s, the series chronicles the rise of George Villiers and his mother Mary Villiers at the court of King James I.

The Mary and George cast

Julianne Moore stars as Mary Villiers, a woman known for her intelligence, beauty, and influence at court.

In the story, she educates her son George (played by Nicholas Galitzine) to be a Renaissance man, grooming him to charm King James I (Tony Curran).

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Mary & George. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Mary and George locations

Mary and George house
The house in the first episode, "The Second Son", is Dorney Court, a nearly 600-year-old Tudor manor in Buckinghamshire.

The estate is surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds, making it a popular location for weddings, events, and filming - hit shows including Bridgerton and Taboo have been shot here.
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Mary and George beach
As the local press reported, the beach scenes were filmed at the Old Hunstanton Beach in Norfolk.

One of the notable features of Old Hunstanton Beach is its iconic striped cliffs, which are made up of layers of red and white chalk.

These cliffs provide a stunning backdrop to the beach and are a popular subject for photographers and artists.
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Grimsthorpe Castle
With its magnificent gardens and parkland, the stunning Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire is a key location in the show.

Dating back to the 16th century, the castle is predominantly Elizabethan in style, although it has undergone various alterations and additions over the centuries.

Built by the Earls of Rutland, Grimsthorpe Castle has been home to the de Eresby family for over 500 years.
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Rothamsted Manor
The Rothamsted Manor is a historic manor house located near the village of Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Originally constructed in the 13th century, the manor is a mix of architectural styles, including Tudor and Jacobean elements.

Although it's not usually open to the public, it occasionally hosts weddings and events in its picturesque grounds and interior.
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Mary and George drehorte
The banquet scene was filmed at The Great Hall of the London Charterhouse.

Several other areas of this medieval complex in the heart of London, including the cloister and grounds, are shown throughout the series.
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Mary and George Castle
The scene with the Queen in the second episode, "The Hunt", was filmed at Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire.

Renowned for its well-preserved architecture, picturesque gardens, and rich history, the castle sits on an island surrounded by a wide moat.

This private property appeared in various films and television series such as Shakespeare in Love, The Madness of King George, and Wolf Hall.
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Knole House interior
The interiors of James' palace were filmed at the Knole House in Kent.

This National Trust property hosts an impressive collection of historic treasures, including its intricate tapestries, exquisite furniture, and priceless artworks.
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Arley Hall garden
The Arley Hall garden in Northwich, Cheshire, is also featured in several scenes.

This picturesque and historic garden is known for its stunning floral displays and meticulously manicured lawns.
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Hatfield House Marble Hall
Some scenes in the gardens and many interior rooms were filmed at the Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.

The Marble Hall, pictured here, has a magnificent double-height ceiling with intricate plasterwork and a striking marble floor.

You may be familiar with this opulent Jacobean mansion as it has featured in many other major productions including Bridgerton, The Great, and Wonder Woman.
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St Bartholomew the Great interior
The church where the trial takes place was filmed at St Bartholomew the Great in the Barbican, London.

Established in 1123, this impressive Norman-style building is one of the oldest surviving churches in London.
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Not So Much as Love as by Awe
The exterior of the oldest surviving part of the Dover Castle also appears in the third episode, "Not So Much as Love as by Awe".

This famous Grade I listed fortress is one of the largest castles in the United Kingdom, although in Mary and George we only see the 11th-century Norman core stronghold.
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Ashridge Estate
The scene pictured was filmed on the grounds of the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire.

The estate includes 5,000 acres (20 km2) of woodland, famously known as Ashridge Forest, and extensive common land.
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Long Crendon Manor
The Long Crendon Manor in Buckinghamshire is featured in the fourth episode, "The Wolf and the Lamb".

Originally built in the 12th century, you can stay in one of the gorgeous rooms of this private estate for £165 per night.
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Mary and George location
The Royals arrive at the Stirling Castle, perched atop a dramatic volcanic crag in Scotland.

The interior scene was filmed in the restored 16th-century Queen's Inner Hall in the castle's James V Palace.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail French Castle
Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, Scotland, is an impressive medieval fortress known for its well-preserved structure, despite being partially in ruins.

This is the same location used for almost every castle scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, including the French castle.
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Crowhurst Place
The grand house in the fifth episode, "The Golden City", is the impressive Crowhurst Place in Surrey.

Surrounded by its own moat and gardens, the 15th-century house was reconstructed by in the 20th century and inhabited by Consuelo Vanderbilt.
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Cobham Hall Kent
The execution was filmed at the Cobham Hall courtyard in Kent.

This large red brick mansion, built in 1584, serves today as a private girls' school.
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Ham House London
In the sixth episode, "The Queen Is Dead", appears the Ham House and gardens in Richmond, London.

Managed by the National Trust, this splendid historic estate boasts beautifully preserved 17th-century interiors and picturesque gardens.
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St Augustine’s Kilburn Church
The church in 1623 was filmed at the St Augustine’s Kilburn Church in London.

This historic church is known for its elegant Victorian Gothic architecture and serene atmosphere.
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Strawberry Hill House red room
The sumptuous white and red room is located in the Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, London.

Built between 1749 and 1776, this captivating Gothic Revival villa is renowned for its whimsical architecture and rich literary history.
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