With the Netflix series returning to screens on November 9th TV lovers are being told of the top filming locations to visit from The Crown.
The frugal team at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have researched eight hotspots from around the UK to answer all the burning questions about where the hit show was filmed and ranking how much each of them costs for a day out.
The fifth season of The Crown is set to air this November with a focus on historic events such as Princess Diana’s divorce from King Charles and the year which Queen Elizabeth described as “annus horribilis”.
Fans of the show may be surprised to know that most of the sites used in the show were not filmed around London or in royal sites like Sandringham Estate and Windsor Castle as depicted in the show.
Numerous sights across the UK have been used to film iconic parts of The Crown, including the grand Wilton House where ‘Buckingham Palace’ was set is in fact filmed in Salisbury.
Mitch Barnes, online consumer expert at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk said: “With the latest season of The Crown starting on the 9th of November, fans may be stunned about how widespread the filming locations are found across the country.
“From Aberdeen to Winchester – locations for the hit show have been found in various cities in the UK ranging in costs from a free day out to £23.50 for a ticket to the theatre.
“For those looking to spend less on a day out, visiting locations such as the show’s versions of Buckingham Palace and Sandringham Estate are a great way to explore the grand buildings Grantham and Salisbury.
“We’ve even found the location where some of the season five scenes of Windsor Castle are going to be taking place – which will leave fans from Lincolnshire in delight!”
Here are filming locations across the UK used in the Netflix show The Crown, ranked on price by NetVoucherCodes.co.uk:
- Northern Quarter, Manchester (Free) – ‘New York City’
Princess Diana’s trip to New York was monumental during the AIDS epidemic and during the show, this segment was filmed in the northern region of Manchester rather than in the States. While the area has been returned to its original form it’s still a great sight to check off the list and to visit some local bars and record shops.
- Slains Castle, Aberdeen Scotland (Free) – ‘Castle Mey’
The Scottish site where the Queen’s Mother previously owned and lived in frequently, takes place in Slains Castle in Aberdeen. The historic building was constructed in the late 1500s and has been used as a stunning sight during the first season of The Crown.
- Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk (£8.45 for adults, under 4’s free) – ‘Sandringham Estate’
The beloved Sandringham, where the royals typically stay during the Christmas period, is filmed in the Victorian stately home – Somerleyton Hall. The Hall was used in the most recent fourth season of the crown including the seasonal finale of the family Christmas picture, where the place was transformed to imitate the royal estate.
- Winchester Cathedral, Winchester (£10 for adults, under 16’s free) – ‘St. Paul’s Cathedral’
The Winchester Cathedral has been used as the scene for several moments throughout The Crown including Winston Churchhill’s funeral, Princess Diana and King Charles wedding as well as Lord Mountbatten’s funeral.
- Belvoir Castle, Grantham (£12 for adults, £7 for children) – ‘Windsor Castle’
Windsor Castle is widely known to be Queen Elizabeth’s favourite estate and is where she spent most of her time during her reign. In the show, Belvior castle was used to represent the estate, which is located in Grantham Leicestershire – short of a two and a half hour drive from Windsor Castle.
- Wilton House, Salisbury (£18 for adults, £9.25 children) – ‘Buckingham Palace’
An iconic sight well-known for its register of iconic filming locations for royalist films and shows including Bridgerton and The Young Victoria. Wilton House or rather known as ‘Buckingham Palace’ in The Crown, is located in Salisbury which is approximately 85 miles away from the real-life palace and has been used as the interior of the palace on the show.
- Burghley House, Lincolnshire (£20 for adults, £9 for children) – ‘Windsor Castle’ Season four and five
Since the change in location for season four, Burghley House in Lincolnshire once again takes the throne in the upcoming season of The Crown. This season is set to focus on historic events such as the devestating fire at Windsor which destroyed over 100 rooms in the castle.
- London’s Lyceum, London (Lion King tickets range from £23.50 to £58.50) – ‘Royal Variety Show
Located on Wellington Street in London, the grand theatre which is notoriously known for hosting The Lion King was used in the earlier seasons of the show where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited for the Royal Variety Show.