Travel with kids: Exploring The Crown real-life filming locations across the UK

I’m sure you were curious about how they managed to film The Crown without inconveniencing the royal residents of those palaces and castles.

For avid fans of The Crown seeking to immerse themselves in the latest ‘drop’ – season six part one – and the regal world depicted on-screen, a tour of the authentic filming locations simply provides a unique experience. Bringing kids along would add an extra layer of joy to this royal adventure. Here’s a guide to some key sites across the UK, offering a glimpse into the historical drama:

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Wilton House, Salisbury

Interior filming location for Buckingham Palace scenes in The Crown and various other shows, including ‘Bridgerton‘ and ‘The Young Victoria.’

The crown filming at wilton house

The Crown (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2022) starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies.


2020, 2022Bridgerton Starring Rege-Jene Page, Phoebe Dynevor and Jonathan Bailey.

Bridgerton (2020, 2022) starring Rege-Jene Page, Phoebe Dynevor and Jonathan Bailey.

York Minster, York

Featured in season six as a substitute for St. George’s Chapel during Charles and Camilla’s wedding. Offers panoramic views from its 275 steps.


Winchester Cathedral, Winchester

Stands in for St. Paul’s Cathedral in scenes like Churchill and Lord Mountbatten’s funerals and Princess Diana and King Charles’s wedding.


Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Filming location for Windsor Castle in earlier seasons of The Crown. Explore this impressive castle that echoes the regality of the series.


Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

Filming location for the interior scenes of Balmoral Castle. Welcomes visitors to stroll through its gardens, explore the maze, and take a tour of the stately home.


St Andrew’s University, St. Andrews, Scotland

Featured in the newest season with pivotal scenes where William and Kate meet. The actual university serves as the filming site.


Slains Castle, Aberdeen, Scotland

Stood in for Castle Mey in the Highlands during the first season. Both castles are open to the public, offering an authentic experience.


Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Doubles as the Ritz Paris in season five. Open year-round, providing an opportunity for fans to relive moments from the series in an opulent setting.


The sixth and final season of The Crown will be released by Netflix in two instalments: the first four episodes being released yesterday 16 November 2023, and the remaining six on 14 December 2023. 


The trailer


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