Downton Abbey, set in a fictional Yorkshire country estate between 1912 and 1925, became the most widely watched television drama shows in the world. It depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era. So where was it filmed?
Highclere Castle in north Hampshire was used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and much of the interior filming.
Bridgewater House in the St James area of London served as the family’s London home.
Outdoor scenes were filmed in the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire.
St Mary the Virgin was used as St Michael and All Angels
Bampton Library was used as the Downton Cottage Hospital
Byfleet Manor in Surrey is the location for the Dower house, home to Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham,
Inveraray Castle in Argyll, Scotland, doubled as “Duneagle Castle” in the 2012 Christmas special.
Greys Court near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire was used as the family’s secondary property, which they proposed moving into and calling “Downton Place” due to financial difficulties in Series Three.
Horsted Keynes railway station in Sussex is used as Downton station. The station is part of the heritage Bluebell Railway.
In Series 6 (2015) the scenes of motor racing at Brooklands were filmed at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex.
There are lots and lots more filming locations of Downton Abbey, but I hope that these have given you enough for now!
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