Filming at Belvoir Castle
Featuring Olivia Coleman as the Queen, the actress taking over the role from Claire Foy is shown having dinner in Belvoir’s State Dining Room before retiring to the opulent surroundings of the Elizabeth Saloon, widely considered to be the most beautiful and picturesque room in the Castle. Helena Bonham Carter, who takes on the role of Princess Margaret, is shown outside with the turreted Regency Castle standing in for Windsor looking magnificent in its hilltop location.
Belvoir Castle has featured in all three series of the worldwide blockbuster charting the ups and downs of the British royal family. The new series of The Crown launched on Netflix on 17 November.
The Castle is launching a Crown inspired Afternoon Tea for 2020 offering a wonderful opportunity to take tea in the State Dining Room, one of the locations used for the filming of the blockbuster royal historical drama. Available to book online for Mother’s Day (22 March 2020) and National Afternoon Tea Week (10-16 August 2020). There will also be a special ‘The Crown’ guided tour to find out all about the behind the scenes filming offered once a day at weekends during Castle opening.
The Netflix cast and crew have spent over a month filming at the Leicestershire castle filming key scenes both inside and out. Previous series saw several of the Castle's most opulent rooms feature including the Elizabeth Saloon and the Regent's Gallery. Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland, said: “It was a great honour to have The Crown filming in our home for a third season. We are delighted to have some of the best costume makers and directors using Belvoir and some of our favourite rooms, such as the Elizabeth Saloon, used as replicas for Windsor Castle scenes. We wish this series as with all the previous series huge success."
Visitors can step in the shoes of the cast and see just why the Castle is such a favourite with TV & Film directors with other credits including Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, the Da Vinci Code and Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench. Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. With extraordinary views the castle remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England. The ancestral home is the fourth castle to stand on the site and was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The Castle and Gardens are open this Christmas (25-29 Nov and 1-6 Dec 2019) and on selected dates from 1 March 2020 with tickets now available online as well as an annual pass for unlimited visits throughout the year.
For opening dates, visit www.belvoircastle.com/plan-your-visit/opening-times