These 8 stunning U.K. estates are even better than Downton Abbey. They are some of the best historical homes England has to offer.
They have opulent ballrooms and drafty kitchens. They also have beautiful gardens and flowers that you can Instagram.
What’s more? They have been used as filming locations, so you can boast to your friends about being part of the film cast.
The films in which it has featured: Jane Eyre, Gosford Park, Vanity Fair, The Hour, Bridget Jones’s Diary.
This park can be hired for special events even though it is not open to the public.
The films in which it has featured: Brideshead Revisited, Death Comes to Pemberley
This 18th-century estate brags 1,000 acres and a house that puts the “grand” in “grandeur.”
The films in which it has featured: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Alnwick Castle boats lush gardens and gorgeous surroundings.
The film in which it has featured: Atonement
This estate doubled as a military hospital during the Great War.
The films in which it has featured: Help!, Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes
This 375-acre estate-cum-luxury hotel offers every amenity imaginable. It was also the home of socialite Nancy Astor.
The films in which it has featured: The Duchess, Pride & Prejudice
This 35,000-acre estate has plenty to swoon over, including gardens and Christmas festivities.
The films in which it has featured: Entrapment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Barry Lyndon, The Young Victoria, The Libertine.
Many films have used this sprawling estate as a location, and countless tourists have simply used it for an incredible day out.
The films in which it has featured: Layer Cake, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies