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The 8 spectacular U.K. Estates

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Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016

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.

Wrotham Park
wrotham park

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.

Castle Howard
castle howard

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.”

Alnwick Castle
alnwick castle

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.

Stokesay Court
stokesay court

The film in which it has featured: Atonement

This estate doubled as a military hospital during the Great War.

Cliveden House
cliveden house

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.

Chatsworth House
chatsworth house

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.

Blenheim Palace

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.

Stoke Park
stoke park

The films in which it has featured: Layer Cake, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies

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