Film Location

Welbeck Abbey, and its beautiful 15,000-acre country estate, provides the perfect backdrop for television, films, and still photography. Here, we offer several location options including:


  • Manor houses, pretty lodges and cottages
  • Georgian and Victorian buildings with original features
  • Underground ballroom and tunnels
  • A beautiful 18th century landscaped park
  • Secluded ancient woodlands and forestry
  • Stunning deer park and scenic lakes
  • Welbeck Village – a collection of the country’s most important rural heritage buildings. It still looks as it did in the 19th century, complete with stunning cobbled stable courtyard and village green.

And that's not to mention Welbeck Abbey itself with its grand rooms that date back to the 17th century.

Welbeck has provided the backdrop for numerous documentaries, TV programmes and films, thanks to its stunning architecture and open spaces. But if you don’t recognise it, you could be forgiven as Welbeck today is very much a private estate and is secluded and peaceful (which also means few interruptions for filming).

We may only be 15 minutes from the M1 and 20 minutes from the A1, but the estate is self-contained and quiet. Access to large swathes of the Welbeck estate is limited to the small number of people who live or work here.

As for space? That’s something we’re not short of! There are plenty of areas for parking, stables, production offices and storage.

The estate
has provided the location for numerous TV programmes and films including:

    • Bake Off Crème de la Crème. The estate provided a backdrop for the action, including the Abbey's Titchfield Library, the deer park, lake, Welbeck Village and The School of Artisan Food which was used as a 'prep' kitchen.
    • Films include Testament of Youth. The First World War drama starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander was filmed in various parts of the estate.
    • BBC4’s Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart. Read a blog post on the project by co-producer John Wyver on the BBC website here.
    • Bronson, the feature film starring Tom Hardy which charts the life of the notorious convict, known as Charles Bronson.
    • Dan Snow's Hidden Paintings for the BBC. 

If you're interested in filming here, please contact: