Country house film locations

We all do it: watching a film and telling the person next to us, "I know where that is…" Well this week we thought we'd bring you a trio of grand country houses you might recognise from the silver screen...


HEDSOR HOUSE

HEDSOR HOUSE

Where is it?
Taplow, Buckinghamshire

What's been filmed there?
Quartet, Sense and Sensibility, The Golden Compass

Key features
85 acres of parkland
Ballroom, grand hall with gallery, sunken garden 
100 rooms

History
Built in 1968, the privately owned Hedsor House was a family home to royalty (Augusta the Dowager Pincess of Wales) until the 1950s. It was then used as a US Air Force secret communications base and the HQ of an international computer company until returning to the family owners in 2003.

For further information about filming at Hedsor House, click here.


OSTERLEY PARK

osterley park

Where is it?
Isleworth, London

What's been filmed there?
The Dark Knight Rises, Great Expectations, Gulliver's Travels

Key features
140 acres of landscape gardens
Ornamental lakes and classical garden buildings
Functioning red brick Tudor stable block

History
Originally a Tudor house, Osterley Park House was remodelled in the late 18th century by Robert Adam, an architect and designer for its owner and family; wealthy businessman and MP, Sir Robert Child. It was later given to the National Trust in 1949 by George Child-Villiers, the husband of Child's eldest daughter.

For further information about filming at Osterley Park, click here


SYON HOUSE

syon house

Where is it?
Brentford, Middlesex

What's been filmed there?
The Avengers, Gosford Park, The Madness of King George

Key features
30 acre gardens
200 acre park
1820s domed conservatory

History
Founded in 1415, Syon House belongs to the 12th Duke of Northumberland whose family and ancestors have been using the house since their residency over 400 years ago. Syon Park surrounds the house and contains more than 200 species of rare trees.

For further information about filming at Syon House, click here


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