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On Hollowhood, “the best independent film magazine in the UK”, explore filming locations from The Crown, in and around the UK, that you can visit now!

The Crown Season 5

The Crown Season Five premiered on the 9th of November 2022 , and soon reached the number one position on Netflix in 37 countries (as well as top 10 in 88 countries worldwide), as millions of viewers delve into the lives of the most famous royal family on the planet

Fans have been mesmerised by the beautiful filming locations seen on the show, and Google Trends shows over 3,000 search results for “The Crown locations” in the last week alone.

Online entertainment experts Slotbox has revealed the most Instagrammable filming locations in The Crown, from stunning castles to magnificent manor houses, that fans can visit for as little as £6. 

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England  on Hollowhood
Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England 
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1. Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England 

Instagram location tags: 93,000 

Price to visit: From £10 

Winchester Cathedral, built in 1039, is The Crown’s most Instagrammable filming location with 93,000 location tags. One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe and the longest in overall length, The Hampshire Cathedral was used as a stand-in for the marriage ceremony of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at St. Paul’s Cathedral. 

Today, the cathedral regularly hosts events, choir services, tours and concerts, all for as little as £10. 

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England on Hollowhood
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England
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2. Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England 

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Instagram location tags: 91,300 

Price to visit: From £32 

Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire was built in 1874 by the Rothschild family, and is often used as a stand-in for Buckingham Palace on The Crown.

With 91,300 Instagram location tags, it is the second most Instagrammable location and, according to the National Trust, it remains one of the most visited properties in the UK.  

Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales on Hollowhood
Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales 
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3. Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales 

Instagram location tags: 45,400 

Price to visit: From £6.75 

Caernarfon Castle in North Wales was first built in 1283 by Edward I of England to help control the newly conquered area. The castle was used in The Crown for Prince Charles’s investiture as Prince of Wales, which took place on the 1st of July 1969.  

With tickets costing around £6.75, the castle remains one of the most Instagrammable filming locations on The Crown, with over 45,000 location tags on Instagram.

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England  on Hollowhood
Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England 
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4. Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England 

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Instagram location tags: 39,300 

Price to visit: From £9 

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire has over 39,000 location tags, and was used as locations for Windsor Castle, providing many of the interior shots throughout the series.  

From £9 a ticket, you can tour the castle and gardens and see where the filming took place.  

London Coliseum, London, England on Hollowhood
London Coliseum, London, England
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5. London Coliseum, London, England 

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Instagram location tags: 20,900 

Price to visit: From £10

Historic London tourist attraction, The London Coliseum, was used as a filming location in the latest season of The Crown to recreate the Dominion Theatre during the Royal Variety Performance of 1995. 

The Coliseum has over 20,000 location tags on Instagram, and hosts a variety of shows starting for as little as £10 a ticket. The London Coliseum is one to visit if you’re a fan of the show.  

Lyceum Theatre, London, England on Hollowhood
Lyceum Theatre, London, England 
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6. Lyceum Theatre, London, England 

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Instagram location tags: 15,900 

Price to visit: From £23 

Lyceum Theatre is another historic performing arts theatre in London, and the sixth most Instagrammable venue on The Crown, with over 15,000 location tags on Instagram. 

The theatre opened in 1841, and has hosted performances for nearly 200 years. Today the theatre is home to the much-loved live production of The Lion King. 

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England on Hollowhod
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England 
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7. Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England 

Instagram locations tags: 13,100 

Price to visit: From £15 

Knebworth House has over 13,000 Instagram location tags and was used for the interiors of Balmoral Castle in season 5 of The Crown, whilst the exteriors of Balmoral were filmed at the look-alike Ardverikie castle. 

During your visit, you can explore the House along a 28-acre formal garden, including a maze, fine trees and a wilderness area with a Dinosaur Trail. 

Wilton House, Salisbury, England on Hollowhood
Wilton House, Salisbury, England
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8. Wilton House, Salisbury, England 

Instagram location tags: 10,000 

Price to visit: From £18 

Wilton House, built in 1544, has hosted filming for not only The Crown, but for Bridgerton too. The House boasts splendid state staterooms and 14,000 acres of Estate, and has 10,000 location tags on Instagram, making it another popular tourist destination. 

You can tour the grounds of Wilton House, which offers a wide range of locations for cinema, television, and photography, along with exhibitions, for £18.

Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England on Hollowhood
Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England 
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9. Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England 

Instagram location tags: 10,000 

Price to visit: From £6 

Burghley House in Lincolnshire has over 10,000 location tags on Instagram. The stunning property can be visited for as little as £6 and boasts events all year round. 

In the latest season of The Crown, Burghley House was used the recreate the famous Windsor Castle fire of 1992, which destroyed 115 rooms.  

Lancaster House, London, England on Hollowhood
Lancaster House, London, England

10. Lancaster House, London, England 

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Instagram location tags: 9,000 

Price to visit: From £168 

Finally, Lancaster House in London has stood in for Buckingham Palace throughout the show, and is the tenth most Instagrammable location on The Crown, with 9,000 location tags.  

Its beautiful interiors resemble Buckingham Palace, and many of the most scenes from season one to five of The Crown have been filmed here, including the iconic backdrop of Diana roller-skating through the House in season four.  

Though it’s not usually open to the public, you can enquire about booked tours if you’re willing to spend a little more money.  

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