Downton Abbey in Yorkshire

25 March 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Downton Abbey in Yorkshire

I know I'm over 10 years late to the Downton Abbey hype but I recently fell in love with the show and I loved seeing some of the film locations. With the new movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era, coming out, I did some research into where you can see some of the sights from the upcoming film in Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire

If you've watched Downton Abbey, you’ll know that Downton itself is a fictional village set in North Yorkshire near Ripon. The beautiful images of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway feature in the opening scenes. This heritage railway is mostly operated by volunteers and runs through some stunning Yorkshire scenery from Pickering to Grosmont via Goathland (home to ITVs Heartbeat). In the film, the incredibly well-preserved Pickering Railway Station stands in for London’s iconic Kings Cross.

South Yorkshire

Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire plays host to various productions including Downton Abbey as the striking architectural features of the column-flanked Marble Saloon is an ideal backdrop for a period drama. It’s halls and rooms were used as interior shots for the Buckingham Palace scenes.

West Yorkshire

Downton Abbey filmed in the Yellow Drawing Room at Harewood House whilst also taking advantage of its extensive grounds. The Terrace at the front of Harewood was also used within the ballroom scene but the actual ball was filmed at Wentworth Woodhouse.

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