Sunday, 10 June 2012

Pride and Prejudice Filming Locations

Period Movies' Most Beautiful Locations

Apart from being my all time favourite Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice (2005) is also, I believe, wonderfully shot movie. I love the locations and the grand country houses featured in here, they make the story more real to me.
I have these three favourite places from the movie, all of which are old country houses, beautiful and stately.

     Groombridge Palace, Kent as LONGBOURN
Longbourn, The Bennet family place (or palace). Groombridge Palace was built in 1662 and it has beautiful gardens (as we already know).
Groombridge Palace, Kent as LONGBOURN


  • It’s a moated (a fortified building surrounded by trenches which are usually filled with water, just in case you didn’t know) Manor House.
  • Its famous for its gardens, vineyards and bird of prey sanctuary.
  • It’s open to public (most parts) and it has been featured in many films.
  • It was featured as ‘Birlstone Manor’ in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mystery-The Valley of Fear.
  • It also has ghost stories linked with it.

      Burghley House as ROSINGS PARK
 Rosings Park, the palace of the ultra fearsome, Lady Catherine de Bourg. Burghley House is an extremely big and palatial building of the Elizabethan age.
 Burghley House as ROSINGS PARK

 Burghley House 

  • It has been featured in many movies, like, The Da Vinci Code, Elizabeth the Golden Age (though cut down during editing) and many others.
  • One of is distinguishing feature is it’s unaltered Elizabethan facades and the historic interiors.

       Chatsworth Castle as PEMBERLEY
 I am sure every girl who has watched the movie remembers this one, of course, its Mr. Darcy’s handsome palace (if only we could order the package – Darcy + Pemberley!). Pemberley is just as beautiful as shown in the movie, perhaps more.
Chatsworth Castle as PEMBERLEY


  • Presently, it’s the place of Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.
  • Again, this beauty has been featured in many movies, including, The Duchess and The Wolfman.
  • It has many beautiful gardens, many made at the order of the different Dukes.

 I hope you liked this post. Please let me know which locations you love the most.

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