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About us

Film & photography

Waddesdon captures the magic of a French château in the heart of Buckinghamshire, built in the style of a 16th century French Renaissance-style château of the Loire. The Manor, grounds, Dairy and estate are ideally suited for use as a filming and commercial photography location.

Contact us

Please contact Marie Stewart to discuss your filming and commercial photography requirements and to organise a recce.

Tel: +44 (0)1296 653230

Email: [email protected]

Film locations

We have ample space to accommodate large crews and our helpful and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help with your requirements.

We can offer various locations including ornate 18th-century grand rooms, a circular staircase, a Victorian lift, conservatories, wine cellars, the Aviary, the Parterre, parkland, fountains, sculpture, grand avenues, stables courtyard, over 7 miles of private fields, roads and lanes, unusual estate buildings, barns and cottages.


Filming fees

Location fees may vary depending on your specific requirements. Any income we generate from filming, photo shoots, TV drama and documentaries goes towards the care and upkeep of the Manor, its collections, gardens and grounds.

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Film highlights

Waddesdon was first used as a location in 1960, and over the years we have provided locations for some well-known productions, including Carry on Don’t Lose Your Head (1966), James Bond Never Say Never Again (1983), Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011), The Crown (2016), Rebecca (2020) and Cinderella (2021).

Have a look at some of the film productions who have been here recently:

Take a tour of some of the films Waddesdon has featured in

See the IMDb Waddesdon location listing

Parterre walkway at sunrise
Parterre walkway at sunrise © National Trust, Waddesdon Manor / Chris Lacey

It's always a joy sending a crew to Waddesdon not just because it is magnificent but the staff are co-operative and professional. I know the crew are in good hands.

Harvey Edgington, Head of Filming & Location, National Trust

I have filmed at Waddesdon Manor on two occasions now and each time I have found everyone to be hugely supportive and proactive to the film company's needs.

Adam Richards, Supervising Location Manager