Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email


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


Film locations

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

aerial view manor

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.

Breakfast Room © Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens. Photo John Taylor

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.


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