Wilton House and New Forest feature in The Crown


Published at 5:46am 14th November 2019.

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Netflix's popular royal drama returns to our screens on the 17th November.

The long awaited third series of the show will see Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy but for fans in Wiltshire and Hampshire there's added excitement with two local locations featuring.

Like series one and two Wilton House has been used to recreate the Queen's residence, Buckingham Palace.

The Double Cube Room at the stately home has been heavily featured in the programme, it's used to represent one of the formal rooms at the palace.



Scenes from the smash-hit Netflix drama were also filmed in the New Forest.

Helena Bonham-Carter and Olivia Colman were among the stars who stayed at Rhinefield House Hotel in Brockenhurst as up to 90 crew members filmed there for two-and-a-half days. 

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Rhinefield House in Brockenhurst.

The Hotel's general management team confirmed that 19 cast members stayed at the hotel and the team shot scenes in the hotel interior and around its outdoor pool for an episode. 

"It was a very lucrative piece of business and very beneficial for the hotel. It's an amazing venue and no surprise people are inspired to use it for their productions." 

Rhinefield was contacted out of the blue in early 2018 by a member of The Crown's production team, who had spotted the hotel had an outdoor pool on its website. 

Furniture was changed around the hotel to make it look like the 1970s

"The hotel was used as the site of a Scottish Balmoral venue - so it was nothing to do with the New Forest. They filmed mostly around the outdoor pool but inside as well." 

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19 cast members of The Crown stayed at the hotel

The news of the filming was welcomed by Matt Callaghan New Forest District Council's Economic Development Manager who said 

"This is not the first time that one of our New Forest locations has been used to double up as another location. We have previously seen Beaulieu River as Miami and Lymington Quay as the Shambles in York. This underlines the versatility of the New Forest as a filming location and the wide range of productions we can attract."

The Film:New Forest Office worked closely with Creative England and colleagues at Forestry England to ensure that the necessary permissions were in place. 

The council says the production alone generated £54k for the local area.

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