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'Pride & Prejudice Country'

Pride & Prejudice (2005) film stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Judi Dench.

Travel to destinations featured in Pride & Prejudice
Movies are often an inspiration for travelers, especially when the location is as beautiful as the English countryside.

The fact that the East Midlands region of England was used extensively for location filming for Pride and Prejudice is especially fitting given that Jane Austen drew on the Derbyshire landscape for some of her most descriptive passages in the novel. Austen's descriptions of the county refer to there being "no finer county in England than Derbyshire", and feature "all the celebrated beauties of Matlock, Chatsworth, Dovedale, and the Peak". (from VisitBritain)
Here are some newly added and updated photos and locations (of the location/houses) where P&P movie was filmed in the picturesque English countryside.


(Source: Working Title Films Website for the first 6 P&P location photos, movie stills, and filming locations info.)

(click all images below to enlarge!)

Longbourn
The Bennets' Home in P&P '05

Groombridge Place used as 'Longbourn'
Situated near Tunbridge Wells on the border of Kent and East Sussex in Southern England, Groombridge Place is a tranquil moated house of mellow brick, set within acres of gardens. Although a dwelling was first built on the site around the year 1200, the present house dates from late 1600s, when the first formal gardens were planned with the help of the celebrated horticulturist John Evelyn. While the house is a private home, the gardens are open to the public throughout the summer, and are visited by 200,000 people each year. The production was fortunate to want to use the house as the Bennet family home at a time when the property had changed hands (for only the second time in 400 years), and the new owner was persuaded to delay his own plans for interior redecoration until after the Bennets and production crew had moved out. Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer) and her art department were able to transform the house interior to late 18th Century shabby chic. 'Longbourn' became a house overrun with young women. The home of a genteel family but not a wealthy one, where the only tranquillity is to be found in Mr Bennet's library. On the exterior, Lizzie's duckboard bridge was built across the moat, windows were changed to match the period portrayed, and the tidy courtyard became the manure-rich, animal refuge of the various farmyard creatures kept for the family table. Visit: Groombridge Place Website

Netherfield Park
Where the Ball took place in P&P '05
Basildon Park used as 'Netherfield Park'
  
Netherfield, temporary home of Mr Bingley, the dashing young man whose residence near Longbourn awakens the hope in Mrs Bennet that he must marry one of her five daughters, is set at Basildon Park, a magnificent 18th Century Palladian mansion, set in 400 acres of parkland, overlooking the River Thames in Berkshire. Built between 1776 and 1783, Basildon Park fell into disrepair in the early part of the twentieth century, and was rescued and restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe in 1950, who filled the house with important paintings, textiles and furniture. In 1978, the Iliffes gave the property to the National Trust, along with a large endowment and a fine collection of paintings and furniture. The house and gardens are now open to the public from spring through autumn. Audiences will see the West front and loggia of Basildon Park, as well as the dining room and the Octagon Drawing Room, which overlooks the East Park. Visit: Basildon Park website

Rosings Park
Burghley House used as 'Rosings'
Heaven Room inside Burghley House
  
Where Lady Catherine lives in P&P '05
For the exterior and interior of Rosings, the imposing home of Lady Catherine de Bourg, daunting dowager aunt of Darcy, and patron of Mr Collins, the production used Burghley House, one of the largest homes in England which remains in the hands of the descendents of the family who built it in 1600s. Built by Sir William Cecil, Chancellor and favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st, the building was not much altered over the years. Many of the Cecil descendents travelled extensively, acquiring major works of art and employing artists and craftsmen from Europe to enhance their surroundings. The Heaven room, used as Lady Catherine's drawing room, is an example. Burghley House is now owned by a family trust, and the property is managed by Lady Victoria Leatham.Visit: Burghley House Website

Pemberley
(source: )
Mr. Darcy's home in P&P '05
Chatsworth House used as 'Pemberley' (both interior and exterior)
 
The exterior of Pemberley  

Pemberley (Chatsworth) exterior
screen cap from P&P movie
   

Emperor and Seahorse Fountain 
screen caps from P&P movie


A veranda at Chatsworth House
 
   
Veranda at Pemberley/Chatsworth House
stills/screen caps from P&P movie


 The Interior #1 of Pemberley   
(The main hallway, painting ceiling, grand staircase, and sculpture gallery)

Lizzie enters and begins her tour of Mr. Darcy's home
Baroque style painting ceiling inside Chatsworth
the painted hall ceiling
the grand staircase
 screen caps from P&P movie

The Sculpture Gallery
 
  

The largest private country house in England, home of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth house was used as the exterior of Pemberley, Darcy's family home. Jane Austen mentions Chatsworth in the book, and the Duchess believes that the author was thinking of Chatsworth when describing Pemberley. The Duchess is one of the renowned Mitford Girls (her sisters were writers Nancy and Jessica Mitford, Unity was a famous supporter of Hitler before the second world war, and Diana married British fascist leader Oswald Mosley), who between them probably inspired as many books as the two author sisters wrote. Within the house, the grand staircase of the Painted Hall is where Lizzie and the Gardiners begin their tour of Pemberley, and within the Sculpture Gallery, Lizzie Bennet sees the bust of Mr Darcy, while his housekeeper describes the many good qualities of her master. Visit: Chatsworth House Website

The Interior #2 of Pemberley
Wilton House used as 'Pemberley' Interior #2 when Lizzie met Georgiana Darcy

Wilton House near Salisbury, the family home of the Earl of Pembroke, provided a suitably grand setting for some of the interior scenes at Pemberley. Visit: Wilton House Website

Meryton
The Village in P&P '05

Stamford as 'Meryton'
 


St George's Square, Stamford, Linconshire, was used as the village of Meryton. Visit Stamford.
(source: geograph.org.uk)

The Temple of Apollo in Stourhead, a rotunda among splendid gardens is a setting for a dramatic encounter in the rain between Lizzie and Darcy.

 
The Temple of Apollo with the Lake beyond. This circular temple is dedicated to Apollo, the sun god without whom no garden can flourish. (source: stourhead image photo by Conte Giacomo at en.wikipedia)

   

 Palladian Bridge
 Bridge and Pantheon
     (source: lechona via Wikipedia)

Lizzie runs through the rain and to her destiny...


Situated north of Hathersage, Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and for rock climbing with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. The gritstone edge stretches for approximately 4 miles and was recently featured in the classic film ‘Pride & Prejudice’ starring Keira Knightley.

The Peak District
  
The magnificent Peak District is featured in the movie, including an evocative shot where Keira Knightley surveys the sweeping vistas before her. Also, the picturesque village of Hathersage close by.

Sherwood Forest

According to P&P director Joe Wright's DVD Commentary:
“This is part of old Sherwood Forest, also up in Derbyshire, where Robin Hood rode around with his merry bunch of men. That´s a 500 years old tree. I´d chosen a different location and the groundsman of Chatsworth very proudly took me to see this tree. And so we´ve got him to thank for this location.”
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Mr. Collins´ rectory and church. The parish church at Weekly, St Mary’s shown, was used for the exterior of Mr Collins’ church. 
Lizzie arrived at the Collins' rectory
Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall is the present-day home of Lord Edward Manners. The Hall (banqueting Hall) transforms into the “Inn at Lambton” in the movie, while its dining hall becomes Elizabeth's bedroom.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, UK
(Elizabeth's bedroom/the inn at Lambton)

The Banqueting Hall as the inn at Lambton

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Photos: Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall as Pride & Prejudice's Pemberley and Inn at Lambton (P&P/Derbyshire filming locations)

Visit Pride & Prejudice Country 

Filming locations:
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Berkshire, U.K. (Netherfield Park)
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, U.K. (Rosings Park)
Chatsworth House, Edensor, Derbyshire, U.K. (Pemberley exterior and interior)
Groombridge Place, Groombridge, Kent, U.K. (Longbourn)
Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, U.K. (Elizabeth's bedroom / Lambton Inn)
North Lees Hall, Hathersage, Derbyshire, U.K.
Rutland, U.K.
St George's Square, Stamford, Lincolnshire, U.K. (Meryton)
Stanage Edge, Hathersage Moor, Hathersage, Derbyshire, U.K. (cliff scene)
Stourhead Garden, Warminster, Wiltshire, U.K. (Darcy's first proposal)
Weekley, Northamptonshire, U.K. (Hunsford Parsonage)
Wilton House, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, U.K. (Pemberley interior)

Pride & Prejudice: The Locations (via Focus Features' P&P page) 
Additional locations
TEMPLE OF APOLLO’s Stourhead Gardens (in Stourton, Wilts) were used for the Rosings Garden sequence in which Darcy proposes to Lizzie but is rejected.
ST. GEORGE’S SQUARE (in Stamford, Lincolnshire) is where the (Bennets’ local) Meryton Village scenes were shot.
HUNSFORD (of The Alms House, at the Boughton House Estate in Northamptonshire) was used for scenes of Mr. Collins’ parsonage (adjacent to the film’s Rosings house).
HUNSFORD CHURCH (at St. Peter Brooke, in Rutland) is the church whose interior doubled as Mr. Collins’ church in the film.
PEAK DISTRICT (at Stanage Edge, in Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire) is where Lizzie and the Gardiners tour Derbyshire.
 
Also...

VisitBritain brings you to 'Pride & Prejudice Country'

For more information on the P&P filming locations featured, visit:
www.visitprideandprejudice.com
www.thepeacockatrowsley.com
www.chatsworth.org
www.haddonhall.co.uk
www.visitlincolnshire.com
www.georgehotelofstamford.com
www.burghley.co.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildonpark
www.groombridge.co.uk



More P&P location photos can be viewed here

Comments

  1. Thank you for this wonderful website. I'm planning a trip to England to trace my heritage and have included these beautiful homes on my list of Must Sees.
    P. Hesketh

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  2. Thank you for this amazing website! Those pictures are just to die for! Especially those from Pemberley!

    Most go to Great Britain again soon.
    Thank you again for this amazing website!

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