Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the most recognisable structures in Britain.

Based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the palace has stood the test of time and has even been featured in some of the biggest films and TV shows.

From Bond to Bridgerton, Blenheim has been there.

Where else you might ask? Well without further ado, here are the top 20 stately home film and TV locations you can visit in 2024 according to data collected by holiday cottage company, Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages. 

Their comprehensive list "not only showcases these illustrious locations, but also delves into fan favourites, rising stars, and the most acclaimed stately homes".

The 10 best stately home film locations that you can visit:

  1. Hatfield House in Hertfordshire as seen in One Day, Batman Begins, Sherlock Holmes
  2. Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire as seen in Bridgerton Series 3, Spectre, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  3. Somerset House in London as seen in X Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, London has Fallen
  4. Knebworth House in Hertfordshire as seen in Batman Begins, The King's Speech, The Crown
  5. Hampton Court Palace in London as seen in The Theory of Everything, The Favourite, Bridgerton
  6. West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire as seen in X Men: First Class, Downton Abbey, The Duchess
  7. Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire as seen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Crown The Queen 
  8. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland as seen in Harry Potter films, Downton Abbey, Transformers: The Last Knight 
  9. Edinburgh Castle as seen in Venom, T2 Trainspotting, Outlaw King
  10. Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire as seen in The Regime, Darkest Hour, Downton Abbey 

Blenheim Palace may be most famous as the ancestral home of Winston Churchill but it’s also a leading UK location with 27 productions filmed at the stately home since 2000.

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Most seen on screen:

This category combines which stately homes have had the most productions since 2000, factoring in the number of different film and TV series and the total number of episodes. 

  1. Hatfield House
  2. Hampton Court Palace
  3. Somerset House
  4. Knebworth House
  5. Blenheim Palace

Rising stars

To discover which stately homes have proved most popular in recent years, they looked at the number of productions filmed at the historic houses since 2015. They factored in the percentage of overall productions that have been a recent film or TV.

  1. Hatfield House
  2. Wentworth Woodhouse
  3. Royal Pavilion
  4. Blenheim Palace
  5. West Wycombe Park

Blenheim Palace is also a popular place to visit with the fifth-highest number of TripAdvisor reviews of all the stately homes analysed.