If you can't get enough of this very British Netflix series then why not take a trip to visit some of the most Instagrammable filming locations on The Crown? Admission fees are low and each place serves as an interesting trip, suitable for all ages.
Since its premiere on the 9th of November 2022, The Crown Season Five has reached the number one position on Netflix in 37 countries (as well as top 10 in 88 countries worldwide). With millions of worldwide viewers tuning in to delve into the lives of the most famous royal family on the planet, many fans have been mesmerised by the beautiful filming locations seen on the show. In fact, Google Trends shows over 3,000 search results for “The Crown locations” in the last week alone.
From stunning castles to magnificent manor houses, there are plenty of filming locations up and down the country that The Crown lovers can visit for as little as £6.
With that being said, online entertainment experts Slotbox has revealed the most Instagrammable filming locations in The Crown that you, too, can visit. The team have compared the number of Instagram location tags from over 20 locations used on the show. Let's take a look at the results.
1. Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England
Instagram location tags: 93,000
Price to visit: From £10
With 93,000 location tags, Winchester Cathedral is The Crown's most Instagrammable filming location. The Hampshire cathedral was used as a stand-in for the marriage ceremony of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral. Built in 1039, it is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe and the longest in overall length. Today, the cathedral regularly hosts events, choir services, tours and concerts, all for as little as £10.
2. Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England
Instagram location tags: 91,300
Price to visit: From £32
Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, is often used as a stand-in for Buckingham Palace on the popular Netflix show. With 91,300 Instagram location tags, it is the second most Instagrammable location. The House was built in 1874 by the Rothschild family, and according to the National Trust, it remains one of the most visited properties in the UK.
3. Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Instagram location tags: 45,400
Price to visit: From £6.75
Caernarfon Castle in North Wales was used as a filming location for Prince Charles's investiture as Prince of Wales, which took place on the 1st of July 1969. The castle was first built in 1283 by Edward I of England to help control the newly conquered area. Now, it remains one of the most Instagrammable filming locations on The Crown, with over 45,000 people tagging the location on Instagram, with tickets costing around £6.75.
4. Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England
Instagram location tags: 39,300
Price to visit: From £9
Another popular filming location, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, England, has over 39,000 location tags. In The Crown, Belvoir Castle and Burghley House are used as locations for Windsor Castle, providing many of the interior shots throughout the series. From £9 a ticket, you can tour the castle and gardens and see where the filming took place.
5. London Coliseum, London, England
Instagram location tags: 20,900
The London Coliseum was used as a filming location in the latest season of The Crown. The historic London tourist attraction was used to recreate the Dominion Theatre during the Royal Variety Performance of 1995. Now, the Coliseum has over 20,000 location tags on Instagram. With a variety of shows available starting for as little as £10 a ticket, The London Coliseum is one to visit if you're a fan of the show.
6. Lyceum Theatre, London, England
Instagram location tags: 15,900
Another historic performing arts theatre, Lyceum Theatre in London is the sixth most Instagrammable venue on the show with over 15,000 location tags on Instagram. The theatre, which opened in 1841, has hosted performances for nearly 200 years. Today the theatre is home to the much-loved live production of The Lion King.
7. Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England
Instagram locations tags: 13,100
The interior of Knebworth House stood in for Balmoral Castle in the show during season five, whilst the exteriors of Balmoral were filmed at the look-alike Ardverikie castle. During your visit, you can explore the House along a 28-acre formal garden, including a maze, fine trees and a wilderness area with a Dinosaur Trail. The venue has over 13,000 Instagram location tags, making it seventh on our list.
8. Wilton House, Salisbury, England
Instagram location tags: 10,000
Price to visit: From £18
Wilton House has welcomed filming from not only The Crown but Bridgerton too. The House, built in 1544, has 10,000 location tags on Instagram, making it another popular tourist destination. The House, along with its splendid state staterooms, and 14,000 acres of Estate, offers a wide range of locations for cinema, television, and photography. You can tour the grounds, along with exhibitions, for £18.
9. Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England
Instagram location tags: 10,000
Burghley House in Lincolnshire, England, has over 10,000 location tags on Instagram. The stunning property can be visited for as little as £6 and boasts events all year round.