Experiencing Pride and Prejudice
There are several romantic aspects of the book and movies of Pride and Prejudice. The society, with its music and dancing is definitely a part of it. The manner of speaking is wonderfully appealing. The descriptions of the homes, furniture and gardens in the books were brought alive in the making of the movies. Specifically, the scenery and settings in the Pride and Prejudice movie made in 2005 were breathtaking. There are so many scenes that are forever etched in my mind from that film. In fact, I have thought about them so much, I have looked up their actual locations and want to share them with you now. How would you like to see a sunrise in the fields such as the one in the end of the 2005 movie? I personally would love to walk along the moat with the geese flapping their wings to get out of my way. I would love to walk the halls of Pemberly and see the statues and climb the staircases, and see the piano forte. Well, I don’t know how much of that could become reality. But, I do know that they filmed Pride and Prejudice in England. And all of the places that they filmed are open to the public for tours
Longbourn filmed at Groombridge Place
The Groombridge Place is open to visitors from February through October. There are formal gardens named the Secret Garden, the White Rose Garden and more. There is a moat around the home with natural springs feeding into it. There is also a ‘birds of prey’ sanctuary. The official website has a page dedicated to photos of Pride and Prejudice. The admission price for one adult is 9 pounds or about 15 U.S. dollars. There are family and senior rates as well.
Groombridge Place has Pride and Prejudice Photos
- Family Days, Birds of Prey, 17th Century Gardens, Forest and Moated Manor House. | Groombridge Place
This is the "Bennett's" House with 17th century gardens. This link describes the house and gardens with their history and includes information about attractions and opening times.
Pemberly filmed at the Chatsworth House
Visit the Chatsworth House (Pemberly)
The Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke of Devonshire. He invites all to visit his house. He has a wonderful website you can browse to get lots of detail about visiting there. There is even lodging on site so that you can be a part of the glorious 105 acre grounds. You will recognize some of the statues and grounds from the movie. There are three price options for visiting the estate. You may see the home, garden and farmyard for 16 pounds or about 26 U.S. Dollars. You can visit the home and gardens for 12 pounds or about 20 U.S. Dollars. And finally you can visit the extensive grounds for about 8 pounds or 13 U.S. Dollars. There are guidebooks, audio guides and a Chatsworth app available for reasonable prices too. Online bookings 24 hours in advance will also save you a little cash. If the breathtaking artwork and manicured landscapes aren’t enough for you there IS more…restaurants and shopping!
The Chatsworth House Link
- Chatsworth House Website
Explore the house and surrounding attractions on this website.
Inside the Wilton House (Pemberly)
The Wilton House
The Earl and Countess of Pembroke live in this luxurious home. The Wilton House has been in his family for over 400 years. It is fun to know these little facts. The photo above shows Elizabeth Bennett (Keira Knightley) meeting Miss Georgiana Darcy at Pemberly (The Wilton House). Touring the home and exhibitions take about an hour and a half. Entrance to the house and grounds is about 15 pounds or 23 U.S. Dollars. The grounds alone, bordered by two rivers, are a beautiful sight. For 6 pounds or 9 U.S. Dollars you can enjoy the formal gardens, parks and stone archways. Spending the day walking the grounds and picnicking sounds like heaven to me! For up to date information see the downloadable brochure on their website.
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Mr. Darcy Proposes at the Temple of Apollo
Gardens at Rosings filmed at Stourhead
The estate at Stourhead is owned by the National Trust. Entrance to this park and literally hundreds of historic houses and gardens is obtained by membership to the National Trust. You can become a member online by visiting the national trust website. The lake and house at Stourhead are surrounded by over 2,500 acres of woods, rolling hills and farmland. There are majestic temples (including the temple of Apollo), a wonderful lake, rare trees and 18th century gardens. The large Regency library, antique furniture and paintings are some of the amazing available sites.
Rosings filmed at the Burghley House
The Burghley House (Rosings)
When I remember Rosings in the Pride and Prejudice film I think of Miss Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Mr. Collins walking on the vast green expanse in front of the castle-like edifice. I have never experienced the beauty that would be that experience. Today the Burghley House is open to visitors for a fee of 12.70 Euros or about 17.50 U.S. Dollars from March until November. There are also gardens and an amazing 1,500 acre park. The park is accessible year round and is free admission. There are also the Orangery Restaurant and Garden Cafe you can meet and eat at without paying the entrance fee to the Burghley House. The Burghley House has the reputation of being England's Greatest Elizabethan House which I find fitting considering Rosings was said also to be very grand indeed.
Pride and Prejudice Filming Locations
Liz Westwood from UK on December 07, 2018:
I always find it interesting visiting the locations of films or TV series. Chatsworth is definitely worth a visit. Burghley is on my list. After watching Brideshead Revisited many years ago a visit to Castle Howard was fascinating.
Mary Cimeni from Philippines on November 22, 2015:
I loved this movie, though I've watched it a long time ago. It keeps coming on TV and my mother loves it too. Great article.
Meredith on March 27, 2015:
Soooo helpful!!! Thank you!!
Genevieve on January 23, 2015:
YMMD with that anwres! TX
Barbara on June 21, 2013:
I just came across your hub. Thank you for the enjoyable information.
Gloria Coco on February 21, 2013:
I am very interested in a 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie location tour. I am an actor and have love all if Jane Austen's novels movie productions. And I will be in London on April 25 and 25, and then May 18 till the 23rd. Please let me know if you have any tours available for those times.
thank you again, Gloria Coco
pride-n-prejudice (author) on January 04, 2012:
I am pleased that so many of you are enjoying this hub. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Thank you!
muhammadsohaibuk on September 03, 2011:
I especially like this very much, voted up (awesome)
Debbie Carey from Riverton, KS, USA on September 01, 2011:
I would love to visit England and these grand places. They are truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us! Voted up, beautiful and interesting!