Dramatic backdrops and a wealth of filming options
The castle exteriors provide a wonderfully, dramatic backdrop for all sorts of film location work including period settings and the 5,000 acre estate contains many interesting and unique features – lakes, quarries, woodland, deer park, ancient tracks, redundant farm buildings, servants quarters, church and cricket pitch.
The castle interiors offer a wealth of stunningly beautiful rooms for film location work, varied in design from Medieval to Renaissance to Gothic style.
The impressive Great Hall was built as a medieval style baronial hall and has a minstrels gallery; the Red Hall, Dining Room and Staircase Hall are also in medieval style, bearing the work of the famous architect Robert Smirke.
By contrast the Long Library is in Renaissance style and the magnificent Drawing Room in Gothic revival style by Pugin. Fully restored, this room remains Pugin’s most complete interior outside the British Houses of Parliament.