The Guardian recently presented a list of UK filming locations that are open to visitors, including some of the spots featured in the upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
- Firle Estate in Lewes, South Downs National Park, is the Woodhouses’ Hartfield.
- Kingston Bagpuize House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was the location for Mrs. Goddard’s school.
- Chavenage House in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, stands in for the Westons’ Randalls AND the Bates’ second-floor apartments.
- Wilton House in Salisbury is Mr. Knightley’s Donwell Abbey. Wilton House crops up in a ton of period films and television shows. Portions of the 2005 Pride & Prejudice and 1995 Sense & Sensibility adaptations were filmed there (the ball scenes during which Marianne confronts Willoughby). The house’s famous Single and Double Cube rooms are well known as the secret planning locations for World War II’s famous D Day invasion. I’ve been here, and the house and grounds are well worth a visit.
- Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire stands in for the Coles’ party location.
- Leith Hill, Dorking, Surrey, stands in for Box Hill, the famous picnic scene location from the novel.
- Lower Slaughter, a village in the Cotswolds, stands in for Highbury. I’ve been here, too. Seems like every Cotswolds village is picturesque and charming in its own way.
- All Saint’s Church in St. Paul’s Walden Village, Hertfordshire, stands in for Highbury’s local church.
More on Emma‘s filming locations…
- Behind the scenes on the locations of the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, Oxford Mail, February 2020
- Where Was Emma Filmed? …from The Cinemaholic, February, 2020
- Behind the Scenes: Getting the inside story on the movie Emma, Irish Examiner, February 2020
- Tatler on several of the Emma filming locations
- Information on settings in Emma, the novel
- Emma 2 filming locations
- Emma 3 filming locations
- Emma 4 filming locations
- Article about Austen adaptation-related tours