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Wilton House, Wiltshire. This historic site helps bring Jane Austen’s novel Emma to life.

Wilton House is not new to the spotlight, having played a part in season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown as some of the interiors of Buckingham Palace and as the interior of Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice. The house returns for another Jane Austen adaptation in Emma as Donwell Abbey, also known as Mr. Knightley’s estate. Home to the Earls of Pembroke since 1544, Wilton House is known for its incredible 17th-century interiors and extensive art collection.  See filming of Emma video here.

Wilton House, home to ​the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history.

Wilton House, home to ​the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history.

In 1544, King Henry VIII granted Wilton House—originally a 9th-century nunnery—and its land to William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, and it’s been kept in the family ever since, for over 475 years (the 18th Earl of Pembroke and the Countess of Pembroke are the current owners of the home). A program to ensure the restoration of the Palladian-style home was started by the 17th Earl of Pembroke, and it continues to this day through funding from the Wilton House Trust. This program also includes new additions, such as the creation of several gardens on the estate, as well as the restoration of the South Front of the home, which includes the incredibly opulent state rooms.

In addition to being used as a filming location for Emma and The Crown, Wilton House can also be seen in two other Jane Austen film adaptations: Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Sense & Sensibility (1995).  Click here to see  the full list of shows filmed at Wilston House

Wilton House is a short drive from Stonehenge and makes a great day touritinerary with a private guided tourfrom Salibury, Southampton, Bath or London.

Picture Perfect Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a favourite with filmmakers, taking centre stage in a whole range of productions from swashbuckling adventures to Jane Austen classics. Wiltshire continues to be popular with television and film crews, making an ideal location for anything from traditional period dramas to gothic horror films featuring Hollywood stars. Find out more about some of our film and TV locations at the Visit Wiltshire website

Wilton House website
Discover the filming locations of Emma.
WILTSHIRE FILM & TV LOCATIONS

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The South West of England is an area alive with history. Our private guided trips are designed to maximize your experience of the area in whatever time you have available.

The South West of England is an area alive with history, a landscape overflowing with beauty, an expanse that beckons to all budding adventurers it is so saturated with culture! From some of Europe’s most important iron age monuments, through Medieval cities, to verdant scenery and breath-taking panoramas that could rival anywhere in the country.Stonehenge Travel is dedicated to exhibiting the best the South West has to offer; private tours to all its finest locations, in a combination that suits you.

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Our bespoke tours allow you to make your journey though the South West truly unique. Expert local guides can give you a private exhibition of the countryside we hold dear- illustrating the history and myths that inspire our passion in the area in which we live. Our tours aim to be consistently entertaining and enlightening – unlocking the secrets of the area that larger tour bus groups miss and creating brand new experts in the process! Our itineraries aim to strike a balance between well-trodden sites of significance and lesser known areas – original, imaginative, well-paced and carefully considered. Crucially, our itineraries are built around you – let us know where you want to go.

Our private guided trips are designed to maximize your experience of South West Britain in whatever time you have available.

We strongly believe that if you’re only doing it once, you should do It properly! In total comfort in our eight-seater tour buses, with panoramic widows to take in the delights that pass you between all our destinations, with an expert tour guide, avoiding the crowds at all the finest destinations.

Our Stonehenge and Salisbury tours for example, both of which ensure both an enlightening and relaxing experience – tailored to your timeframe.

Taking in the enigmatic 4,000-year-old monoliths of Stonehenge, and the magnificent 120m spire of Salisbury cathedral in a time period that suits you, because whatever suits you is what suits us. You can see them quickly, or we can take you on a journey through Salisbury, learning about its rich history; stopping off at one of its many pubs and we can show you the area around Stonehenge, taking in the various sites of prehistoric significance.

And for the true lovers of the prehistoric mystery of Stonehenge… Our exclusive scheduled small group Stonehenge sunset / sunrise special access tours depart throughout the year.

Once the crowds have departed you can experience the ancient stones up close and personal. Our exclusive access allows you, on these special occasions only, inside the inner ring of the stones. You can interact directly with our nations Neolithic treasures as our guides give you an in-depth insight into the strange history of the famous monoliths

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
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