Wiltshire Film and TV Location

Located in Wiltshire, 45 minutes from Bristol and up to 2 hours from SW London; Bowood House, the exterior and wider estate provides many interesting and unique features for filming period dramas, modern films, factual documentaries, and photoshoots. In fact, Bowood and the wider Estate have been used for several popular dramas, including Poldark and Sanditon, as well as the recent movie Downton Abbey.




Film Location

Vast woodlands, estate roads, formal gardens to the Georgian House and ‘Capability’ Brown parkland; Bowood provides inspiring locations for all kinds of filming and photoshoots.

Wonderfully located in the heart of Wiltshire, making it easily accessible from major roads (M4, A4) with acres of space for unit vehicles. Accommodation on the Estate at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, which also has a helicopter pad.

Bowood has featured in the following:

  • Sanditon – 2019 (photos ©Red Planet Pictures)
  • Downton Abbey The Movie – 2019
  • Poldark, Series 5 – 2018 (photos ©Mammoth Screen Limited)
  • Poldark, Series 4 – 2017 (photos ©Mammoth Screen Limited)
  • BBC Countryfile – 2018
  • BBC Antiques Roadshow, Series 38 – 2016
  • BBC The Apprentice, Series 4 – 2008
  • One Man and His Dog – 2006

Bowood has many features including manicured gardens, a private walled garden, a beautiful cascade, a folly, a mile-long lake, an arboretum, farmland and woodlands with many estate cottages. Bowood House interiors include an Orangery, an ornate Chapel and a decorative Library overlooking an Italian-inspired terrace garden.

To view a list of potential locations for filming at Bowood – view our A-Z of locations here

If you are considering Bowood for the location of your television programme, film, drama or photo shoot, please email your proposal to a.nutland@bowood.org or to discuss specific requirements please call 01249 812 102.