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 movie Downton Abbey.

Filming at Bowood is subject to a location fee (VAT additional). Fees vary depending on location requirements, resources needed, duration of shoot and time of the year. Prices will be quoted once details of the filming are received and discussed.

To find out more, please contact our Events Manager – Sarah Forwood – 01249 810961 – s.forwood@bowood.org 

Or fill in our enquiry form here:


We are proud to be a Filming in England Partner, welcoming filming to Bowood House & Gardens and ensuring cooperation and commitment to assist Film and TV drama productions. The Filming in England Partnership exists to connect different organisations across England, outside of London, in order to create a film-friendly environment. https://www.filminginengland.co.uk/

Photo Credit for images above: Sanditon (Series 2) – photos © Red Planet (Sanditon 2) Ltd/Joss Barratt, Focus Features, Mammoth Screen Limited and Red Planet Pictures.


Wonderfully located in the heart of Wiltshire, with acres of space for unit vehicles, plus 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) – Sanditon (Series 2) – photos © Red Planet (Sanditon 2) Ltd/Joss Barratt
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 Italian-inspired terrace garden.

List of areas for filming

  • Georgian period House
  • Mile long lake
  • Closed roads
  • Formal and walled gardens
  • Un spoilt scenic landscape
  • Traditional estate cottages and buildings
  • Temple
  • Old trees
  • Forested and Arboretum areas
  • Open spaces
  • Statues
  • Expensive lawn area
  • Dive and roads
  • Water cascade
  • Boat house