The Crown's Royal Britain: Discover Locations Behind the TV Drama
Author Gill Knappett
Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the filming locations for the award-winning Netflix series The Crown.
The series re-creates the romance and intrigue at the heart of Britain's royal family, and within these pages we seek out the settings so integral to the story, linking each fictional site to its real-life counterpart.
Covering the first four seasons, starting with Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 and concluding in 1990—with attention to the relationship of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer following their 1981 wedding—this is the perfect opportunity for every fan of The Crown to follow in the footsteps of royalty.
Stunning Ely Cathedral provides the backdrop to the iconic Westminster Abbey where Princess Elizabeth’s wedding took place, while Belvoir Castle, Hatfield House, and Burghley House are just three of the fine locations that double as Windsor Castle. Historic Winchester Cathedral transforms into St. Paul’s Cathedral in the run-up to the wedding of Charles and Diana, its versatility also seeing it representing both Romsey Abbey and Westminster Abbey.
Sweeping across Britain from London and the home counties to the Welsh treasure that is Caernarfon Castle, heading north to Manchester and Liverpool and onward to the majestic Scottish Highlands, this book takes you on a royal tour of Britain and the venues that were an inspiration for this special drama.
Many of the featured sites are open to the public, so in addition to learning about how these places played their part, you can visit and enjoy the real spectacle in person.
About The Author
Gill Knappett is an author and editor with a wealth of experience. She has worked on many Pitkin guidebooks over a twenty-year period, often specializing in royal titles and many of Britain’s best-loved places to visit.