Pride and Prejudice Houses in England from the 2005 Movie

Experiencing Pride and Prejudice

There are several romantic aspects of the book and movies of Pride and Prejudice. The society, with its music and dancing is definitely a part of it. The manner of speaking is wonderfully appealing. The descriptions of the homes, furniture and gardens in the books were brought alive in the making of the movies. Specifically, the scenery and settings in the Pride and Prejudice movie made in 2005 were breathtaking. There are so many scenes that are forever etched in my mind from that film. In fact, I have thought about them so much, I have looked up their actual locations and want to share them with you now. How would you like to see a sunrise in the fields such as the one in the end of the 2005 movie? I personally would love to walk along the moat with the geese flapping their wings to get out of my way. I would love to walk the halls of Pemberly and see the statues and climb the staircases, and see the piano forte. Well, I don’t know how much of that could become reality. But, I do know that they filmed Pride and Prejudice in England. And all of the places that they filmed are open to the public for tours

Longbourn filmed at Groombridge Place

The Bennetts home (Longbourn) in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie was filmed at the Groombridge Place in Kent
The Bennetts home (Longbourn) in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie was filmed at the Groombridge Place in Kent | Source


The Groombridge Place is open to visitors from February through October. There are formal gardens named the Secret Garden, the White Rose Garden and more. There is a moat around the home with natural springs feeding into it. There is also a ‘birds of prey’ sanctuary. The official website has a page dedicated to photos of Pride and Prejudice. The admission price for one adult is 9 pounds or about 15 U.S. dollars. There are family and senior rates as well.

Pemberly filmed at the Chatsworth House

Mr. Darcys estate called Pemberly was filmed at the Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England.
Mr. Darcys estate called Pemberly was filmed at the Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England.

Visit the Chatsworth House (Pemberly)


The Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke of Devonshire. He invites all to visit his house. He has a wonderful website you can browse to get lots of detail about visiting there. There is even lodging on site so that you can be a part of the glorious 105 acre grounds. You will recognize some of the statues and grounds from the movie. There are three price options for visiting the estate. You may see the home, garden and farmyard for 16 pounds or about 26 U.S. Dollars. You can visit the home and gardens for 12 pounds or about 20 U.S. Dollars. And finally you can visit the extensive grounds for about 8 pounds or 13 U.S. Dollars. There are guidebooks, audio guides and a Chatsworth app available for reasonable prices too. Online bookings 24 hours in advance will also save you a little cash. If the breathtaking artwork and manicured landscapes aren’t enough for you there IS more…restaurants and shopping!

Inside the Wilton House (Pemberly)

The Wilton House in Salisbury, England.   The Pride and Prejudice 2005 film used the rooms inside this house for the rooms of Pemberly.
The Wilton House in Salisbury, England. The Pride and Prejudice 2005 film used the rooms inside this house for the rooms of Pemberly.

The Wilton House

The Earl and Countess of Pembroke live in this luxurious home. The Wilton House has been in his family for over 400 years. It is fun to know these little facts. The photo above shows Elizabeth Bennett (Keira Knightley) meeting Miss Georgiana Darcy at Pemberly (The Wilton House). Touring the home and exhibitions take about an hour and a half. Entrance to the house and grounds is about 15 pounds or 23 U.S. Dollars. The grounds alone, bordered by two rivers, are a beautiful sight. For 6 pounds or 9 U.S. Dollars you can enjoy the formal gardens, parks and stone archways. Spending the day walking the grounds and picnicking sounds like heaven to me! For up to date information see the downloadable brochure on their website.

My Favorite Romance

Mr. Darcy Proposes at the Temple of Apollo

The Gardens at Rosings where Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice are actually the Gardens of Stourhead.  This is the Temple of Apollo.
The Gardens at Rosings where Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice are actually the Gardens of Stourhead. This is the Temple of Apollo. | Source

Gardens at Rosings filmed at Stourhead


The estate at Stourhead is owned by the National Trust. Entrance to this park and literally hundreds of historic houses and gardens is obtained by membership to the National Trust. You can become a member online by visiting the national trust website. The lake and house at Stourhead are surrounded by over 2,500 acres of woods, rolling hills and farmland. There are majestic temples (including the temple of Apollo), a wonderful lake, rare trees and 18th century gardens. The large Regency library, antique furniture and paintings are some of the amazing available sites.

Rosings filmed at the Burghley House

Elizabeth visited Catherine de Bourg here when she was staying with Charlotte and Mr. Collins
Elizabeth visited Catherine de Bourg here when she was staying with Charlotte and Mr. Collins | Source

The Burghley House (Rosings)

When I remember Rosings in the Pride and Prejudice film I think of Miss Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Mr. Collins walking on the vast green expanse in front of the castle-like edifice. I have never experienced the beauty that would be that experience. Today the Burghley House is open to visitors for a fee of 12.70 Euros or about 17.50 U.S. Dollars from March until November. There are also gardens and an amazing 1,500 acre park. The park is accessible year round and is free admission. There are also the Orangery Restaurant and Garden Cafe you can meet and eat at without paying the entrance fee to the Burghley House. The Burghley House has the reputation of being England's Greatest Elizabethan House which I find fitting considering Rosings was said also to be very grand indeed.

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Pride and Prejudice Filming Locations

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A markerGroombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN 9QG -
Speldhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG, UK
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B markerWilton Estate, Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0BJ -
Wilton, o/s Kingsway Trading Estate, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2, UK
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C markerStourhead, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD -
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6QD, UK
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D markerChatsworth House Chatsworth Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP -
Chatsworth House Park & Garden, The Peak District, Chatsworth, Derbyshire DE45 1, UK
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E markerBurghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3JY, UK -
Burghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3JY, UK
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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

I would love to visit England and these grand places. They are truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us! Voted up, beautiful and interesting!


muhammadsohaibuk 5 years ago

I especially like this very much, voted up (awesome)


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pride-n-prejudice 4 years ago Author

I am pleased that so many of you are enjoying this hub. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Thank you!


Gloria Coco 3 years ago

I am very interested in a 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie location tour. I am an actor and have love all if Jane Austen's novels movie productions. And I will be in London on April 25 and 25, and then May 18 till the 23rd. Please let me know if you have any tours available for those times.

thank you again, Gloria Coco


Barbara 3 years ago

I just came across your hub. Thank you for the enjoyable information.


Genevieve 22 months ago

YMMD with that anwres! TX


Meredith 20 months ago

Soooo helpful!!! Thank you!!


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Mary Cimeni 12 months ago from Philippines

I loved this movie, though I've watched it a long time ago. It keeps coming on TV and my mother loves it too. Great article.

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