Burghley stars as a right royal jewel

Elizabethan gem Burghley House is set to sparkle as a new jewel in The Crown.

The Lincolnshire historic home – built by Queen Elizabeth’s most trusted and longest serving minister – is among the real-life locations for the new season of the smash-hit Netflix series, which returned November 2020.

Streaming on Netflix, season four will be the last with Oscar-winning Olivia Colman as The Queen and will take viewers of the award-winning original drama into the Thatcher years.

No stranger to movie and TV crews, Burghley has previously provided stunning backdrops and interior locations for 2005 movie ‘Pride and Prejudice’, as well as ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and even a Bollywood blockbuster, ‘Housefull 2’ (2012).

Burghley’s Capability Brown landscaped parkland – home to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – also hosted BBC TV’s Top Gear in 2018, when presenters Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid tested high performance cars around the famous country eventing course.

Now Burghley, one of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses, is set to become a star attraction again,

Season four of The Crown will run for 10 episodes on Netflix and as well as once again featuring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Gillian Anderson makes her debut as Margaret Thatcher.

For the latest details on 2021 opening times, planned events and to book online tickets, visit www.burghley.co.uk

Photo credit: Des Willie