We have 400 locations listed on our database, covering everything from country houses to parks, forests and beaches.
Downton Abbey is filmed in Hampshire and the county has been the backdrop for many famous productions over the years. Most recently these include Wolf Hall, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Why film in Hampshire?
Only 75 miles from London
Our support for crews filming in the area
Unique locations including two National Parks, Ministry of Defence sites, steam trains and a steam ship
Over 400 film locations
Excellent transport links
Home of Black Hangar and Banshee Studios
Historical landmarks include: King Arthur's Round Table, HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and Jane Austen's House Museum
|Having spent around fifty days a year shooting Downton Abbey at Hampshire's Highclere Castle, I have seen what the county has to offer. With its good transport links, spectacular scenery and great locations it really is a joy to film in the area.|
|Tom Barnes - Location Manager for Downton Abbey, 2014|
- History in the Making Ltd is a specialist company providing support services to the film, television and theatre industry. Established in 1992 by Film Armourer, Hamish MacLeod, History in the Making Ltd has supplied costumes and weapons to many world-leading productions. They are Registered Firearms Dealers for the film, television and theatre industry, approved by the Home Office for Section 5 Prohibited Firearms, approved firearms contractors for the BBC and full members of the Gun Trade Association. They are very pleased to announce that the company has finalised the transition into our new premises in Waterlooville, Hampshire. At more than 2,000 square metres it is more than twice the space History in the Making Ltd has moved into bigger and better premises
- As a film office, our work spans across many areas in the industry, with our main priority to drive economic prosperity in the county and promote Hampshire as a fantastic film destination. With the same structure as many film offices across the country we sit within the local government, Hampshire County Council and are further part of the Economic Development team, allowing us access to a wide range of expertise and achievement of shared objectives. An Insight into Film Hampshire..
- The eagerly awaited second serving of the Hollow Crown aired this May 2016, coinciding with the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616. The Hollow Crown plays out and is based upon Shakespeare’s history plays involving, Henry IV, V, VI and Richard II and III. This trilogy sees stars that include Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III, Dame Judi Dench as The Duchess of York and Downtown Abbey star Hugh Bonneville as Gloucester. With the star studded cast the production crew spent just under a month shooting in Winchester at the historic Great Hall, revisiting history with Shakespeare’s acting company The Kings Men said to have previously performed in Winchester itself. The Great Hall Winchester sets the scene for the Hollow Crown II