JG Travel Group has launched a coach trip that offers groups a sneak peek at one of The Crown’s iconic filming locations.

Belvoir Castle exterior

The exterior of Belvoir Castle posed as the front of Windsor Castle in seasons 1-3 of The Crown.

The hugely popular Netlix show used Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as the backdrop for many of its iconic scenes.

Alongside the chance to see inside historic venue, guests will be greeted on arrival by the Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners, who still lives in the castle today.

The castle’s State Dining Room, Elizabeth Saloon and more have all been used as sets in the series and its fairytale turrets and towers stood in for Windsor Castle during series 1-3.

Carly Wheeler-Ellis, groups manager at JG Travel Group, said: “This is a really topical new break for group organisers to promote. The Crown has a really strong following and fans of the show will love the chance to see some of iconic settings and rooms where events took place throughout the various series.

“We have secured exclusive access to the castle on this date, meaning the only guests allowed in will be on our coach breaks and what a thrill it will be to be greeted by a real-life Duchess!”

Belvoir is no stranger to film cameras as it has also appeared on a range of blockbuster hits such as The Da Vinci Code, The Young Victoria, A Royal Night Out and Victoria and Abdul.

The Crown Series 3, Episode 1, Belvoir Castle

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The cast of The Crown in the Elizabeth Saloon at Belvoir Castle.

It’s not just Hollywood stars that have visited, groups will also be treading the path of past monarchs with James I, Charles I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II all leaving their footprints on the estate.

There is plenty of time to explore and castle guides are on hand to provide an insight into Belvoir’s extensive history and point out rooms and locations that appeared in The Crown, as well as other films and series.

There is also the opportunity to discover the stunning grounds including the Capability Brown landscaped gardens, brought to fruition after his late 18th century plans were discovered in the castle archives in 2013.

The Crown at Belvoir & The Accidental Duchess Exclusive trip departs on 19th May 2024, and includes return coach travel from selected pickup points around England, one night’s accommodation with breakfast and dinner, the exclusive visit to Belvoir Castle and a copy of the Duchess’s book or a bottle of Belvoir wine. 

For more information click here, or call the groups team on 01242 267974.