There are already plenty of Jane Austen themed breaks across the UK, but the latest film adaptation of Emma has just offered up heaps more inspiration.
The new film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma Woodhouse, a young woman in Regency England who spends her days matchmaking and meddling in people’s love lives (not always with the intended results).
The comedy was filmed on location across a host of breathtaking estates, amidst that quintessentially British countryside; think grandiose stately homes, picture-perfect rolling green hills, and charming villages that will make you want to book a staycation immediately.
We take a look at the Emma filming locations in the UK you can visit – although you’ll need to sort your own horse and carriage to get you there…
1. Firle Place, East Sussex
It’s no surprise that Firle Place caught the production crew’s attention.
Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, it covers nearly 300 acres, 190 of which are parkland, and also boasts a grandiose home with opulent interiors and picturesque landscaped gardens, complete with a large Victorian fountain.
No wonder then that it was used as a double for Hartfield, Emma’s home, with the bulk of filming taking place here.
Want to see it for yourself? Adult tickets start from £9.50 and child tickets from £4.50. You can find out more on the Firle Place website.
2. Chavenage House, Tetbury
This historic Elizabethan manor doubled up as Randalls, the home owned by Mr Weston, whose wife is Emma’s old governess.
The impressive home is steeped in history – including its role during the English Civil War – and has remained relatively unchanged from its stone exterior to its swish interiors.
It’s not the first time that the manor has been used for filming; it’s also featured in BBC shows Poldark, as well as Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Adult tickets start from £10, child tickets from £5, and include a guided tour of Chavenage. You can find out more on the Chavenage website.
3. Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
The Cotswolds are known for their charming villages – there's a reason the area is hailed as one of the UK's best romantic destinations- so it's easy to see why the crew came here looking for a filming location for the village of Highbury, where Emma resides.
They found one in the form of Lower Slaughter, a quaint village which is split by a small stream (although the small bridges mean you can easily get from one side to another).
History fans can get their fill at the old mill museum – or stay for a cup of tea in the Old Mill itself.
Mr Knightley's home, Donwell Abbey, is actually the picturesque Wilton House in Wiltshire.
Offering opulent state rooms, picture-perfect parkland and over 14,000 acres of Estate, it has everything you could want for filming the adaptation of a classic British novel.
Wilton House already had some filming credentials – Netflix fans may recognise it as having served as one of The Crown's filming locations for Buckingham Palace.
Adult tickets start from £15.50 and child tickets from £8. You can find out more on the Wilton House website.
5. Leith Hill, Dorset
Feeling inspired by the film's picnic scene to grab a basket and eat al fresco while checking out the same scenery?
Then you'll want to head to Leith Hill in Dorset, which played host to the iconic Box Hill picnic.
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