The Crown

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The Plot

Based on the chronicles of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, this TV series takes a look at the life of the Queen. The show follows her teen years through to the death of her father, then her subsequent coronation, her relationship with Prince Philip, and all the political rivalries and personal romances that shaped today’s monarchy.

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Shows Released

2016 - 2019

Filming Locations

England and South Africa

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Landmarks and Locations

  • Hatfield House, Hertfordshire – Where Marlborough House and Windsor Castle scenes were filmed
  • Wrotham Park, Potters Bar – Buckingham Palace scenes were filmed here
  • Keurbooms River, South Africa – This was the location for scenes featuring the Amazon
  • Kogel Bay, South Africa – Tonga scenes were actually shot in this South African location
  • Cape Town, South Africa – South Africa was used for filming scenes based in Melbourne, Australia
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Why You Should Visit

Fans of the Netflix drama are heading to the UK to visit the locations used in The Crown. Be ahead of the crowd before the next series is released in 2019 and enjoy a royal tour of England. Or, see the more exotic sets in South Africa.

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  • Did You Know?

    63% of international tourists claim to be more interested in the UK than previous years thanks, in part, to The Crown.

  • Did You Know?

    Netflix is paying, on average, $10 million an episode to make The Crown.

  • Did You Know?

    The Crown covers Prince Philip’s world tour but The Crown shot most of the globetrotting scenes in South Africa, even locations such as Melbourne and Bermuda.

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    You can tour all of the royal sites in London, including Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Tower of London, The Mall, Horse Guard's Parade, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle .