September 8, 2020 12.21 pm This story is over 44 months old

Belvoir Castle loses The Crown to Burghley House

Netflix drama changed locations

Belvoir Castle in Grantham will no longer be used to play the role of Windsor Castle in Netflix’s The Crown popular drama series.

The Regency Castle at the Grade I listed building was used for the first three seasons of The Crown, which had Claire Foy and later Olivia Colman playing the Queen.

However, filming for the fourth season was quietly switched to Elizabethan mansion Burghley House near Stamford, according to The Mail on Sunday.

It is understood that recent visitors to Burghley have been told that filming has already taken place for the next season, which airs in November.

The report also states that Belvoir Castle, which is the home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, has already lost £2.5 million after being forced to close during the coronavirus crisis.

Emma, Duchess of Rutland reportedly asked for extra money saying filming for the show may affect the highly profitable shooting season, but the filmmakers are said to have refused.

Netflix said: “The Crown uses a wide number of historic locations to represent the different Royal households featured in the series.”

The Lincolnite contacted Burghley House, who declined to comment, and there was no reply from Belvoir Castle by the time of publication.

Belvoir Castle also still mentions within the homepage of its website that it was used “on screen as Windsor Castle in season 3 of The Crown.

Other films including The Da Vinci Code and The Young Victoria were also filmed at Belvoir Castle.