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An excellent location choice for both film and television, Harewood has played host to a number of well known productions such as Emmerdale, the 2019 film Downton Abbey, BBC/ HBO’s Gentleman Jack, BBC’s Inside the Factory, Death Comes to Pemberley and  ITV’s Victoria.

Centrally located close to Leeds in West Yorkshire and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Harewood provides both internal and external locations. Well versed in the production requirements placed on film companies, the team are flexible and supportive to the needs of crews in a historic setting.The rich, Georgian interiors and the well-trodden rooms Below Stairs provide great production value to any company and location managers wishing to use the space.

Externally, Harewood House boasts a formal Terrace, a Georgian Walled Garden, Lakeside Gardens and a Medieval Church and Graveyard. The 4000 acre Estate includes private farm tracks, woodland, derelict buildings, cottages and even a castle ruin.

Since the 1990s, Harewood has been the main location for filming Emmerdale, which is a popular Yorkshire television series. Upon its departure from its original home, the village of Esholt, Emmerdale has been filmed at a purpose built outdoor set deep in the heart of the Harewood Estate.

Grounds and gardens

Extensive country Estate; private roads and estate tracks farmland; meadows and paddocks, ancient trees and mixed woodland; formal lawned gardens and parterres, topiary and borders; working walled garden growing vegetables; wildflower meadow and shrubbery; ornamental lake; boat.


Farm buildings; 15th century church with alabaster tombs and graveyard; 14th century castle ruins

Georgian mansion house with sumptious state rooms, attics and below stairs – three book-lined libraries; fine staircase and fireplaces; dining room; long gallery with Renaissance paintings; chandeliers; Chippendale furnishings; state bedrooms; drawing rooms; old kitchen with period features and copper pans; Italianette terrace.


Contemporary oak-beamed meeting and conference facilities in the Courtyard; on-site catering; 24 hour security; unlimited parking; luxury hotels within easy reach; 8 holiday cottages on site https://harewood.org/visit/stay/harewood-holidays/, wide choice of mid-range accommodation nearby.


The village of Harewood is centrally placed in Yorkshire at the junction of the A61/A659 on the Leeds/Harrogate road.

Harewood has ample free parking. We are situated:

7 miles from Leeds and Harrogate on the A61
5 miles from Wetherby and the A1
22 miles from York
9 miles from Leeds/Bradford airport
8 miles from the M1

Our nearest rail stations are Leeds and Harrogate. Taxis and frequent bus connections are available.

How to make a filming or photography request

It’s simple, contact our team. We are happy to discuss your requirements. Please email events@harewood.org