Newby Hall is a classically beautiful, red-brick country mansion with wonderful riverside grounds near Ripon in North Yorkshire. Its classic interiors, laden with decorative treasures, have featured in many film and TV productions, most recently as the home of Lord and Lady Stuart in the BBC’s Gentleman Jack drama.
A 2007 TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, starring Billie Piper as Fanny Price, was filmed at the hall. Series 1 of the BBC’s Peaky Blinders shot scenes in its cellars, billiards room, Statue Gallery and gardens. In the first series of ITV’s Victoria, Newby Hall stood in for Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, with filming in the Tapestry Room, Statue Gallery, Library and gardens. In a later series, the gardens also featured as Osborne House.
Originally built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren (who also designed St Paul’s Cathedral in London), Newby Hall was enlarged in subsequent centuries and today it is Grade I-listed and home to a number of visitor attractions including a railway, restaurant, playground and exhibitions.