Just one eyeful of the handsome terracotta-and-white facade and you’ll know that the interiors of this Georgian townhouse are going to be a visual feast. Built in 1732 for the Lord Mayor of York, York Mansion House was once the thriving heart of York society and it’s a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture from head to toe. Elegantly restored and sumptuously decorated in period style, the house has made an ideal filming location for historical productions including ITV’s Victoria.
Large, airy rooms, including the Dining Room and State Room, provide ample space for filming crews and there’s also an authentic 18th-century kitchen complete with pots, pans and winding passageways. All can be visited on one of York Mansion House’s guided tours.