Royal Connections

Walk in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and explore the filming locations for ITV's show-stopping drama 'Victoria'

Revel like a Royal at filming locations used in the show

Lavish costume drama Victoria was recently shown on ITV and PBS. The popular show is about the life of one of Britain’s best-known and longest-reigning monarchs. Victoria follows the story of Queen Victoria, whose reign spanned 63 years between 1837 and 1901.

It was filmed in some of the most regal and iconic filming locations across Britain including Harewood House and Castle Howard – follow in Victoria’s footsteps and revel like a royal.

Walk in Queen Victoria's footsteps at Harewood House

A young Princess Victoria visited Harewood House in 1835 shortly before her coronation, and the grand country house is still lived in by her direct descendent. Explore its breath-taking Lancelot “Capability” Brown landscape and acres of formal gardens, take tea on the idyllic Terrace, or take in the splendour of the State Rooms filled with original Chippendale furniture.

Harewood House is just a 25 minute drive from Leeds city centre.


In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Leeds prospered as a centre of the woollen industry and it continued to expand in the Industrial Revolution. And yet this is a city that hasn’t stood still. Compact and accessible you can walk everywhere and experience English culture at its best.

This is one of the only cities outside London to have its own Opera and Ballet companies. The Leeds Grand Theatre dates back to 1878, is home to Opera North and hosts regular productions from Northern Ballet and musicals from London’s West End.

The perfect blend of old and new

The city is home to Henry VIII’s armour and weaponry, kept at the Royal Armouries. This impressive museum is just one of many including the Henry Moore Institute and The Tetley contemporary art gallery.

Experience the Victorian architectural splendour of Leeds’ rich past including magnificent Victorian arcades and iconic modern buildings. Take in a slice of British history where you can explore Kirkstall Abbey one of the most complete 12th century Cistercian abbeys in Britain.

What better way to complete your stay by sampling one of the delights of the many cafés, bars and restaurants. Quirky independent cafés sit alongside fine dining and traditional afternoon teas. All within touching distance of Victorian shopping arcades and historic architectural masterpieces giving you a shopping experience you won’t get anywhere else.