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Visit the Real-Life Sets of The Crown with CIE Tours

by Angelique Platas

Nov 16, 2019

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With the return of the Netflix hit The Crown, fans will have their Anglophile fix from royal family drama in no time. Chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the new season returns with all the same stunning locales and real-life royal settings fans expect, and some additional wanderlust-inducing destinations avid travelers are going to want to add to their lists.

 

Step into The Crown for real with CIE Tours Private Driver Itineraries, completely customizable tours featuring popular filming locations and hidden gems only locals know about. Bring the kids and plan your royal family adventure, or treat yourself like a monarch and enjoy the all-inclusive tour with your partner or friends.

 

Create your own adventure with these series-featured stops you may already be familiar with:

 

Check out the Wilton House in Wiltshire, home to the Earl and Countess of Pembroke. You may recognize the lavish interior, as it was used as the set for Buckingham Palace in The Crown.

 

In Ely, England, Ely Cathedral acted as Westminster Abbey for the wedding scene between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip — a must-visit while on your royal tour.

 

View of historical Ely Cathedral from Cherry Hill Park in summer, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Photo: Lucy Brown | Dreamstime.com

 

Over in Essex, Audley End House acts as the interiors of Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s Scottish home) and is a great stop for your fill of history and architecture.

 

It wouldn’t be a royal-themed trip without a stay in London. Be sure to visit Lancaster House, also used as Buckingham Palace in The Crown, a former royal residence dating back to the 19th century. While in London, don’t forget to add quintessential royal stops, including Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

 

Between the tour’s leisurely pace, customizable attractions and expert design, guests enjoy the flexibility of self-guided excursions with all the ease and seamlessness of a professionally planned and led tour.

 

Your Private Driver tour can pre-book hotels and offer local recommendations — all up to the guests as to where they go and when.

 

For something ready made, CIE tours offer a slew of royal tours, including Highlights of Britain, Taste of England and London Locals. Choose your favorite and see all the filming locations (and then some) your family is already living vicariously through on The Crown.

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