Filming & Photography
The Mansion and grounds are available for film and television sets, and also for specialist photography.
The solid eighteenth century architecture and the abundance of original fittings makes Ditchley suitable for interior and exterior scenes for country houses, palaces, London clubs and Oxbridge colleges.
The elegant decor and furnishings also provide an attractive and private venue for documentary and current affairs interviewing.
Amongst the movies that have used Ditchley are Black Beauty (as the home of Lord Wexmire) and Vanity Fair (as the home of Sir Pitt Crawley). More recently Ditchley has hosted interior and exterior scenes in The Young Victoria.
Television productions include the BBC's “In the Footsteps of Churchill” and “Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon”, and "Downton Abbey" for ITV.
Clients who have used Ditchley's grounds for advertising photography include Aston Martin and Volkswagen, while the house suits product (e.g. antique dealers and auctioneers) and fashion photography.
Ditchley featured prominently in Country Life Magazine in August 2006, in an appreciation of the Great Hall by John Martin Robinson (and with excellent photography by June Buck), and in the Middle England volume of the Reader's Digest edition of Simon Jenkins' "Discover Britain's Historic Houses".
THE DITCHLEY PARK CONFERENCE CENTRE LIMITED is the trading arm of the Ditchley Foundation, and runs all commercial activities. Outside agencies booking Ditchley Park can normally expect to have exclusive use of the Mansion and its facilities.