Filming on the Knowsley Estate

The perfect film location

Behind the imposing iron gates, Knowsley Estate offers a very private and tranquil destination for all manners of filming, whether for a period production or a contemporary piece.

The estate has played host to a range of productions over the years, including popular British soaps Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, a TV commercial with Mo Salah and TV documentary ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ with Michael Portillo. The Estate has also been used for photoshoots for various clothing brands and luxury cars.

Our historic estate has extensive private grounds offering a hugely diverse, flexible location for filming. The main property on the estate is the stately home Knowsley Hall which dates back to 1385 and is surrounded by gardens and parkland.

There are a variety of other types of buildings located within the grounds that offer a stunning architectural range, whilst the landscape includes untouched parkland, pristine lakes, stunning gardens and rolling farmland along with 25 miles of tarmacked unmarked roads making them ideal for period dramas.

Knowsley Hall and Park are conveniently situated between Manchester and Liverpool, making them easily accessible by motorway. Liverpool Airport is only 15 minutes by car and Manchester airport 35 minute drive away. Being a private estate we have the space to accommodate large film crews with their unit base and vehicles.

For more information about filming and photography, please call the Estate Office on 0151 489 4827 or email events@knowsley.com.

Knowsley Hall Rooms

Dating back to 1385, Knowsley Hall, an authentic stately home, is a Grade II listed building which still maintains its historical charm today.  From beautifully appointed rooms within the main house filled with period features, original wooden flooring and fireplaces, through to lower levels which still maintain there authentic detail today.  The selection of rooms comprise of:

  • State Dining Room with original gold chandelier
  • Stucco Ballroom with exquisite gold leaf encrusted detail on the walls and ceiling
  • Walnut Drawing Room with balcony overlooking manicured lawns
  • Billiard Room
  • Master Suite Bedroom
  • 18 Bedrooms
  • Grand Staircase
  • Lifts dating back to 1908 and still in operation today
  • Kitchens
  • Wine cellars
  • Housekeeping quarters

2,500 acres of incredible grounds

The Knowsley Estate is a private walled and gated historic estate set with 2,500 acres of landscape comprising of woodlands, forests, lakes and country roads.   There is ample space to accommodate a film crew with a unit base and vehicles.

 

 

 

 

The Estate – outbuildings

  • 18th Century Octagonal Georgian Temple
  • Canadian Log Cabin
  • Boat-house lodge
  • Bridge Lodge
  • Barns
  • Cottages

 

Knowsley Hall – surrounded by gardens and parkland

Filming on the Knowsley Estate:

  • British soaps
  • TV Commercials
  • TV documentaries
  • Period Dramas
  • Photoshoots