Filming location

Behind the grand iron gates of Knowsley Estate lies a truly private and serene filming destination, suitable for a wide range of productions, from period dramas to contemporary pieces.

Our historic estate boasts extensive private grounds, providing a versatile and flexible filming location. The centrepiece of the estate is Knowsley Hall , a magnificent stately home dating back to 1495, surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens and picturesque parkland.

Knowsley Estate has been chosen as the backdrop for numerous filming projects over the years, including popular British soaps such as Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, which frequently utilise our facilities. In 2019, the BBC filmed the TV documentary “Great British Railway Journeys” featuring presenter Michael Portillo, who embarked on a behind-the-scenes tour with the 19th Earl of Derby. In 2021, we welcomed three TV dramas, including The Ipcress File on ITV, Stayclose on Netflix, and scenes for Season 6 of Peaky Blinders on the BBC. Most recently, our estate provided the setting for dramas Brassic, Funny Woman and A Gentleman in Moscow. Additionally, various clothing brands and luxury car companies have utilised our estate as a stunning backdrop for their photoshoots.

Within the grounds, you’ll find a variety of buildings showcasing a range of captivating architectural styles. The surrounding landscape features untouched parkland, serene lakes, breathtaking gardens, and rolling farmland, complemented by 25 miles of unmarked tarmacked roads, ideal for period dramas.

Located between Manchester and Liverpool, the Knowsley Estate is easily accessible via motorway routes. Liverpool Airport is a mere 15-minute drive away, while Manchester Airport can be reached in just 35 minutes. As a private estate, we have ample open spaces to accommodate large film crews, providing suitable areas for unit bases and vehicle parking.

For more detailed information about filming and photography opportunities at Knowsley Estate, please contact our Estate Office at 0151 489 4827 or email us at We are excited to assist you in bringing your creative vision to life in our stunning and versatile filming location.


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