Filming & Photography

Film Locations

Woodhall has been the set of several high-profile films and series. We offer a diversity of filming locations and scenes – from period to ancient, to quirky and outright bizarre. Many parts of the estate are private and offer the conditions required for filming or photography. Some of our many settings are as follows:

  • 18th century parkland setting at Woodhall Park, including ancient trees, the 1km straight Avenue Drive and park wall
  • Georgian mansion house in Woodhall Park (Heath Mount School)
  • Walled Gardens – 4 acres with towering walls surrounded by historic parkland
  • Portfolio of houses and buildings – offering a range of architecture, periods and conditions
  • Broadwater Lake, River Beane and wetlands
  • Fields, valleys and forest areas
  • Wilderness settings
  • Private roads, including a disused A-road
  • Barns – modern and derelict
  • Former WWII bomb pits
  • Culverts

This list is just some examples: our team is experienced at working with production companies and location agents to identify unique settings. There are several sites on the estate for unit bases and we are experienced at considering the logistics and infrastructure required for film locations. We would be delighted to meet with you and work with you to meet your requirements.

Commercial Photography

As per above, Woodhall Estate has a diverse portfolio of landscapes and properties that can be used for commercial photography as well as filming. This is a fantastic opportunity for any publication, brand or campaign. Please see below for our Licensing Policy.

Licensing Policy

We do not permit photography or filming on Woodhall Estate for commercial use or for reproduction in any form without our written consent. Images taken on Woodhall Estate property and land may not be sold commercially, submitted to photo libraries, agencies or on-line providers or provided directly to image buyers without our written consent, which may require a fee for the location licence.

All requests for permission to undertake commercial photography of any kind at Woodhall Estate should be applied for in writing.

With the exception of organised press events at Woodhall Estate, all requests for access to the estate for press photography should be requested by getting in touch with us below.

Proximity to Studios

Woodhall Estate is close to Elstree Studios, Warner Bros Studios Leavesden and Pinewood Studios – often reducing costs for production companies.

Unrivalled Connectivity

Woodhall Estate is located just north of London and enjoys superb connectivity, with excellent transport links to London, Cambridge and the rest of the UK. Quick trains from London Kings Cross take 17 minutes. The mainline and A1(M) also connect Edinburgh and everywhere in between. The estate is 40 minutes to both London Stansted and London Luton airports, and 60 minutes to London Heathrow. To learn more about our location please see our Visit Us page.


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