You know all those massive, opulent mansions you catch glimpses of in TV shows and movies? Surprisingly, many of them are actually real! Historic mansions in the UK are used in hundreds of films and shows – can you recognize where you’ve seen them?
1. Chatsworth House – North Derbyshire
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Perched on an impressive parcel of parkland on the east bank of River Derwent, it’s easy to see why Chatsworth House would be a prime place for filming. Construction on the property began in the early 1500s, and Mary, Queen of Scots was even imprisoned on the grounds for a time. Today the “house” is open to the public free of charge, and visitors can catch a glimpse of where the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice filmed “Pemberley” (Mr. Darcy’s house), and where the Wolfman from The Wolfman called home.