I’m back from Ashridge. What a beautiful estate and the weather today was perfect! We had a lovely long woodland walk admiring the views across the Aylesbury Vale and of course we found the film set.
Interestingly, and you may know this already, the house was bequeathed to Princess Elizabeth by Henry VIII and it was while she was staying there that she was arrested by her sister Queen Mary and taken to the Tower of London.
There was no filming going on today but the film set comprised of tents and props such as barrels, arrows, hanging pheasants and rabbits, tables and benches, carts etc. were all there in the clearing leading up to Ashridge House.
My friend and I took a walk right up to the set. There were also a few vehicles including a large horse lorry box and portable loos but we only saw two crew members. I spoke to one of them and asked how filming had gone and he said very well. They have been filming battle scenes in the woods and apart from one dull day the weather had been perfect. I told him how excited I was about seeing The Hollow Crown 2 and he said filming was set to continue around the country and due to finish next January. I told him that the TV air date couldn’t come soon enough and thanked him for his time.
Thank you to Amanda Saladine for the photos and report!