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Downton Abbey

Kingston Bagpuize House has been used as the setting for several film and TV series.

Kingston Bagpuize House was the setting for Lord Merton’s house in Seasons 5, 6 and the Christmas Special of Downton Abbey.


Tortoise in Love

The making of Tortoise in Love could almost be a film in itself.  Almost the entire village of Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire was involved in making the film. Young mums helped with the sales, design and publicity.  Retired folk provided the drivers, stewards and props and logistics support.  The Women’s Institute organised a phenomenal catering effort and all the cast and crew were lodged in village homes for the duration of the shoot.

Much of the budget of the film was raised by a mini-mogul scheme of small local investors to fund the professional cast and crew.  In return for its spectacular voluntary effort, the village owns a ‘Golden Share’ of the film meaning that clubs, schools and societies in the village will benefit from any future profits.

The video clip is about the film Tortoise in Love.  The village that made the film and how it took it all the way to Leicester Square.

Click here to read more about Tortoise in Love