The house, garden and parkland offer a wide range of locations for TV, film and photography purposes. Situated in one of England’s most attractive areas this distinctive and historic site could provide a setting that offers a range of imaginative opportunities.
The house has one of the best preserved Elizabethan interiors in the UK with original oak panelling, rich leather wall coverings and ornate plasterwork. The topiary garden is unique with its ancient cut trees and colourful borders. There is an Orchard, high Beech hedges, a pond, a Willow maze and a Rose garden. The Park is a fine early example of landscaping with far-reaching views and the River Kent flowing through it. There is over a mile of oak-lined avenue, a herd of Norwegian Black Fallow Deer and the distinctive Bagot goats.
Levens Hall can offer excellent facilities for productions of all sizes and is able to provide extensive parking and in-house catering. There are good road and rail transport links and top class local accommodation.
The wider Estate consists of several farms both in the immediate environs of the Hall and further afield with hill farms situated on some of the highest land in Cumbria.
The following have been filmed on the Levens Estate:
Wives and Daughters (BBC production) starring Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike and Justine Waddell.
- Hound of the Baskervilles starring Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart and Richard E. Grant.
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall starring Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald and Rupert Graves.
A number of television shows have filmed within the Hall and Gardens, for example:
- BBC Glorious Gardens from Above (Episode showing 24/11/14)
- BBC Gardeners World
- BBC Antiques Road Trip
- BBC Countryfile
- ITV Loose Women
- German TV- An English Love Affair
- German TV- Coast to Coast
The following companies have featured Levens in their advertising campaigns:
Jaguar Land Rover
The House and Gardens have also been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles including:
- The Daily Telegraph
- The Sunday Telegraph Magazine
- The Westmorland Gazette
- Cumbria Life
- Country Life
- House and Garden
- Interiors Magazine
- Marie Clare