ONE of the roads to Castle Howard is closed today for television filming.

The Stray will be shut to traffic until 9pm to allow filming to take place.

A diversion for access to Castle Howard is in place and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

A spokesperson for Castle Howard said they were unable to comment.

The stately home featured prominently in the Regency romance Bridgerton, standing in for Clyvedon Castle, the family seat of lead character, the Duke of Hastings.

Castle Howard has featured on the small and silver screen many times over the decades, most famously in the TV and film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited but also in The Arctic Monkeys’ Four out of Five music video in 2018.

Here is a list of some of its appearances over the years:

Brideshead Revisited: The TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited was made in 1981. This starred Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons. This was the show that helped cement Castle Howard in the public’s imagination. For many, Castle Howard is Brideshead.

Producers Miramax returned to Castle Howard to shoot a new film version of Brideshead Revisited in 2008.

Victoria: The popular ITV drama starring Jenna Coleman was first filmed at Castle Howard in October 2015. 

Death Comes to Pemberley: The BBC’s adaptation of PD James’s bestselling novel, Death Comes to Pemberley was filmed at Castle Howard for two weeks during July 2013.

Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties: In a case of mistaken identity, Garfield the cat ends up ruling over a castle - Castle Howard - in this 2006 family movie.

The Buccaneers: Filmed in 1994, this was a BBC production of Edith Wharton’s novel of the 19th century encounter between English aristocracy and wealthy American heiresses. 

Lady L: Directed by Peter Ustinov in 1965, this movie brought Sophia Loren to North Yorkshire. 

Twelfth Night: The only time Castle Howard has been used for a Shakespeare play, which was filmed in 1978.

Barry Lyndon: This 1975 film based on the novel by William Thackeray was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

The Spy With a Cold Nose: Castle Howard doubles as the Kremlin in this 1966 film.