Film Location

The magic of the film world has been coming to Ballywalter Park regularly since 1997.

In the first production, Divorcing Jack, the house served as the headquarters of a corrupt Northern Ireland politician and thereafter to such settings as the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, a military hospital, with casualties from the trenches of Ypres in 1917 through to a gaol cell and a Nazi bierkeller, a Country Club and the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. We are regularly amazed by what the imaginative set designers can conjure up when we walk around the house and gardens. Of note, was the transformation of the 18th century Pigeon House into a Gamekeeper’s Cottage.

Ballywalter has become a must go to for film and television production companies guided by Screen NI and the wonderful location managers whose task it is to find the perfect location for their multiple requirements. On the technical side, there is swift and easy access for vehicles and ample parking. The range of outbuildings and basement rooms provide additional wardrobe and make-up facilities and a bespoke password protected wi-fi network can be provided.

Previous productions at Ballywalter Park