Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed? Location details revealed
3 October 2023, 12:15
The Great British Bake Off was filmed earlier this year at a stunning country park estate. Here's everything you need to know about the location.
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With scrumptious bakes and entertaining contestants, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding will be returning to the Bake Off tent. This series also saw Alison Hammond make her presenting debut on GBBO after Matt Lucas stepped down from presenting duties in 2022.
An equally important part of the show is the iconic GBBO tent which has appeared in every series of the show. But where is The Great British Bake Off filmed?
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Here is everything you need to know about the tent's location and any other important GBBO filming locations.
Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed?
The Great British Bake Off is filmed at Welford Park in Berkshire.
The famous GBBO tent is pitched on the stunning grounds with the grand manor house being used as the back drop.
The Welford Estate is generally a private home, meaning members of the public are unable to visit. However, they do often host special events, like their famous Snowdrop Gardens, which does open to all.
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The team at Welford also provide everything GBBO workers need to make a successful series including a production office, green room and catering.
The Great British Bake Off is filmed in the spring and filming lasts around 10 weeks, so the winner is crowned around June time.
Despite knowing who the winner is, the contestants are not able to reveal who was crowned Bake Off champion until the finale has aired.
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Where else has The Great British Bake Off been filmed?
The Great British Bake Off was filmed at Welford Park from 2014-2019 until Covid protocols forced bosses to find a new, suitable location.
During the Covid pandemic GBBO changed its filming location to Down Hall Hotel, which is a beautiful country house hotel in Essex. They moved as Down Hall Hotel were able to be more accommodating with the Covid restrictions that were in place.
The show returned to Welford Park in 2022 which Paul was very excited about. At the time, he said: "I love filming at Welford and we've been away for a couple of years.
"I sat on the grass, not far from the tents. It's a very reflective place and Bake Off's been a big part of my life for quite a while now. It's lovely being back. I felt totally chilled out and relaxed."
The Great British Bake Off airs every Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
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