Where Is Bly Manor in Real Life?

GO GOTHIC OR GO HOME. Bly Manor as seen on the Netflix horror show of the same name

"The Haunting of Bly Manor" is a gothic romance for the ages, and you can't be blamed if you want to pin down the location of the spooky house. 

Most of the filming for the series took place in British Columbia, with Thornewood Castle used to establish the exterior shots of the haunted manor. 

Other locations in and around Vancouver were utilized to depict the manor. Interior filming took place in the city's Bridge Studios.

"The Haunting of Bly Manor" is loosely based on the 1898 horror novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. It's worth noting that the celebrated author wrote "The Turn of the Screw" after a visit to Lamb House in East Sussex, England.

He eventually purchased Lamb House and lived here from 1897 to 1916.

While Thornewood Castle in Canada (above) channeled the haunted Bly Manor, the purported inspiration for Henry James' 'Turn of the Screw,' on which the series is based, is in Rye, UK: Lamb House (below via David Nicholls)

The series incorporates elements from other works by James as well as gothic tales by authors such as Sheridan Le Fanu ("In a Glass Darkly") and even Charlotte Brontë ("Villette"). Series creator Mike Flanagan took inspiration from various classic ghost stories and blended them together to create the chilling narrative behind Bly Manor. 


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