Netflix‘s new series The Haunting of Bly Manor already has horror fans gripped to their screens.
The show is loosely based on Henry James’ horror novella The Turn of the Screw, and follows the story of young au pair Dani Clayton (played by Victoria Pedretti), who starts a new job with a family living on the Bly estate in the English countryside. However, she soon starts to see terrifying apparitions.
Although the series is set in England, it wasn’t actually filmed there.
Instead, the cast and crew headed to Vancouver, Canada to shoot the creepy series, while some filming also took place at The Bridge Studiosin Burnaby, a city in British Columbia.
So, is Bly Manor real?
Well, it may come as a relief to hear that no, the haunted manor isn’t a real place. It’s a figment of Henry James’ imagination, who invented the manor and its estate purely for his novella.
In the series, it does look like a real-life manor was used to shoot some of the scenes, including some exterior shots of the imposing home.
However, the production crew is currently remaining tight-lipped about whether a specific manor was used – and where it was located.
We’ll make sure to update this article when we get some more information.
Still, it’s worth noting that the series is a follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House. For this show, Bisham Manor in Atlanta was used as a location, so it seems likely that a real manor was also used for the Bly Manor offering.
In the meantime, the good news for British thrill-seekers is that they don’t need to go all the way to Canada in search of a good scare.
Of course, if you do want to daydream about future travel plans, you could always take a look at some of the world’s creepiest places – if you dare visit of course…