Top 10 most Instagram-worthy famous homes in the world including Downton Abbey, Sherlock Holmes & Harry Potter

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From Elvis Presley’s Graceland to Harry Potter’s gaff on Privet Drive, here’s a list of the most popular homes people have captured on Instagram.

Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle in Hampshire is the most Instagrammable home in the world, with hundreds and thousands of people flocking to get a photo of the historic mansion.  The ranking comes as Comparethemarket collected and analysed hashtag data from Instagram for famous residences across the globe, ranking each home on the number of posts relating to the property.

The list includes a whole host of homes belonging to notable people from TV shows and films. The research shows that four of the most famous homes in the world are located in England with Highclere Castle - known for housing the redients of the historical BBC drama Downton Abbey - taking the top spot.

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Other instagram-worthy buildings in England included Harry Potter’s childhood abode on Privet Drive and Sherlock Holmes’ base for solving mysteries at 221B Baker Street. The fourth English location to make the list is Wollaton Hall, better known as Wayne Manor in blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises.

Recognisable abodes from across the globe include Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland, and US President’s residence, The White House. Read on to see the top ten list of the world’s most instagram-worthy famous homes.

Top 10 most popular and famous homes in the world 

1. Highclere Castle

  • Known as: Downton Abbey
  • Location: Newbury, England
  • Total: 585,667
highclere_castle | Margaret MacArthur

2. Graceland

  • Known as: Elvis Presley’s house
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Total: 518,330

3. Mount Vernon

  • Known as: George Washington’s house
  • Location: Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Total: 283,993
biltmoreestate | Margaret MacArthur

4. The White House

  • Known as: US President’s residence 
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Total: 248,065

5. Biltmore Estate

  • Known as: George Vanderbilt II’s house
  • Location: Ashville, North Carolina
  • Total: 211,050
graceland | Margaret MacArthur

6. 221B Baker Street

  • Known as: Sherlock Holmes’ house
  • Location: London, England
  • Total: 195,847

7. Hearst San Simeon Estate

  • Known as: William Randolph Hearst home
  • Location: San Simeon, California
  • Total: 152,825
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221b Baker Street | Margaret MacArthur

8. Paisley Park

  • Known as: Prince’s house
  • Location: Chanhassen, Minnesota
  • Total: 143,130

9. Wollaton Hall

  • Known as: Wayne Manor - The Dark Knight Rises
  • Location: Nottingham, England
  • Total: 71,856

10. 12 Picket Post Close

  • Known as: Privet Drive - Harry Potter
  • Location: Berkshire, England
  • Total: 50,013

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