Portland got posh as members of a hit television show filmed in one of its most prestigious properties.

It may be called Made in Chelsea, but it was a case of Party on Portland as excited viewers saw the cast of the E4 show stay at Pennsylvania Castle during the episode on Monday night.

Popular favourites Spencer Matthews, Millie Mackintosh, Louise Thompson, Jamie Laing, Oliver Proudlock, Rosie Fortescue, Cheska Hull, Binky Felstead and friends visited the top class hotel to be filmed for the hit show.

Castle manager Jo Peters said: “We were delighted when we received an inquiry about the Made in Chelsea cast wanting to stay with us at the Penn.

“The cast members are accustomed to luxurious surroundings and were genuinely impressed and excited to be staying at the castle with a number of them expressing a wish to return.”

Made in Chelsea is a reality TV show set in the Chelsea district of London and follows the lives of several young affluent socialites.

It is mainly shot in areas of Belgravia, the Kings Road and Knightsbridge as well as featuring other exotic locations such as Dubai, Finland and the south of France.

Filming for the show, which is screened on E4, took place in September but the episode has just been screened and is due to be repeated on More 4. It can also be watched on the E4 website.

The show is currently being aired in countries including Australia, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Denmark as well as the United States on November 12 - meaning Portland will be seen across the world. Cast member Louise Thompson took to the Twitter website to say she’d had a ‘big weekend in Weymouth’ and told fans: “Wish I was back in Dorset with the Made in Chelsea gang.”


PENNSYLVANIA Castle was built by John Penn, grandson of William Penn who founded the US state, in 1797.

He appointed architect James Wyatt, who had designed a number of churches and buildings around England and was well-known for his ‘neo gothic’ style.

The Penn was opened by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George III, in 1800 and has played its part in history during the Napoleonic Wars and preparations for D-Day.