Comparison of Einzbern Castle entrance hall (from Fate/stay night visual novel) with Chatsworth House Painted Hall in DePost Reply
So I've been replaying the Fate/stay night visual novel recently (I played the Fate route and up to about day 10 of the UBW route a couple years ago but never got round to finishing it, decided to restart).
I'd heard before that the Einzbern Castle is supposed to be based on the Chateau de Brissac in France (and it clearly is, from the exterior appearance and some shots of the corridors), but in the summer I went to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England, basically this extremely luxurious estate owned by some member of the nobility, and today when I was replaying the first scene where you see the entrance hall of Einzbern Castle, I couldn't believe how similar it looked to the Painted Hall at Chatsworth.
I found the best photo I could of it and flipped it horizontally to get the windows to line up and they are unmistakably similar. 100% positive that shot from F/SN is based on Chatsworth.
edit: fixed the image link
it would seem I have a habit of writing excessively long posts