Our places on TV and in films

Discover more about how the places we care for have provided a dramatic backdrop to countless films and TV shows.

Shooting Poldark on the North Cornish coast
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Our places in explosive BBC series Gunpowder

Over 400 years after it took place, the legendary Gunpowder Plot still looms large every November. In 2017, the BBC adapted the story for TV, and some of our places had starring roles in the series. You can also find out more about our houses which were connected to the actual plot, all those centuries ago.

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Winterfell Festival 2017

Castle Ward, County Down

We invite you to step into the world of the Stark family at Castle Ward on Sunday 24 September 2017 for Northern Ireland’s very own Winterfell Festival.

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Greenway's 1950s pop-up Christmas cinema

Greenway, Devon

A pop-up 1950s cinema will be opening its doors once again at Greenway this December. The vintage-styled cinema in a cosy marquee in the garden, complete with red velvet seats and uniformed ushers, will be screening classic films.

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Our places on the silver screen

Retrace the footsteps of the stars with our guide to the special places we care for that have appeared on the big screen.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd

Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood actors as we uncover which locations were used to film 2017’s blockbuster movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

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Cornish beaches light up the big screen

Discover more about the beaches of Holywell and Porthcurno, which featured in the WWI-era film Summer in February.

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Tredegar House transformed into army garrison for Journey’s End

One hundred years on from the end of the First World War, Tredegar house in Wales was the film location for the latest adaptation of Journey's End, which opens in cinemas on 2 February.

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Poldark's filming locations

Ever wondered where the windswept cliff scenes in Poldark were filmed? Or whether you can visit the secret coves and mines of the hit BBC adaptation of Winston Graham's novels? Here's the inside knowledge on where to go and see the locations for yourself.

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Our places in Dracula Untold (2014)

A host of iconic places we look after in Northern Ireland featured in Dracula Untold, one of the biggest films of 2014. Discover the locations used, including Giant’s Causeway, Mount Stewart and Divis and the Black Mountain.

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Ham House stars in Anna Karenina

Ham House in London hits the big screen in Anna Karenina, the latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoys classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of Russian high society.

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Ashridge is the Enchanted Forest in Maleficent

Come and explore the Enchanted Forest from Disney's latest movie, Maleficent. Our estate at Ashridge played host to Angelina Jolie's character in the film.

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Ashridge Estate transformed for Les Miserables

The Ashridge Estate served as a backdrop for several scenes in this 2012 blockbuster, including one which required a large amount of fake snow.

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Winterfell Festival

Castle Ward, County Down

Stay tuned for details for Winterfell Festival 2018

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The Homewood in the media

The Homewood, Surrey

A wide range of architecture programmes, fashion shoots and period dramas have been shot at The Homewood over the last few years. Take a look at our list and see what you might recognise.

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Our places in Game of Thrones

County Down is also known as Winterfell, the home of the Stark family. Although the fictional castle was burned down in series two, Castle Ward has been feeling the Game of Thrones effect ever since.

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The Hollow Crown at Lacock

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey stars in 'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses' alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Judi Dench.

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Our film locations in Swallows and Amazons

In 2016 we celebrated the release of the Swallows and Amazons film, as our places provided a backdrop for many of the scenes.

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Our places in Dr Thorne

Discover which of our special places were used as film locations in Julian Fellowes' production of 'Dr Thorne', adapted from the 1858 novel by Anthony Trollope.