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

Winterfell Festival 2017

Castle Ward, County Down

Take a look at 2017's highlights from Northern Ireland's own Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ham House features in new film Victoria & Abdul

Ham House in London was the location for the banqueting scene in Victoria & Abdul. The film uncovers the story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and one of her servants, who would go on to be her teacher and friend, Abdul.


Woodchester Park gets the royal treatment in The Crown Series 2

In a secluded valley, Woodchester Park offers visitors the unexpected. From an unfinished Victorian Mansion (not National Trust) to a chain of lakes, children's play trail, numerous walks and the chance to spot wildlife, Woodchester Park is well worth a day out.


Summer Nights Film Festival

Belton House, Lincolnshire

The popular summer nights film festival returns this September with the classic blockbusters Pretty Woman and Top Gun. Grab a rug and get stuck into the British version of an American drive-in cinema screening against the stunning backdrop of Belton House


Top holiday cottages for a Swallows and Amazons experience

To celebrate the release of Swallows and Amazons, in cinemas 19 August, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite holiday cottages right on the water. With the sound of lapping water and boat hire nearby these cottages offer some of the best chances to mess about in boats.


The Downton effect

Julian Fellowes, best known as the creator of Downton Abbey, has written a new novel. It is available as a downloadable e-book and includes settings inspired by two of the places we look after: Montacute House in Somerset and Attingham in Shropshire.


Lights, camera, action

Mount Stewart, County Down

In recent years Mount Stewart has frequently been chosen as a filming location for popular television programmes and movies.