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

Ashridge Estate transformed for Les Miserables

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

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


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.


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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Discover Lavenham's Hidden Secrets

Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

Ready for a new discovery? Lavenham has had a turbulent five hundred years of history; this quintessential Suffolk gem has seen it all, from extreme hardship and poverty to fabulous wealth and even Hollywood glamour.


Lacock on screen

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Wiltshire

Lacock is a famous filming location and its appearances include Harry Potter, Wolf Hall and Pride and Prejudice. Look out for the Abbey in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.


Hollywood stars come to Kynance

Kynance Cove, Cornwall

In 2015 the BBC visited the Cornish coast to film an adaptation of Agatha Christie's chilling murder mystery 'And Then There Were None'. Find out which of our places were involved, and how they featured.


On location with Snow White and the Huntsman

Frensham Ponds in Surrey took centre stage in Snow White and the Huntsman, a Gothic re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Snow White.


How Poldark helps us to care for special places

National Trust sites have starred in many films and TV programmes, including recent BBC adaptation of Poldark. Read on to discover the location fees are put back into conservation work, helping to look after these special places and keep them open for everyone to enjoy.


Top 14 places for a Swallows and Amazons adventure

Many of our places in the Lake District appear in the new big screen adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. We’ve picked some of our favourite places for a Swallows and Amazons adventure, perfect for family wild time, and great for experiencing some of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Walking trail

Pemberley Walk at Lyme

Lyme, Cheshire

Discover the filming locations and enjoy the stunning views along the Pemberley walk. 2013 was the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and in 1995 Lyme Hall posed as Mr Darcy’s Pemberley in the BBC adaptation.


Bringing Jane Austen to life

Over the years, some of the places we look after have played starring roles in TV and film adaptations of Jane Austen's novels. From Rosings to Pemberley, there are plenty to discover.


Can you help to roll out the red carpet?

Greenway, Devon

This December a 1950s pop-up cinema is coming to Greenway; can you help us to roll out the red carpet for it by volunteering as a cinema usher? Father Christmas will also be stopping by, and could do with some help to hand out his presents and tell stories to visiting children.


We're filming at Osterley this July

Osterley Park and House, Middlesex

Osterley is playing host to a film crew this July for a new feature film - find out more about what's open and when.


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.


Houses packed with history star in Wolf Hall

Six of our places appeared in Wolf Hall, the BAFTA-winning BBC drama about Tudor politics. Find out how Montacute House, Lacock Abbey and others were transformed into Greenwich Palace and Wolf Hall itself.


Osterley Park transformed for ITV's Vanity Fair

It is 1815 and the Battle of Waterloo looms on the horizon. With soldiers in red and hearts on the line, this can only be Vanity Fair. Find out how Osterley Park was transformed as a location for ITV's latest blockbuster.


Kearney Village stars in new BBC drama

The scenic village of Kearney in County Down makes its TV debut in a new historical drama taking the prime-time slot on BBC One this Sunday

Published : 11 Nov 2016 Last update : 02 Dec 2016


A night at the movies with Sophie Hannah

Greenway, Devon

Join Sophie Hannah, the bestselling author of crime fiction and guest curator of the film collection screened at this year's 1950s pop-up cinema, for a night at the movies at Agatha Christie's holiday home.