For film and TV lovers

Cobbled streets, rolling hills and Tudor mansions that we care for have been backdrops to countless film and TV shows. Featuring in costume dramas, fantasy worlds and fairy tales, you'll have seen stars performing dramatic scenes in many of our houses, castles and landscapes.

Lighting rigged up outside Montacute House, Somerset, during filming for the 2015 BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall
For your festive viewing pleasure

We’ve rounded up some of the top festive films and TV shows that were filmed at places we care for – all available to stream or buy over the holiday period. From classics like A Christmas Carol to family favourites such as Harry Potter, there’s plenty to keep you entertained (and avoid the arguments over Monopoly).

Dixie Egerickx (Mary Lennox) on set at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Explore The Secret Garden film locations 

Since it was published in 1910, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden has bewitched generations of children and adults alike. Now a star-studded film adaptation is set to breathe new life into the tale, coming to cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23. Discover how places in our care proved the perfect settings for this retelling of the evergreen children’s classic.

The cast of All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Anyone who’s ever dreamed of becoming a vet has probably read the James Herriot books, or watched the classic TV series. Now a new six-part adaptation is arriving on our screens, filmed in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Keep an eye out in episode two and you might spot Janet’s Foss – a beautiful secluded waterfall on the Malham Tarn Estate. Tune in weekly from Tuesday 1 September at 9pm on Channel 5, or catch up on the My5 website.

The cauldron in the Warming Room at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts 

With its quaint village streets and abbey cloisters, Lacock has brought a touch of magic to two of the Harry Potter films and the second Fantastic Beasts film, when it stood in for parts of Hogwarts. Potter fans can also visit Freshwater West beach in Wales which was location of Bill and Fleur’s Shell Cottage, while Lavenham Guildhall in Suffolk became Harry's childhood home in Godric's Hollow.

Stars of the small screen

Rhododendrons in bloom on the lake at Lyme, Cheshire

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.

Exterior of White Edge Lodge

Stay on screen 

Did you know that some of our holiday cottages have been used as the backdrop for film and TV? From Harry Potter to Downton Abbey, book a stay and retrace the footsteps of your favourite characters through these famous film locations.

Filming of The Mill at Quarry Bank

Filming enquiries 

Rugged coastlines, beautiful parks and graceful buildings. With thousands of years of history on our books, we can add character to whatever you're filming.

Discover more of our places on TV and in films

Browse all our articles on the role our places have played in countless film and TV productions over the years.

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Welsh Treasures: Houses, Land and Secrets on S4C

Discover the secrets behind our houses and castles in a new series on S4C. Trysorau Cymru: Tir, Tai a Chyfrinachau (Treasures of Wales: Land, Houses and Secrets) looks into the stories hidden within the walls of six of our most historic houses in Wales and asks some important questions about their past – the good and the bad.

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Digging the dirt: The true story behind The Dig

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

The Dig is a new film by Netflix, based on the novel of the same title by John Preston. But do you know the true story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo? Read on to discover more.

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Lacock village and countryside

Lacock, Wiltshire

With its central grid of four streets, Lacock today looks much like it did 200 years ago. Lacock is a quintessential English village with streets lined with timber-framed cottages and local shops.

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Explore The Secret Garden film locations

Since it was published in 1910, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden has bewitched generations of children and adults alike. Now a star-studded film adaptation is set to breathe new life into the tale, coming to cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23. Discover how places in our care proved the perfect settings for this retelling of the evergreen children’s classic.

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Film locations in Wales

Here in Wales we look after some of the finest buildings and some of the most dramatic coast and countryside scenery in the country, many of which have doubled up as scenes in Hollywood blockbusters, but do you recognise which ones?

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Lacock on screen

Lacock, 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.

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