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.
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).
Popular film location Ashridge in Hertfordshire was transformed with 1,000 square metres of fake snow for Les Mis, when it stood in as an area of countryside near Paris. Watch on: Sky Cinema
We’ve rounded up some of the top festive films and TV filmed at our places. Join Daphne Bridgerton as she navigates Regency London's marriage market, complete with the ball scene outside the Temple of Venus at Stowe. Watch on: Netflix (from 25 December)
A trip to Hogwarts always brings a bit more magic to the festive season. Look out for the cloisters of Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, and Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire as Malfoy Manor. Watch on: Sky Cinema
In this darker take on Dickens’ classic, Rainham Hall in London was transformed into Scrooge’s imposing townhouse, complete with artificial snow outside. Watch on: BBC iPlayer
What would Christmas be without a Jane Austen adaptation (or six)? Keep an eye out for Belton House in Lincolnshire, Lacock village in Wiltshire and of course Lyme Park, Cheshire as Pemberley. Watch on: Netflix
Winter is here and we’re all too full of mince pies to move. So why not settle in for season one of the fantasy epic, filmed at places we care for in Northern Ireland? Watch on: Sky Store
Browse all our articles on the role our places have played in countless film and TV productions over the years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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