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.
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.
Browse all our articles on the role our places have played in countless film and TV productions over the years.
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.
Six famous faces travelled back in time to experience the harsh realities of 19th-century workplaces for the BBC series 24 Hours in the Past. The celebrities took on real jobs which would have been done at the New Inn, Buckinghamshire and The Workhouse, Nottinghamshire.
Ever wanted to delve deeper into the stories of your favourite National Trust places? This six-part series from Channel 4 took you behind the scenes with architect and presenter George Clarke, as he visited some of the grand stately homes, quirky cottages and beautiful gardens in our care.
Based on the novels by Nancy Springer, new film ‘Enola Holmes’ introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister. Filming locations included Benthall Hall in Shropshire and Ashridge in Hertfordshire - see if you can spot them when the film comes to Netflix from 23 September.
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.
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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