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
Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown and Sam Clafin in Enola Holmes

Solving mysteries with Enola Holmes 

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.

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

Our places on screen with George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

Ever wanted to delve deeper into the stories of your favourite National Trust places? This new six-part series from Channel 4 takes you behind the scenes with architect and presenter George Clarke, as he visits some of the grand stately homes, quirky cottages and beautiful gardens in our care. Tune in on Sundays from 23 August at 9pm.

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.

Extras in historical costume on the set of Wolf Hall

Our most popular film and TV locations 

Ever wondered how your favourite places end up in films and TV dramas? Join our two filming and location managers as they share some weird and wonderful stories from behind the scenes, and reveal their favourite locations.

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.

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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Solving mysteries with Enola Holmes

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.

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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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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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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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Our places on screen with George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked

Ever wanted to delve deeper into the stories of your favourite National Trust places? This new six-part series from Channel 4 takes you behind the scenes with architect and presenter George Clarke, as he visits some of the grand stately homes, quirky cottages and beautiful gardens in our care. Tune in on Sundays from 23 August at 9pm.

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Walks with literary connections

Head out on a walk through landscapes that have inspired literary giants including Agatha Christie, Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton; or explore the special places that brought their stories to life for big and small screen adaptations.

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