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
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Behind the scenes of Jane Austen's Sanditon


Meet the cast of Sanditon, an ITV adaption of Jane Austen's final novel which saw Dyrham Park, Somerset play a starring role.

Filiming locations for The Woman in White included Murlough Nature Reserve

Our places on the silver screen 

Retrace the footsteps of the stars with our guide to the special places we care for that have appeared on the big screen.

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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