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
Presenter Alan Titchmarsh filming 'Secrets of the National Trust' at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh returns 

Look back on series 1-3 of Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, a Channel 5 series that went behind the scenes at our places and explored the estates, historic houses and miles of countryside and coastline that we look after. For more remarkable stories you can tune in to series 4, which will broadcast in spring 2019.

Filming Vanity Fair at Osterley Park

Osterley Park transformed for ITV's Vanity Fair 

It is 1815 and the Battle of Waterloo looms on the horizon. With soldiers in red and hearts on the line, this can only be Vanity Fair. Find out how Osterley Park was transformed as a location for ITV's latest blockbuster.

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.

Clapperboard used during the filming of 'Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box' at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

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 Shell House in the sand dunes at Freshwater West

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?

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.


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