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

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Latest releases
Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth filming Supernova in the Lake District

Behind the scenes of Supernova 

In cinemas from 25 June, Supernova follows Sam and Tusker: a couple of twenty years who are dealing with the challenges of Tusker’s diagnosis with young-onset dementia. We caught up with writer and director Harry Macqueen to find out more about the experience of filming amid dramatic Lake District locations, including land we care for at Crummock Water.

 

 

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.

Factual series and documentaries

Our partnership with Sky
Dixie Egerickx (Mary Lennox) on set at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Discover The Secret Garden film locations 

Since it was published in 1910, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden has bewitched generations of children and adults alike. The star-studded film adaptation released on Sky Cinema in October 2020 breathed new life into the tale. Discover how places in our care proved the perfect settings for this retelling of the evergreen children’s classic.

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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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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Behind the scenes of Belgravia

In 2016 Julian Fellowes, best known as the creator of Downton Abbey, released his historical novel Belgravia. Settings in the novel were inspired by two of the places we look after: Montacute House in Somerset and Attingham in Shropshire. Now things have come full circle as other places in our care starred in ITV's 6-part TV adaptation, which aired in spring 2020.

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Downton Abbey comes to Lacock

Find out how the picturesque streets of Lacock in Wiltshire were transformed for the Downton Abbey movie, standing in for the village of Downton as it celebrates a royal visit.

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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.

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Game of Thrones filming locations

HBO's Game of Thrones® is known for its warring families, dragons and dramatic landscapes - but did you know that many of the places that we care for in Northern Ireland were used as locations for the show? Discover where you can follow in the footsteps of the Starks and the Lannisters.

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Woodchester Park gets the royal treatment in The Crown Series 2

In a secluded valley, Woodchester Park offers visitors the unexpected. From an unfinished Victorian Mansion (not National Trust) to a chain of lakes, children's play trail, numerous walks and the chance to spot wildlife, Woodchester Park is well worth a day out.