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
The cast of Belgravia

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 star in ITV's 6-part TV adaptation, airing on Sundays at 9pm from 15 April 2020.

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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Shakespeare 400 at Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe Place, Kent

Throughout May and June we are celebrating the legacy of William Shakespeare with a variety of performances and activities. Find out more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved with the fun.

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Spring time at Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Immerse yourself in springtime and be part of the magical transformation...

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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 star in ITV's 6-part TV adaptation, airing on Sundays at 9pm from 15 April 2020.

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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.

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Great Chalfield - a medieval manor

Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, Wiltshire

The manor reflects the style and grandeur of the past, so it is no wonder that this fifteenth century manor is famous for film and TV.

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Explore The Secret Garden film locations

With a new film adaptation of The Secret Garden coming to cinemas this summer, discover how the enchanting gardens at Bodnant and Fountains Abbey proved fertile ground for this retelling of the classic children’s story, and even became inspiration for the stars.

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