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
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.

Dixie Egerickx (Mary Lennox) on set at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

The Secret Garden

A new film adaptation of Frances Hodgeson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden will be coming to cinemas in spring 2020. Check back here nearer the time to discover how Bodnant Garden, Fountains Abbey and Osterley Park provided fertile ground for retelling the classic children’s story.

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.


Easter for families at Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Discover The Secret Garden at Bodnant this Easter.

Walking feature

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.


Lacock village and countryside

Lacock, Wiltshire

With its central grid of four streets, Lacock today looks much like it did 200 years ago. Lacock is a quintessential English village with streets lined with timber-framed cottages and local shops.


Dracula filmed at Mottisfont

Mottisfont, Hampshire

The atmospheric Cellarium provided a backdrop for scenes in the BBC/Netflix production of Dracula, written and directed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.


BBC’s Worzel Gummidge filmed at Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

If you’re hoping for some nostalgic festive T.V. this Christmas, then look no further than BBC One’s new two-part adaptation of Worzel Gummidge.


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?


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