Go behind the scenes at award-nominated film and TV locations

From the Oscars, to the BAFTAs and the Golden Globe Awards, many of our places have featured in award-winning or nominated films and TV shows.

From Dame Judi Dench’s lavish banquet in Victoria & Abdul to the location of Tudor machinations in Wolf Hall, here’s our pick of the best locations to follow in the footsteps of the stars:

The house in January at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Darkest Hour (2017) 

Gary Oldman’s acclaimed portrayal of Winston Churchill during the early days of the Second World War received accolades across the board. Retrace the Oscar-winner’s steps at Chartwell. Just as Oldman and co-star Kristin Scott Thomas were given a tour of the house during filming, you too can explore Churchill’s much-loved family home. Browse the uniform room, discover the gardens, and learn about the role of Clementine Churchill as wife to one of Britain’s most famous politicians.

View of fields, cliffs and the sea looking towards Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar

Phantom Thread (2017) 

Set amidst stunning scenery on the North Yorkshire Coast, Phantom Thread stars Oscar-nominee Daniel Day-Lewis as a renowned 1950s dressmaker. At Robin Hood’s Bay film fans can visit the cliff-top Victoria Hotel where Day-Lewis meets his on-screen leading lady for the first time. Soak up Oscar-worthy views of the Bay on an easy walking trail around Ravenscar or stop by the Old Coastguard Station to learn more about the area’s distinctive geography.

Sir Michael Gambon and Dame Judi Dench in the banqueting scene

Victoria & Abdul (2017) 

The unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk took centre stage in Victoria & Abdul and earned Dame Judi Dench a nomination at the Golden Globes. Walk through the grounds of the magnificent 17th-century Ham House which hosted the extravagant banqueting scene. Learn about the mansion’s architecture on a free tour or explore the private apartments of the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale.

Woodchester Park boathouse, Gloucestershire

The Crown (2016) 

The Crown took the world by storm in 2016, winning numerous accolades. Discover the locations that stood in for Prince Charles’ school, Gordonstoun, in the second series. A 3.5 mile stroll at Woodchester Park takes you past the lake and boathouse that feature in a PE lesson. Once the setting for lavish picnics, the boathouse is now home to ten species of bat. Children meanwhile will love exploring the woodland play trail and zip wire.

Filming at Montacute House, Somerset

Wolf Hall (2015) 

Charting the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell, BBC’s Wolf Hall garnered praise in 2016, scooping two BAFTAs and two Golden Globes. The six-part series was filmed at several stunning places across the South West. Wander around Montacute’s meticulous gardens which hosted the jousting sequences, explore Lacock’s gothic abbey and picturesque streets, or be amazed by Barrington Court’s extensive woodwork collection.

Sunset at Formby beach

Peaky Blinders (2013) 

BAFTA-nominated gangster drama Peaky Blinders returned to the nation’s screens in 2017 with an action-packed fourth series. Despite being set in 1920s Birmingham, most of the thrilling BBC2 show is actually filmed further north. Follow in the steps of stars Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy with a stroll on the sandy beach at Formby. Four-legged friends are welcome, and there's a scenic cycle path for visitors on two wheels.

Autumn view through a woodland alley, Ashridge Estate

Les Miserables (2012) 

Nineteenth century epic Les Miserables picked up several awards in 2013, including an Oscar for Anne Hathaway. The film follows the plight of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), an ex-convict on the run. Valjean’s first meeting with his leading lady was staged among ancient trees in the Ashridge Estate. Step into the silver screen with a stroll through the woods. During filming the site was scattered with fake snow to recreate a wintry scene outside Paris.