Film locations and film festivals

Did you know that many parts of England have been stars of the big screen? Our country’s picturesque landscapes, magnificent castles and bustling cities have proven to be a popular choice for many filmmakers when shooting Hollywood blockbusters, so recreate scenes from your favourite film whilst on a tour of the UK's film locations, from Alnwick Castle grounds where Harry Potter first played quidditch to the cosmopolitan streets of Notting Hill. But the excitement doesn't end there for you film buffs; you will be spoilt for choice with the various film festivals that take place throughout the country celebrating independent films, foreign cinema and everything in-between.

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Visit the real Downton Abbey

Visit the real Downton Abbey

Do you love period drama? Want to follow in the Crawley family’s footsteps? Experience the setting of Downton Abbey at Hampshire’s Highclere Castle.

Location: Newbury, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Bram Stoker Film Festival

Bram Stoker Film Festival

Distinctly dark surprises on the east coast.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Events
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Get to work in The Mill

Get to work in The Mill

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate was a filming location for the TV programme The Mill.

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

Historic sites and icons
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Visit the location of The Railway Children

Visit the location of The Railway Children

Step back in time and relive the famous story of The Railway Children. Watch steam trains puff along the valley and visit key locations in the film.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV
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Explore the West Bay coastline as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Explore the West Bay coastline as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Discover West Bay and soak up the setting that helped inspire TV’s Broadchurch.

Location: West Bay, Dorset

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Spend a day exploring the sights in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

Spend a day exploring the sights in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

In the north west of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds encompasses the honey-pot village of Castle Combe and the picturesque market town of Malmesbury.

Location: Wiltshire Cotswolds, Wiltshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Cast a spell at Arley Hall and Gardens

Cast a spell at Arley Hall and Gardens

Explore the magical home of multi-part movie, 'Evermoor', a Disney production filmed at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire's Northwich.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Gardens and Parks
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Picture Mr Darcy coming out of the lake

Picture Mr Darcy coming out of the lake

The magnificent house, gardens and deer park at Lyme Park was the filming location for the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

Location: Lyme Handley, Cheshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

You can catch a must-see movie ahead of its release and question the director about what inspired them at the CINECITY Brighton Film Festival.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Culture
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Thrill yourself with some mayhem at Broadway Cinema

Thrill yourself with some mayhem at Broadway Cinema

Satisfy your need for thrills and spills, as Broadway Cinema delights you with their weird and wonderfully gruesome Mayhem Film Festival.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rainy day ideas
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Enter a movie-star house

Enter a movie-star house

The 15th-century Athelhampton House is steeped in history and has enjoyed TV and film fame.

Location: Athelhampton, Dorset

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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London Film Locations Tour

London Film Locations Tour

A whizz around London's famous film backdrops, visiting around 40 different locations.

Location: London, Greater London

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Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Step inside Hogwarts' Great Hall at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and feel the films magically come to life.

Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire

Attractions
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Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

See where the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses took place at Tewkesbury, discovering the story behind Philippa Gregory’s ‘The White Queen’.

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Notting Hill Walking Tour

Notting Hill Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the rich and famous.

Location: London, Greater London

Literature, film and TV
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Take a tour round Stokesay Court

Take a tour round Stokesay Court

Stokesay Court was the setting for the mansions scenes in the film version of Ian McEwan's best selling novel, “Atonement”.

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire

Literature, film and TV
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Recreate scenes from Pride & Prejudice at Stourhead gardens

Recreate scenes from Pride & Prejudice at Stourhead gardens

Stourhead was one of the film locations for the film version of Pride & Prejudice and makes a romantic place for an afternoon stroll.

Location: Mere, Wiltshire

Picturesque places
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Take a 'Christmas Carol’ Guided Tour

Take a 'Christmas Carol’ Guided Tour

Join a Christmas Carol guided tour to see some of the film’s most memorable locations.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Tours and trails
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Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

For many filmgoers one of the strengths of the hugely successful ‘War Horse’ was the bleak but beautiful backdrop of Dartmoor in Devon.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks

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