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Britain is well known for the quality of film and television productions. Locations where some of these have been filmed are listed below.
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Forth BridgeFilmThe 39 Steps (1935) - Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Forth Bridge, Scotland

Film101 Dalmations (1996) - Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Central London - including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Burlington Arcade, Battersea Park and Kenwood House.

Film1984 (1984) - Richard Burton, John Hurt

London Docklands

Tower Of LondonFilmAlfie (1966)

Tower Of London


Vets Practice - AskriggFilm& TelevisionAll Creatures Great and Small - Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davidson

Askrigg in North Yorkshire (as Darrowby), with rural locations around lovely Wensleydale and Swaledale.

FilmAn American Werewolf In London (1981) - David Naughton, Jenny Agutter

Black Mountains in South Wales, Abergwersyn Common. London locations included Regent's Park, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road tube station and Clink Street.

St. Katherine's DockFilmBattle of Britain (1969)

St. Katherine's Docks, London


St. Katherine's DockFilmBrannigan (1975)

Beckton Gas Works & St. Katherine's Dock


FilmBraveheart (1995) - Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

Glen Nevis, Scotland

TelevisionBrideshead Revisited (1982) - Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews

The stunning Castle Howard, near York in Yorkshire played the home of the Marchmain family. The series was also filmed at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire and in Oxford.

FilmBrief Encounter (1945) - Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson

Carnforth Station, Lancashire

FilmBrighton Rock (1947) - Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley

Brighton, Sussex

FilmCarry on up the Khyber (1968)

Watkin Path, Snowdon, North Wales - SID JAMES, KENNETH WILLIAMS

FilmChariots Of Fire (1981) - Ben Cross, Ian Charleston, Nigel Havers

Cambridge College & Eton College, Berkshire. Olympic team training on the beach was filmed at St Andrews. Bebington Oval on Merseyside doubled for the Paris Olympic Stadium.

Granada Television StudiosTelevisionCoronation Street

Manchester, Lancashire

FilmClockwork Orange (1971)

Tavy Bridge Shopping Centre, Thamesmead Housing Estate, London

FilmThe Elephant Man (1980)

Shad Thames, London

FilmElizabeth (1998) - Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes

The Tower of London and Durham Cathedral, also York Minster; Aydon Castle, Warkworth Castle, Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland; Haddon Hall near Bakewell, Derbyshire.

FilmThe Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain (1995) - Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys, North Wales - Also used was Hampton Loade village in the Severn Valley

Ey Up.. it's Gold HillFilmFar From The Madding Crowd (1967) - Peter Finch, Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp


SnowdoniaFilmFirst Knight (1995) - Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Julia Ormond

Mainly Snowdonia in Wales, with Camelot built at the edge of Trawsfynydd Lake near Ffestiniog in North Wales. Some scenes were filmed in the hills around Blaenau Ffestiniog north of Trawsfynydd, while a village was built on the National Trust's Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns in Hertfordshire. Also used was the Tower of London.

FilmFour Weddings And A Funeral (1994) - Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, James Fleet

The Crown Hotel, Amersham, Bucks & St. Bartholomew-The-Great. The churches used include the chapel of the Royal Naval College at Greenwich, London, and St Michael's, a village church in Betchworth, near Dorking. Also the Caf� Rouge restaurant on Wellington Street.

The Cobb - Lyme regisFilmThe French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) - Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

Lyme Regis, Dorset. Also used were the Undercliff (the slopes between Lyme and Axmouth) in Dorset, while the closing scenes were filmed on Lake Windermere in the Lake District

SnowdoniaFilmFrom Russia with Love (1963) - Sean Connery


FilmFull Metal Jacket (1987)

Beckton Gas works, Galleons Reach and Isle of Dogs, London - MATTHEW MODINE

FilmThe Full Monty (1997) - Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson

Shot at various locations throughout Sheffield and Bolsover, with the closing 'Full Monty' scenes filmed at Shiregreen Working Men's Club.

Dunnottar CastleFilmHamlet (1990) - Mel Gibson, Glenn Close

Shot on location in Scotland, using the imposing medieval Blackness Castle in Falkirk and Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, Grampian.

FilmA Hard Days Night (1964) - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Shot on a variety of locations, including Newton Abbott, Devon and Minehead in Somerset. Also in London at the Turks Head pub, St Margaret's, Twickenham, Notting Hill, and Gatwick airport.

Eilean Donan CastleFilmHighlander (1986) - Sean Connery, Christopher Lambert

Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe and Glen Uig, Scotland. Also used was Castle Tioram on the edge of Loch Moidart.

FilmHilary & Jackie (1998) - Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths

Shot in Liverpool including concert scenes at St George's Hall, beach scenes at Formby Beach and the Moscow scenes were shot in George's Dock Way on The Strand.

FilmHoward's End (1992) - Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins

Peppard Cottage, overlooking Peppard Common near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, the local village was shot at Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. London locations were used, including the department store Fortnum & Mason's, St James's Court Hotel, Victoria Square, Admiralty Arch and St Pancras Station.

FilmInterview with the Vampire (1994) - Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater

Whitechapel, Wilton's Music Hall, Grace's Alley, Ensign Street.

FilmLand Girls (1998) - Anna Friel, Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz

Devon & Somerset, at Dulverton town centre; Crowcombe Heathfield Station, West Somerset Railway; Bury Bridge, and Bossington Beach near Porlock.

TelevisionLast of the Summer Wine (1973 - onwards) - Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Kathy Staffe, Michael Aldrich, Brian Wilde

Holmfirth - West Yorkshire & The White Horse Inn at nearby Jackson Bridge acts as one of the local pubs.

FilmLawrence of Arabia (1962) - Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness

Cobham, Surrey & Merthyr Mawr sand dunes near Bridgend, South Wales. The memorial service scene was filmed at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

FilmLittle Voice (1998) - Michael Caine, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn

Scarborough, Yorkshire

FilmLocal Hero (1983) - Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert

Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The beach scenes were shot on the other side of Scotland, at Camusdarrach in Morar.

FilmLoch Ness (1995) - Ted Danson, Joely Richardson

Loch Ness, Scotland. Also at Loch Torridon as well as the west coast castle Eilean Donan. Exteriors of Joely Richardson's hotel were filmed at Lower Diabaig, a village 50 miles north-west of Loch Ness. Also used was the Natural History Museum in London.

FilmLock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Vinnie Jones, Sting

Bethnal Green Town Hall, Repton Boys Club & St. John's Street, Smithfield and Staples Market, Camden, London

FilmThe Madness Of King George (1994) - Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren

Wilton House, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Also used were Syon House at Brentford, Arundel Castle in Sussex and the impressive moated Broughton Castle near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Further scenes were shot in the Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and St Paul's Cathedral.

FilmA Man For All Seasons (1966) - Paul Schofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles

Hampton Court, Surrey

FilmMartha - meet Frank, Daniel & Lawrence (1998) - Monica Potter, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander

Blakes Hotel, Roland Gardens, Livebait restaurant and Battersea Park Caf�, London.

FilmMission Impossible (1996) - Tom Cruise, Jon Voight

Liverpool Street Railway Station.

FilmMonty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) - Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin

Doune Castle near Stirling; Glen Coe and Castle Stalker near Oban (where the Grail is found).

FilmMortal Kombat 2 : Annihilation (1996)

Dinorwic Quarry, Wales

FilmMrs Brown (1997) - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer

Osbourne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. Duns Castle, west of Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish borders, and Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

FilmMy Fair Lady (1964) - Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Covent Garden, London. Also used is Ascot racecourse in Berkshire.

FilmNotting Hill (1999) - Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts

Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Hamstead Heath and Kenwood House; all in London

FilmOld, New, Borrower, Blue (1999) - Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan

Belfast Waterfront Hall, and Macgilligan Strand, Limavady. Ireland

FilmOliver (1967)

Shad Thames, London

EdinburghFilm&TelevisionThe Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) - Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens

Edinburgh -  Donaldson's School for the Deaf in Henderson Row was used for the school (now part of Edinburgh Academy), while also featured were Greyfriars Churchyard, close to Edinburgh Castle, and Barnbougle Castle (Jackson's character's house), along the coast from Cramond on the Dalmeny Estate.

FilmThe Railway Children (1970) - Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Dinah Sheridan

Oakworth & Haworth, West Yorkshire.

FilmThe Remains Of The Day (1993) - Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

Dyrham Park near Bath was used for exterior shots; Corsham Court near Chippenham was used for the library and dining-room scenes; the staircase hall scenes were filmed at Powderham Castle near Exeter, and Badminton House, Gloucestershire was used for scenes of the servants' quarters. Concluding scenes were shot at Weston-Super-Mare.

FilmRestoration (1995)

Caerphilly Castle, Wales

FilmRob Roy (1995) - Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange

Glen Nevis, Scotland and in Perthshire at Megginch Castle and at Drummond Castle.

Bamburgh CastleSeven SistersFilmRobin Hood, Prince Of Thieves (1991) - Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman

Seven Sisters, Eastbourne, Sussex and Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland. Hulne Priory at Alnwick in Northumberland, Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, Peckforton Castle, Cheshire. Burnham Beeches near London and Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

FilmSecrets and Lies (1996)

Bethnal Green (Quilter Street) & Holborn Underground Station - BRENDA BLETHYN, TIMOTHY SPALL

FilmSense & Sensibility (1995) - Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

Shot at Montacute House and in Montacute village, Somerset; at Saltram House near Plymouth; at Wilton House in Wiltshire, and at Mompesson House in Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Symonds YatFilmShadowlands (1993) - Sir Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger

Symonds Yat, Magdalen College, Oxford & Great Central Railway's station at Loughborough (as Oxford station).

Symonds Yat provided a magnificent backdrop for some scenes in the film, the true story of CS Lewis and his relationship with Joy Gresham.

FilmShakespeare In Love (1998) - Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush

Many sites were used, including Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire (to stand in for Viola's stately home); The Great Hall at Middle Temple acted as the Banqueting Hall at Whitehall Palace. Other locations in London included Marble Hill House, Spitalfields, St Bartholomew the Great and the River Thames near Barnes. The final scenes were shot at Holkham Beach in North Norfolk.

FilmShall We Dance ? (1995) - Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari

Empress Ballroom and on the promenade at Blackpool, Lancashire.

FilmSliding Doors (1998) - Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah

London - Bertorelli's restaurant in Charlotte Street, the Blue Anchor pub in Hammersmith and the final scenes are set on Albert Bridge over the Thames.

EdinburghFilmTrainspotting (1996) - Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle

Edinburgh & Glasgow, Scotland. Also Corrour Station in Scotland and some closing sequences in London.

Fishguard, DyfedFilmUnder Milk Wood (1973) - Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole

Lower Town, Fishguard, Dyfed, West Wales

FilmWaking Ned (1998) - Ian Bannen, Fionnula Flanagan, James Nesbitt, David Kelly

Isle of Man, including Cregneash village

Eilean Donan CastleFilmThe World is Not Enough (1999) -Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane

London Docklands - River Thames from Westminster down to Greenwich and the Millennium Dome. and Eilean Donan Castle, Dorrie, Scotland.

FilmWilde (1997) - Stephen Fry, Jude Law

Magdalen College, Oxford; Lulworth and Studland beaches and Swanage Pier in Dorset; Houghton Lodge, Wiltshire; Luton Hoo near Luton, and Somerset House, Borough Market, Lincoln's Inn and Middle Temple, and the Cadogan Hotel in London.