Film & TV Locations in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds has the perfect scenery to be used for TV and film locations and many of the Cotswold country retreats are perfect settings for great British drama. Here are some of the highlights in the Cotswold TV and Film calendar.
Chavenage House was used as a setting for ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ the great British drama set in the 19th century.
The BBC's remake of Poldark, the romantic saga set in 18th-century Cornwall is based on the novels of Winston Graham. Chavenage House featured as the ‘Poldark’ family home.
Here’s Jonny… Depp!
The Cotswold manor Stanway House featured in the film ‘The Libertine’ where Johnny Depp plays a debauched 17th century poet.
Calling All Muggles!
Gloucester Cathedral has been used in many of the ‘Harry Potter’ films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardary, the setting for most of Harry's adventures. Benedict Cumberbatch also visited the Cathedral whilst on set for ‘Sherlock’.
‘Alice through the Looking Glass’, the sequel to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was partly filmed in the historic setting of Gloucester Docks.
The Cotswolds feature regularly in Countryfile where presenter Adam Henson has his farm park.
We like you ‘Just as you are’
‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ was filmed in the beautiful Cotswold village of Snowshill where there is a snowy Christmas scene just before the family festive party. For 'Bridget Jones's Baby' christening scenes were shot in the lovely church at Swinbrook.
Cinders shall go to the Ball
In the latest ‘Cinderella’ film, Blenheim Palace was used as one of the locations. The Grand and Bladon Bridges set the scene for the carriage journey to the Palace when Cinderella goes to the ball.
Lord Grantham comes to the Cotswolds
The Cotswold village of Bampton doubles as the fictional village of Downton in the hit drama series ‘Downton Abbey’. Many of the houses, church and pub exteriors have been used in the filming. Cogges Manor Farm also featured prominently as Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith's illegitimate baby was looked after.
Cider with Rosie –A new BBC drama retells the vivid memoir of Laurie Lee’s childhood during and after WWI. The Cotswold village of Miserden doubles as ‘Slad’, where the book was set.