Everyone’s favourite teen wizard has appeared at various magicallocations all over Britain. Take a train from London’s King’s Cross Station to seePlatform 9 ¾ from where the Hogwart’s Express departs, steam over theGlenfinnan Viaduct where Ron’s flying Ford Anglia lands and check out London’ Victorian LeadenhallMarketwhere you’ll find the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. And if you’researching for Hogwarts itself grab your broomstick and investigate AlnwickCastle, the BodleianLibrary inOxford and Durham Cathedral.
Follow Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tatou)through London's extraordinary historical centre to the Knight’s Templar’s TempleChurch and WestminsterAbbey thencheck out LincolnCathedral whichstands in for the abbey’s interior in the film.
We could dedicate an entire website to James Bond locations butthere are several associated with the suave spy you won’t want to miss. The NationalMotor Museum atBeaulieu in the New Forest has one of the biggest collections of bond vehiclesin the world including the legendary submarine Lotus from ‘The Spy Who LovedMe’ and in London you can see the real life HQ of MI6 which stars in both‘Golden Eye’ and ‘The World Is Not Enough’. For a thrilling bond-style ride,take a high-powered boat trip past MI6 with London Rib Voyages.
This lavish adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel makes great use ofsumptuous locations in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Kent. Follow KeiraKnightley’s Elizabeth Bennett to ChatsworthHouse inDerbyshire, used as the home of Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), stride out intothe glorious Peak District and discover Stamford, the Georgian town inLincolnshire that became Meryton Village.
The beautiful LakeDistrict landscapethat captivated Beatrix Potter and inspired her beloved children's books isshowcased in the film about the author's life, ‘Miss Potter’, starring ReneeZellweger. Woven around romance and heartbreak, you'll fall in love with thedestinations featured in the film, mainly shot on location in Northern England.
Fans ofthis classic love story can still find the café at Carnforth Station inLancashire, where Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson found love over cups of tea.The tearoom has a convincing claim, following a recent refurbishment, as theonly café in the world to be lovingly restored with the aid of a David Leanfilm.
Hugh Grant and his floppy-fringed friends larked all over Londonand the Home Counties while making this 1992 comedy. As well as capitallocations like the RoyalNaval College atGreenwich and the National Film Theatre on South Bank, the film shows off someof England's hidden gems, especially the jaw-dropping medieval church ofStBartholomew the Great inSmithfields.
Cry 'Freedom!' on Mel Gibson's trail in the Highlands. Toexperience Braveheart country at its best, grab hiking boots or a mountain bikeand head out into Glencoe,Glen Nevis (the wettest valley in Europe) and around Loch Leven: all a shortjourney from highland HQ, Fort William.
Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning turn as Her Majesty in the day'safter the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, also made a star of severalScottish houses. You can practise your royal wave at Culzean Castle, Castle Fraser inAberdeenshire and the Royal residence at Balmoral. The wonderfully wildGlenfeshie Estate also features, as do London's most famous royal and politicalsights.
This beautifully shot and touching story of King George VI’s(Colin Firth) struggle with his stutter was filmed at a number of locationsaround the UK. Ely Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey. In themovie you’ll spot an exact replica of the CoronationChair, the 14th-century seat that’s been used for coronations since 1308 andthat can still be seen on a tour of the abbey today. Ely itself is well worth alook – it towers impressively above the surrounding fenlands and has a rareoctagonal lantern, built when the old tower collapsed in 1322.