TV and Filming Location Breaks in Yorkshire

TV and Filming Location Breaks in Yorkshire

The Cottage at Silkstone is located in a place that’s more than just a charming village framed with peaceful countryside; Silkstone provides a gateway to a world of cinematic wonders, and an ideal base for enjoying TV and filming location breaks in Yorkshire.

Many have watched the inner workings of a farm revealed in Channel 5’s hit TV show Springtime on the Farm, which is filmed at Canon Hall Farm in Cawthorne just a ten-minute drive from The Cottage at Silkstone. The location has become a popular spot for viewers of the show, keen to visit and fully immerse themselves in the real-life version of their favourite docuseries.

If you’re a movie enthusiast looking to step onto the real-life sets of your favourite films. Or a fan of the small screen eager to immerse yourself in the world of your favourite characters, then a visit to Silkstone can be a comfortable base from which to discover a network of filming locations.

The ideal guide to organising TV and filming location breaks in Yorkshire, here are our top five locations within an easy drive of our gorgeous Yorkshire holiday cottage, The Cottage, Silkstone. Venues that have graced our screens and become a haven for ‘set jetters’ from all over the world.

WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE

This magnificent mansion has served as a backdrop for several film and television productions, including the film adaptation of the acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey. The lavish ballroom scene in the movie was filmed at Wentworth Woodhouse, which with its grandiose architecture and sprawling grounds transports visitors back in time to an era of opulence and elegance.

If you’re a fan of Downton, one of the most popular period dramas ever created, then you needn’t travel far across Yorkshire to spy more locations that made it into the feature film. These include North Yorkshire Moors Railway, (including Pickering Railway Station), Little Germany in Bradford, Harewood House, and Dalton Mills in Keighley.

Find out more here: https://www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/funding/productions/downton-abbey/

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

No TV and filming location break in Yorkshire should miss this venue. Venture around an hour from your Yorkshire holiday cottage in Silkstone, and you’ll find yourself at Chatsworth House, one of England’s most magnificent stately homes.  This historic estate has been featured in several films, including Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley. Its magnificent and imposing architecture made it the perfect location to use as Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy. In fact, it is also believed that Jane Austen may have based her idea of Pemberley on Chatsworth House, having written the novel while in Bakewell.

https://www.chatsworth.org/news-media/chatsworth-on-film/pride-and-prejudice

CASTLE HOWARD

Around an hour’s drive in a north-easterly direction from The Cottage, Silkstone stands the magnificent Castle Howard, often regarded as one of England’s finest country homes.

Castle Howard showcases exquisite Baroque and Palladian architecture set within extensive grounds encompassing over 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, woodlands, and parkland. Its opulent interiors, adorned with priceless works of art, intricate carvings, and ornate furnishings, provide a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of bygone eras. It has also captured the imagination of filmmakers, serving as the setting for numerous film and television productions, including the acclaimed television series Brideshead Revisited. More recently Castle Howard was used as The Duke of Hasting’s family estate in the hugely popular Netflix series Bridgerton. The magnificent Long Gallery and other sumptuous rooms within the property were also used in Victoria, ITV’s hit dramatisation of the life of one of England’s longest-reigning monarchs.

MALHAM COVE

A little further afield (around a two-hour drive from The Cottage, Silkstone) but worth a visit for any fans of the wizarding wonderland of Harry Potter, Malham Cove is a geological marvel located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It has served as a captivating backdrop for various film and television productions including the screen adaptation of Wuthering Heights and Steve Coogan’s The Trip. Perhaps most famously of all the dramatic limestone cliffs and rugged beauty of Malham Cove featured prominently in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

Here Harry, Hermione, and Ron camped beneath its towering cliffs, which perfectly captured the sense of adventure and mystique that is central to the film’s narrative.  A perfect TV and Film location to visit if you are planning a family weekend break in Yorkshire.

ELLAND ROAD

Elland Road, the iconic football stadium, and home to Leeds United Football Club, provided an unexpected setting for filming scenes in The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth.

The movie, which chronicles King George VI’s struggle to overcome his stutter, utilised Elland Road’s historic ambiance to recreate the atmosphere of various public speaking engagements. The stadium’s vast terraces served as a backdrop for pivotal moments in the film.

Just a 30-minute drive away, Elland Road is a must-visit for any football fan while in the area and was of course also prominent in the feature film, The Damned United, a story that documents the highs and lows of one of the UK’s finest football managers – Brian Clough.

Whether you’re a film and TV buff, or simply appreciate the beauty of the English countryside, The Cottage at Silkstone offers the perfect base for TV and filming location breaks in Yorkshire. So why wait to explore the magic of Yorkshire’s cinematic heritage? Who knows? You might just stumble upon the set of the next blockbuster film.

For a comprehensive list of films, TV shows and locations to visit in Silkstone and the surrounding areas visit: https://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/attractions/film-and-tv/#:~:text=The%20Damned%20United%20(2009)&text=Filming%20locations%20include%20Scarborough%2C%20Elland,Leeds%20and%20Wakefield%2C%20West%20Yorkshire.

TO BOOK If you’re more enamoured with the idea of snuggling up and watching a film or boxset in front of the fire, then The Cottage at Silkstone is the perfect cozy bolthole – to check our availability at www.thecottagesilkstone.co.uk

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