The best UK movie locations to visit in the UK

Britain is filled with romantic villages, ancient castles, and grand manor houses. There are hundreds of places that would look fantastic on camera. However, some places have been used time and time again because of their picturesque quality and natural charm. From murder mysteries to period dramas, the UK housed its fair share of movies and TV shows.

Many movie locations across the UK happen to be open to the public so you can visit the some of your favourite movies’ iconic spots. You just need to know where to look. Legendary movies like Harry Potter and even Star Wars were filmed in spots across the UK, and some of them might be just a few miles from your home.

When opting for a small tour around the UK,  be sure to visit some of the best spots around. You might be surprised by how much you don’t know about our beautiful country’s relationship with the silver screen!

Here are the best UK movie locations to visit in the UK, and how to find them.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle is often mistaken for Hogwarts Castle. A few scenes were captured at the 11th-century castle. The broomstick training scene in The Philosopher’s Stone was filmed on the green, and you can catch your very own class if you visit Alnwick. They also filmed the grand Lion Arch as the entrance to Hogwarts and a few scenes of the students walking between classes in the courtyard.

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall makes an appearance in The Dark Night Rises, and fans will recognise it as Wayne Manor. They built a fake graveyard at Wollaton and few internal refurbishments to make it look like a superhero’s home. You might be able to spot a herd of red deer in the surrounding parkland.

Puzzlewood, Gloucestershire

Puzzlewood in Gloucestershire was the inspiration behind JRR Tolkien’s eleven forests from The Lord of the Rings. The forest is also featured in the 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Rey’s first meeting with Kylo Ren.

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

James Bond fans need to head up north to the Scottish Highlands. The mountains and small villages of the Scottish Highlands have appeared in numerous movies over the years. Glencoe was home to Hagrid’s House in the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Bond family estate in Skyfall.

Shere, Surrey

Shere is the quintessentially British village that you would expect to find in blockbuster movies. Cameron Diaz spends a Christmas here in The Holiday and falls in love with a charming Surrey local. Shere is also featured in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Wedding Date and many more. Get dressed in your cosiest outfit and spend a day exploring the beautiful village in Surrey. It’s even more magical at Christmas time.

Be different this year and enjoy a staycation that puts you in your favourite star’s footsteps.

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