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Top filming locations near our parks

All of our stunning locations across the UK boast spectacular scenery all around. From breath-taking coast lines to jagged mountainside – there’s really something to be in awe of, which ever park you visit. So it’s no surprise that scenery close to our park locations have been used by film makers to bring to screen some of your favourite movies and TV shows. Here’s just a few….

Yorkshire

Just a short drive from our Littondale park you will find yourself in the picturesque town of Malham. Stroll around Malham Tarn for a beautiful walk, a chance for some fresh air, and gradually wander over to Malham Cove, one of the most stunning natural attractions in the whole of Yorkshire. The Cove has been an inspiring place to visit for hundreds of years and is also popular with cave divers and provides several different ascent options to rock climbers of widely varying abilities. This visually striking site has served as a filming location for a 1992 version of Wuthering Heights, Steve Coogan’s The Trip and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I.

Malham, Yorkshire
Malham, Yorkshire

Lancashire

Park Leisure’s Ribble Valley Park is situated in the Forest of Bowland, an idyllic location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just a 30 minutes’ drive away you’ll find Queens Street Mill, one of the filming locations for multi-Oscar winning The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham-Carter.

Near Herefordshire

The Chronicles of Narnia filmed the journey of the WW2 evacuees from London to Coombe Halt using the stations and scenery that make up the Severn Valley Railway. Beginning at Bridgnorth and ending in Kidderminster, the railway serves six stations following the route of the River Severn.

Cornwall

A stone’s throw away from our stunning Oyster Bay park lies the filming location for children’s favourite The Witches. Based on the Roald Dahl classic, ‘The Headland Hotel’ in Newquay was the key filming location for this 1990 movie. Merely 45 minutes’ drive from Port Isaac lies our Pentire park. Port Isaac was the filming locations for TV favourite, Doc Martin. A popular medical comedy drama starring Martin Clunes - Doc Martin has braced our screens from 2004 and continues to film.

Port Isaac, Cornwall
Port Isaac, Cornwall

North Wales

The scenery of North Wales has provided the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters. The former slate quarry Dinorwig in Llanberis, near our Brynteg and Plas Coch parks, played host to the 2010 remake of The Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington. It wasn’t the first film to feature the quarry, with The Legend of Tarzan also being filmed there due to its vast 700 acres and tumbling rocks creating the perfect dramatic background.

Northumberland

10 miles from Amble Links stands the impressive medieval Alnwick Castle. Many Harry Potter fans will recognise the grandeur of the castle, in fact, it was used as a filming location in the first two films of the franchise, The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. Harry and his fellow first-years took to the Outer Bailey to learn how to fly their broomsticks, and later also learned to play Quidditch there.

The courtyards were used to film the students and teachers of Hogwarts going about their daily lives, while some may also remember the scenes where Harry and Ron crashed the Wesley family’s flying car there. The enchanting Lion Arch also led the way for Harry and friends out of the castle to Hargrid’s hut and the Forbidden forest.

Today, the castle often holds Harry Potter themed events and activities.

Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
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