Britain on Film
Captured in perfect weather with its idyllic villages, castles and coastline at their most alluring, it’s hard to find anywhere more beautiful than Britain.
Here are a selection of famous films set in Britain which will inspire you to visit these wonderful locations:
Summer in February
Nothing motivates a visit to the beautiful West Country more than seeing the scenic villages and seascapes as a backdrop to a good film.
Summer in February is a good case in point, loosely based on a true love story between three artists as the country moves towards the Great War.
The scenic footage of Cornwall's coastline, the timeless fishing village of Lamorna and Porthcurno Beach are sure to set your heart racing during the film and inspire a firm desire to visit this beautiful area for yourself.
WarhorseApparently even Steven Spielberg fell in love with the West Country after directing Warhorse on location in the Dartmoor National Park and at the photogenic village of Castle Combe in Wiltshire.
Known as the "prettiest village in England", the thatched cottages and 14th century covered market cross have made Castle Combe a regular for other films including Stardust and The Wolfman.
Outdoor sequences of Warhorse were taken on location at Bourne Woods in Surrey, a popular film location for crews looking to capture the unspoilt British countryside.
The King's Speech
The blockbuster film The King's Speech picked up an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography as well as a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film and countless other awards no doubt thanks in part to its setting at a number of locations around Britain.
Harry PotterAlnwick Castle in Northumberland with its fine towers and battlements will bring Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life for youngsters, with scenes from Hogwart's classrooms filmed in the Chapter House at Durham Cathedral.
The Woman in Black
Alice in Wonderland
Finally, the tall yew hedge and topiary in the grounds of Antony House, Torpoint made this the perfect setting for Tim Burton's interpretation of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It is indeed a truly magical place to visit.