Wiltshire Film & TV Locations
Picture Perfect Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a favourite with filmmakers, taking centre stage in a whole range of productions from swashbuckling adventures to Jane Austen classics. Wiltshire continues to be popular with television and film crews, making an ideal location for anything from traditional period dramas to gothic horror films featuring Hollywood stars. Find out more about some of our film and TV locations below:
Sky 1's Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death was mostly filmed in Biddestone.
Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon's Tithe Barn and surrounding areas were used in the filming of BBC's Wolf Hall and for Robin Hood of Sherwood. The town was also used in the filming of 2009 film 'Creation' and more recently for the filming of The White Princess.
Castle Combe is often voted the ‘prettiest village in England’. A favourite with film makers this stunning village is located at the southern tip of the Wiltshire Cotswolds. The village has played host to many filming productions, the most famous of these being Doctor Dolittle filmed in and around the village in 1966, and recently the village had a major role in Stardust, The Wolf Man and War Horse. In 2016, Castle Combe starred in Doctor Thorne.
Corsham High Street doubles up as Truro in the first series of the BBC’s most recent production of Poldark starring Aidan Turner.
The town featured as Casterbridge in the 1967 version of Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, starring Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates and Terence Stamp. Scenes were shot in the Market Place, St John's Church, the Corn Exchange and the Shambles Market. Nearby Roundway Down is seen in Orwell's 1984 featuring John Hurt and Richard Burton.
The lake at Fonthill Bishop, near Tisbury was used for river scenes in the film Chocolat starring Johnny Depp.
Great Chalfield Manor
Great Chalfield Manor was used in the filming of Wolf Hall. The Manor’s interiors stood in for Austin Friars, Thomas Cromwell’s home. It is also set to appear in BBC's second series of Poldark.
The village of Lacock, with its cottages and inns dating back to the 15th century was the backdrop to the BBC production of Cranford. The village is much admired by film makers; the National Trust village and Abbey has played host to a variety of classic films and costume dramas including Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and the 2008 film production of The Other Boleyn Girl. In 2015 it featured in the BBC's Wolf Hall - the Abbey exteriors representing Wolf Hall, the Seymour family seat. In 2016, Lacock featured in Dr Thorne and was used as a location for The White Princess.
Longleat has been used for a number of film productions including a Bollywood production and was the location for the BBC’s Animal Park. The House also featured in The Four Seasons, based on Rosamunde Pilcher's best selling novels The Shell Seekers and Coming Home.
The National Trust's Mompesson House in Salisbury's Cathedral Close achieved celebrity status as the London home of Mrs Jennings in the 1995 Oscar-winning version of Sense and Sensibility, when the leading parts were played by Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman.
Old Wardour Castle
Old Wardour Castle experienced some modern-day drama when it was used for the filming of Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.
This iconic location was used in the BBC production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and more recently for Doctor Who and movie Thor.
The magnificent gardens of Stourhead were used for the filming of Pride and Prejudice where Lizzie initially rejects Darcy’s proposal of marriage.
Feature film 5 Greedy Bankers starring Ramon Tikaram and Pippa Haywood was shot entirely in Wiltshire, mostly in Tisbury.
The film on the life of Queen Victoria: Momentum Pictures' The Young Victoria, features Wilton House. Wilton was used to double for Rosenau Castle, Prince Albert's Coburg and Buckingham Palace.
The Double Cube Room was used in the cinema version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. This room was also used for ballroom scenes in Sense and Sensibility.
Wilton Windmill was used for The Victorian Farm produced by Lion TV for the BBC series The Victorian Farm.