THE #PEAKDISTRICT’S TOP 12 FILM AND TV LOCATIONS

Chatsworth Classic home of the Dukes of Devonshire, and backcloth for films such as Pride & Prejudice (Film 2005, BBC TV series 1995), The Duchess (2008) and The Wolfman (2009). www.chatsworth.org

Haddon Hall Fairytalesetting for several film and TV versions of Jane Eyre – including Cory Fukunaga’s acclaimed 2011 movie, cult film The Princess Bride (1987, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012), Elizabeth (1998) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). www.haddonhall.co.uk

Dovedale, Lindale and Ilam Hall. Featured in the 2010 version of Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, also in Jane Eyre (BBC TV series 2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-dovedale

Stanage Edge Found fame as the scenic spot where Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Bennet) daydreamed of dashing Mr Darcy (played by Matthew Macfadyen) in the 2005 blockbuster Pride & Prejudice.www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

Hardwick Hall Bess of Hardwick’s impressive Elizabethan masterpiece – ‘more glass than wall’ – and inspiration for Malfoy Manor in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (2010). www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick

Kedleston Hall Imposing, neo-classical house, once the home of the influential Curzon family, and setting for The Duchess (2008) and Jane Eyre (BBC TV series 2006) www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston

Lyme Park Dating from Tudor Times, Lyme was later transformed into an Italianate palace, though some Elizabethan interiors survive. Visitors still flock to its lake to see where actor Colin Firth emerged, dripping wet in white shirt and breeches, as Mr Darcy in the BBC TV version of Pride & Prejudice (1995).http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lymepark

Derwent Valley Scenic training ground for pilots who later deployed Barnes Wallis’s famous ‘bouncing bomb’ designed to breach German dams in the Second World War, featured in the post war film The Dam Busters, starring the late Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd (1955). http://www.stwater.co.uk/upload/pdf/Discover_and_Enjoy_Derwent.pdf

Longnor This sleepy Staffordshire Moorlands village starred in ITV’s peak-time medical drama Peak Practice in the 1990s, and more recently in psychological thriller The Holding (2011), starring Vincent Regan and David Bradley (caretaker of Hogwarts, Argus Filch, in the Harry Potter series of films). www.theholding-movie.co.uk

Matlock Bath Location for Derbyshire director Nick Whitfield’s award-winning debut film, Skeletons (2010), a quirky cult movie that was acclaimed as Best New British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. www.skeletonsthemovie.com.

Tatton Park One of the UK’s most complete historic estates, with a Tudor Old Hall, neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of gardens and 1,000 acres of parkland, Tatton played host to the popular ITV drama Brideshead Revisited (1981), starring Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom and Sir John Gielgud. www.tattonpark.org.uk

Hadfield Unassuming village near Glossop in the High Peak, whichdoubled as Royston Vasey in darkly satiric comedy The League of Gentlemen BBC TV series (1999 – 2002) and film (2005). http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/leagueofgentlemen

For more information, contact Janette Sykes, PR Manager at Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, 07792 924839, janette.sykes@visitpeakdistrict.com

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