Film Locations Near Club Sites
Having a trip to the cinema is great for seeing the latest blockbuster movie and can inspire you to visit the film destination.
Film directors choose the location for filming with great care and showcase our beautiful country. So, why not take the family to see where Harry Potter learnt his magic skills or the heart-warming story of the Railway Children.
Below you will find some popular films with the nearest Club Sites for you to book your pitch at.
The Harry Potter films have been filmed in numerous locations around the UK, however some are iconic such the Hogwarts Express flying over Glenfinnan Viaduct at Glencoe. The Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross Station, London (platform 9 ¾) . Hogwarts is filmed at Alwnick Castle, Northumberland and is where the young wizard learnt about magic and how to play Quidditch. Hogsmead Station is actually Goathland Railway Station in Yorkshire. Christ Church College dining hall in Oxford is the backdrop of Hogwart’s dining room. .
Nearest Club Sites: Dunstan Hill, Scarborough, Oxford
A historical film played by Mel Gibson as William Wallace - a 13th century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. Filmed in Glen Nevis Valley (Ben Nevis) Loch Leven and Glencoe.
Nearest Club Site: Glencoe
The story starts on a farm in Devon where Albert and his parents live. Albert trains the beautiful horse Joey and forms an emotional bond with the animal. Then, one day the British Army buys the horse on the outbreak of the First World War. Albert promises Joey that they'll find each other again one day – and eventually enlists to embark on a search for his friend. With stunning views across Dartmoor and the quaint villages of Meavy, Sheepstor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor seen in the film.
Nearest Club Site: Tiegn Valley, Barley Meadow or Tavistock.
Other top film locations near Club Sites
Summer in February is a 2013 British romantic drama film set in Cornwall during the early 20th century. This is a touching true story about a group of young artists, their love, desires and friendship in the picturesque landscape. Locations used include Penzance, Lamorna, Prussia Cove, National Trust beaches Holywell and Porthcurno provided "a dramatic setting" for a horse-race sequence and a beach party scene.
Nearest Club Site: Sennen Cove
The Duchess is a 2008 British drama film based on the tragic life of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Filmed at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
Nearest Club Sites: Bakewell or Teversal
Calendar Girls Location – Calendar Girls is a comedy film based on a true story of a group of W.I. Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research. Filming took place around Yorkshire - Kettlewell, Buckden, Burnsall, Coniston, Ilkley, Settle, Linton, Malham and Skipton. Nearest Club Site: Boroughbridge
Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the true story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God and Harold Abrahams, a Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The training on the beach scenes took place at West Sands, St. Andrews.
Nearest Club Site: Scone
Pride and Prejudice – Chatsworth House in Derbyshire played the part of Pemberley the residence of Mr Darcy played by Matthew MacFadyen in the 2005 film. Stanage Edge is a grit stone escarpment in the northern part of the High Peak area where Keira Knightley playing the part of Elizabeth Bennett daydreams of dashing Mr Darcy.
Nearest Club Sites: Bakewell or Teversal for Chatsworth House and Crowden for Stanage Edge
The Libertine – 2004 film starring Jonny Depp, the story of John Wilmot – the 2nd Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who notably drank and self-indulgent ways lead to an early death, only to earn retrospective praise for his life’s work. Filming took place in Wells and partly at Montacute House, Somerset.
Nearest Club Sites: Cheddar
Jane Eyre is a love story based on the 1847 novel written by Charlotte Brontë. Orphaned Jane is sent to Lowood School by her hateful aunt. Upon leaving school Jane takes a position of governess at Thornfield Hall and falls in love with her employer Mr Rochester. A tempestuous relationship ensues leading to a happy ending. Filmed in the Derbyshire Dales and at Haddon Hall nr Bakewell.
Nearest Club Site: Bakewell
Brief Encounter – This 1945 black and white film is one of the most romantic films ever produced. The platform scenes were filmed at Carnforth Railway Station, Lancashire. Nearest Club Sites: Kendal or Clitheroe
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Cobstone Farm Windmill in Ibstone was the setting for this all time family favourite musical (starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries,). The windmill and cottage were purchased by Hayley Mills and Roy Boulting in 1971. Nearest Club Site: Oxford
Four Weddings and a Funeral – starring Hugh Grant and Annie MacDowell, a humorous tale of a dedicated bachelor who falls in love after attending four weddings and a funeral. Visit the Lucky Boatman (Crown Hotel, Amersham) where Charles and Carrie spend their first night together. Nearest Club Site: Oxford or Theobalds Park.
Hot Fuzz - the British comedy about a top London cop who gets transferred to a small town and paired with a naive new partner - was filmed in and around Wells in Somerset. Take a trip on the 'Hot Fuzz' walking trail or spot many buildings and locations used in the film - including 'The Sandford' pub - actually The Crown.
Nearest Club Site: Cheddar
Miss Potter - The story of Beatrix Potter, the famous children’s author. She spent many of her summers in Derwentwater with her sketch pad - drawing inspiration from the picturesque setting whilst writing her miniature stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The film depicts many of the beautiful landscapes in the Cumbria area, including Hawkeshead, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston, Loughrigg Tarn and Grasmere.
Nearest Club Site: Derwentwater, Braithwaite Fold, Keswick, Troutbeck or Windermere.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – When Robin Hood played by Kevin Costner arrives back in England from the crusades, the scene with lone tree at Sycamore Gap is at Hadrian’s Wall Northumberland and the scene at the river is Aysgartn Falls on the River Ure (25 miles west of Northallerton in Yorkshire). Nearest Club Sites: Haltwhistle and Sheriff Hutton or Slingsby
Sightseers - a comedy/horror film about a couple who go on a caravan holiday to get away from Tina's domineering mother. However, as the couple tour around, people seem to be dying violently all around them... Filming took place almost entirely around the Keswick area - with some tourist attractions such as Crich Tramway Museum. Nearest Club Site: Keswick & Bakewell (for the Crich Tramway Museum)
The King’s Speech – The film about how King George VI overcoming a debilitating stammer after his ascension to the throne. One of the scenes in this multi-Oscar winning film played by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham-Carter was filmed at The Queen Street Mill, Briercliffe near Burnley. Nearest Club Site: Clitheroe
The Railway Children – Based around the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Keighley and the Parsonage at Haworth in Yorkshire: This charming story of a family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is wrongly accused of spying and sent to prison. The children become friends with an ‘Old Gentleman’ who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home. He helps them prove their father's innocence, and the family is again reunited. Nearest Club Sites: Boroughbridge or Clitheroe