Discover British TV and film locations in your motorhome

A couple watching TV in the back of a camper van

TV and film can be a great form of escapism, but now you can escape to the real-life locations from some of your favourite on-screen moments.

Pack up your motorhome or caravan and head to the destinations used as sets for the likes of Saltburn and Bridgerton.

The travel experts at Quotezone.co.uk have put together a few suggestions to inspire your next adventure inspired by a trend known as set-jetting.

Greg Wilson, founder and CEO of Quotezone.co.uk said: “The UK is known for its passion for great TV, with Brits spending nearly three hours a day watching broadcast TV content alone. 

“The nation’s love affair with television and film continued last year and viewers were treated to an array of acclaimed hits.

“Fans of last year’s major triumphs in the TV and film industry can now plan a trip around the country to immerse themselves in real-life settings.”

Happy Valley – West Yorkshire

Filmed in the Calder Valley region of West Yorkshire, the BBC’s Happy Valley has gone on to achieve Bafta success. The small market towns of Hebden Bridge, Luddenden and Todmorden feature heavily within the series.

Follow in the footsteps of Catherine Cawood, Tommy Lee Royce and others as you walk the cobbled streets and soak up the iconic landscapes. The towns provide a stunning backdrop to the crime drama, so they’re worth seeing for yourself.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Shonda Rhimes’ prequel spin-off to Bridgerton has proved just as popular as the original show and features many of the UK’s most prestigious stately homes. Blenheim Palace deserves a special mention, however, as it doubles up as Buckingham House.

Not only is this the residence of King George, but also where the scenes of the memorable final ball take place. Since Buckingham House made way for Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace is the closest you can get to this English Baroque gem in modern times.

Saltburn – Drayton House, Northamptonshire 

Emerald Fennell’s satire of wealth and extravagance puts the Catton family’s flamboyant estate front and centre. The scenes depicted are mainly filmed at Drayton House and the film has seen fans flocking to visit.

Hopefully your caravan trip to see the Grade I-listed mansion won’t be as dramatic as the experiences of Felix, Oliver et al, but it’s still likely to be memorable. Just perhaps don’t head into the hedge maze alone!

Fool Me Once – Arley Hall, Cheshire

TV fans can be forgiven for thinking that the country house location used as Farmwood in Netflix’s Fool Me Once looks a little familiar. It was also put to work as the set of Tommy Shelby’s home in Peaky Blinders.

Arley Hall therefore has good TV pedigree. As well as the Grade II-listed building, the estate boasts an attractive chapel and extensive gardens. Pitch up close by to enjoy a day out exploring this North West gem.


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