As October has now arrived, it may seem less appealing to go out and better to stay warm curled up with a hot drink and a blanket while watching a movie.
Visit Gloucester has put together a Gloucestershire Movies Map featuring 35 blockbuster movies and TV shows that have been shot in and around Gloucestershire.
Gloucester Cathedral is one of the filming hotspots featured on the map as it has appeared in eight blockbuster movies and TV shows, including the Harry Potter, Sherlock, and Mary Queen of Scots films.
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Another filming location is Berkeley Castle, which is home to Jonny English Strikes Again and Poldark.
Bridget Jones’ diary was filmed at Snowshill in 2001 with scenes from Die Another Day filmed the following year just 13.5 miles from RAF Little Rissington.
Our new Gloucestershire Movies Map highlights locations from 35 movies and TV series! 🤩 🌟
– Visit Gloucester (@VisitGloucester) September 29, 2021
The Forest of Dean has proven popular among filmmakers with Arthur & Merlin, Jack the Giant Killer and The Huntsman: Winter’s War as well as Star Wars Ep VII: The Force Awakens all filmed there.
Moving across Gloucestershire, Badminton House has featured in both 28 Days Later and Pearl Harbor.
What filming locations are featured in the Movie Map of Gloucestershire?
- Berkeley Castle
- Cheltenham College
- Forest of Dean
- Gloucester Cathedral
- Gloucester Docks
- Symonds Yat
- Whittington Lodge Farm
Throughout the filming of these movies and TV shows, Gloucestershire temporarily played host to many famous faces, which they filmed or carried on with their daily lives.
This year alone, celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, Stacey Solomon, Trevor McDonald and Idris Elba have been spotted in the area.
The Beckhams, Jamie Dornan and Jeremy Clarksons are all known to live nearby in the surrounding Cotswolds.
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Gloucestershire often receives requests for filming in and around the region and although filmmakers can take inspiration from scenes that have already been filmed there, the historic value of the county and the impressive destinations to which it draws them.
Rebecca Clay, Head of Tourism and Destinations for Visit Gloucester, said: “Over the years we’ve seen so many great movies and TV shows use Gloucestershire as a hub for one or more filming locations, and they’re helping really to showcase our beautiful part of the world.
“Some of the biggest hits, such as the Harry Potter films, have attracted a lot of tourism to Gloucester and the Cathedral itself over the years and we already have some big hits in the works for years to come.
“We hope our map gives everyone in the area, locals or tourists, a great day or two, traveling, trying to spot buildings and areas that were in some of the big box office hits.”