Films and TV Shot In The Lake District

Graham Hadaway - Friday, September 18, 2015


The Lake District is renowned for its beauty, with visitors flocking from all over the world and the UK to visit and take in the sights and sounds. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that our wonderful neck of the woods hasn’t gone unnoticed for filming locations either.


The team at The Cranleigh wanted to pull back the curtain and share with you some of the biggest films and TV productions shot right in the heart of the Lake District.


Miss Potter (2006)

One of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Renee Zellweger, plays alongside Ewan McGregor in this beautiful biographical drama of the life of Beatrix Potter. As we’ve previously discussed, the children’s author was inspired by the Lake District, so it was only right that the filming involved a trip to The Lakes for certain scenes in the film - these included Hill Top Farm, Beatrix Potter’s House near Hawkshead, as well as Loughrigg Tarn at Skelwith Bridge and Low Millgillhead Cottage in Lamplugh.


Snow White & the Huntsman (2012)

This dark account of the German fairy tale sees Kristen Stewart as Snow White, trying to escape her evil step mother Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron. A little known fact is that it features a prominent scene shot in the stunning but eerie Cathedral Cave in Langdale, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this man-made quarry.

Safe House (2015)

One of ITV’s recent dramas told the story of a couple of former detectives who are asked to turn their Lake District guest house into a safe house for a wanted family. Starring Christopher Eccleston and Marsha Thomason, the mini-series filmed in a lot of locations in Coniston village and even featured Eccleston taking in a dip in the Lakes at Derwentwater and Coniston out of season. Brrrrrr!

Withnail & I (1987)

This cult classic sees Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann, two unemployed actors, heading to the Lake District for a break from their unsuccessful careers. Much of this black comedy was filmed near Shap, and the cottage Crow Crag where the majority of the film takes place is actually Sleedale Hall. Needless to say, this cult film has given rise to a fair amount of tourists following the trail of the two down-on-their-luck actors and visits can be arranged to the cottage.


The Lakes (1997-1999)

Perhaps one of the most famous and well-loved TV shows shot in the lakes, this BBC drama used the famous Lady In The Lake murder as one of its central storylines while also following the lives of a variety of local Lake District residents – from hotel staff to teachers - who despite outward appearances of a quiet rural life, were caught up in lies, temptation and tragedy. Created and written by Jimmy McGovern, and starring John Simm at the start of his career, much of the series was filmed in the Lake District with the principal location being in and around Ullswater.

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