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Film & TV in Britain

You may not realize it, but loads of your favourite films and TV shows were filmed in the UK, and you can see them in the flesh! Embark on a magical journey down Diagon Alley (from Harry Potter), roam the endless plains of King Arthur’s mighty kingdom, or enjoy a simple tea and scones in Paddington’s London – live out your big-screen dreams in our entertainment hotspots. Whether it’s magic, detective mystery or adventure, you’ll find the iconic film and TV locations scattered all over the UK, waiting for your adventure.

Recent popular films and TV series include:

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey’s heady mix of the aristocracy, expert tailoring and historical accuracy have made it one of the most highly rated British period dramas in history. Start at Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey itself was incarnated and explore the curious stories of the actual residences of the castle – the Carnarvon family. Soak in the air of British royalty found at Lincoln castle masquerading in the series as the York Prison and don’t forget to stop by West Wittering beach for some sea, sun, and sand – a great finish to your Downtown Abbey inspired tour!

Game of Thrones

Visit the home of Game of Thrones, the TV series that has been one of the biggest ever exports of British television. Get started in Belfast, which is used as a regular filming location and is a gateway to both city life and rural tranquillity. Get your own fantasy on the road and venture to the Seven Kingdoms!


Time travel alongside the epic TV drama which sees the married WWII nurse Claire Randall transported back to 18th-century Scotland. Start where the film did; at the city of Inverness. Boasting greenery, the gorgeous Falkland Palace and Garden, you can immerse yourself into nature’s finest. The Blackness castle was used as the setting of Black Jack’s Fort William headquarters and makes for a stunning view overlooking the Firth of Forth. Get your history dose right here and explore the ancient castle once used as a garrison fortress and state prison. Come and travel through time for an outlandish experience!

Check out to find the filming locations of your all-time favourite films and TV shows and for inspiration for your next trip to the UK!

Visit Britain – Local Flavours in Britain I Travel For... Local Flavours in Britain


I Travel For… Local Flavour in Britain

Relax on the coastline of Cornwall and sink your teeth into a rich Cornish pasty or visit the home of cream tea, Devon, for some scones and clotted cream. Head up north to Scotland to embark on the infamous Malt Whiskey Trail and for any cheese lovers out there a trip to Cheshire is in order for an evening of cheese and wine tasting.

You do not need to venture far within Britain to savour both traditional and international cuisine. You will find regional specialties and a range of gastropubs to Michelin-Star restaurants wherever you go. With the addition of 28 new British restaurants added to the 2020 Michelin Star awards’ list, there is no shortage of great tastes. Experience local flavours with food tours that allow you to bring the taste of Britain home. If you are keen to sample the best of Britain’s alcohol, there is an abundance of incredible festivals for beer, wine and spirits to enjoy throughout 2020.

Regional Specialities

Take a look at our interactive map of regional and national specialties to plan your food adventure in Britain! Just a sample of the regional delicacies mentioned on our map includes Scotland’s national dish of Haggis and a Welsh vegetarian dish called Glamorgan sausage.

Food tours and experiences

For a true taste of Wales, discover the capital city and try its culinary delights as part of a tour from Loving Welsh Food. You can sample traditional and modern Welsh dishes in locations across Cardiff as part of a food tour while meeting local suppliers and discovering more about Welsh culture.

Discover the beauty of England’s National Parks while learning new skills through foraging and wild cooking experiences, like discovering edible treats in Northumberland National Park.

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is a great introduction to Scotland’s national drink and provides an excellent insight into the process of whisky making.

Afternoon Tea experience, B Bakery, London, England.

New British additions to 2020 Michelin Star Awards’ list

London saw numerous new establishments awarded their first Michelin accolade, namely Nuno Mendes’s Mãos in Shoreditch, Dysart Petersham in Richmond, Endo at The Rotunda in Shepherd’s Bush, and Da Terra in Bethnal Green, with the city showing once more why it’s one of the world’s hottest destinations for foodies.

Top UK festivals for beer, wine and spirits

Having cemented its place as a leading whisky festival, the London Whisky and Spirits Weekender has added an array of other spirits to the mix for 2020.

When? 15-17 May

The acclaimed Sussex Gin Fest returns to Borde Hill Garden in July, a celebration of Sussex, British and global gin distillers set in more than 200 acres of stunning parkland.

When? 11 July