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North Yorkshire is known for its dramatic scenery and unspoilt countryside, and it is this reputation that has made it one of the most popular locations in the UK within the film industry. With a number of major films and renowned television series having been filmed across Yorkshire, you can combine a northern break with a trip to the site of your favourite flick.

 

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the most visited heritage railways in Britain, besides the fact that its Goathland Station provided the set for the filming of Hogsmeade in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The railway shop that is located on the platform was turned into the Prefect’s Room for the filming, while the ladies toilet was the Wizard’s Room. So should you feel the need to pop to the lavatory whilst at the station before heading back to your Scarborough hotel rooms, be sure to see if you can recognise its use in the film.

 

The atmospheric Whitby Abbey was known to inspire Bram Stoker’s writing of the gothic novel Dracula, so it is unsurprising that the 1931 film and 1977 remake Count Dracula were both filmed here. There are a selection of Dracula tours to take advantage of during Whitby hotel stays in the area where you can learn more about Stoker’s influences and the history of the town.

 

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park was the focus of the 2006 ITV adaptation staring Billie Piper which was filmed at Newby Hall in Ripon. The house and gardens make for a wonderful day out in itself, as the building was recently restored to its former glory.

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