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If you are a classic film or TV fan planning a holiday in North Yorkshire soon and will be staying in Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay or Scarborough accommodation, then you are in for a treat. This stunning part of the UK has, unsurprisingly, been the setting of a range of programmes and movies over the years; below are just a few of our favourites.



One of the nation’s most loved and longest-running series, Heartbeat ran from 1992 until 2010 and followed the lives of a rural police force. Although it was based in the fictional village of Aidensfield, the filming location is Goathland – a beautiful village deep in the North York Moors national park which is still an extremely popular visitor spot today.


Calendar Girls

This 2003 movie – which was based on the real-life story of members of a Women’s Institute branch going down an unusual route to raise money for charity – was largely filmed in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire (although the real-life events took place around 10 miles away in Rylstone).


Mansfield Park

A 2007 adaptation by ITV of the classic novel, Mansfield Park aired as part of the network’s Jane Austen Season. The well-received TV film, which starred the likes of Billie Piper and Michelle Ryan, was filmed almost entirely at the stunning Newby Hall, an 18th-century, Grade I listed country house near Boroughbridge.

This, of course, is just a small selection of the many fantastic TV and movie classics that have been filmed or set in North Yorkshire, so it would be well worth booking a stay at one of the best hotels in Whitby to discover some more of these scenes for yourself.

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