Top Filming Locations in the Cotswolds

Local area used in films and TV production 

Have you ever wondered about our imposing manor houses, quiet medieval villages, idyllic swathes of countryside – the Cotswolds offers a lot for location scouts in the film business. Here are the most popular filming locations in the Cotswolds, as seen on screens big and small.

Local area used in films and TV production 

’Bridgerton’ is the latest hot steamy period drama on Netflix that everyone is talking about. Gloucestershire’s very own Badminton Estate forms part of Clyvedon Castle, the fictional abode of the Duke of Hastings.

‘Poldark’ a BBC drama used Chavenage House and the Cotswolds as a location. Chavenage House, between Nailsworth and Tetbury, is the setting for the Poldark family’s Cornish home which was also used in the recent adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall.’ The success of this historical drama also shone a light on other south Cotswolds’ locations such as Berkeley Castle. Its inner bailey and Great Hall can be spotted in various scenes.

Gloucester’s historic cathedral cloisters were transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the films of JK Rowling’s first two books Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

The new (2015) adaptation of Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ was partly filmed in the Slad Valley, alot was filmed in and around Miserden.

Viewers of BBC1’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ may be able to spot some of the beautiful locations used around the area (Sheepscombe, Bisley, Painswick and Minchinhampton).

Cheltenham Music Festival

Symphony orchestra on stage, violins, cello and flute performing.

Classical music fans are in for a treat as Cheltenham Music Festival.

Describing itself as a ‘musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK’, Cheltenham Music Festival is all about high-calibre performances, magnificent venues, exhibitions and a huge variety of music.

Taking place over two weeks and boasting over 60 events, the full list of events can be found at