Interesting local places to visit that have been used for filming Films and TV

 


Rutland and the surrounding area has been lucky enough to provide locations for the filming of several TV and film productions, some of which are only a short hop, skip and a jump from The Tithe Barn.

 


Pride and Prejudice

Several local locations were used for the filming of the BBC’s 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice, and also the latest 2005, film staring Kiera Knightly and Matthew McFadden.  These include:


Belton House near Grantham

Belton House is used as"Rosings Park" the home of Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the 1995 BBC version.  Belton is a classic 17th century English country house, set in delightful gardens with a magnificent deer park. Parish church St Peter and St Paul was used externally in the production as well. (Interestingly, Belton was also used for BBC children’s drama “Moondial”)  Belton House is a 25 minute drive up the A1 from The Tithe Barn.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house/


The Old Rectory, Teigh, Rutland

The Old Rectory is a lovely 1740s village house, and was used as the location for filming Mr Collins rectory in the BBC version.  Teigh is a beautiful yellow stone hamlet, just 3 miles from the Tithe Barn, and is well worth a drive through for Austen fans and lovers of pretty little hamlets.  The Old Rectory can clearly be seen from the road.


Stamford

Stamford is a very attractive town and has many interesting buildings of note, and is most certainly worth a visit on its own merit.  There a plenty of historic buildings and little alley ways to explore.  The St George’s Square and St Mary’s part of Stamford were used in the 2005 film for all of the external Meryton scenes. Stamford was also used for the filming of the majority of the BBC’s  Middlemarch.


Burghley House, Stamford

Burghley House in Stamford was the location chosen to represent Rosings, Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s home in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Described as one of the largest houses of the Elizabethan age, Burghley it is a short 15 minute hop down the A1 from the Tithe Barn and is open to the public.

http://www.burghley.co.uk/

 

Les Miserables 2012

 

For the filming of the family home of Marius, Boughton House near Kettering was used. Known as an English Versailles it is described by its owner Richard, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry as follows:


“Boughton sits at the heart of an energetic country estate in a parkland landscape of rare beauty, around which nestle historic picturesque villages. My family and I offer our visitors the warmest of welcomes to this lovely corner of Northamptonshire.'

http://www.boughtonhouse.org.uk/

 


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