The BBC and Masterpiece Classics Tour: 10 Film Locations

The BBC and Masterpiece Classics Tour: 10 Film Locations

From the verdant rolling hills of the English countryside to historic estates dating back centuries, follow in the footsteps of your favorite Masterpiece Classics and BBC television series like the Highclere Castle in Hampshire from Downton Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales of All Creatures Great and Small fame. Put on your London Fog trench coat, hop in a vintage Mini Cooper, and get ready for pints, tea and biscuits as you explore the same spots that inspired the legendary tales of Agatha Christie and James Herriot. Set against the romantic backdrop of the English countryside; discover the film locations of your favorite British television shows.

All Creatures Great and Small: Yorkshire Dales

Besides the cars on the roads, the Yorkshire Dales has remained largely unchanged with its rolling hills, old stone churches, and bubbling streams. Hop in a rental, put on your London Fog, and get ready to follow the same path as James Herriot from All Creatures Great and Small. First stop is Cringley House on Main Street, which served as the Skeldale House and vet headquarters in the series. Now the historic building is a Bed and Breakfast located in Askrigg, which gives James Harriott fans the chance to stay in the original house. Then, after filling up on tea and toast, or a full English breakfast, head to Holy Trinity Church, another film location and an Anglican landmark dating back to 1719. A good place to end a day of sightseeing the Yorkshire Dales is Kings Arms Hotel, known in the series as Drover’s Arms and still the same place where all the locals gather for pints and gossip.

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