Cinemas and Culture in Yorkshire

Find your favourite film location when you visit Yorkshire

Yorkshire plays host to many film locations

Culture and film locations to visit near Dalesend Cottages


As hosts for your luxury cottage stay in Yorkshire, we like to be able to recommend interesting places to visit in the surrounding area. We know that many of our guests enjoy visiting film locations while they are in the area and there’s a wide range to choose from – from locations featured in various Harry Potter films to the trains and railway in The Railway Children. Read on for a comprehensive list of well-known film locations nearby, and of course feel free to ask us if there’s anything in particular that interests you.

We have also included more information on other cultural highlights near Dalesend Cottages, including theatres, art galleries, World Heritage Sites, and cinemas.

Explore culture in Yorkshire when you stay in a Dalesend Cottage

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Culture and film locations around Dalesend Cottages

Georgian Theatre Richmond

The Georgian Theatre Richmond

This theatre is world-famous and for obvious reasons. A visual feast, do try and visit if theatre is a passion. It is the  smallest indoor theatre in the UK and there is always a good varied calendar of performances to see. (9 miles)

Bronte Parsonage

Bronte Parsonage

Of course! Why wouldn’t you want to see the place those interesting brainy sisters lived and wrote. Step back in time and feel their pain. Woman didn’t have the rights that we take for granted in the twenty first century, although feminism is still ‘work in progress’.

York Museums

There are many to visit in  York. Notably, the Castle Museum and the City Art Gallery. Explore on a whole day out. One hour’s drive.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

This is a day out that will NOT disappoint – even rain can’t. Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage site and if you visit, you will appreciate why.

Saltaire Bradfor

West Yorkshire

The best days out here are to the Bradford area – about an hour and fifteen minutes away.
Salt Mills, Hockney Gallery, the Saltaire Village.  Saltaire Village is a World Heritage Site. These places are a MUST-SEE in the area.

Yorkshire Sculpture park

South Yorkshire

We love the Wakefield area for the Hepworth Art Gallery,  the Henry Moore Institute and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This is a long day out, so allow time.


The Station Cinema – Richmond

We love this small cinema with excellent bar and cafe. We always find a great atmosphere here; exhibitions are held, locals gather and it is set at the start of a super walk along the river Swale towards Easby Abbey.(9 miles)

The Empire – Catterick Garrison

Catterick Garrison is acquiring great facilities – at last. This large military garrison now has the Empire Cinema, with multi-screens offering the current choice of films being shown across the UK. There are also some restaurants (basic chain food) and close by you will find the large 24 hour opening Tescos. Aldi and Lidl are close by.

Yorkshire on  TV or in  Film – explore the locations

Top Locations

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
The Railway Children – used trains and locations in the area

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone – Goathland Station was transformed into “Hogsmeade” for the film

Malham Cove
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Harry and Hermione set up camp in a tent on the Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove.

Castle Howard

Brideshead Revisited – Castle Howard was the setting for the film and TV production

Newby Hall
Mansfield Park – used extensively during ITV’s adaptation of this TV drama

Last of the Summer Wine – used to film the worlds longest running comedy

Thirsk, Malton & Pickering
All Creatures Great and Small – all three locations were used when filming this classic vet series

Heartbeat – the village of Goathland is in the North York Moors National Park and features as the village of Aidensfield in this 1960s police series

Esholt – near Shipley
Emmerdale – provides the location for the original Emmerdale village

Halton Gill, Littondale
Woman in Black – starring Daniel Radcliffe. This 2012 horror film set their Crythin Gifford village scenes at Halton Gill.

Kettlewell and The Yorkshire Dales
Calendar Girls – filmed in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Kettlewell was one of several key filming locations alongside: Settle, Skipton and Ilkley

Other TV/Films

  • Private Function – Ben Rhydding, Ilkley
  • A Chorus of Disapproval – Scarborough
  • A Sense of the Past – Hyde Park Cinema, Leeds
  • A Woman of Substance – Brimham Rocks/Richmond
  • A Great Day Out (Alan Bennett) – Halifax
  • Agatha – Harrogate, Old Swan Hotel
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – BBC, Harrogate
  • All Creatures Great and Small – Locations in Wensleydale, Swaledale, Arkengarthdale
  • A Passionate Woman – Set in Leeds and starring Billie Piper in 1950’s Britain
  • Band of Gold – Bradford
  • Billy Liar – Bradford and Baildon
  • Body and Soul – Bradford
  • Brideshead Revisited – Castle Howard, near York
  • Carrington – Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Dales
  • Calendar Girls – Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale
  • Chariots of Fire – Crown Place, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate
  • Crinkley House – Askrigg
  • Darling Buds of May – Interior scenes were filmed in Yorkshire
  • David Copperfield – Robin Hoods Bay
  • DCI Banks: Aftermath – Filmed on location in Yorkshire, this ITV Detective Drama was based on the novel by Peter Robinson, who was born in Leeds.
  • Dracula – Temple Newsam House, Leeds, also Whitby
  • Emmerdale – Arncliffe, Esholt, Otley, Harewood
  • Escape from the Dark – Ripley Castle, Harrogate
  • Five Days – Filmed in Leeds, Wakefield and Dewsbury in summer 2009
  • Foxy Lady – Hebden Bridge
  • Four Lions – A 2010 dark comedy about Jihadi suicide bombers, with scenes filmed in Sheffield and Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
  • Harry’s Game – Various city centre locations – Leeds
  • Heartbeat – Goathland, North Yorkshire
  • How We Used to Live – Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Leeds
  • In Loving Memory – Luddenden, Halifax and surrounding area
  • Jane Eyre – Keighley, Ripley Castle and Blubberhouses Moor
  • Jimmy’s (YTV documentary programme) – St James’ University Hospital, Leeds
  • Juliet Bravo – Todmorden, Widdop Moor
  • Kes – Barnsley
  • Lad: A Yorkshire Story – Settle and the Yorkshire Dales provides the back drop for this award winning film
  • Last of the Summer Wine – Holmfirth, Colne and Holme Valleys
  • Life of Charles Dickens – Armley Mills
  • Life and Times of Henry Pratt – Todmorden
  • Married Single Other – An ITV romantic comedy filmed in leeds
  • Mr Wroe’s Virgins – Heptonstall
  • My Brother Jonathan – Hyde Park Cinema, Leeds
  • Oh no it’s Selwyn Froggitt – Skelmanthorpe, Clavton West
  • Only Fools and Horses (To Hull & Back) – City Varieties, Leeds
  • Open All Hours – Balby, Doncaster
  • PC Penrose (Rosie) – Rossington, Doncaster and Scarborough
  • Pulse – Medical horror filmed at various West Yorkshire locations
  • Raffles – Bramham Park near Wetherby
  • Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves – Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force
  • Room at the Top – Calderdale
  • Seaforth – Beeston, Hebden Bridge, Killingbeck, Harewood House, Saltburn, Bradford, Harrogate and Leeds
  • Secret Garden – Fountains Hall and Allerton Park, Harrogate
  • See you at Wembley (Frankie Walsh) – Hull and Burton Agnes
  • Sharpe – Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge and East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley
  • Sherlock Holmes – Lotherton Hall, Leeds, and Allerton Park
  • Song of Experience – Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Hyde Park Picture House
  • Spanish Flu – The Forgotten Fallen – BBC Four drama filmed in Saltaire Village near Bradford, Armley Mills Museum in Leeds and Dewsbury Town Hall
  • Stay Lucky – Sowerby Bridge and around Leeds/Liverpool canal basin in Leeds
  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday – The Dons RL Football Ground, Tattersfield, Doncaster
  • The Beiderbecke Affair – In and around Leeds and Wakefield
  • The Citadel – Hebden Bridge
  • The Full Monty – This BBC Three comedy was filmed in Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall
  • The Gemma Factor – Sheffield
  • The Good Old Days – City Varieties, Leeds
  • The King’s Speech – Elland Road in Leeds and Odsal Stadium in Bradford feature at the beginning of the film
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister – A BBC Two drama filmed on locaton in North and West Yorkshire
  • This is England ’86 – Channel 4’s serial was filmed in Sheffield
  • The Trip – Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden star in this BBC 2 comedy series filmed in the Craven District and Yorkshire Dales.
  • The Waterbabies – Denton Hall, Ilkley and countryside around
  • The Railway Children (1970) – Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
  • The Royal – North York Moors and coast, sharing Heartbeat’s location
  • The Sporting Life – Wakefield
  • The Final Conflict – Fountains Abbey
  • The Dresser – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford and Halifax
  • Touch of Frost – Leeds city centre and suburbs, Dewsbury, Thackley near Bradford
  • Wuthering Heights (1939,1993) – Keighley, Grassington, Hubberholme and Arncliffe
  • Yanks – Keighley