With brooding moors, broad valleys and hundreds of lovingly preserved historic attractions, Yorkshire feels made for the screen. It’s little wonder that this characterful swathe of northern England has been attracting film and TV productions for many years.
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that the world’s very first film was shot in Leeds by Louis Le Prince in 1888, but we like to think it was fate. Bradford in West Yorkshire is also the world’s first UNESCO City of Film and home to the National Science and Media Museum. From the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the 1970s The Railway Children, to the rolling Dales in iconic period TV dramas like All Creatures Great and Small – Yorkshire looms large in the UK’s collective imagination and its contribution to film and TV is huge.
This website has been designed to showcase all that the region has to offer for film and TV fans, and specifically highlights the filming locations that are open to the public. We hope it will encourage you to tour our beautiful home and discover more about Yorkshire’s lively cities, storied towns and historically important landmarks by following in the footsteps of the popular film and TV productions that have filmed here.
We’ll be adding further locations to this website as time goes on, so do keep checking back to see what’s new. Factual productions filmed here will also be added soon, where public access is available. For more information on the filming locations featured on this website and where to stay nearby, visit the Welcome to Yorkshire website for hotels, restaurants and other recommendations.
Before planning a visit to any of these filming locations, please check individual location and local borough websites for the most up-to-date information on opening times and Covid-19 visitor restrictions. Please also check the current UK Government guidance on COVID-19.
The Filmed in Yorkshire website is owned and managed by Screen Yorkshire.