Who needs Hollywood? Visit the top movie sets in your region!

Nowhere Boy 

Blackpool is the backdrop for a portentous scene in which John Lennon’s mum tells him not to worry about not being Elvis. Spoiler Alert: She’s right! He went on to be even bigger than Elvis.

 

Snow White and the Huntsman

Cathedral Quarries, a network of underground quarries above Little Langdale, near Windermere, were given the fairytale treatment in this action fantasy.

 

Captain America 

Captain America may have superhuman abilities, but in this Marvel-ous movie, Liverpool proves to be a master of disguise as the city’s Stanley Dock looks uncannily like New York.

 

Trainspotting

Re-enact the opening chase by taking a jog along Princes St in Edinburgh, then come to a sudden stop at Calton Street Bridge, where Ewan McGregor runs into a car.

 

World War Z 

Have you ever thought how similar Glasgow and Philadelphia are? The opening zombie attack on  “Philadelphia” is filmed in Glasgow’s Cochrane Street and George Square.

 

The Princess Bride 

The magical landscapes might look out of this world, but they were filmed in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The Brimham Rocks, near Thirsk, are one of the most magical locations.

 

Harry Potter and the chamber of Secrets

Getting to Hogwarts is easier than you might think. The Quad at the school for wizards is filmed in the grounds of Durham cathedral, while Professor McGonagall’s classroom is in the cathedral’s Chapter House.

 

24 Hour Party People

The Haçienda club is closed now, but you can still pay homage at the building on Manchester’s Whitworth Street. 

 

Brassed off

The scene where a brass band strikes up outside Danny’s window was shot in the grounds of the Minster Church of St George in Doncaster.

 

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead was brought to life at Castle Howard, near York, so you can revisit it when you like.

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