Summer days out: Films and TV

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1. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Used for films includingElizabeth, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and some Harry Potter titles and for TV's Blackadder and Enid Blyton's Famous Five.

Open: daily, 10am. £7.95; child 5-15, £2.95. (01665 510777).

2. Lacock Village, Wiltshire

This Cotswold village owned by the National Trust has starred in several TV series as well as two Harry Potter films.

Entrance to the historic Lacock Abbey costs £6. (01249 706 333).

3. Turville, Chilterns

This quaint Buckinghamshire village has been used for several productions. Its windmill featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, while the brick and flint cottages of the village have featured in The Vicar of Dibley.

4. Castle Coombe, Wiltshire

Used as the setting for some scenes in that perennial favourite, the 1967 version of Doctor Dolittle.

5. BBC Television Centre tours, London

Two-hour tour of studios. Book ahead.

Open: daily, Mon-Sat; first tour, 10am. £8.95; child 9 or over and students, £6.50; senior, £7.95. (0870 603 0304).

6. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

On a cliff-top with views of Farne Islands and Holy Island. Used for Elizabeth, Macbeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

Open: daily, 11am. £5.50; child, £2.50; senior, £4.50. (01668 214515).

7. Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire

One of the most beautiful castles in England, this has been the location for parts of Shakespeare in Love and The Madness of King George.

Open: Wed, Thur, Sun, 2pm. £6; child, £2.50. (01295 276070).

8. Christ Church College, Oxford

Many Harry Potter scenes shot around college, which is also where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Open: Mon-Sat, 9am; Sun, 2pm. £4.50; concessions, £3.50. (01865 276492).

9. Cliveden, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Lady Penelope's manor in the 2004 Thunderbirds film.

Open: daily, 11am. Grounds: £7; child, £3.50; family (two plus two), £17.50. Woodlands: £3; child, £1.50; family (two plus two), £7.50. (01628 605069).

10. Crown Hotel, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Used for the love scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

11. 'Dad's Army' Trail, Thetford, Norfolk

Town acted as Walmington-on-Sea and locally available leaflet offers guide to locations used. Nearby Elvedon Hall appeared in Lara Croft.

12. Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, Derbyshire

Medieval manor house used for films including Jane Eyre and Elizabeth, plus the BBC's The Prince|and the Pauper.

Open: daily, 10.30. £7.25; child, £3.75; family (two plus three), £19. (01629 812855).

13. Lyme Park, Disley, near Stockport

This was Pemberley in BBC1's Pride and Prejudice.

Open: Garden: daily, 8am. House: Fri-Tues, 1pm. House and garden: £6.20; child, £3.10; family (two plus three), £15. (01663 762023).

14. Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

This hall's fine interiors led to its use in the TV series of Pride and Prejudice.

Open: Wed-Sun, 1pm. £5; child, £2; family (two plus two), £11. (01283 585337).

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