If you’re looking for ideas for where to visit once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, then have you considered seeking out the locations in Derbyshire and the Peak District used in big-name film and TV shows?

The Derbyshire Times reports that tourism chiefs in the Peak District are preparing to reopen their doors for holidaymakers and tourists later in the year, but if you’re planning to visit the area and looking for some interesting places to visit, then we have some suggestions for you, as seen on TV!

Hardwick Hall

Known for being ‘more glass than wall, this 16th century Elizabethan home was featured in Mary Queen of Scots (2019), starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Hardwick is also thought to have been the inspiration for Malfoy Manor in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (2010).

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge, a famous climbing location in the Peak District, serves as the scenic spot where Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) daydreamed of Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

Dovedale

This scenic valley and the River Dove was a filming location used for 2010’s Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, the BBC’s Jane Eyre series, and also The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, was partially filmed there.

Derwent Valley

Not only was this location used for the training ground where the 617 Dam Busters squadron practised low-level flying for raids on Germany in the Second World War, but it was also featured in the subsequent film.

The Dam Busters (1955) made use of reservoirs on the site to recreate locations in the German Ruhr valley.

Famed for its countryside walks, visitors to the Upper Derwent Valley can explore three dams: Ladybower, Howden and Derwent. Recently, Ladybower Reservoir’s giant ‘plug hole’ was used in scenes for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015).

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