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BRITAIN FOR BROADCASTERS including Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, Wales

Riverside Museum Glasgow, Scotland

Leeds Castle Maidstone, England


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Introduction VisitBritain is Britain’s national tourism agency, responsible for

With each location we have provided the following:

marketing Britain worldwide. We work with thousands of organisations

• Description

in the UK and overseas to market Britain successfully to visitors from around the world. Our partners include government agencies, airlines and operators, global brands as well as the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales.

• Address and Contact Details with hyperlinks for web and email • Photography • Best Time of Day to film • Permit Requirements

This guide, Britain for Broadcasters which includes Northern Ireland,

• Filming Fees

Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, has been designed to showcase

• Public Liability Insurance

the best locations that we have to offer for filming. You will see the depth and diversity of this country from its cities, countryside and

• Stand Up Position if available

coast, which truly reflects what is quintessentially British.

• Connections to the Olympic and Paralympic Games or the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

With almost 300 pages we have simplified each chapter with

• Maps - If you click on the image for each location, this will direct you to a Google map page for that location

an interactive index which will direct you to the content you need for: • England

In addition, we have provided useful contacts and links to film offices

• Scotland

around the UK, and to the London Media Centre’s “Practical Guide

• Wales

for Broadcasters” which provides all the information on London

• Northern Ireland

locations. www.londonmediacentre.co.uk

• Channel Islands – Guernsey and Jersey • Isle of Man

I hope this practical guide will provide plenty of information and inspiration for your filming of Britain, and if you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our PR Managers in our 21 core markets worldwide.

Paul Gauger Global Leader, 2012 Games Media VisitBritain www.visitbritain.com/media


VisitBritain can also help international media in the following ways:

Production Co-ordination We can help broadcasters with filming permits, guides, translators, transport and a whole range of other location services. We can assist with just part of a shoot or provide a comprehensive booking service for a whole shoot. Priority is given to broadcasters who have the rights

Broadcast Quality HD Footage

to the 2012 Games and/or have registered for the London Media Centre

We have wonderful high–definition footage available of many parts of

http://www.londonandpartners.com/london-media-centre-2012

Britain, including aerial footage. Whatever you are looking for – coast,

and who represent one of our 21 core international markets.

countryside, vibrant city life, sport or royal heritage – we have footage available for you to download instantly from our media centre at no

Spokespeople and Characters

charge. There are currently over 250 different clips available, each tagged

Our PR team has access to a ‘bank’ of people around Britain who can give

and stored to enable easy editing.

great interviews and help bring a story to life. Museum curators, head

http://media.visitbritain.com/imagelibrary/default.aspx?NewsAreaID=26

gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, artists, theatre producers – all the people who work behind the scenes to help make a visit to Britain such a

Short Films

unique and interesting experience. We don’t publish these, so if there is a

We have a number of short films produced by the BBC available for

person or profession you are looking to interview please don’t hesitate to

broadcasters at no charge. These cover a variety of 2012 destinations in

ask us. We also have people who have a connection to a particular country

London and around the country. There are also films on other popular

if you are looking for specific links that may relate to your audience.

tourism destinations like Bath, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Portmeirion and Stonehenge. With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 we have films to

Story Ideas

highlight our Royal history and heritage such as the spectacular Trooping

Every day at least one new story idea is loaded on our online media

the Colour ceremony.

centre http://media.visitbritain.com/default.aspx There is a good search function and you can also register on the media centre to receive regular bulletins by email. The centre is published in 14 different languages, including English.

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Britain Calling

Research and Fact-checking

Every month we send out our top 10 story ideas under the banner of

Whenever possible we will assist journalists with research and

‘Britain Calling’. This includes links to the full story and free to download

fact checking. We always give priority to media from our 21 core

high resolution images. You can register for this on:

international markets

http://media.visitbritain.com/Webuser/Register.aspx

see http://www.visitbritain.org/aboutus/overseasnetwork/index.aspx

Images

Visiting Journalists Programme

Our online media centre hosts a very comprehensive image library which

If you are planning to visit Britain and have a definite commission from

has thousands of high resolution photographs which are completely

an approved media outlet we would be delighted to assist you with your

free for you to use. Images can be downloaded instantly and very easily

itinerary. We can also put you in direct contact with industry partners

and there is a great search function:

and destinations around the UK who have expressed an interest in

http://media.visitbritain.com/imagelibrary/home.aspx

hosting journalists. Priority will be given to journalists representing

If you can’t find a suitable image on the media centre there is a more

media which hold the rights to the 2012 Games and/or have registered

extensive image library available on: http://visitbritainimages.com/

for the London Media Centre:

This is commercial photo library so charges may apply for

http://www.londonandpartners.com/london-media-centre-2012

certain images.

http://media.visitbritain.com/contacts/default.aspx?NewsAreaID=30 and who represent one of our 21 core international markets.

Events Listings We hold a comprehensive database of events that are taking place

FURTHER INFORMATION:

around the UK in 2012. This includes exhibitions, festivals, openings,

Paul Gauger

redevelopments and sporting championships as well as lots of unusual

Julian Jacome E: julian.jacome@visitbritain.org T: +44 (0)20 7578 1188

E: paul.gauger@visitbritain.org T: +44 (0)20 7578 1180

events that can only be found in Britain. We can arrange access to these events and have images and/or footage of many of them.

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Media contacts in Americas New York Meredith Pearson PR Executive USA 551 Fifth Ave, Suite 701, NY 10176 T: 001 212 850 0377 C: 001 917 412 0124 E: meredith.pearson@visitbritain.org Kathleen O’Connell PR Executive USA 551 Fifth Ave, Suite 701, NY 10176 T: 001 212 850 0364 E: kathleen.oconnell@visitbritain.org Callum Roberts Business Development Assistant 551 Fifth Ave, Suite 701, NY 10176 T: 001 212 850 0336 E: callum.roberts@visitbritain.org Lisa Kearns PR & Communications Executive 551 Fifth Ave, Suite 701, NY 10176 T: 001 212 850 0327 E: lisa.kearns@visitbritain.org

Los Angeles Katrina Early Film Tourism and PR Manager (West Coast) 11766 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025 T: 00 1 310 268 2132 F: 00 1 310 481 2960 E: katrina.early@visitbritain.org Odalys Flores E: odalys.flores@visitbritain.org

Canada Ted Flett PR & Communications Manager 160 Bloor Street East, Suite 905, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1B9 T: 001 416 646 6676 F: 001 416 642 2240 C: 001 647.202.4184 E: ted.flett@visitbritain.org

Brazil Mitsi Goulias Press & PR Manager Centro Brasileiro Britanico, Rua Ferreira de Araujo 741, 1 Andar, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Sp, 05428-002 Brazil T: 0055 11 3245 7653 F: 0055 11 3245 7651 E: mitsi.goulias@visitbritain.org 6

Media contacts in APAC India  and Middle East China - Beijing Tamily Liu Press & PR Executive Beijing Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy, 4/F Landmark Building,Tower 1, 8 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, 100004, Beijing, China T: 0086 10 65906903 F: 0086 10 6590 0977 E: tamily.liu@visitbritain.org

China - Shanghai Bonnie Hua Press & PR Manager - China & Hong Kong VisitBritain/Cultural and Education Section British Consulate General Shanghai 1st Floor Pidemco Tower, 318 Fu Zhou Lu , Shanghai 200001, China T: 0086 21 5117 5838 E: Bonnie.Hua@visitbritain.org

Hong Kong Janice Cheung Representative HK & South China T: 00852 35157878 E: janice.cheung@visitbritain.org

India Srishti Bhatia PR Executive - India 202-203 JMD Regent Square, Merhrauli-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India T: 0091 124 262 4255 M: +0091 981 003 5669 F: 0091 124 262 4200 E: srishti.bhatia@visitbritain.org

Japan Katsue Takeshima Senior Media Relations Executive Twin Tower 1F, 2-17-22 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan T: 0081 3 5562 2545 F: 0081 3 5562 255 E: katsue.takeshima@visitbritain.org

Australia Sarah Styles B2B and PR Executive Level 3, Suite 2, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia T: 0061 2 9021 4412 F: 0061 2 9021 4499 E: sarah.styles@visitbritain.org

UAE and Saudi Arabia Carol Maddison Manager, UAE PO Box 33342 2nd Floor, Sharaf Building, Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Dubai, U.A.E T: 009 71 4 3960809 E: carol.maddison@visitbritain.org PR Agency: Sharon Salazar T: 00 971 4 390 1950 sharon.salazar@wallis-mc.com PLEASE ONLY CONTACT PR AGENCY THROUGH CAROL MADDISON

Media contacts in Europe Belgium Myriam De Mulder Press Executive Square Vergotesquare 14, Bruxelles 1200 Brussels T: 00 322 732 6777 F: 00 322 732 6878 E: Myriam.DeMulder@visitbritain.org

Denmark Jette Ward Representative Denmark Kristianeiagade 8, 3rd floor, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark T: 00 45 3375 5005 F: 00 45 3375 5080 E: jette.ward@visitbritain.org

France

Florence Valette Communications Manager 7 – 13 Rue de Bucarest, 75008 Paris T: 00 331 5836 5070 F: 00 331 5836 5058 E: florence.valette@visitbritain.org

Germany Andrea Hetzel Media Relations Manager Dorotheenstr. 54 10117 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1941 F: 0049 30 31571940 E: Andrea.Hetzel@visitbritain.org Sabine Kalkmann PR Executive Dorotheenstr. 54 10117 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1942 F: 0049 30 3157 1940 E: sabine.kalkmann@visitbritain.org


Italy

Spain

Destination PR:

Silvia Bocciarelli Press and PR VisitBritain Italia c/o Consolato Britannico Via San Paolo 7 20121 Milano T: 00 39 02 72300228 F: 00 39 02 72020153 M: 00 39 340 3524660 E: silvia.bocciarelli@visitbritain.org

Maria Eugenia Benito Press and PR VisitBritain British Embassy Torre Espacio Paseo de la Castellana 259D 28046 Madrid T: (+34) 91 714 6498 M: (+34) 647 57 36 54 E: maria.benito@visitbritain.org (not open to the public)

Jo Leslie Head of International Destination PR T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1037 E: jo.leslie@visitbritain.org

Netherlands Margot Eggink Media Relations Manager Prins Hendrikkade 186, 1011 TD Amsterdam (Postal address Postbus 20650, 1001 NR Amsterdam) T: 00 31 206077706 F: 00 31 206186868 E: margot.eggink@visitbritain.org

Sweden Helene Hofverberg Press and PR Manager Box 3102, SE- 103 62 Stockholm T: 00 46 8 4401 706 M: 00 46 702 58 64 53 E: helene.hofverberg@visitbritain.org

Norway

Switzerland/Austria

Kim Lovlie Marketing Executive VisitBritain Norway British Embassy 0244 Oslo T: 00 47 23 13 65 80 M: 00 47 971 04 944 E: kim.lovlie@visitbritain.org

Andrea Hetzel Media Relations Manager Dorotheenstr. 54 10117 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1941 F: 0049 30 31571940 E: Andrea.Hetzel@visitbritain.org

Poland Joanna Sosnowska Marketing Representative VisitBritain British Council, Al. Jerozolimskie 59 00-697 Warszawa T: 0048 22 695 59 25 E: joanna.sosnowska@visitbritain.org

Russia Ekaterina Merenchuk PR & Marketing Executive 10 Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, 121009 T: 00 74 95 95 67 310 E: ekaterina.merenchuk@visitbritain.org

Sabine Kalkmann PR Executive Dorotheenstr. 54 10117 Berlin T: 0049 30 3157 1942 F: 0049 30 3157 1940 E: sabine.kalkmann@visitbritain.org

Media contacts in London 2012 Games Media: Paul Gauger Global Leader 2012 Games Media T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1180 M: 0044 (0) 7884 233 647 E: paul.gauger@visitbritain.org

Val Austin International Press Visits Manager T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1039 E: val.austin@visitbritain.org Rose Hughes International Press Visits Officer T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1038 E: rose.hughes@visitbritain.org Emma Fitzgerald International Press Visits Officer T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1032 E: emma.fitzgerald@visitbritain.org Emma Wilkinson International Press Visits Officer T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1156 E: Emma.Wilkinson@visitbritain.org Rmishka Singh PR Editor T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1155 E: Rmishka.Singh@visitbritain.org Corporate PR: Mark Di-Toro Press Officer T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1098 M: 0044 (0) 7919 392 137 E: mark.di-toro@visitbritain.org David Leslie Coporate PR Manager T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1141 M: 0044 (0) 7919 392 137 E: david.leslie@visitbritain.org

Julian Jacome Broadcast Media Manager, 2012 Media T: 0044 (0) 20 7578 1188 E: Julian.Jacome@visitbritain.org

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CONTENTS England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Channel Islands Isle of Man

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ENGLAND COUNTRY NAME

Stonehenge Wiltshire, England


Filming in England Historic yet contemporary, traditional yet cutting edge, metropolitan yet wild: England has it all. With ancient Hadrian’s Wall straddling the wild north, and the world’s biggest indoor tropical rainforest located in the far south, England really is the ultimate mix of old and new. Within a relatively short distance are windswept beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs, rolling hills and wild national parks, buzzing cities, historic market towns and traditional villages.

Iconic England England is home to some of the most iconic sites in the world, including Stonehenge, the honey-hued Georgian terraces of Bath, the grandeur of London’s Big Ben and the towering peaks and glistening lakes of the Lake District. From the enormous biomes of the Eden Project in Cornwall to Gormley’s majestic Angel of the North in Newcastle, the country is covered from top to bottom with worldfamous sites to captivate filmmakers and viewers alike.

Royal England 2012 sees England celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of its monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and the country’s royal palaces are set to be at the centre of global attention. From the House of Tudor and the absolute power of Henry VIII to the more visitor–friendly House of Windsor of today, England’s royal legacy is inextricably woven into the nation’s fabric. Explore the world-famous maze at Hampton Court Palace, stroll the gardens at Sandringham and marvel at the magnificent state apartments furnished with treasures in Windsor Castle.

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Historic England The historic sites of England are as visually captivating as they are fascinating. The elegant treasure-laden state rooms in Chatsworth House and Blenheim Palace are hard to beat, while the fortified Dover Castle, is one of the country’s greatest castles. Discover the country’s maritime history in Southampton, Portsmouth and Liverpool; learn of its bloody battles in Ludlow, Hadrian’s Wall and Hastings; or explore its literary heritage in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Dickens’ Rochester, Beatrix Potter’s Lake District and Enid Blyton’s Dorset.

Natural England With ten varied and expansive national parks, as well as forests, mountain ranges, coasts and cliffs, England’s natural assets are some of its finest. This green and pleasant land is not without drama either – just look at Dover’s welcoming White Cliffs, the plunging Cheddar Gorge or the craggy topography of the Lake District.

Contacts The VisitEngland Press Office Telephone: 020 7578 1429 / 1437 / 1446 / 1447 Email: press@visitengland.org For the National Trust, please see page 286.


Location & Production Support in the English Regions Creative England works to support and promote the creative industries in England. England offers some of the very best locations, crew, facilities and studios in the world – Creative England offer a free service to help your production find and access them, and can liaise with local authorities on your behalf to ensure your shoot goes smoothly. Our experienced Locations and Production Support team, based across the country, provides a joined-up service covering all the English regions outside London. Working with specialist regional knowledge and a network of industry, Film Office, and local authority contacts, our team can fast–track you to a wealth of locations, crew, studios and facility companies wherever you are looking to film in England. For help finding and accessing locations across the country, contact us at production@creativeengland.co.uk or ring 0844 824 6042 and ask for the Locations and Production Services Department. For help with crewing and facilities please contact our Crew and Facilities Manager Nicky Ball at: Nicky.Ball@creativeengland.co.uk or on 07887 813 441 To discuss working together with Creative England contact Kaye Elliot, Head of Locations and Production Services at: Kaye.Elliot@creativeengland.co.uk

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Filming LOCATIONS Olympic Locations

Further Filming Locations

Coventry, Warwickshire & Shakespeare’s England

Bath

Cumbria (Lake District)

Nottinghamshire

Birmingham

Devon

Oxford & Oxfordshire

Blackpool & Lancashire

Durham

Peak District (Derbyshire)

Brighton & East Sussex

Hampshire

Shropshire

Bristol

Herefordshire

Somerset

Buckinghamshire

Kent

Staffordshire

Cambridgeshire

Lincolnshire

Suffolk

Cheshire

Liverpool

West Sussex

Cornwall

Norfolk

Wiltshire

Cotswolds

Northumberland

Yorkshire

Manchester Newcastle-Gateshead Weymouth, Portland & Dorset Hadleigh Park, Essex Lee Valley Windsor & Eton Dorney Surrey

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COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND The City of Coventry  Stadium (Ricoh Arena) 71 Phoenix Way, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 6GE

Stand Up Position

This purpose built football stadium has a hotel, casino and conference facilities all on site. The stadium can be accessed from all sides and there are several conference and hotel rooms that overlook the interior of the stadium and the pitch, allowing a vast choice of vantage points for stand up reporting positions. Restrictions: Large parking areas around the stadium, which can comfortably house large outside broadcast vehicles. Permits: Please contact the City of Coventry Stadium directly, in order to discuss filming requirements. Fees: Please contact the City of Coventry Stadium directly in order to determine any fees applicable. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact the City of Coventry Stadium directly to discuss insurance needs.

Did You Know: The City of Coventry Stadium will be hosting football matches during the London 2012 Games as it is an official co-host city for the games.

Contact: Daniel Gidney Telephone: 0844 873 6350 Email: events@ricoharena.com Website: www.ricoharena.com

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COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Coventry Transport Museum

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Cottage Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HH

Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD

Fees: Standard fees will be waived for news and This quintessential English Tudor thatched country features programming. cottage is where Shakespeare’s future wife grew up, and where the young playwright courted her. It is one Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million. of the most painted and photographed cottages in Britain, set in romantic gardens amidst orchards in the hamlet of Shottery, on the outskirts of Stratford.

The largest collection of British road transport in the world, with eight galleries on two floors. The collection includes the two fastest cars in the world: Thrust 2 piloted by Richard Noble OBE, and Thrust SSC, piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green OBE.

Best Vantage Points: From inside the grounds, particularly across the cottage garden in growing season (April-Oct best). Across the brook on the walk Shakespeare would have used when wooing Anne.

Best Vantage Points: Various points in each gallery and from Millennium Place in front of the museum.

Restrictions: Interior filming usually only possible outside public visiting hours, but exceptions may be allowed, particularly in winter months. Best Time of Day: Any time. Shots including the garden views best early morning and evening. Permits: Yes. One week notice preferred but not essential. 14

Did You Know:

Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of the World Shakespeare Festival, part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Restrictions: Only for filming before 8.30am.

Did You Know: The museum is staging the History of Olympic Cycling – mid June to October 2012, and the exhibition also has a gallery of Royal Cars to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Best Time of Day: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Contact: Lynn Beddoe, PR Manager Telephone: 01789 207134 Email: Lynn.beddoe@shakespeare.org.uk Website: www.shakespeare.org.uk

Permits: Yes. One week notice preferred but not essential.

Contact: Clive Skelhon

Public Liability Insurance Required? Venue is covered by Coventry City Council.

Email: Clive.skelhon@transport-museum.co.uk

Telephone: 02476 234295 / 07969 091918

Website: www.transport-museum.com


COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND

Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden Shakespeare’s Birthplace Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Castle Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1NE The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is set in vast grounds, perfect for exploring. The ruins are best known as the home of Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I. Dudley created an ornate palace here to impress his beloved queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors once more. A paradise for garden lovers, wander through this sumptuous landscape as Queen Elizabeth I would have done herself. Features include a Norman hall, medieval keep, Elizabethan gatehouse and stables.

Best Time of Day: Any time – light is on the gatehouse in the morning, on the stables in the afternoon. Permits: Yes, contact site initially and then it will be referred either to the regional PR team or to Sarah Eastill Locations. Allow up to two weeks, although less notice can often be arranged. Fees: Yes, £100-£250. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Best Vantage Points: Many and varied! The Keep and the gatehouse have elevated locations for filming the gardens.

Contact: Holly Woodward Telephone: 01926 857482 Email: Holly.woodward@english-heritage.org.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth

William Shakespeare was born, grew up and lived with his wife and young children here. The original Tudor house is presented as it would have been in Shakespeare’s early years. More than 28 million people have visited to pay homage to the world’s most famous playwright. Well-known visitors have included Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy.

Birthplace from the street. Interior filming is only possible outside public opening hours; the interior is dimly lit, but ambient light is best in early evening.

Best Vantage Points: On Henley Street and from the garden at the rear of the property. Actors from our resident Shakespeare Aloud troupe who perform daily for visitors in the garden of the Birthplace will be pleased to perform extracts from Shakespeare’s works for intros/outros, and to interact in character with the presenter (notice required). Guides in period costume can be arranged to complete the historic scene (notice required).

Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Permits: Yes. One week notice preferred but not essential. Fees: Usual filming fees will be waived for news and features programming.

Did You Know: All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays will be performed in 2012 as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Contact: Lynn Beddoe, PR Manager

Restrictions: Interior filming only possible outside opening hours. Exceptions may be made by advance agreement in special circumstances (more likely in winter months).

Telephone: 01789 207134

Best Time of Day: Any time. The partly pedestrianised street can be very busy with visitors in the summer, so early morning and late evening afford clearer views of the

Website: www.shakespeare.org.uk

Email: Lynn.beddoe@shakespeare.org.uk

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COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND Royal Shakespeare Company Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB The RSC is known throughout the world and has its main base in Stratford-upon-Avon in the heart of the West Midlands. In 2010 the new Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres re-opened to the public after a £112.8m transformation with the aim to bring actors and audiences closer together. The theatre has a beautiful riverside location in the heart of the town where Shakespeare was born and died. Visitors from around the world visit Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre each year. The Company also plays regularly in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on tour across the UK and the world. As well as the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the RSC produces new work from living artists, and develops creative links with theatre-makers from around the world, it also works with teachers to inspire a life-long love of Shakespeare in young people and runs events for everyone to explore and participate in their work. Best Vantage Points: • The Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) and Swan Theatre auditoria (note this is subject to availability). The RST is a 1,000 seat thrust stage auditorium, the Swan Theatre is a 450 seat thrust stage timber auditorium. • External locations by the River Avon, including riverside walk, Theatre Gardens. • Theatre Tower viewing platform (100 foot high). • Rooftop Restaurant with views of the river and gardens and including the original back wall of the 1932 theatre. • Dressing rooms and backstage spaces. • Ashcroft Room – rehearsal space above the Swan Theatre – timber. • Clore Learning Centre – rooms within the education space. Restrictions: Liaise with Press Office (01789 272281). Permits: No, but you would need to liaise with the Press Office (01789 272281). Fees: Sometimes a facilities fee is charged, dependent on the nature of the filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? The RSC would require a location agreement to be signed. Existing footage: • Production footage is available on request. • An electronic press kit of the key spaces of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatres is available including shots of the two auditoria.

Did You Know: The World Shakespeare Festival (WSF) is a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in an unprecedented collaboration with leading UK and international arts

Contact: Jane Ellis and Elsie King

partners and will welcome companies from around the world to perform in the UK. It runs from 23 April to

Telephone: 01789 412668 / 01789 272417

November 2012 and forms part of London 2012 Festival, which is the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad,

Email: jane.ellis@rsc.org.uk; elsie.king@rsc.org.uk

bringing leading artists from all over the world together in a UK-wide festival in the summer of 2012.

Website: www.rsc.org.uk

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organisations, and with Globe to Globe, produced by Shakespeare’s Globe. The Festival includes over 50 arts


COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND Rugby School Birthplace of Rugby Football Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EH Rugby School is a leading co-educational independent boarding school. It was founded in 1567 by Lawrence Sheriff, who was a spice merchant to Queen Elizabeth I. At least two centuries of Rugby’s history are written in the stones and other monuments that stand around the School Close. It was here in 1823 that a local boy names William Webb Ellis first ran with the ball and invented the game of rugby football. In the lead up to 2015, when England will host the Rugby World Cup, the school takes on a special significance. Best Vantage Points: The Close and Doctors Wall, New and Old Quad, the School Chapel, Temple Speech Room, Upper Bench. Best Time of Day: Daylight hours, and dependent on term calendar. Permits: No filming permit is required but all visitors must be accompanied at all times by a member of school staff. All visitors must make arrangements prior to visit. Fees: Commercial rates vary according to final requirements and length of visit. Communication and PR visits may be asked to make a donation to the Arnold Foundation. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did You Know: Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, is among Rugby School’s many famous alumni. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be held in England.

Contact: Jonathan Smith (Communications) / Vicki Bromwich (Commercial) Telephone: Jonathan Smith: 07860 177455 / Vicki Bromwich: 01788 556357 Email: Jonathan Smith: JCS@rugbyschool.net / Vicki Bromwich: VB@rugbyschool.net Website: www.rugbyschool.net / www.rugbyschool.net/commercial

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COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND Warwick Castle Castle Lane, Warwick, CV34 4QU Warwick Castle is one of best preserved castles in the UK, and occupies a unique position between the traditional market town of Warwick and the famous River Avon. The origins of Warwick Castle can be traced back to the Saxon fortification used to defend against the invading Danes. The first castle to appear on the site was a wooden motte and bailey constructed in 1068 at the command of William the Conqueror. Throughout the Middle Ages the castle was rebuilt in stone as a towering medieval fortress. Later, the main quarters were converted into a residence of rich and sumptuous style that reflected the wealth and status of its owners. The defensive landscape surrounding the castle was later redesigned by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The castle was home to the Earls of Warwick until 1978. Since then extensive restoration work has been carried out and substantial areas of the castle have been opened to the public. Best Vantage Points: Exterior: East Front – towers and ramparts. The Mound – landscaped gardens and views of South Warwickshire. River Island – trebuchet and south front of Castle. The Conservatory – Pageant Field. The Mill – working water wheel and River Avon. The Trebuchet – one of world’s largest working siege machines. Interior: Great Hall – armour collection, grand fire place and vaulted ceiling. State Rooms – artefacts and furniture. Kingmaker – exhibits and wax figures evoking castle life in 1450. Secrets and Scandals – exhibits and live actors evoking life in a Victorian household. The Castle Dungeon – exhibits and live actors evoking the darker parts of Warwick’s history. Green Drawing Room – wax figures of Henry VIII and his wives. Princess Tower – including a gallery of Princesses. Restrictions: Due to the nature of the attraction there are some steep steps and narrow corridors. Full advice would be given on the day by the castle team. Vehicle access limitations may apply at peak periods – full details upon request. Best Time of Day: east front towers and ramparts – afternoon. Courtyard and House – All day. South Front and River aspect – Morning. Permits: No permit required. Permissions granted by contacting adam.butcher@warwick-castle.com

Did You Know: Warwick Castle has played host to royalty throughout history from Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria. More recently, in 1996, HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a lavish banquet in the castle’s famous State Dining Room.

Contact: Adam Butcher, Brand Manager Telephone: 01926 406634 Email: adam.butcher@warwick-castle.com

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Website: www.warwick-castle.com


COVENTRY, WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND Broadgate,  Lady Godiva Statue Broadgate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1LZ

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Broadgate has been at the heart of the city and in the hearts of the city’s people for centuries. Home of the statue of Lady Godiva, Broadgate is undergoing a huge refurbishment that will see a new public square that will host open–air concerts, theatre and offer alfresco dining to visitors. With the added backdrop of Holy Trinity Church, plus Lady Godiva, Broadgate remains the bustling hub of the city centre and will be a focal point of the city’s 2012 celebrations. Permits: Permission should be obtained from Coventry City Council, who would need to know the details about how many people on site, what vehicles would need to be in the vicinity and which equipment would be used. As much notice as possible would be expected, usually a minimum of one week. Fees: No fee usually payable, unless road closures are expected. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, at least £5 million.

Did You Know: Broadgate is currently undergoing a £7 million refurbishment to be completed in time for the London 2012 celebrations.

Contact: Mick McLaughlin or Kieron Pennie Telephone: 024 7683 3159 or 024 7683 2998 Email: mick.mclaughlin@coventry.gov.uk or kieron.pennie@coventry.gov.uk Website: www.coventry.gov.uk

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COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE & SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLAND University Square Priory Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5FB The square is located in front of the Coventry University reception and opposite Coventry Cathedral. Choices for visual backdrops include the new cathedral, the original cathedral ruins that remain from the blitz on Coventry and the Herbert Art Gallery. The east wall of the cathedral also houses the imposing bronze statue of St. Michael and the Devil, and the cathedral has the giant “screen of saints and angels”, a 70ft–high glass etched window forming part of the entrance. The Herbert Art Gallery has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and its visual attraction stems predominantly from the stunning atrium roof, classically lit and visually spectacular after nightfall. Restrictions: Parking is available in selected coach parking spaces outside the Cathedral and larger vehicles can be parked a few hundred yards away in selected car parks. Weight restrictions may be imposed on certain vehicles. Permits: Permission should be obtained from Coventry City Council, who would need to know the details about how many people on site, what vehicles would need to be in the vicinity and which equipment would be used. As much notice as possible would be expected, usually a minimum of one week. Fees: No fee for filming outside is required, if you wish to film inside the cathedral or the ruins, permission would be needed from the cathedral directly. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, at least £5 million.

Did You Know: The cathedral is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2012.

Contact: Mick McLaughlin or Kieron Pennie Telephone: 024 7683 3159 or 024 7683 2998 Email: mick.mclaughlin@coventry.gov.uk or kieron.pennie@coventry.gov.uk Website: www.coventry.gov.uk

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MANCHESTER

Old Trafford - Manchester United F.C.

Hilton Manchester, Deansgate

Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA

303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ

From its humble beginnings on a small Manchester pitch, Manchester United is currently the most famous football club in the world, and Old Trafford is the team’s home ground.

Situated within the lower 23 floors of the stunning 47-storey Beetham Tower, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel offers spectacular views across the city. Savour modern contemporary cuisine in the hotel’s chic Podium restaurant or take the express lift to Cloud 23 for tea or a cocktail in the sky. Just a few minutes from Piccadilly and Victoria stations and 25 minutes from Manchester International Airport, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate is ideally located for both leisure and business guests. It is the perfect venue to hold any inspirational event, for up to 600 people.

Old Trafford opened in 1910, has a capacity of 75,811 and is often referred to as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’. Football will be a major feature of the 2012 Olympic Games programme and Manchester will be hosting games for the men’s and women’s events at Old Trafford.

Contact: Nadine Callan, Marketing Manager Telephone: +44 (0) 161 868 8428 Email: nadine.callan@manutd.co.uk Website: www.manutd.com

Best Vantage Points: From our 360 degree views on the 23rd floor. Restrictions: Only accessible via a standard size lift.

Best Time of Day: Anytime is fine however the filming needs to work around the operation of the hotel and any guests using our facilities. Permits: Yes a location agreement is required – as much notice as possible although we can be flexible. Fees: £150 per hour is our standard fee Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – as standard.

Contact: Kristy Williams Telephone: 0161 870 1638 / 079636 894435 Email: Kristy.williams@hilton.com Website: www.hilton.co.uk/manchesterdeansgate 21


MANCHESTER

MediaCityUK

MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester)

The Greenhouse, Salford, Manchester, M50 2GH

Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

Located at the Quays on the banks of Manchester’s historic ship canal, Peel Media’s bespoke community also features one of the biggest HD studio developments in Europe; 400 apartments, a Holiday Inn and a brand new tram stop in the heart of a spectacular five-acre piazza. MediaCityUK has been designed around the specific needs of the media and creative industries - their vision is to become a world–class hub for innovation and content creation. They are committed to developing a vibrant and sustainable environment where you can live, work, study and visit.

MOSI is housed in the buildings of the world’s oldest passenger railway station, which opened in 1830. The museum tells the fascinating story of the birth of the industrial revolution in Manchester, and the great innovations and achievements of the North West. See your face amongst world class inventors on the fantastic Digital Chandelier in the new, hi-tech Revolution Manchester gallery, feel the awe-inspiring heat and power of a steam engine in action, and marvel at the short and incredible history of flight.

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Contact: Lisa Hill, Communications Manager

Contact: Sarah Roe/Julie Earith

Telephone: 0161 886 5308 / 07917 338 153

Telephone: 0161 606 0176

Email: lisa.hill@mediacityuk.co.uk

Email: s.roe@mosi.org.uk

Website: www.mediacityuk.co.uk/

Website: www.mosi.org.uk

Best Vantage Points: The exterior of the site, particularly 1830 warehouse and the Station Building. Lots of original brickwork and unusual buildings. Restrictions: There are access points on both sides of the site. Best Time of Day: Before 10am there are no members of the public on site. Light is often good mid afternoon. Permits: Permission is granted via the contact stated. Fees: A fee is normally charged but will be reduced or waived for this filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes required as standard.

Did You Know: Some of the sports-related exibits include objects from the Commonwealth Games which was held in Manchester in 2002


MANCHESTER IWM North ‘part of  Imperial War Museums’ Trafford Wharf Road, The Quays, Manchester, M17 1TZ

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The multi-award winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, is a great free day out for all ages. Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to represent a globe shattered by conflict, it reveals how war shapes lives through powerful exhibitions, the Big Picture (a dynamic 360° light and sound show), tours, object handling sessions, and family activities. There is also a learning studio, shop and café. Take the lift to the 29m high viewing platform for spectacular views over The Quays and Manchester. Open daily 10am to 5pm (closed 24/25/26 December). www.iwm.org.uk Best Vantage Points: Outside IWM North, all angles give a unique view of Daniel Libeskind’s unique building. Inside IWM North’s Main Exhibition Space, large, important objects include the field gun that fired the first British shell of the First World War, a Second World War tank, and a section of steel from the World Trade Center New York, which was destroyed on 9/11. All provide a striking backdrop for filming. Restrictions: No trailing cables or wires while IWM North is open to the public. Equipment must not remain unattended at any time and must not take up a large amount of space in public areas of the museum. No public routes through the museum should be blocked. IWM North’s exhibition spaces can be dark – a small, handheld, battery operated light is recommended. Permits: Crews must approach the IWM press office to seek permission for filming. The more notice the better to ensure filming is possible. Fees: The commercial filming hire rate is £200 per hour, but this can be waived for non commercial filming or in exchange for PR benefits. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Contact: Alex Knight, Press and PR Manager Sam Howard, Marketing and PR Co-ordinator Gemma Gibb, Head of Marketing and PR Telephone: Alex Knight: 0161 836 4040 Sam Howard: 0161 836 4043 Switchboard: 0161 836 4000 Email: aknight@iwm.org.uk OR sahoward@iwm.org.uk Website: www.iwm.org.uk/north

Did You Know: At the first Olympic Games in 776BC, an ‘Olympic Truce’ was created in order to enable athletes from Greece’s warring cities to travel and compete in safety. Reinstated at the 1992 Games the Olympic Truce continues to exist today. Drawing on this theme, in 2009 IWM launched Build the Truce, a learning initiative which works with organisations and schools across the country to explore the concepts of truce and conflict resolution. Launching in July 2012, this new 360-degree Big Picture Show, with images and footage projected onto the 20 walls throughout IWM North’s Main Exhibition Space, explores the concepts of conflict resolution and truce. Inspired by the Olympic Truce, the show has been granted the Inspire mark ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 23


MANCHESTER Salford Quays Pier 8, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, Manchester, M50 3AZ Salford Quays is a superb waterfront destination located 15 minutes from Manchester City Centre. It offers a unique and thriving area of culture, retail and leisure. Key attractions include: The Lowry Art & Entertainment, MediaCityUK, Imperial War Museum and nearby Old Trafford Football Stadium – home of Manchester United FC. Permits: The production teams can make contact with the below persons who will facilitate the enquiry and circulate the request to key personnel within the council and local police. If the location is privately managed or an alternative contact is required then the above persons will pass over the relevant details to the production team. Fees: A fee will be looked at based on the size of the activity and what facilitation is needed from the local authorities and/or private land owners. If impact is minimal then a reduced fee or waiver could be looked at but again this depends on the individual enquiries that come in and the owners/representatives decision. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, at least £2 million.

Contact: Bobby Cochrane / Nick Beech Telephone: 0161 281 4353 or 0161 281 4328 Email: Bobby.cochrane@creativeengland.co.uk or nick.beech@creativeengland.co.uk Website: www.thequays.org.uk/

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MANCHESTER Manchester Town Hall Manchester City Council, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA This magnificent building was designed in Victorian Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. Amongst its many treasures are the Ford Maddox Brown murals which are monument to the ideas of Victorian Manchester, portraying science, invention, education, trade and textile industry. Among the impressive rooms within the Town Hall are the Sculpture Hall, containing statues of notable Manchester figures from the past, and the Great Hall, featuring a glazed skylight inscribed with the names of every mayor, lord mayor and chair of the council since 1838. Restrictions: Filming interior generally needs to be restricted to opening hours – however in certain circumstances filming can be undertaken out of hours. Please note that the Town Hall is used by public so this may affect filming. Permits: Please contact Bobby Cochrane or Nick Beech who will facilitate the enquiry and circulate the request to key personnel within the council, tourism agency and police. Fees: A fee will be looked at based on the size of the activity and what facilitation is needed from the local authorities and/or private land owners. If impact is minimal then a reduced fee or waiver could be looked at but again this depends on the individual enquiries that come in and the owners/representatives decision. Public Liability Insurance Required? The Production will be required to carry Public Liability Insurance in all public areas to the value of no less than £2 million.

Contact: Bobby Cochrane / Nick Beech Telephone: 0161 281 4353 or 0161 281 4328 Email: Bobby.cochrane@creativeengland.co.uk or nick.beech@creativeengland.co.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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MANCHESTER National Football Museum Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG Due to open early summer 2012 and taking over one of Manchester’s most iconic and contemporary buildings, the National Football Museum houses the biggest and best football collection in the world and is set to become a world class visitor destination. It comprises a spacious atrium, two floors of objects, memorabilia and interactives, a temporary exhibitions space, an education zone and bar and restaurant with amazing views over the city. Best Vantage Points: Exterior of building / atrium has most space. Restrictions: As the museum will be newly opened, the first few months are expected to be extremely busy. Filming will depend very much on visitor flow. Permits: Amenable to filming requests; please contact the museum beforehand to discuss your requirments. Fees: As a registered charity, donations are requested for non commercial filming. Commercial and all other filming from £500 per day, depending on requirements. Public Liability Insurance Required? Required as standard.

Did You Know: The museum will be open in time for the Olympics and will host a ‘Homes of Football’ exhibition from July – December 2012

Contact: Michele Somers Telephone: 0161 605 8200 Email: enquiries@nationalfootballmuseum.com Website: www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

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NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD Sports Direct Arena Football Stadium (formerly known as St James’s Park) Barrack Road, Newcastle, NE1 4ST This location provides excellent views of the exterior of The Sports Direct Arena. The stadium itself is in the heart of the city and is easily accessible. This area is seeing a lot of development with a new hotel (Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle) and Science Central. This new urban quarter in the centre of Newcastle will be an exemplar in sustainability, attracting leading scientific organisations to a mixed new community encompassing a variety of educational, business and residential uses. Restrictions: There is public pay and display car parking across the centre of Newcastle – contact Andrew McKegney for more information. The ground is situated on a busy cross–section of roads and so is easily accessible, although parking within the grounds (contact Wendy Taylor) or on the street should be negotiated with the Council and/or the football club in advance. Permits: Permission to film within the football club grounds should be obtained in advance via Wendy Taylor. Newcastle City Council needs to be informed of health and safety issues, and the correct level of public liability insurance, needs to be considered. Fees: Advised on a case–by–case basis. Filming on the streets of Newcastle is free of charge. Public Liability Insurance Required? Standard public liability insurance of £5 million should be in place.

Contact: Within The Sports Direct Arena grounds Wendy Taylor, Head of Media Newcastle United Football Club. On the Streets of Newcastle Andrew McKegney, Press Office Manager Newcastle City Council; Charlotte Sly, Press, Communications and Marketing Assistant, Newcastle City Press Office Telephone: Within the The Sports Direct Arena grounds Wendy Taylor, 0844 372 1892 x8420, Mobile: 07717 511900 On the Streets of Newcastle Andrew McKegney 0191 211 5099; Charlotte Sly, 0191 211 5057; Email: Within The Sports Direct Arena grounds: wendy.taylor@nufc.co.uk

Did You Know: Newcastle is a London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city, with Olympic football at The Sports Direct Arena.

On the Streets of Newcastle: andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk; charlotte.sly@newcastle.gov.uk Website: www.nufc.co.uk www.newcastle.gov.uk 27


NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD The Angel of the North Gateshead, NE9 7TY The Angel of the North’s location on a panoramic hilltop enables this dramatic structure to be seen both from miles around and from a variety of angles at the site itself. Believed to be one of the largest angel sculptures in the world, it is the work of internationally renowned artist Antony Gormley and was installed in 1998. Standing 20m high and weighing 200 tonnes, it is as tall as four double decker buses, and has a wingspan which is almost as big as a Jumbo Jet. It is seen by more than one person every second, 90,000 every day or 33 million every year. It is one of the most popular visitor attractions in North East England with more than 150,000 people every year standing at its feet. For information on how to get there click here: www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/attractions/Angel/Map. aspx Best Vantage Points: The Angel stands 20m high so better shots are obtained from locations at the bottom of the hill it stands on. Restrictions: The Angel has only a small car park so large productions should be aware of limited parking facilities. The Angel is situated on a grassy hill which could restrict some physical activities. Best time of day: On a clear day the best time to shoot the Angel is at sunset, as the sun sets behind the sculpture and makes for an amazing view. One important point to note is that the Angel is not illuminated at night. Permits: Filming permits are required. No filming activity should take place until permissions have been granted by Gateshead Council and any other relevant parties. Anyone interested in using the Angel of the North needs to complete documents found at: www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%20and%20Democracy/news/ FilminginGateshead.aspx Wherever possible, notice of intent to film should be given after initial location recce, or for productions with a short lead-in time, notice of at least one week should be given. Public Liability Insurance Required? Health and safety assessments are required as well as proof of public liability insurance of £5 million or above. Location Footage: NewcastleGateshead Initiative has stock footage available for a wide range of uses. To request a copy of the footage in DVD, Digi-Beta, or DVCAM format complete the request form found at: www.newcastlegateshead.com/site/media/media-visits/filming 28

For help with filming or sourcing further footage there are a number of local companies who can help: North News & Pictures: www.northnews.co.uk Northern Film & Media: www.northernmedia.org Ten Alps: www.tenalpsvision.com

Contact: Angela Trainor or Dawn Tindle Telephone: 0191 433 2861 Email: angelatrainor@gateshead.gov.uk or dawntindle@gateshead.gov.uk Website: www.gateshead.gov.uk


NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD Quayside

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Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3RT, NE1 3RE; Quayside, Gateshead, NE8 2AR The Newcastle–Gateshead Quayside is the cultural hub of the “twin-cities.” The most iconic of the area’s seven bridges are found on the Quayside, including the landmark Tyne Bridge and the Stirling Prize winning, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which is the world’s first and only tilting bridge – known locally as the “blinking eye”. The area’s most high profile contemporary attractions can also be found here looking across from the Newcastle side of the Tyne. These include: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, which is located in the former Baltic Flour Mill building, and the Sage Gateshead, an international music venue designed by Sir Norman Foster. From the Gateshead side of the Tyne there are fantastic views back across the river to the city of Newcastle. Top spots include Newcastle Castle Keep, on the site of the original ‘New Castle’ from which the city gets its name; Newcastle’s Civic Centre and home to NUFC, Sports Direct Arena (formerly St James’s Park). Best Vantage Points: The Quayside is best viewed from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. This way you can frame both the Sage Gateshead and the Tyne Bridge. Another good shot is ‘on’ the Tyne Bridge looking towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, catching the Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Restrictions: If film crews would like to shoot from within the grounds of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art or the Sage Gateshead separate permissions should be requested from each individual organisation. Best time of day: When filming on the Tyne Bridge at sunset looking towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge the sun will set behind the camera. Permits: Newcastle City Council needs to be informed of health and safety issues, and the correct level of public liability insurance needs to be considered. In Gateshead filming permits are required. No filming activity should take place until permissions have been granted by Gateshead Council and any other relevant parties. Filming documents for completeion can be found at www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%20and%20Democracy/ news/FilminginGateshead.aspx Wherever possible, notice of intent to film should be given after initial location recce or for productions with a short lead-in time, notice of at least one week should be given.

Fees: Street filming in Newcastle is free to do. In Gateshead licences to film will be charged at £150. Other charges and potential reductions can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Health and safety assessments are required as well as proof of public liability insurance of £5 million or above. Location Footage: Newcastle–Gateshead Initiative has stock footage available for a wide range of uses. To request a copy of the footage in DVD, Digi-Beta, or DVCAM format complete the request form found at: www.newcastlegateshead.com/site/media/media-visits/filming For help with filming or sourcing further footage there are a number of local companies who can help: North News & Pictures: www.northnews.co.uk Northern Film & Media: www.northernmedia.org/ Ten Alps: www.tenalpsvision.com/

Contact: Newcastle City Council Andrew McKegney, Press Office Manager Charlotte Sly, Press, Communications and Marketing Assistant Filming from Gateshead on the south bank Gateshead Council Press Office: Angela Trainor or Dawn Tindle Telephone: Andrew Mckegney: 0191 211 5099 Charlotte Sly: 0191 211 5057 In Gateshead: 0191 433 2861 Email: In Newcastle - Andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk; charlotte.sly@newcastle.gov.uk; In Gateshead: angelatrainor@gateshead.gov.uk; DawnTindle@Gateshead.Gov.UK Website: www.newcastle.gov.uk; www.gateshead.gov.uk

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NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD The Sage Gateshead

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St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR Inside or outside The Sage Gateshead provides excellent views of the River Tyne, the bridges including the Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge, and roof-top views over Newcastle to The Sports Direct Arena, the home of Olympic football in Newcastle–Gateshead providing full panoramic views of Newcastle–Gateshead. Restrictions: The Sage Gateshead has a coach park directly behind the building with level access; contact The Sage Gateshead to arrange access. Permits: Filming permission is required and should be obtained in advance from The Sage Gateshead’s Marketing and Communications team. Please note: internal spaces will need to be booked with as much advance notice as possible and there may be further documents required (risk assessment, details of equipment and crew etc.) for filming inside the building. For filming outside of the building (e.g. Performance Square), Gateshead Council will also need to grant approval and will have their own documents. Filming around the building will need to go through the council as well as The Sage Gateshead. With Gateshead Council, filming permits are required. No filming activity should take place until permissions have been granted by Gateshead Council and any other relevant parties. Filming documents for completion can be found at: www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%20and%20Democracy/news/ FilminginGateshead.aspx Wherever possible, notice of intent to film should be given after initial location recce, or for productions with a short lead-in time, notice of at least one week should be given. Fees: Filming inside The Sage Gateshead is free of charge. For the council–owned land around The Sage Gateshead licences to film will be charged at £150. Other charges and potential reductions can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Standard public liability insurance of £5 million should be in place.

Contact: Inside The Sage Gateshead Kirstin Chapman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, The Sage Gateshead Outside The Sage Gateshead Gateshead Council Press Office: Angela Trainor or Dawn Tindle Telephone: The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4558 Gateshead Council 0191 433 2861 Email: kirstin.chapman@thesagegateshead.org angelatrainor@gateshead.gov.uk; dawntindle@Gateshead.Gov.UK Website: The Sage Gateshead: www.thesagegateshead.org/media/index.aspx Gateshead Council: www.gateshead.gov.uk

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Did You Know: The location provides distant views of The Sports Direct Arena (formerly known as St James’s Park) – the home of Olympic football in Newcastle-Gateshead.


NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD The Castle Keep Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ The castle keep is the historic Norman castle in the heart of Newcastle– Gateshead from where the city takes its name. Best Vantage Points: The keep provides stunning panoramic views of the destination from its top, allowing filmmakers to capture views from 360° across the River Tyne and its bridges, as well as the Cathedral and out towards the Sports Direct Arena (formerly named St James’s Park). Restrictions: There is a fairly narrow stairwell to negotiate to the top but it’s not impossible to get to the top with careful manoeuvring. Best time of day: The best time to film is during daylight hours when full panoramic views from the top can be experienced. Permits: Permission to film should be obtained by contacting Tony Ball and is usually only permitted during opening times. Open Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm; Sun noon - 5pm last admission 4:15pm. Closing Time: 5pm Public Liability Insurance Required? Standard public liability insurance of £5 million should be in place. Location Footage: NewcastleGateshead Initiative has stock footage available for a wide range of uses. To request a copy of the footage in DVD, Digi-Beta, or DVCAM format complete the request form found at: www.newcastlegateshead.com/site/media/media-visits/filming For help with filming or sourcing further footage there are a number of local companies who can help: North News & Pictures: www.northnews.co.uk Northern Film & Media: www.northernmedia.org Ten Alps: www.tenalpsvision.com

Contact: Tony Ball Telephone: 0191 232 7938 Email: castlekeepnewcastle@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.castlekeep-newcastle.org.uk

Did You Know: The location provides views of Sports Direct Arena (formerly known as St James’s Park) – the home of Olympic football in Newcastle-Gateshead.

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Portland Pavillion Balcony New Ground Portland, Dorset, DT5 Situated behind the Portland Heights Hotel. Most stunning view along Chesil Beach, which is classed as one of the natural wonders of the world. View of the whole of Osprey Quay which is the location for the Olympic Village and Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Centre, the centre hosting and delivering all of the 20sailing. Best Vantage Points: Chesil Beach. Restrictions: Vehicle parking would be arranged on an individual request. Best Time of Day: Anytime during daylight hours. Permits: Notification to film would be required so individual arrangements for facilities could be sorted. Fees: No charges are being levied. Public Liability Insurance: All broadcasters would require minimum of ÂŁ5 million public liability insurance.

Did You Know: Osprey Quay is home to the Olympic Sailing Village and will be hosting all of the 2012 Olympic 20sailing competition.

Contact: Jacqui Gisborne Telephone: 07980 730073 / 01305 838382 Email: jacquigisborne@weymouth.gov.uk

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET

Bowleaze

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Furzy Cliffs, Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PW

Bullers Way, Abbotsbury Nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JT

Raised grassed area to give overall top shot view of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour; the Isle of Portland with the Weymouth and Portland National Academy at the base; overview of the 2012 sailing courses; entire length of Weymouth Beach. Ability to do a piece to camera with no public behind. Best Vantage Points: On the raised grassed area overlooking Weymouth and Portland National Academy.

Fees: No charges are being levied. Public Liability Insurance: All broadcasters would require minimum of £5 million public liability insurance.

Did You Know: The 2012 Olympic sailing courses are situated along the entire stretch of Weymouth Beach.

Described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens I have ever visited” and voted Garden of the Year 2012 this stunning 30 acre garden is one of the best in the country today. The formal Victorian garden is surrounded by an exotic woodland valley full of Camellias, Magnolias, Rhododendrons, and exquisite summer colour. The Colonial restaurant specialises in delicious locally sourced food, the plant centre sells plants actually grown in the garden, and the gift shop is a cut above the norm. Don’t miss the floodlighting of the gardens in October.

Best Vantage Points: A guide will ensure that the best positions are made available on the day. Best Time of Day: Early morning. Permits: No permit is required. Fees: A waiver is available. Public Liability Insurance: Yes, £5 million.

Restrictions: Vehicle parking would be arranged on an individual request. Best Time of Day: Anytime during daylight hours. Permits: Notification to film would be required so individual arrangements for facilities could be sorted.

Contact: Jacqui Gisborne Telephone: 07980 730073 / 01305 838382 Email: jacquigisborne@weymouth.gov.uk

Contact: John Houston Telephone: 01305 871130 / 07970 026424 Email: john@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk Website: www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk 33


WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Bournemouth Beach – seven miles of sand Bournemouth Gardens – adjacent to the sea (award winning)

Bournemouth promenade – lined by beach huts

Russell Cotes Museum Bournemouth Balloon in Bournemouth Gardens Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU Bournemouth Beach has seven miles of sand and has won a multitude of awards. Bournemouth has more beach huts than anywhere else in the country, including Wayne Hemingway vintage style designed Beach Pods at Boscombe beach, and the newly–designed accessible beach huts near Boscombe beach – the first in the country. The iconic Bournemouth Pier is the background shot in all views of Bournemouth. Bournemouth Gardens is adjacent to the beach and is Victorian in character, with award–winning floral bedding throughout. The Bournemouth Balloon is also located here in the gardens and visitors can take a trip up into the skies of Bournemouth up to 500ft with amazing views of the area. The Russell Cotes Museum houses an eclectic mix of modern art, visiting art exhibitions and items collected from around the world by the Russell Cotes family – an historic piece of Bournemouth. Best Vantage Points: Best advantage point for views of the beach is from the east cliff next to the Russell Cotes Museum looking towards the Purbecks. Also a good position is on the beach to the east of Bournemouth Pier with the Pier in the background. Restrictions: No, although there is a limit to vehicle access. Best Time of Day: Morning. Permits: Filming permit is required and this can be obtained through Tom Powell; please give at least two days notice.

Contact: Tom Powell

Fees: No fee for non-commercial filming.

Telephone: 01202 451741

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Email: Tom.powell@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: www.bournemouth.co.uk

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Bournemouth Pier Area Bournemouth Seafront, BH2 5AA Bournemouth beach to the east of Bournemouth Pier is the ideal location for stand up positions, and is used for all national morning TV. The beach is cleaned every morning so the expanse of sand makes a good shot with the pier in the background. To the west is the beautiful visual of the Purbecks so all round is the best place for positioning. Restrictions: Parking is available for satellite trucks. Permits: A filming permit is required and this can be obtained from Tom Powell. No additional filming permits will be required for cranes etc. Fees: No filming fee will be charged for non commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, ÂŁ5 million.

Contact: Tom Powell Telephone: 01202 451741 Email: Tom.powell@bournemouth.gov.uk Website: www.bournemouth.co.uk

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET

Athelhampton House

Chapel of St Mary (Roman Catholic)

Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG

The Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QS

This is one of England’s great medieval houses and one of the most beautiful and historic in the south, lying a mile east of Puddletown. It was begun during the reign of Edward IV on the legendary site of King Athelstan’s palace. A family home for more than 500 years, it’s noted for its 15th-century Great Hall, Tudor great chamber, state bedroom, and King’s Room. Though many visitors come to see the house, the gardens are equally inspiring. Dating from 1891, they are full of vistas, and their beauty is enhanced by the River Piddle flowing through and by fountains. These walled gardens, winners of the HHA/Christies Garden of the Year award, contain the famous topiary pyramids and two pavilions designed by Inigo Jones. You’ll see fine collections of tulips and magnolias, roses, and lilies, and also a 15th-century dovecote. Best Vantage Points: There are many locations. 36

Best Time of Day: All day. Fees: To be advised. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Owen Davies.

Did You Know: Thomas Hardy mentioned it in some of his writings but called it Athelhall. He often visited these gardens.

This is the first free–standing Roman Catholic Church to be built in England for public worship after the Reformation. Commissioned in 1786, this historically important building is reputed to be one of the finest pieces of Georgian architecture in Dorset. Best Vantage Points: All angles – exterior filming only.

Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming, or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £3 million.

Restrictions: Access at any time by arrangement. Best Time of Day: Early morning or mid-late afternoon.

Contact: Owen Davies / Laura Dean Telephone: 01305 848363 Email: odavies@athelhampton.co.uk or ldean@athelhampton.co.uk Website: www.athelhampton.co.uk

Permits: A filming permit is required. 48 hours notice normally required.

Contact: Jo Grant Telephone: 01929 400352 Email: jo.grant@lulworth.com Website: www.lulworth.com


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Fossil Forest

Lulworth Castle and Park

West Lulworth, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5RW

The Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Nr Wareham Dorset BH20 5QS

The Fossil Forest is an amazing example of fossils Public Liability Insurance Required? left behind by trees millions of years ago. The ‘tufa’ Minimum £3 million. are fossilised rings of algae that gathered around tree trunks as a forest flooded nearly 150 million years ago.

Lulworth Castle stands in extensive parkland within Public Liability Insurance Required? the 20 square mile Lulworth Estate. The 400–year Yes, minimum £3 million. old castle has been owned by the Weld family since 1641. All but destroyed by fire in 1929, the Castle exterior has been restored to its original state, while the interior has been consolidated providing an atmospheric open plan space for visitors to enjoy Did You Know: and a popular venue for lavish weddings, parties and Lulworth Castle is the venue for Camp Bestival corporate events. Panoramic views over the Purbeck a three day event which attracts approx. 28,000 countryside and stunning view of the sea on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast – England’s first and only fans of music, dance and family fun. The 2012 natural World Heritage Site. festival 27 – 29 July include the ‘Silly Olympics’!

Best Vantage Points: From the cliff above the Fossil Forest.

Did You Know:

Best Time of Day: Daylight hours.

The 2012 Sailing events are taking place at Weymouth and Portland. The backdrop is the Jurassic Coast – England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site. The Fossil Forest is a geologically significant (and photogenic) landform that helps to illustrate the 185million years story of this coast.

Permits: A filming permit is required. Please contact Jo Grant at the Lulworth Estate. 48 hours notice normally required.

Contact: Jo Grant

Restrictions: As they are on part of the Ministry of Defence Ranges you will need to contact the Ministry of Defence Range Office.

Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming.

Best Vantage Points: East, south and west elevations. Best Time of Day: Daylight hours.

Telephone: 01929 400352 Email: jo.grant@lulworth.com Website: www.lulworth.com

Permits: A filming permit is required. 48 hours notice normally required. Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming.

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Lulworth Cove

White Nothe

West Lulworth, Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5RQ

White Nothe, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8NJ

Lulworth Cove is a natural, perfectly formed horseshoe shaped bay, part of the Lulworth Estate. The cove is one of the most famous features within the World Heritage Site and visted by approx. 1m visitors each year. Together with the pretty thatched village of West Lulworth, this is one of the most photographed places in Dorset.

A remote chalk headland overlooking Weymouth & Portland

Best Vantage Points: From the footpath on Bindon Hill immediately above the cove. Restrictions: Pedestrian only. Vehicular access by prior arrangment.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £3 million.

Did You Know: The 2012 Olympic Sailing events are taking place at Weymouth and Portland. The backdrop is the Jurassic Coast – England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site. Lulworth Cove is geologically significant (and photogenic) landform that helps to illustrate the 185million years story of this coast. It is also a honeypot for visitors to the area.

Best Time of Day: Daylight hours. Permits: A filming permit is required. Please contact Jo Grant at the Lulworth Estate. 48 hours notice normally required. Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming. 38

Contact: Jo Grant Telephone: 01929 400352 Email: jo.grant@lulworth.com Website: www.lulworth.com

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £3 million

Best Vantage Points: Pedestrian. Vehicular access via prior arrangement. Restrictions: No vehicular access without prior arrangement with the Lulworth Estate. Best Time of Day: Daylight hours. Permits: A filming permit is required. Please contact Jo Grant at the Lulworth Estate. 48 hours notice normally required. Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming.

Did You Know: The 2012 Sailing events are taking place in Weymouth and Portland waters where the backdrop is the Jurassic Coast – England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site.

Contact: Jo Grant Telephone: 01929 400352 Email: jo.grant@lulworth.com Website: www.lulworth.com


WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Stair Hole & Lulworth Crumple West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5RW Stair Hole: Stair Hole is a forming landform to the west of Lulworth Cove. The sea has exploited weak points in the massive Portland stone, creating caves, arches, stacks and blowholes. Embryonic coves are now forming in the lee of this natural defence. Lulworth Crumple: One of the most recognisable features of Stair Hole. Changes in climate 147 million years ago produced layered Purbeck rock strata that were later heaved up and folded by the collision of two continental plates. Best Vantage Points: From the footpath above looking down. Restrictions: Pedestrian. Vehicular access by prior arrangement. Best Time of Day: Daylight hours. Permits: A filming permit is required. Please contact Jo Grant at the Lulworth Estate. 48 Hours notice normally required. Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming or filming that provides benefit to the Lulworth Estate. Credit/acknowledgement required. Fee applies to commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £3 million.

Contact: Jo Grant

Did You Know:

Telephone: 01929 400352

The 2012 Olympic Sailing events are taking place in Weymouth and Portland waters where the backdrop is the Jurassic Coast – England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site. Stair Hole is an iconic landform widely associated with the World Heritage Site and the Dorset coast.

Email: jo.grant@lulworth.com Website: www.lulworth.com

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Corfe Castle The Square, Corfe Castle, Near Wareham, BH20 5EZ This iconic ruin lies in the heart of the Purbeck district of Dorset. It was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s army during the English Civil War; the Castle was a royal palace, fortress and castle since the Norman Conquest. The Castle lies in one of Dorset’s most picturesque villages, built from the local Purbeck stone. There is a train station which has been dressed as it would have been in the 1950s. Swanage Railway runs a daily service, including with steam engines, into Swanage – a traditional seaside resort which has retained much of its Victorian character. There is a strong Enid Blyton link with the area; she spent many holidays there and many of her locations were inspired by places in the area (Corfe Castle is said to have inspired Kirrin Castle); there is a dedicated shop in the village – Ginger Pop Best Vantage Points: Many viewpoints, including from the village high street, the Rose garden of the tea rooms and within the grounds of the Castle. Good viewpoint from the platform of the Railway which shows the Castle in the background. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Harvey Edgington Telephone: 01929 481294 Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORSET Hardy’s Cottage Higher Bockhampton, Near Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ The birthplace of Thomas Hardy, Dorset’s most famous author (Tess of the d’Urbevilles, Jude the Obscure etc) and one of England’s most well reputed writers. The picturesque cottage is a small, traditional thatched cottage, with a delightful garden and lies in woodlands. Other Hardy-related locations nearby are Max Gate (the home which he built, also National Trust), Dorset County Museum which has a significant collection of Hardy memorabilia, the statue of the author at the top of Dorchester High Street and Stinsford Cemetery where his heart is buried. Best Vantage Points: In front of the cottage from the garden. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Harvey Edgington Telephone: 01929 481294 Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Hadleigh Park, Essex Hadleigh Farm Hadleigh Farm, Castle Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2AP Hadleigh Farm is just 25 miles (40km) from the Olympic Park in Stratford and was chosen as the host venue for the mountain biking events, due to its unique terrain; providing a technically challenging course for the world class competitors. The course at Hadleigh Farm has been constructed taking advantage of the unique landscape of South Essex, providing the competitors with a challenge and spectators with an exciting, thrilling sporting event in the shadow of the stunning 700–year–old Hadleigh Castle. Hadleigh Farm is adjacent to Hadleigh Country Park and linked by a network of foot paths. Hadleigh Country Park overlooks the Thames Estuary, near Southend-on-Sea and extending to 152 hectares (387 acres) it is one of the largest country parks in Essex.

Did You Know: Hadleigh Farm will play host to the Olympic mountain biking events.

Contact: Jennifer Spencer-Charles, Account Executive, Communications Essex County Council, County Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH Telephone: 01245 434246 Email: jennifer.spencer-charles@essex.gov.uk Website: www.essexlegacy.org

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LEE VALLEY Lee Valley White Water Centre Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB Lee Valley White Water Centre has been the only brand–new London 2012 venue that has been open for the public to try out ahead of the Games. Visitors have been able to experience adrenalin–pumping white water rafting, canoeing or kayaking. Named as the best in the world, the white water centre has two courses: a 300m Olympic Standard Competition Course with a 5.5m descent, and a 160m Legacy Loop with a 1.6m descent - with 1,200 rapid blocs. The British Canoe Union train at the Centre 6 days a week. Monday to Friday, twice a day (morning and afternoon sessions) and on a Saturday morning the centre is available for private hire by International teams on an ad hoc basis. Best Vantage Points: There are a plethora of areas to film from, including bridges that span the course, wide–angled shots that take in the length of the course or positions located next to the big features and drops. Site health and safety rules apply in terms of access to the water and the course edge, including buoyancy aids and safety teams. Restrictions: From January to April 2012, public rafting will be operational and the site opens to the public for a proportion of the week / weekend. There are no main restrictions within the site, apart from those designated by health and safety requirements. The British Canoe Union would need to agree any filming of their athletes. Best Time of Day: The site is open and can be filmed at any time depending on requirements. The course has the ability to be floodlit. Permits: A permit to film is required which can be gained through the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (or their acting agency) - see detail right. All attemps will be made to accommodate all requests for filming but they are dependent of water activity and staffing levels. Fees: Commercial filming will be charged on a case–by–case basis depending on publicity outcomes for the Centre and for the sport. Location fee approx costings are: Commercials etc - £1000 per day Photo shoots - £500 per day Direct costs such as staffing or exclusive use of the water would be charged in addition. We are happy to consider a reduced / no fee for non commercial filming on a case–by–case basis.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum of £5 million. Existing Footage: A variety of footage can be found on www.youtube.com including the Centre’s promotional footage.

Contact: Up to April 2012 & Post November 2012 - Naomi Chant, Lee Valley Regional Park April - November 2012 - All enquiries to LOCOG georgina.thornton@london2012.com

Did You Know:

Telephone: Naomi Chant Lee Valley Regional Park - 01992 709 909

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WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY Stand Up Position

Crystal Lodge

Dorney Lake Eton College, Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP World-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre and the venue for the Rowing and Kayak events in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The centre is set in 450-acres of parkland and includes the main lake (2,220 metres long), a return/warm-up channel, boathouse, arboretum, park and conservation area. Restrictions: Filming at the lake will not be permitted during the main Olympics period – June to mid Sept 2012. All requests are subject to approval. Permits: Filming is subject to authorisation from Dorney Lake. Contact Ivor Lloyd with a brief synopsis of your programme, public liability insurance and preferred dates.

Existing Footage can be viewed here: www.itnproductions.co.uk/VisitBritain2010/ Buckinghamshire/

Chapel Row, Reading, Berks, RG7 6QB Large contemporary open plan house 70% glass panoramic views to ancient woodland. Central atrium allows light into the centre of the house. Decking area to 3 sides of house. Best Vantage Points: From all around as there is plenty of space and parking.

Did You Know: Venue for the rowing and kayak events in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Restrictions: Nothing more than 12ft wide can get into the gates but more space available outside in the lane.

Contact: Ivor Lloyd

Best Time of Day: Pretty much anytime as the house has much glass.

Fees: Dependent on project, please contact Jane Karpinski Public Liability Insurance Required? Subject to length of use and stay. Please contact Jane Karpinski with requests.

Contact: Jane Karpinski

Fees: Contact Dorney Lake to discuss.

Email: i.lloyd@dorneylake.co.uk

Telephone: 01189 710 243 work 01635 521523 mob 07771 880 177

Public Liability Insurance Required? ÂŁ5 million.

Website: www.dorneylake.co.uk

Email: jane@cconcept.ltd.uk

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Telephone: 01753 832756


WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY Eton College Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DW Eton College, founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, is one of the oldest schools in Britain. The current Prime Minister David Cameron and 19 former prime ministers were educated at Eton. Other Etonians include Princes William and Harry, four times Olympic Gold Medal rower Sir Matthew Pinsent and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Eton College is headed by a Provost (head of the board of governors) and Fellows (governors). Teachers are known as ‘beaks’ and boy prefects are identified by their colourful waistcoats and are all members of the ‘Eton Society’ otherwise known as ‘Pop’. Best Vantage Points: It is advisable to ask permission to film inside the School precincts. Restrictions: Filming is not permitted of Eton College boys to show their faces. Best Time of Day: 3pm onwards with the sun in School Yard. Permits: Subject to approval from the Bursar, filming may be permitted. In the first instance contact Visits Manager Reb Hunkin with a brief synopsis of your programme, public liability insurance and preferred dates. Fees: To be confirmed on application to r.hunkin@etoncollege.org.uk Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million. Existing Footage: Copyright-free broadcast footage can be viewed here: www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast. Contact: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk if you wish to have high, broadcast quality versions of these files sent to you. Footage can be used free of charge.

Did You Know: Princes William and Harry were educated at Eton College, as were a number of Olympic athletes including four times Olympic Gold Medal rower Sir Matthew Pinsent.

Contact: Reb Hunkin, Visits Manager Telephone: 01753 671177 Email: r.hunkin@etoncollege.org.uk Website: www.etoncollege.com

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WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle The College of St George, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ This magnificent 15th century church lies within the walls of Windsor Castle. The personal banners of members of the British Royal Family and other members of the Order of the Garter including The Queen of Denmark, The Emperor of Japan, The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, The Queen of The Netherlands, The King of Norway, The King of Spain and The King of Sweden hang above their seats, thereby bringing a colourful touch from those countries into Windsor. There are also links with other countries, for instance a stained–glass window for Australia and the stallplate of the late Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand. The building is a stunning example of late medieval perpendicular architecture. Best Vantage Points: 1. From the floor of either the nave or the quire looking up at the banners and architecture. An alternative view is to look down from a window inside the chapel. 2. A view inside the castle looking at the outside of the chapel and towards the round tower. 3. One opportunity (weather permitting) can be made on one co–ordinated occasion to film from the roof of St George’s Chapel. This gives excellent views of the Round Tower and much of the rest of Windsor Castle, and out over the town of Windsor towards Eton Dorney rowing lake. Restrictions: Security clearance will be required for all film crew/ members/presenters at least two working days in advance of filming. Access to the roof is via a steep, narrow spiral staircase. Best Time of Day: 1. Inside St George’s Chapel – Monday-Saturday 8.30-10.00am only. 2. Outside St George’s Chapel – hours are more flexible. 3. On the roof of St George’s Chapel. Arrangements will be made for a one time only (weather permitting) filming opportunity (see below). This cannot take place whilst one of the daily services is taking place inside St George’s Chapel.

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Fees: Filming fee is £350 plus VAT per hour. However this is may be waived depending on the specific request. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Charlotte Manley.

Existing Footage: Copyright-free broadcast footage can be viewed here: www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast. Contact: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk if you wish to have high, broadcast quality versions of these files sent to you. Footage can be used free of charge.

Did You Know:

Contact: Charlotte Manley

St George’s Chapel is within the walls of Windsor Castle – [the home of The Queen] who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Telephone: 01753 848888 Email: charlotte.manley@stgeorges-windsor.org Website: www.stgeorges-windsor.org


WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY Windsor & Eton town Windsor, Berkshire Located just 15 minutes from London Heathrow and 30 minutes from central London by train, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead offers history and heritage, elegant accommodation together with a scenic riverside setting. The Royal Borough is home to Windsor Castle – the Queen’s weekend retreat, the world-famous Eton College: plus Dorney Lake – the world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre and venue for the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. From the streets and highways of Windsor & Eton town, there is a range of filming opportunities including the exteriors of Windsor Castle, Eton College and the riverside. Best Vantage Points: • Top of Peascod Street (for Windsor Castle exterior close up and Queen Victoria statue) • High Street (for Changing the Guard, the Crooked House, The Guildhall – where Prince Charles and Camilla, Elton John and David Furnish celebrated their nuptials) • Thames Street (Windsor Castle walls - exterior) • Castle Hill (entrance to Windsor Castle) • Church Lane (cobbled street with outside dining) • Eton High Street (for Eton College exterior) • Windsor & Eton Bridge (riverside views, wooden rowing boats can often be seen) Restrictions: Parking can be arranged (there is a fee for larger vehicles). Best Time of Day: Dependent on location. Permits: Yes. Complete the downloadable ‘Filming request form’ (available at www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast ) and email to: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk together with a copy of your public liability insurance. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Existing Footage: Copyright-free broadcast footage can be viewed here: www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast. Contact: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk if you wish to have high, broadcast quality versions of these files sent to you. Footage can be used free of charge.

Contact: Visitor Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Email: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk Website: www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast

Did You Know: The Royal Borough is steeped in Olympic history; the 1908 Olympic marathon started at Windsor Castle, and the 1948 Olympic cycling road race was held in Windsor Great Park. In 2012 Dorney Lake, the world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre, will host the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As home to Windsor Castle, the Queen’s official residence, there will be celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee including a Diamond Jubilee pageant and also a year-long exhibition (to 28th Oct) at Windsor Castle in the Drawings Gallery: ‘The Queen - 60 Photographs for 60 Years’ exhibition. 47


WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY Windsor Castle

Stand Up Position

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, and one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The castle’s dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. Among the highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the most famous dolls’ house in the world. Best Vantage Points: Within the precincts of Windsor Castle, the most requested location is the shot from the Middle Ward with the Round Tower as a backdrop. External views of the Castle are managed by other organisations and are covered in other profiles. The best external locations are: • From the Long Walk and the Home Park – see specific profile for Windsor Great Park (requests to film are managed via the Crown Estate) • Close up of Windsor Castle and Queen Victoria statue – see specific profile for Windsor & Eton (requests to film are managed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead). • Riverside view from the Brocas meadow – see specific profile for Windsor & Eton (requests to film are managed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead). Restrictions: All requests are subject to approval and permissions. Best Time of Day: Varies according to location Permits: Requests must be received at least one month before the preferred date of filming, to allow for the necessary permissions to be sought and scheduling around the diary commitments of the castle. A Filming Application Form can be downloaded from: www.royalcollection.org.uk/press Fees: Standard filming fees can be found here: www.royalcollection.org.uk/press. Please contact the Royal Collection Press Office directly to discuss in detail. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million Existing Footage: B-Roll footage will be available via VisitBritain and it is anticipated that extended B-Roll will be available upon application to the Royal Collection Press Office. 48

Contact: Royal Collection Press Office

Did You Know: Windsor Castle is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.

Telephone: 020 7839 1377 Email: press@royalcollection.org Website: www.royalcollection.org.uk


WINDSOR & ETON DORNEY Windsor Castle

Stand Up Position

- Riverside view (taken from the Brocas) The Brocas, riverside Eton. To get to the Brocas meadow from Windsor, cross the Windsor & Eton bridge and take the first road to your left. Now walk to the end and through a short alley and you will find yourself at the edge of the Brocas. The best riverside view of Windsor Castle is from the Brocas, a peaceful riverside meadow, popular with picnickers. From the meadow, the stand–up position has a view across the river Thames with Windsor Castle in the background. The meadow is south facing and the late afternoon sun lights up the castle giving an impressive view. The position incorporates the castle’s iconic round tower. If the Queen is in residence, the Royal Standard flag will be flying from the tower. Otherwise the Union Jack flag will be flying. Restrictions: No parking for large vehicles on the Brocas. Permits: Yes. Complete the downloadable ‘Filming request form’ (available at www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast ) and email to: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk together with a copy of your public liability insurance. Fees: Fees are usually waived for tourism related filming, promotional filming and non commercial filming in relation to 2012 London Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did You Know:

Contact: The Visitor Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It’s where she spends most weekends!

Email: visitormarketing@rbwm.gov.uk Website: www.windsor.gov.uk/media/broadcast

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SURREY Painshill Park Trust Painshill Park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE Painshill Park is a flexible and experienced location for photo shoots, TV drama and feature films. The magnificent 158 acres of 18th century Georgian landscape garden has a wealth of different features that make it the perfect location for your shoot. Painshill offers formal gardens, beautiful woodland, an alpine valley, statues, 2.5 acre vineyard and 14 acre lake plus many unusual follies. The diversity of the landscape as well as the close proximity to London (within the M25) makes Painshill a great location for filming and photography.

Stand Up Position

Painshill is open to the public 363 days a year. (March-October 10.30am 6pm, November-February 10.30am – 4pm). Filming can take place any time of day or week, plus the following facilities: Pre-booked catering brought to you on-set Self service tearoom during public opening hours Room facilities for meetings, storage, changing, green room etc Onsite staff support is available Free car parking for 200 cars. Best Vantage Points: Gothic Temple Walled Garden Ruined Abbey Chinese Bridge Amphitheatre Crystal Grotto – finest in Europe Lakeside (14 acre) Turkish Tent Vineyard Best Time of Day: Filming can take place any time of day or week (March-October 10.30am 6pm, November-February 10.30am – 4pm) Permits: A Filming Contract is required, please contact Rachael James. Minimum of 48 hours is preferred. Fees: A location fee is applicable; it is a calculated on a project by project basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, a minimum of £5 million. Photography: Beth Meades, PR & Marketing Manager at Painshill can provide further images if required.

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Contact: Rachael James, PA & Trust Administrator or Beth Meades, PR & Marketing Manager

Did You Know:

Telephone: 01932 868113

Painshill Park is located on the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Route.

Email: rachaeljames@painshill.co.uk beth.meades@painshill.co.uk Website: www.painshill.co.uk


SURREY

Box Hill

Brooklands Museum

Box Hill, A24 near Dorking, Surrey

Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN

Part of the outstanding Surrey Hills countryside. With views across Surrey and the south east, Box Hill shows the stunning countryside of Surrey, its wildlife and opportunities to get out in the open air.

The birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation and home of Concorde, this fascinating museum is situated within the world’s first purpose built car race track. You can see the original track plus the cars and motorbikes that raced. See aeroplanes designed and built in the last century including the world famous Concorde – truly one of a kind.

Best Vantage Points: There are good views from the zig zag road, but the road is tight, so best is the view point right at the top. There is plenty of car parking. Restrictions: Please contact the National Trust. Best Time of Day: Daylight Hours. Permits: Please contact the National Trust.

Did You Know: Box Hill and the surrounding circuit is the main feature of the Olympic Cycle Road Race. Taking place on 28 & 29 July 2012, the road cycling route will include a hill climb up the famous zigzag road.

Best Vantage Points: A variety of interior and exterior vantage points.

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Valerie Mills for more information.

Did You Know: The Cycle Road Race passes right by the museum.

Restrictions: Yes possibly, please contact Brooklands Museum. Best Time of Day: During daylight hours.

Fees: Please contact the National Trust. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 286

Fees: Yes, please contact Valerie Mills for more information.

Permits: Yes possibly, please contact Valerie Mills.

Contact: Valerie Mills Telephone: 01932 857381 Email: info@brooklandsmuseum.com Website: www.brooklandsmuseum.com

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SURREY

Denbies Wine Estate

Guildford High Street

London Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6AA

High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1

The largest wine estate in Britain is the proud winner of an international award for its Rose wine. This fantastic estate produces wonderful wine which is starting to compete at an international level. Visitors can see the estate and the wine producing process.

Guildford is a fantastic historic market town with buildings dating from the 17th century and earlier. The cobbled High Street rising from the River Wey has a great variety not only of modern shopping, but historic buildings including the magnificent clock which hangs from the Elizabethan Guildhall. The clock was installed in 1683 and overhangs the High Street.

Best Vantage Points: There are many good view points, from across the estate. Restrictions: Please contact Denbies.

Did You Know: The Olympic Cycle Road Race will be passing right in front of the estate.

Restrictions: Please contact the Town Centre Officer at Guildford Borough Council.

Best Time of Day: During daylight hours. Permits: Please contact Denbies.

Contact: Jeanette Simpson/ Chris White

Fees: Please contact Denbies.

Telephone: 01306 876616 Email: info@denbiesvineyard.co.uk

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Best Vantage Points: Looking down the hill and High Street.

Website: www.denbies.co.uk

Best Time of Day: Daytime is better to show the buildings. Permits: Please contact the Town Centre Officer at Guildford Borough Council.

Fees: Please contact the Town Centre Officer at Guildford Borough Council. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact the Town Centre Officer at Guildford Borough Council.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch Relay will be coming to the town and it will travel up the High Street, as it did in the 1948 Olympics.

Contact: Town Centre Officer Telephone: 01483 505050 Website: www.guildford.gov.uk


SURREY

Loseley Park

Newlands Corner

Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS This is an Elizabethan home still owned and managed by the family. The More-Molyneux’s have owned and lived in Loseley for just over 500 years. Now a family home and a successful attraction, this is a wonderful historic home, with historic stories, furniture and paintings and also the current generation of family belongings. With gardens and estate this is a beautiful part of England. Off the B3000 which is off the A3 just south of Guildford, Surrey.

Aldbury, Surrey, GU4 Permits: A permit will be required, please contact Loseley Park directly. See contact details below for more information.

A fantastic view point across Surrey, showing the stunning Surrey countryside. Although Surrey is a neighbour of London it has countryside and landscape views to rival any other area of Britain.

Fees: Charges may apply. Restrictions: There is a car park nearby. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact Loseley direct.

Best Vantage Points: The front of the house is superb and very photogenic. Restrictions: The private family rooms are not accessible.

Contact: Marketing Manager

Best Time of Day: Any time during daylight hours.

Email: enquiries@losleypark.couk

Telephone: 01483 304440 Website: www.loseleypark.co.uk

Best Time of Day: Any time during daylight hours. Permits: Please contact Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Did You Know:

Fees: Please contact Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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SURREY RHS Garden Wisley RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB The flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse. In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques are tried and tested, and a series of model gardens answers the needs of a variety of conditions and circumstances. Best Vantage Points: Filming outside of the laboratory or glasshouse gives the most iconic shots. But with 200 acres to explore RHS Garden Wisley is packed with perfect places to film (we have rose gardens, vibrant mixed borders, a state of the art glasshouse, orchards, a pinetum, arboretum, rock garden, vegetable garden) all of which have good accessibility. Restrictions: Vehicles are only permitted in some areas of the garden – but this can be discussed on an ad-hoc basis. Best Time of Day: 8am – 6pm but can be flexible. Permits: A risk assessment will need to be filled out – but this can be sent prior to filming. Fees: Filming free as long as RHS Garden Wisley is name checked. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Contact: Samantha Bevington Telephone: 01483 479798 Email: samanthabevington@rhs.org.uk Website: www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

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BATH

Pulteney Bridge

Roman Baths

Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT

Roman Baths, Bath, BA1 1LZ

Pulteney Bridge, together with the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, is one of the world’s most beautiful bridges. Like the Ponte Vecchio it is one of a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it. It was built for William Pulteney by Robert Adams. Best Vantage Points: From Grand Parade (left side of the bridge) or Riverside Walk (right side of the bridge).

Around Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water, and today comprises a number of original baths, drainage and ancient pavements plus artefacts discovered on the site. The Roman Baths has some of the most extensive and best preserved Roman remains in the country, and is a leading UK attraction.

Best Time of Day: Any time but probably morning or early evening.

Best Vantage Points: Around the Great Bath and on the terrace with Bath Abbey in the background.

Permits: From Bath Film Office.

Restrictions: Access is generally only arranged during opening times (7 days a week, generally 9am to 5pm), however, private access can be arranged in advance.

Fees: Not for promotional purposes.

Contact: Bath Film Office Jenni Wagstaffe or Rachel Bowers

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – usually £5 million but contact Film Office for further details as this may vary depending on what the footage is for, whether for stills etc.

Telephone: 01225 477711 Email: Bath_FilmOffice@bathnes.gov.uk Website: www.visitbath.co.uk/bath-film-office/

Best Time of Day: Any time of day. If filming takes place in July and August, evening is a great time as the museum is open until late and the Great Bath is lit by torchlight.

Permits: No, but any filming needs to be arranged in advance. Fees: Generally not if the filming is for promotional use. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £5 million.

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BATH Royal Crescent Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS One of Bath’s, and the UK’s, iconic architectural landmarks, this sweeping crescent of 30 house were all constructed in Bath stone, in the 1700s. Best Vantage Points: From the Royal Crescent or Royal Victoria Park. Permits: Permission to film needs to be arranged with Bath Film Office with advanced notice of 48 hours or more. Fees: If the filming is for promotional purposes there is not usually a fee. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million. Existing Footage: VisitBritain has footage of the Royal Crescent as part of some B-roll of Bath.

Contact: Rachel Bowers or Jenni Wagstaffe Telephone: 01225 477711 Email: Bath_FilmOffice@bathnes.gov.uk Website: www.visitbath.co.uk

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BATH Thermae Bath Spa Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ Thermae Bath Spa is Britain’s original and only natural thermal spa. It is a remarkable combination of old and new, where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath. In the heart of the World Heritage Site of Bath, Thermae is the only place in the country where you can bathe in natural thermal waters – just as the Celts and Romans did nearly 2,000 years ago. Relax in the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters in the Minerva Bath and the open-air rooftop pool, refresh your senses in the aroma steam rooms and choose from over 50 spa treatments and packages. Best Vantage Points: The rooftop pool at Thermae is very photogenic, particularly in the early morning when the air is cool and the steam can be seen drifting across the warm water. The rooftop views of the Abbey, the Georgian city and the surrounding hills are beautiful. The historic 18th–century Cross Bath is a seperate building. It is the home to one of the city’s three hot springs and is regarded as a sacred site. Restrictions: There is no permitted parking outside Thermae, however it is possible to drop off equipment. Parking permits can be obtained via Bath Film Office. Best Time of Day: It is recommended to film before opening in the morning (i.e. before 9am). This allows greater flexibility and does not impinge on the privacy of customers. There is greater flexibility in the Cross Bath which can be booked exclusively for filming. Permits: Permission to film is required. Every effort is made to be as accommodating as possible, however 24 hours notice is required where possible. If planning to film at a weekend then it would require several days’ notice where possible. Please contact Charlotte Hanna.

Did You Know: Fees: Location fees are kept to a minimum for non-commercial filming and the fee can be waivered on occasions. However there may be cost charges where incurred (i.e. for refreshments, if a treatment is being filmed or for any other specific requirements).

Thermae is regularly visited by top class sports people for rest, recuperation and relaxation. The waters of Bath have a long history with the British monarchy. In 1590 Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter, making the thermal waters accessible to the public. There have been numerous royal visits including James I, Charles I, Anne of Denmark, Charles II, Mary of Modena and Queen Anne (as princess and later as Queen), all seeking cures from all sorts of ailments. Thanks to this history and precedence, the new Millennium Commission building, opened in August 2006, is called the New Royal Bath, a name granted approval by the Lord Chancellor’s office.

Contact: Charlotte Hanna Telephone: 01225 328465 Email: charlottehanna@thermaebathspa.com Website: www.thermaebathspa.com

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BATH Pump Room (part of same complex as the Roman Baths) Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ The Georgian Pump Room is a very elegant room where people have taken the waters for 200 years. Originally used for assemblies and balls, it is now used as a restaurant during the day and diners are entertained with live music at various times of the day, depending on the season. Beau Nash made Bath the most fashionable place in England during the late 18th–century, and Jane Austen was a regular visitor. Best Vantage Points: The spa water fountain and Tompion Clock (1709) are the main features. Best Time of Day: Filming is best avoided while the Pump Room Trio play as they are recording artists and charge a substantial fee. Permits: Filming has to be pre-arranged but this should not be a problem. At least one day’s notice preferable if possible. Please contact Gladys Powney to arrange. Fees: No charges for filming arranged via VisitBritain or generally for overseas shoots unless additional staffing required. Public Liability Insurance Required? Public Liability insurance of £10 million preferred, however it is appreciated that some overseas broadcasters cannot cover this.

Contact: Info Contact: Gladys Powney Telephone: Info Telephone: Email: Info 01225 477773 Website: Info Email: Gladys_powney@bathnes.gov.uk Website: www.romanbaths.co.uk

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BIRMINGHAM

Brindleyplace and Birmingham canals

Centenary Square

Birmingham, B1 2JB

Birmingham, B1 2ND

Brindleyplace comprises an architectural delight of landmark mixed–use buildings built around three attractive public squares – Brunswick, Central and Oozells. Alongside this, the estate includes The Water’s Edge, The Crescent Theatre, National SEA LIFE Centre and is positioned adjacent to Birmingham’s first city centre residential development, Symphony Court. The area now occupied by Brindleyplace was, at the height of Birmingham’s industrial past, the site of factories. By the 1970’s, however, as Britain’s manufacturing went into decline, the factories closed down and the buildings lay derelict for many years. Today, over 8,500 people work in Brindleyplace for some of the UK’s leading businesses, and it is a thriving and vibrant location both throughout the daytime and evening. The estate has been described as one of the most impressive and successful inner city mixed-use developments in the country.

Best Vantage Points: Oozels Square Ikon Gallery Fountains Permits: Yes - through Film Birmingham. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million, please contact Sindy Campbell.

Contact: Sindy Campbell Telephone: 0121 464 9305 Email: sindy.campbell@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/

Named in celebration of the centenary of Birmingham’s city status (1989), Centenary Square is one of the city’s newest public open spaces. The square is a work of art in itself, with paving, railings and lamps designed by artist Tess Jaray. A variety of live events are held in Centenary Square. Best Vantage Points: Baskerville House Hall of Memory Spirit and Enterprise sculpture Industry and Genius sculpture Birmingham REP International Convention centre Symphony Hall Boulton, Watt and Murdoch sculpture Broad Street

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million, please contact Sindy Campbell.

Contact: Sindy Campbell Telephone: 0121 464 9305 Email: sindy.campbell@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/

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BIRMINGHAM Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, B18 The Jewellery Quarter dates back over 250 years and is still home to over 400 jewellery businesses. A designated conservation area with more than 200 listed buildings, it is a proposed World Heritage Site. It has been described by English Heritage as a unique historic environment in England, which has few, if any, parallels in Europe. The Quarter also contains Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square in the tranquil surroundings of St Paul’s, with its fine restaurants, bars and galleries, It has over 100 specialist jewellery retailers for classic pieces and beautiful handcrafted jewellery, where visitors even can commission their own design. Gems of the quarter are the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, The Pen Room Museum, St Paul’s Gallery plus the Birmingham Assay Office where you can learn about the history of Hallmarking and find out their role in the 21st century. Permits: Yes - through Film Birmingham. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million, please contact Sindy Campbell.

Contact: Sindy Campbell Telephone: 0121 464 9305 Email: Sindy.campbell@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.filmbirmingham.co.uk

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BIRMINGHAM

St Paul’s Square

Council House / Victoria Square

Birmingham, B3 1QZ

Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3BD

St Paul’s Square is a Georgian square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, named after the church in its centre. It is the last remaining Georgian Square in the city, built 1777-79 on the Newhall estate of the Colmore family. It was an elegant and desirable location in the mid 19th–century. At the end of the 19th–century the square was swallowed up by workshops and factories, with the fronts of some buildings being pulled down to make shop fronts or factory entrances. Much restoration was done in the 1970s and many of the buildings are now Grade–II listed

Victoria Square is a pedestrianised public square in Birmingham, England. It is home to both the Town Hall and the Council House, and directly adjacent to Chamberlain Square. The square is often considered to be the centre of Birmingham, and is the point from where local road sign distances are measured. It is a short walk from St. Philip’s Cathedral on Colmore Row and is on the main pedestrian route between the Bull Ring and Brindleyplace areas. Three major roads, Colmore Row, New Street and Paradise Street meet there.

Best Vantage Points: St Paul’s Church. Permits: Yes - through Film Birmingham. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million, please contact Sindy Campbell.

Contact: Sindy Campbell Telephone: 0121 464 9305 Email: Sindy.campbell@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.filmbirmingham.co.uk

Best Vantage Points: In front of the The River fountain. Council House façade. Town Hall façade. Library steps / fountain. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery façade. Iron Man.

Permits: Yes - through Film Birmingham. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million, please contact Sindy Campbell.

Contact: Sindy Campbell Telephone: 0121 464 9305 Email: Sindy.campbell@birmingham.gov.uk Website: www.filmbirmingham.co.uk

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BIRMINGHAM University of Birmingham (UoB) and University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT The University of Birmingham was founded over a century ago, and was England’s first truly ‘civic’ university. It is located on a glorious leafy campus close to the centre of the country’s second city. Today the Redbrick University, which is part of the Russell Group, is one of Britain’s leading universities, internationally acclaimed and globally recognised. It was also one of the first universities to offer a sporting option for all students. University of Birmingham is currently a top two sporting university in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship. This is one of the many reasons student athletes from across the country and around the world choose to study, train and compete at the University of Birmingham. Best Vantage Points: The Munrow Sports Centre where the Jamaican Track and Field team will be using the facilities, and the running track adjacent to the Munrow Sports Centre. Best Time of Day: For the suggested areas of filming, daylight hours would best due to lack of floodlights on the running track. Permits: No permit for filming is required. We would need as much notice as reasonably possible. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million. UoB and UBSport have public liability insurance for their own employees. Any companies visiting campus would need to provide their own public liability insurance.

Contact: Jenna Hadley, UBSport PR, Media and Promotions Officer Ben Hill, UoB PR Manager

Did You Know: The University of Birmingham will be hosting the Jamaican track and field team for their pre-Olympic camp in July 2012.

Telephone: Jenna Hadley – 0121 414 2262 or 07786 336634 Ben Hill – 0121 414 5154 or 07789 921163 Email: Jenna Hadley – j.v.hadley@bham.ac.uk Ben Hill – b.r.hill@bham.ac.uk Website: www.birmingham.ac.uk and www.sport.bham.ac.uk

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BLACKPOOL & LANCASHIRE The Blackpool Tower, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, SEA LIFE Blackpool & Madame Tussauds Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ Welcome to The Blackpool Tower Eye with 4D Cinema – Before embarking on your ascent to The Blackpool Tower Eye, encounter the new 4D Blackpool. Amazing sights, smells and special effects surround you as you follow one little boy’s journey all over the seaside. Then, ready for your flight, you embark on your own journey to the top of Blackpool Tower as you step into the lift. Once you’ve reached your destination, the doors open, and you’re met with floor to ceiling, uninterrupted views over Blackpool and beyond. Now, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, to step out onto the new SkyWalk. Never before have you been able to see so much of Blackpool down below as you tread across metres of glass. It’s like walking on air. The Blackpool Tower From the moment its doors opened in 1894, the iconic Blackpool Tower has been the heart of entertainment, amazement and excitement. Now, after a year of remarkable renovation, you can come and discover all of the tower’s fantastic attractions – the brand new and the most treasured. The Blackpool Tower Circus Built between the base of the tower’s four legs, is The Blackpool Tower Circus - a unique setting for a unique show. Each year, different performers from around the globe come to Blackpool’s famous circus arena to wow audiences with their acrobatics, daring tricks and unique acts. And each year, Blackpool’s favourite double act, Mooky the Clown and Mr Boo find new ways to make you laugh and cheer along with their comical antics. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom Stepping onto The Blackpool Tower Ballroom dance floor is like stepping back in time. As you look around at the amazing architecture that surrounds you, from the opulent balconies to the intricately painted ceiling, you’ll instantly fall in love with this special hidden gem. Listen to the organist play the grand Wurlitzer as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and watch the world dance by. Jungle Jim’s Indoor Play Time to let the kids discover the amazing Lost City of Jungle Jim’s! They will love exploring the giant adventure playground surrounded by huge Inca Gods. You can watch on in contentment from the Harbourside café as you enjoy time to relax, and they enjoy the playtime of their lives. Perfect for children’s birthday parties, you can even hire one of the two giant galleon boats – Dragonheart or The Black Sabre.

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon From 1st September, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon will shock and entertain you with over 1,000 years of dark history, ten actor led shows and one scary ride! Delve into Blackpool’s most horrible history and experience live actors, a thrilling ride and special effects at this exciting new attraction. Step back into the darkest of times and face 70 minutes of Blackpool’s dark past. Are you brave enough?. SEA LIFE Blackpool Home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. Housing more than 50 spectacular displays and over 1,000 assorted sea creatures, it takes visitors on a journey from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths. A highlight for every visitor is undoubtedly the mighty ocean tank, teeming with tropical sharks and colourful reef fish, from the amazing vantage of a walkthrough underwater tunnel it is easy to imagine it is you rather than the fish that is on display! Pirate Adventure Golf Ahoy there me hearties! Are ye ready for a game of golf like no other? Pirate Adventure Mini Golf it is! A brand new swashbuckling game for the whole family, from lads and lassies to experienced seadogs! Conquer the 12 dastardly holes and navigate your very own Jolly Roger round galleons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels. Visiting pirates and their young buccaneers will have the chance to win the national pirate treasure trophy or attempt to sink that magical ‘hole in one’ into Davy Jones’ Locker throughout the year. Landlubbers and wannabe seadogs can now celebrate their birthdays at both SEA LIFE and at Pirate Adventure Mini Golf. Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds comes to Blackpool! This exciting new attraction will be the 12th Madame Tussauds to open around the world and the first UK attraction outside London. Madame Tussauds Blackpool will be a showcase of home-grown talent that we all know and love, including the very best of British television, sporting heroes, classic comedians and musical talent. You will literally be able to step onto the sets of some of our favourite TV shows, including behind the bar of Coronation Street’s Rovers Return and joining Ant and Dec in the jungle for I’m A Celebrity! Step into the glitzy world of celebrity at Madame Tussauds Blackpool as you rub shoulders with the stars. Who do you want to meet? Restrictions: Many attractions can only be filmed out of hours. Some are only accessible via lift. Best Time of Day: Before 10am or after 5pm. Permits: Yes, please contact Sara Hemissi for a filming request form.

Contact: Sara Hemissi

Fees: A filming fee is charged if it is of little or no PR value to the attraction, and if it is of high disturbance to the paying visitors.

Telephone: 01253 629232

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Sara Hemissi.

Website: www.theblackpooltower.com www.thedungeons.com www.visitsealife.com/blackpool www.madametussauds.com/blackpool

Email: Sara.hemissi@merlinentertainments.biz

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BLACKPOOL & LANCASHIRE Blackpool UK Promenade Blackpool The UK’s most popular coastal resort, attracting 13 million visitors each year, seven miles of sandy beach with a newly completed seafront and wedding venue boasts a fascinating heritage with a host of interesting buildings and interiors, 518ft–Eiffel–Tower inspired Blackpool Tower built in 1894 with its spectacular ballroom and circus. Attractions include three Victorian piers with rides and entertainment, 40 acre Pleasure Beach Resort amusement park with roller coasters, rides, entertainment and the newly opened Nickelodeonland, Madame Tussauds Waxworks, Sandcastle Waterworld, Sealife Centre, Blackpool Zoo, 13 mile Promenade Tramway with modern and historic trams. A plethora of night time entertainment, music concerts theatre and dining out. Celebrating 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations in 2012 during September and October, the world famous autumn light show illuminates a five–mile stretch of the Promenade. Best Vantage Points: • From North Pier looking back at the Blackpool Tower. • From Central Beach looking back at the Tower. • Halfway between Central and South Pier looking back at the Tower, beach and Central Pier’s Big Wheel. • From the top of Blackpool Tower. • From the top of the Blackpool Tower looking down onto Blackpool’s new Festival Headland and “Comedy Carpet” artwork. • New South Promenade overlooking the Big One Roller Coaster (Pleasure Beach Resort). • New South Promenade by the world’s largest dance hall mirrorball. • On Pleasure Beach Resort – great views of the amusement park – possibility of mounting cameras on rides etc. Restrictions: Each private venue has a PR officer who will welcome and assist the media. VisitBlackpool will act as central point of contact. Best Time of Day: Anytime, great sunsets subject to suitable weather conditions. Permits: VisitBlackpool will advise and dependant on complexity of film shoot can normally organise at very short notice. Fees: Not normally, however would be dependant on subject matter and location. VisitBlackpool will advise. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £5 million.

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Did You Know: Blackpool marks the halfway point of the Olympic Torch’s Relay journey around the UK.

Contact: Mike Chadwick – Stephen Burton Telephone: 01253 478230 - 01253 478208 Email: mike@visitblackpool.com stephen@visitblackpool.com Website: www.visitblackpool.com


BLACKPOOL & LANCASHIRE Pendle Hill Barley, Lancashire, BB12 Pendle Hill is inspirational and dramatic. George Fox in 1652 founded the Quaker Movement after his vision on the summit. The area around the hill and its pretty villages are closely associated with the history of the Pendle Witches and the biggest witchcraft trial in British history (1612). In 2012 the Pendle Witches Festival will be commemorating the witches, 400 year anniversary with a host of great events (the programme of events will soon be available online and in print). Best Vantage Points: Pendleside Farm – up close to the hill. The Road from Fence to Newchurch – further back from the hill, with stunning countryside views. Please call the contact below to discuss your individual requirements. Restrictions: With small scale filming access is open – the hill is Open Access land. There are however local landowners and villagers to consider – please call the contact given here first. Best Time of Day: During the day. Sometimes the weather can obscure the hill. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £2 million.

Did You Know: A beacon will be lit on Pendle Hill on June 4th 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Contact: Mike Williams Telephone: 01282 661963 (wrk) 07849 583481 (mob) Email: Michael.williams@pendle.gov.uk Website: www.Visitpendle.com

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BLACKPOOL & LANCASHIRE Pleasure Beach Resort Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, FY4 1EZ Pleasure Beach, Blackpool was founded in 1896 and is one of the most ride–intensive amusement parks in the world. Thrilling rides and stunning shows make it a fantastic family day out. Pleasure Beach is family owned and run, its current MD, Amanda Thompson, is the great granddaughter of its founder. Pleasure Beach is home to, amongst many other things, the Pepsi Max Big One – the UK’s tallest roller coaster and the UK’s first Nickelodeon Land - a £10.3m investment which features 12 rides, numerous attractions and a restaurant. Pleasure Beach blends the classic and modern, rides such as Sir Hiram Maxims Flying Machines, date back to the early 1900’s, while modern thrill rides such as Infusion and the Ice Blast are much more modern additions. In addition to rides, Pleasure Beach boasts some amazing examples of 1920/30’s architecture and is home to the world’s oldest purpose built Ice Theatre. Best Vantage Points: Sculpture Gardens – A grassed area with modern sculptures surrounded by a mix of classic and modern amusement park rides. Many of the rides can be mounted with a camera to allow presenters to do pieces to camera. Nickelodeon Land – Pleasure Beach’s £10.3m new attraction provides colourful, exciting backdrops and opportunities to film with costume characters. The sheer amount of rides and attractions at Pleasure Beach means that there is always a suitable location for most types of filming. Best Time of Day: Any time of day is good for filming. If the weather is poor there are sheltered and covered areas. Restrictions: Any on ride filming needs to be planned in advance. Filming generally take place in public access areas unless pre-planned. Recce highly recommended. Permits: All filming to be pre-planned through Pleasure Beach contact. This can generally be done at short notice. Fees: No filming fee required unless for commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million. Existing Footage: Existing footage including GVs and ride POV can be obtained from Daniel Thompson.

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Did You Know:

Contact: Daniel Thompson

Managing Director Amanda Thompson has been involved in the Royal Variety Performance on a number of occasions, and also produced a show in honour of The Queen as part of her Golden Jubilee visit to Preston.

Telephone: 01253 336329 Email: Daniel.thompson@bpbltd.com Website: www.pleasurebeachresort.com


BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX

Battle Abbey

Beachy Head, Eastbourne

High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD Site of the most important event in England’s history – the 1066 Battle of Hastings, when the Normans invaded and the course of history was changed forever. Hands-on exhibits, CGI film and an exciting audio tour describe the build up to the battle and the events of the fateful day. Explore atmospheric ruins of the abbey built on the orders of William the Conqueror, and climb the spiral staircase of the great medieval gatehouse to the Abbey Museum which describes the lives of the monks who lived there. Events programme includes the annual Battle of Hastings re-enactment, 13 & 14 October 2012. On-site café and themed shop. Best Vantage Points: Depends on individual requirements.

Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7AY Fees: Normally £150 for up to an hour or around £100 an hour for a longer schedule. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minumum £2 million.

Contact: Dawn Postlethwaite (may be passed to Sarah Eastel Locations for commercial enquiries: 01225 858100)

Best Time of Day: Early morning for misty atmospheric shots.

Telephone: 01424 775 705

Permits: To be arranged with Sarah Eastel if a commercial enquiry, or Dawn Postlethwaite if non-commercial.

Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/1066

Did you feel the thrill of Harry Potter’s Quidditch match in The Goblet Of Fire? Or were you on the edge of your seat during Pearl Harbour’s spectacular dogfights? Well, remember Eastbourne and Beachy Head. It played a huge part in these and dozens of other film and television productions etching dramatic moments in your memory and imagination forever. Now part of the new South Downs National Park, the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head are an iconic feature on the south east coastline. Enjoy filming in acres of beautiful, green, downland without a vehicle or pylon in sight. Look out east and enjoy spectacular views over Eastbourne, or film the red–and–white striped Beachy Head Lighthouse. Best Vantage Points: On the downland near the S bends looking out across Eastbourne or out to sea. Restrictions: Depending on the nature of the filming, permission may have to be sought from Natural England. Certain terms and conditions apply to any filming here, e.g. crews must stay a certain distance from the cliff edge, otherwise a safety rigging company must be employed.

Permits: Yes – please contact Laura Fear. Simple shoots – just a few days notice; bigger shoots will need weeks as permission will have to be sought from Natural England. Fees: Filming fee applies for commercial filming only. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – up to £10 million.

Contact: Laura Fear Telephone: 01323 415438 Email: laura.fear@eastbourne.gov.uk Website: www.visiteastbourne.com

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BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX Brighton Beach - Brighton Pier, Yellowave Beach Volleyball Centre and Brighton Bandstand Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB Brighton is one of Great Britain’s biggest and best seaside holiday destinations. Brighton is often to referred to as “London by the sea” due to its location on England’s south coast, just 70km due south of London. Brighton is hugely popular among Londoners, who come in their millions to enjoy all that Brighton beach has to offer, including traditional activities such as a swim in the sea or a “promenade” (a leisurely walk) and also more modern activities such as beach volleyball. Brighton is the home of the Brighton Swimming Club, England’s oldest swimming club, whose members go for daily early morning swims in the sea. Brighton Pier is a truly iconic British structure that stretches out over the sea and combines traditional amusements and games with hair-raising fairground rides. Best Vantage Points: Filming is possible along all of Brighton seafront, however three optimum filming positions are available: 1.

Daltons Bastion, Madeira Drive – this position is just to the east of Brighton Pier on the lower level of Brighton seafront. The location offers close direct views of Brighton Pier alongside views of Brighton beach both to the east and west.

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Marine Parade, Yellowave Beach Sports Venue – this position is on the upper level of Brighton seafront, approximately 0.75km from Brighton Pier. The location offers direct elevated views overlooking Yellowave Beach Sports Venue (an Olympic Training Camp for beach volleyball) combined with sweeping views of Brighton beach.

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Brighton Bandstand, Kings Road – this position is located on approximately 1km west of Brighton Pier. The location offers views of Brighton Pier and the former West Pier (now skeletal remains after a fire in the mid 90s) along with sweeping views out to sea. This location also offers views to the west, showing some of Brighton & Hove’s finest Regency architecture.

Restrictions: Restrictions to each of locations listed: 1. 2. 3.

No restrictions No restrictions There is restricted vehicle access to the lower promenade from 11am each day.

Best Time of Day: Early morning filming offers the perfect opportunity to see the sun rising in the east when locals take to the water for an early morning swim or exercise. Daytime filming would, on a sunny day, offer shots of a busy beach with thousands of visitors sunbathing and enjoying the activities. Evening filming would offer spectacular shots of a setting sun in the west. Fees: A filming fee of £250 per 24 hours is normally charged. This fee will be reduced / waived on a case by case basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – minimum £5 million.

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Did You Know: Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, located on Brighton beach, is the UK’s only ‘year-round’ beach volleyball centre. Yellowave Beach Sports Venue is an official Olympic training facility.

Contact: Jo Osborne, Events Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council Telephone: 01273 293001 Email: jo.osborne@brighton-hove.gov.uk Website: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=b1149008 www.visitbrighton.com


BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX Royal Pavilion 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE Brighton is one of Great Britain’s biggest and best seaside holiday destinations. Brighton is often to referred to as “London by the sea” due to its location on England’s south coast, just 70km due south of London. Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic appearance both inside and out, with dramatic Indian-inspired architecture and lavishly decadent interiors inspired by China. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society and today is the iconic landmark for vibrant Brighton & Hove. The Pavillion sits within the beautiful Royal Pavilion Gardens in the very centre of the city, which have been lovingly reworked back to their regency period design with fantastic vistas over floral displays. Best Vantage Points: East Lawns. Royal Pavilion Gardens in front of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery entrance. Restrictions: No vehicles on-site. Best Time of Day: Early mornings when the sun hits the East façade of the palace on the ‘East Lawns’ and late afternoons. Traffic noise during the middle of the day can be quite high on the east lawns, and the gardens can get busy during hot summer days. Permits: Yes – permits required. From contacts given in earlier section of form (office hours). 72 hours advance notice required prior to filming. External Fees: Filming is charged at £150 per hour. This fee may be waived for non-commercial filming during the Olympic period. Internal Fees: Internal filming is strictly limited and charged at a higher fee depending on complexity/duration of filming. No waivers of fee given for internal filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £10 million.

Did You Know: At 7am on Tuesday 17th July, the Olympic Flame will emerge from the iconic Royal Pavillion to be transferred to the first torch of the day. Diamond Jubilee The Royal Pavilion is holding an exhibition on Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817) in the Prince Regent Gallery from 10 March 2012 to March 2013 to tie in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. An exhibition devoted to the short life and tragic early death in childbirth of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, the only child of George, Prince of Wales, later George IV. Charlotte would have become Queen had she outlived her father and grandfather, and Queen Victoria is unlikely to have succeeded to the throne. For the first time in a generation, Brighton Museum’s extensive collection of material related to the Princess will be displayed, supplemented by loans from museums and private collections.

Contact: Cara Bowen / Jemma Treweek Telephone: 03000 290906 Email: museums.marketing@brighton-hove.gov.uk Website: www.brighton-hove-pavilion.org.uk

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BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX The Lanes and North Laine Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE Brighton is one of Great Britain’s biggest and best seaside holiday destinations. Brighton is often to referred to as “London by the sea” due to its location on England’s south coast, just 70km due south of London. Brighton is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and ‘anything goes’ spirit. The centre of Brighton is made up of The Lanes, which is a concentration of narrow alleyways filled with boutique shops and jewellers and the North Laine (spelt with an ‘i’ as it is an old English word meaning “strip of land”) which is a bohemian area containing hundreds of independent shops, cafes and street life. Best Vantage Points: 1. The Lanes - Meeting House Lane / Union Street. This location offers the opportunity to film right in the ‘heart’ of The Lanes, to experience the old narrow alleyways and village atmosphere. 2.

North Laine – Gardner Street / Kensington Gardens / Sydney Street. This location offers the opportunity to get a good feeling of the atmosphere in the North Laine. These streets showcase the bohemian atmosphere of this area.

Restrictions: The majority of the Lanes area is pedestrianised and the Lanes are narrow so offer no vehicle access. The North Laine offers greater vehicle access, but still has restricted vehicle access, particularly at the weekends when roads are closed off to allow alfresco dining. Best Time of Day: Early morning offers the opportunity to film the city “waking up” – shops and businesses in the Lanes and North Laine tend to open up at 10am each day. Early morning filming in sunshine gives the greatest contrast of light and shade. Daytime is when The Lanes and North Laine are at their busiest (particularly at weekends). Daytime filming in the sunshine offers bright condition with plenty of colour to be seen. Permits: Yes; 72 hours advance notice is required. Filming applications can be downloaded here: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=b1149008 and sent to Jo Osbourne

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Fees: A filming fee of £250 per 24 hours is normally charged. This fee will be reduced / waived on a case–by–case basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – Minimum £5 million (depending on type of filming).

Contact: Jo Osborne, Events Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council Telephone: 01273 293001 Email: jo.osborne@brighton-hove.gov.uk Website: www.visitbrighton.com


BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX Eastbourne Seafront & Eastbourne Bandstand Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3AD Eastbourne offers a glorious stretch of unspoilt promenade and awardwinning beaches, perfect for transforming your film shoot. Head for the quieter beaches at Holywell, sheltered by the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head with the secluded Italian Gardens, or opt for the main resort beach between the Wish Tower and beach attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer. In the summer season, enjoy an alfresco concert at Eastbourne Bandstand, the UK’s only fully operational Bandstand, hosting performances every day of the week. The unique venue with its iconic blue domed roof and silver finial has recently become licensed for wedding ceremonies too. And if you think Eastbourne seafront looks familiar then you’d be right! Eastbourne seafront has starred in many feature films and popular TV series, including Brighton Rock, Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging, Little Britain, Foyles War and more. With Eastbourne being the country’s official sunniest place offering more sunshine hours than anywhere else in the country, then you can almost be guaranteed sunshine too. Best Vantage Points: From the Wish Tower Slopes looking east along the seafront to capture iconic Eastbourne landmarks, the Pier and Bandstand. From the middle balcony of the Bandstand to capture the Pier. At Holywell to capture Falling Sands secluded beaches. Take a powerboat from Sussex Voyages (operating out of Sovereign Harbour) and film the seafront from the sea. Restrictions: Check tide times and certain events bringing extra footfall during the summer. Best Time of Day: Sunrise & sunset above the sea, during the day for sunshine or at night for a lit seafront. Permits: Yes, required. Fees: Filming fee applies to commercial filming only. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes – up to £10 million but can be negotiated depending on the filming subject.

Did You Know:

Contact: Laura Fear

Eastbourne Bandstand hosted BBC Music Live for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002. Eastbourne Bandstand has also taken part in the Cultural Olympiad through the Bandstand Marathon.

Telephone: 01323 415438 Email: laura.fear@eastbourne.gov.uk Website: www.visiteastbourne.com

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BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX Sea Life Centre Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB Sea Life Brighton is the world’s oldest operating aquarium, with over 1,500 creatures in over 50 displays. Catering for all markets, it provides fun and educational days out exploring the underwater world without getting wet! The UK’s first ever glass-bottom boat floats atop the centre’s huge ocean tank where guests can marvel at aerial views of some of their biggest residents, including Lulu, a giant sea turtle. 2012 marks the centre’s 140th anniversary and it relaunched in April after an extensive renovation project, which also sees the addition of two exciting new features. Best Vantage Points: A popular place to film would be in the underwater tunnel or in the Victorian arcade with its original architecture. Best Time of Day: Before 10am when it opens to public would be the ideal time, or approx 5pm (closing times vary throughout the year). Fees: No charge for non-commercial filming, as it is in exchange for publicity.

Contact: Laura Sackett Telephone: 01273 647794 Email: laura.sackett@merlinentertainments.biz Website: www.sealife.co.uk

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BRIGHTON & EAST SUSSEX Stand Up Position

Stand Up Position Hastings Fishing Fleet

Mermaid Street, Rye

The Stade, Hastings Old Town, East Sussex, TN34 3AL

East Sussex, TN31 7EY

Europe’s biggest beach launched fishing fleet. Marine Stewardship Council accredited fleet and fishery. Very picturesque with the backdrop of the East Hill, Country Park and Old Town.

Rye is the most perfectly preserved medieval town in the UK and its iconic Mermaid Street is a favourite film and photographic location.

Restrictions: On road parking.

Restrictions: Not in the medieval town centre, but in the car park near the station – a few minutes walk.

Permits: Please see website for details.

Permits: Please see website for details.

Fees: No fee for tourism related filming.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Debbie Clifford.

Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million. Contact: Debbie Clifford

Contact: Debbie Clifford

Telephone: 01424 451101

Telephone: 01424 451101

Email: dclifford@hastings.gov.uk

Email: dclifford@hastings.gov.uk

Website: www.visit1066country.com/filming

Website: www.visit1066country.com/filming

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BRISTOL Brunel’s ss Great Britain Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, BS1 6TY Travel back in time at Brunel’s ss Great Britain – one of the UK’s favourite visitor attractions. Designed by Brunel, the ss Great Britain is the world’s first great ocean liner, was admired by Queen Victoria, and today is loved by visitors of all ages. The ship’s story is unique and fascinating. In 1843 her revolutionary design, combining steam power with a propeller and iron hull, changed the world. For the first time passengers travelled in comfort, at speed and to a timetable. Built to carry the rich and famous between New York and England, she ran aground a year into service with no casualties. Following the discovery of gold she took 15,000 people to Australia, including Supt John Sadleir (who helped capture the Ned Kelly Gang). She was salvaged from the Falkland Islands in 1970. She has Russian, Indian and South African links, and circumnavigated the globe 30 times. Best Vantage Points: In front of the historic ship’s bow (front), the stern (back), below the hull under the glass ‘sea’, and on the ship’s Top Deck. Restrictions: Fully accessible to all public areas of the ship, dockyard museum and Brunel Institute (National Brunel Archive and specialist library). Other areas e.g. inside the engine room, can be accessed with prior planning. Best Time of Day: The ship has been used for filming during the day, for live international Breakfast shows (BBC, New Zealand) and at night (e.g. Most Haunted) when the ship is illuminated from below the glass ‘sea’. Popular times for film crews are before opening (between 7am and 10am) and before 11am (when it is busier). However, the ship can and has accommodated filming for national television series during school holidays. Permits: A brief filming permission form needs to be completed before filming. This enables the ship attraction to prepare for the film crew. Fees: No fee is generally charged for news; token payment required to cover staff costs for other non-commercial filming (between £50 and £150 – dependent upon requirements in time and staffing support); the Director reserves the right to waive a fee if benefits such as national and international filming are considerable; if larger budgets for location fees are available Brunel’s ss Great Britain is a charity and would always welcome a donation. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Dagmar Smeed. 74

Did You Know: Brunel’s ss Great Britain has sporting links – she carried the first ‘All England’ cricket team to tour Australia 150 years ago. She also has royal links. Launched by Prince Albert, and admired by Queen Victoria, her Patrons have included HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and HRH The Duke of York (Prince Andrew), The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) and his brother Prince Harry have both visited.

Contact: Dagmar Smeed, Head of Marketing & Communications, or Sally Cordwell, Director of Marketing Telephone: 0117 926 0680 ext 219 or ext 427 Email: dagmars@ssgreatbritain.org sallyc@ssgreatbritain.org Website: www.ssgreatbritain.org


BRISTOL Cameron Balloons Ltd St John Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NH A bustling, brightly-coloured, passenger carrying hot-air balloon manufacturing plant spreads over three floors of a Victorian redbrick iconic Bristol building. Cameron Balloons has built many world record-breaking balloons including the successful round the world balloon. Cameron Balloons is also renowned for its special shape hot-air balloons, and has made everything from a Disney castle to Darth Vader, and Sonic the Hedgehog to an Evian Bottle. Best Vantage Points: Top floor – main sewing floor: thousands of metres of fabric in multi-coloured shades with windows around three sides. Ground floor – Baskets being upholstered and fabric being cut out and burners being manufactured and tested. Restrictions: Need to be accompanied by a member of staff while on the premises. Best Time of Day: Any (if filming in the factory, obviously best when it is all in full swing and all staff are working). Normal production hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Permits: Two days would be helpful but we might be able to manage less notice. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Cameron Balloons.

Did You Know: Many of the balloons we have made for the UK in 2012 will be featured in local events around the country as part of school, town and festival celebrations.

Contact: Hannah Cameron, Don Cameron, Alan Noble Telephone: 0117 963 7216 Email: hcameron@cameronballoons.co.uk dcameron@cameronballoons.co.uk anoble@cameronballoons.co.uk Website: www.cameronballoons.co.uk

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BRISTOL

Bailey Balloons - Hot Air Ballooning

Bristol Street Art including Banksy

Office address: 44 Ham Green, Bristol, BS20 0HA Launch site address: Ashton Court, Kennel Lodge Rd, Bristol, BS41 9JN

Various Bristol Locations

They fly passengers from Ashton Court Estate, which is just 2 miles from the centre of Bristol, consisting of 850 acres of woodland and meadows. There is an impressive mansion house next to where balloons take off, as well as woodland walks, deer parks and other wildlife, cycling, miniature railway, golf and other activities. They offer Champagne Balloon flights over the city of Bristol and, depending on the wind direction, can fly right over the city centre and the historic docks. Flights will usually land somewhere in the surrounding countryside. Flights last approx. one hour but the whole experience will last 3-4 hours. Restrictions: Flights need to be booked well in advance and there are limited available spaces as places are limited in each balloon flight.

Best Time of Day: Flights take place 6am and early evening as this is when the winds are most suitable for ballooning. Fees: Company does a lot of commercial filming - normally £1200 per day. Will wavier this for non commercial filming but may need some expenses paid if it is going to cost extra - this would be agreed in advance if this was the case. Contact: Jo Bailey and Clive Bailey Telephone: 01275 375300 or 07976 523530 (mobile) Email: info@baileyballoons.co.uk jo@baileyballoons.co.uk Website: www.baileyballoons.co.uk

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Quaint shopping area in the heart of Clifton with Georgian buildings, a variety of boutiques and stylish restaurants. Permits: Members of the press simply need to liaise with Bristol City Council’s Press Office. Bristol Film Office issues permits for all other types of filming on Bristol City Council property. The permit application form can be downloaded from www.filmbristol.co.uk. A minimum of two working days notice is required to process low key permit applications. A minimum of two weeks notice is required for filming which may be disruptive to Clifton residents and/or businesses. NB there are a number of areas in Clifton which are privately managed by resident or business associations. Bristol Film Office can advise on the relevant contact information for additional permission required.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did You Know: Locations connected to the 2012 Games and Diamond Jubilee will be confirmed in May 2012.

Press enquiries: Bristol City Council’s Press Office on 0117 922 2650 All non-press filming enquiries: Bristol Film Office, 0117 922 3958 or info@filmbristol.co.uk Website: www.filmbristol.co.uk


BRISTOL

Clifton Suspension Bridge

College Green

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3PA

College Green, Bristol, BS1

Designed by the great Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 1830s, and completed in 1864 after his death as a memorial to him, the Bridge still meets the demands of 21st century traffic, with 3.5 million vehicles crossing each year. The spectacular setting in the Avon Gorge surrounded by countryside and the grand architecture of Bristol’s finest suburb, Clifton, it has become the icon of the city and the one place all visitors go to.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Mike Rowland.

Best Vantage Points: Pick your spot! There are many.

Contact: Mike Rowland

Permits: If filming takes place on the Bridge (between the toll booths at either end) a standard ‘disclaimer’ is required.

Telephone: 0117 974 4664

Fees: For non-commercial filming, no. For commercial filming, fee negotiable.

Email: visitinfo@cliftonbridge.org.uk Website: www.cliftonbridge.org.uk

Public open space in Bristol city centre, overlooked by the Council House on one side and Bristol Cathedral on the other. Restrictions: Members of the press simply need to liaise with Bristol City Council’s Press Office. Bristol Film Office issues permits for all other types of filming on Bristol City Council property. A minimum of two working days notice is required to process permit applications. The permit application form can be downloaded from here: www.filmbristol.co.uk. Fees: Location fees for non-press filming is negotiated by Bristol Film Office. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million public liability indemnity is required.

Press enquiries: Bristol City Council’s Press Office on 0117 922 2650 All non-press filming enquiries: Bristol Film Office, 0117 922 3958 or info@filmbristol.co.uk Website: www.filmbristol.co.uk

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BRISTOL

M Shed

Park Street

Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Park Street, Bristol, BS1

Bristol’s flagship museum, located on the historic dockside. The building has been designed to retain the unique character of the former 1950s transit shed.

Iconic shopping street on a steep hill, with the University buildings at top of hill, historic College Green surrounded by Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Central Library and the Council House at the bottom of the hill. Bansky graffiti can be filmed from the bottom of Park Street.

Permits: Members of the press simply need to liaise with Bristol City Council’s Press Office. Bristol Film Office issues permits for all other types of filming on Bristol City Council property. A minimum of two working days notice is required to process permit applications. The permit application form can be downloaded from www.filmbristol.co.uk. Fees: Location fees for non-press filming is negotiated by Bristol Film Office. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Permits: Members of the press simply need to liaise with Bristol City Council’s Press Office. Press enquiries: Bristol City Council’s Press Office on 0117 922 2650 All non-press filming enquiries: Bristol Film Office, 0117 922 3958 or info@filmbristol.co.uk Website: www.filmbristol.co.uk

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Fees: Location fees for non-press filming is negotiated by Bristol Film Office.

Bristol Film Office issues permits for all other types of filming on Bristol City Council property. A minimum of two working days notice is required to process permit applications. The permit application form can be downloaded from www.filmbristol.co.uk.

Press enquiries: Bristol City Council’s Press Office on 0117 922 2650 All non-press filming enquiries: Bristol Film Office, 0117 922 3958 or info@filmbristol.co.uk Website: www.filmbristol.co.uk


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Stand Up Position

Stoke Mandeville Stadium & Olympic Lodge Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million. Stoke Mandeville Stadium, The National Centre for Disability Sport and the Birthplace of the Paralympics, boasts the highest grade of facilities for leading sportsmen and women. Sports facilities are open to Did You Know: the local community and plays host to sports camps, This is the birthplace of the Paralympic Games training academies, conferences and celebrations. and the home of British Wheelchair Sport. It also hosted the Paralympic Games in 1984 and Restrictions: No access restrictions, parking available. is host to many international events. Permits: Filming permits are required, application must be made 7 days in advance, however they can be processed quicker when necessary. Additional permits Contact: Ian Seabrook are required for Camera Cranes/Jobs/Cherry Pickers. Telephone: 01296 484848 Email: bdmstokemandeville@leisureconnection.co.uk Website: www.stokemandevillestadium.co.uk

Stand Up Position

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG New theatre in the centre of Aylesbury opened in October 2012. Designed by RHWL Arts Team, lead by Norman Bragg, inspiration was taken from the Chiltern Hills with a backdrop of the Aylesbury canal and expanding regeneration area, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group. Restrictions: There is a service yard and parking is on request for visitors. Permits: Considered on a case–by–case basis. Fees: A fee is charged for any staff time filmed, if for commercial TV/broadcast.

Contact: Sarah Lloyd

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes.

Email: sarahlloyd@theambassadors.com

Telephone: 01296 745 100 Website: www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Stowe Landscape Gardens Buckingham, MK18 5DQ Stowe Landscape Gardens is a stunning 18th–century landscape covering over 1,000 acres, including lakes and follies with many wooded areas and paths to explore. Best Vantage Points: Venus, Concord & Victory, Ancient Virtue, Lake Pavillions, Palladian Bridge. Restrictions: Open to the public 5 days per week – Wednesday to Sunday – so vehicles can have access but only with permission and through certain gates. Permits: Yes – this can be obtained through Lauren Taylor at the filming department. They would need at least a few days’ notice in order to draw up the permit and check the dates do not clash with any other event. Fees: Yes there is a fee and this is negotiated on a case–by–case basis. There is a reduction on non-commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, at least £10 million. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Tracie Tungate or Melanie Whitrow Telephone: 01280 822850 Email: tracie.tungate@nationaltrust.org.uk melanie.whitrow@nationaltrust.org.uk Lauren.taylor@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowegardens 80


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon, Bucks, HP18 0JH Waddesdon is one of the most visited houses of England’s National Trust properties. It was built in the 1870s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. It combines the highest quality 18th– century French decorative arts with magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Master paintings, with one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, famous for its Parterre and ornate working Aviary. It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957 and is now managed by a family charitable trust under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild. Today, the Manor continues its great tradition of entertainment and hospitality with a range of events celebration food and wine, and opportunities to explore its history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days. Best Vantage Points: The North Front: Very impressive French style chateau/house with fountains and statuary. The South Front terrace/ Parterre in front of the house has a spectacular floral display. The interiors are rich and ornate and there are light restrictions which have to be checked but quite workable with planning. Best Time of Day: Monday or Tuesday (closed to the public) 10am-5pm approx good for the house and grounds. Can use the grounds most times and house with prior arrangement by contacting Suzy Barron. Permits: Insurance and lighting forms must be completed beforehand. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £10 million interiors and £5 million exterior. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Did You Know:

Contact: Suzy Barron Telephone: 01296-653233 Email: Suzy.barron@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.waddesdon.org.uk

In 2012 (28 March – 28 October) Waddesdon has a wonderful display of 18th–century board games on show in the Manor’s Drawings Rooms. The exhibition is called ‘Playing, Learning, Flirting’ Printed Board Games from 18th–century France, they provide a fascinating insight into how people lived and played and the role of games in education and leisure, with themes ranging from flirtation to fort-building, from biblical history to the French Revolution. The striking similarities between the forms and principles of these early games and our contemporary equivalents illuminate their enduring qualities and the timelessness of play. Waddesdon is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a special display on the Parterre in the gardens. The carpet bed will show a design by the winner of the Blue Peter competition to design a Diamond Jubilee design.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE St John’s College, Bridge of Sighs St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is a covered bridge belonging to St John’s College of Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court. It is named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, although they have little architecturally in common beyond the fact that they are both covered. The bridge is one of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved it more than any other spot in the city. Best Vantage Points: From the river or New Court, St John’s College. Restrictions: River shot would be from on board a punt. Best Time of Day: Mid afternoon. Permits: External filming on public highway that does not require road closures etc does not need a permit, however Graham Lowe at Cambridge City Council should be informed at least 2 working days in advance (7weeks notice required for road closures). A permit is required for filming on the river, Rod Ingersent at Scudamore’s Punting Company (01223 359750) would arrange this. Contact the Bursar for any other permissions. Fees: Contact the Bursar. £100/£50 charities for filming on the river.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Cathedral Square Guild Hall St John’s Square Cathedral Square, Peterborough, PE1 1JH The newly renovated and improved Cathedral Square in the centre of Peterborough is very much the focal point for the city. Its stunning fountains, the ancient Cathedral gates and the beautiful Guild Hall provide a striking backdrop for any occasion, and is often the site of many successful events and markets. The area in front of St John’s church, also located in Cathedral Square, provides a stunning green area and is the location of many events that take place in the city. Surrounded by outdoor café facilities, restaurant and retail space, cathedral square is the bustling hub of the city. Best Vantage Points: Facing the Guild Hall, facing the Cathedral gates and St John’s Square. Restrictions: Pedestrian area, access restricted after 10.30am and before 4.30pm. Please enquire. Best Time of Day: Any time. Fountains in the square are lit up at night and make a striking centrepiece. Permits: Only permission from Peterborough City Council required. Please enquire. Fees: Commercial filming would be charged, but is negotiable. Please enquire. Non-commercial filming would incur no fee. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million.

Contact: Justin Beaumont Telephone: 01733 452217 Email: Justin.beaumont@peterborough.gov.uk

Did You Know: The London 2012 Olympic Torch relay will pass through Peterborough city centre on July 3rd 2012.

Website: www.peterborough.gov.uk

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Corpus Christi and the Grasshopper Clock Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, CB2 1RH The Corpus Clock is one of the newest and most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge. It is a unique and strange device for the measurement of time, and is both hypnotically beautiful and deeply disturbing. It was invented, designed and given to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, by Dr John C Taylor. The clock is a remarkable mixture of very modern design and an ancient setting. The beast above the clock is called a Chronophage (literally “time eater”), moving its mouth, appearing to “eat up” the seconds as they pass, a reminder that your time on earth is limited. Best Vantage Points: Benet Street or King’s Parade. Restrictions: On corner of two roads. Permits: External filming on public highway that does not require road closures etc does not need a permit; however Graham Lowe at Cambridge City Council should be informed at least two working days in advance (seven weeks notice required for road closures). Contact the Bursar (Paul Warren) for any other permissions. Fees: Contact the Bursar (Paul Warren).

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE King’s College Chapel King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST King’s College Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault ceiling in the world, and some of the finest medieval stained glass. The Chapel is also the venue for the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons, which is broadcast to millions around the world. Best Vantage Points: West from Queen’s Road, internally from West end/East end. Best Time of Day: The classic external view of the Chapel is from the West, therefore afternoon would be preferable. Permits: Permission for internal filming required from the Dean with as much notice as is possible. External filming on public highway that does not require road closures etc does not need a permit however Graham Lowe at Cambridge City Council should be informed at least two working days in advance (seven weeks’ notice required for road closures). Fees: Fees on request Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact the dean.

Did You Know: There are Royal connections as it was a Royal foundation.

Contact: Revd Dr Jeremy Morris Telephone: 01223 331419 Email: dean@kings.cam.ac.uk Graham.Lowe@cambridge.gov.uk Website: www.kings.cam.ac.uk

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Market Square Market Street, Cambridge, CB2 3PA Stalls have been trading on the Market Square since Saxon times. During the week you will find books, clothes and bric-a-brac as well as fruit and vegetables. On Sundays there is a flourishing Farmers Market selling local organic produce. Best Vantage Points: Market Hill, Market Street or tower of Great St Mary’s Church. Restrictions: Church tower is reached via very narrow staircase. Best Time of Day: Between 10am and 4pm for trading. Permits: External filming on public highway that does not require road closures etc does not need a permit, however Graham Lowe at Cambridge City Council should be informed at least two working days in advance (seven weeks notice required for road closures). Andy White should be informed of all filming taking place on the Market Square. Contact Great St Mary’s for permission to film from the Tower. Fees: Yes, at Great St Mary’s – check amount with Church.

Contact: Andy White, Markets Manager Telephone: Andy White – 01223 757466 Great St Mary’s – 01223 462914 Email: andy.white@cambridge.gov.uk Graham.Lowe@cambridge.gov.uk

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Punting on the River Cam Scudamore’s Punt Company Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RS Enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt. King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College, St John’s College, Trinity Hall, Clare College and Bridge, Queens’ College and the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see. Best Vantage Points: All along “The Backs” where several of the colleges back onto the River Cam. Restrictions: Cameras and crew would be on board a punt Best Time of Day: If filming in the summer, early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. The river is on the West side of the colleges so they are lit by the sun in the afternoon. Permits: External filming on public highway that does not require road closures etc does not need a permit; however Graham Lowe at Cambridge City Council should be informed at least two working days in advance (seven weeks notice required for road closures). A permit is required for filming on the river, Rod Ingersent at Scudamore’s would arrange this. Fees: £100 / £50 charities. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Scudamores.

Contact: Rod Ingersent Telephone: 01223 359750 Email: rod.ingersent@scudamores.com Graham.Lowe@cambridge.gov.uk Website: www.scudamores.com

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Chester Zoo

Chester City Centre – Eastgate Clock

Upton by Chester, Chester, CH2 1LH

Eastgate Street, Chester, CH1 1LG

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please The zoo is home to thousands of rare and exotic contact Rachel Wheatly. species from all over the world, ranging from a magnificent herd of elephants, two types of rhino ‘crashes’, lions and tigers, a mixture of monkeys both large and small including chimps, and the exciting Realm of the Red Ape exhibit, here gibbons and orangutans live and play side by side in the largest (and possibly the noisiest!) enclosure of its kind in Europe.

Reputedly one of the most photographed clocks in the world, the stunning Eastgate Clock, created to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria and is one of Chester’s most famous landmarks. Accessed via the City Walls, the Eastgate Clock offers a superb vantage point across the city and towards the Welsh Hills – a must see attraction!

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Cheshire West & Chester..

Best Vantage Points: On the street by the clock. Best Vantage Points: Throughout.

Restrictions: The area around the clock is pedestrianized between 10.30am and 4.30pm restricting the movement of vehicles.

Restrictions: Access would have to be agreed with the zoo. Permits: The zoo needs to be contacted in advance. Fees: Must be discussed with the zoo.

Contact: Rachael Wheatley Telephone: 01244 389460 Email: r.wheatley@chesterzoo.org

Best Time of Day: Mornings and evenings.

Telephone: 0151 356 6638

Permits: A permit may be required, contact the Place Marketing Team to discuss.

Email: placemarketing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Contact: Place Marketing Team at Cheshire West and Chester Council

Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


CHESHIRE Lyme Park Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NX Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, with stunning views toward the Welsh Hills and over Derbshire sits Lyme Park. This magnificent house sits proudly within a 1,300–acre medieval deer park, home to red and fallow deer. Once home to the Legh family, in its heyday it was one of the great sporting estates. Lavish furnished interiors take you back to the Edwardian era when Lyme was at its best. This is a huge house that was originally Elizabethan, and there is lots to discover, the best clock collection in the National Trust, amazing tapestries, and the most important printed book, printed by Caxton, in all of the National Trust libraries. This glorious garden has as its backdrop the sweeping moors. One of the highest formal gardens in the National Trust, it has much to explore. An Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden, exuberant Victorian style bedding, thousands of spring bulbs, luxurious herbaceous borders and tranquil walks next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Best Vantage Points: House, Park, Garden. Restrictions: Depends on specific location. This is a visitor attraction so busy days such as weekends and bank holidays are not possible. Weds/Thurs are quietest days. Best Time of Day: Any, depends on weather as Lyme can have quite a changeable climate. Permits: Yes. Contact Film office. Fees: Negotiable with the film office. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact The National Trust. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Georgina Ferguson Telephone: 01663 761418, 0207 799 4547 Email: Georgina.ferguson@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Roman Amphitheatre

Tatton Park

Vicar’s Lane, Chester, CH1 2HS

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

The largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain was used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion, based at fortress ‘Deva’ (Chester). A shadow of its former glory but still an impressive landmark, the amphitheatre is an important landmark in Chester’s long history. During the summer the amphitheatre is used as an events venue hosting plays, BMX displays and outdoor cinema.

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rarebreed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Their speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West. In 2012 Tatton Park will host its third Biennial of contemporary art with the theme ‘Flights of Fancy’, which runs from May to September.

Best Vantage Points: In the centre of the Amphitheatre. Permits: A permit may be required; contact the Place Marketing Team to discuss.

Contact: Place Marketing Team at Cheshire West and Chester Council Telephone: 0151 356 6638

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Email: placemarketing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Website: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Best Vantage Points: In front of the Mansion. Fees: To be discussed with Eleanor Gorsuch on a case–by–case basis.

Contact: Eleanor Gorsuch

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact us.

Email: Eleanor.gorsuch@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Telephone: 01625 374447

Website: www.tattonpark.org


CORNWALL Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AD The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden gives a remarkable insight into one of the 20th century’s most important sculptors. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display, with paintings, drawings and archive material. The subtropical garden was an essential part of Hepworth’s creative process and she made many of her most famous works there. On her death in 1975 it became a permanent setting to exhibit her works. Hepworth lived and worked in Trewyn studios, now the Hepworth Museum, from 1949 until 1975. Beginning with an archive display of her life, upstairs there is something of a 1950s feeling with sculptures, paintings and furniture. The lush garden, with plants, trees and small paths, has three large stone carvings and 18 bronzes. The yard and workshops where the artist did her carving contain works unfinished at her death. Tate has managed the Museum since 1980. Best Vantage Points: In the garden looking over to the Church tower and sea glimpses. Restrictions: The building is not fully wheelchair accessible, with split levels and steps. No filming/photography can be taken in the Summer House. There will be copyright agreements needed from the Hepworth Estate. No filming during group visits. All filming/photography is encouraged to take place outside of opening hours. Best Time of Day: The garden at the start and end of day are particularly appreciated with the shadows thrown by sculptures and plants. All filming/photography is encouraged to take place outside of opening hours. Permits: Indemnity agreement to be signed. Fees: Filming fees are charged on a case–by–case basis. For press and publicity purposes there is generall no fee. Please contact the Press Officer for further information.

Contact: Arwen Fitch

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, a minimum of £1 million.

Email: arwen.fitch@tate.org.uk

Telephone: 01736 792185

Website: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

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Bodelva, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SG Eden features two giant geodesic domes – the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome – plus a vast outdoor landscape, all situated in a former china clay pit. In total, the project boasts more than a million plants from around the world. It also features the spectacular Core building, which has a roof shaped around Fibonacci spirals, and a multi-purpose arena and stage which hosts the Eden Sessions, a series of outdoor gigs, in the summer and a sparkling ice rink in the winter. Restrictions: Under normal circumstances, no vehicles are allowed within the Eden site during opening hours but exceptions are made for media vehicles. Parking is plentiful, including for large vehicles. Even from within the pit, there are no problems with satellite signal for broadcast vehicles. Permits: Permission is required for filming. Specialist equipment such a jibs and cherry pickers can be accommodated, although need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Fees: Eden doesn’t charge location fees to news crews but, as a charity, generally asks for a donation from documentary or drama productions. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did You Know: Contact: Ben Foster Telephone: 01726 818766 Email: bfoster@edenproject.com Website: www.edenproject.com

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The Olympic flame will take a spectacular flight around the Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome as part of its journey to the Games in London. Eden is one of the host locations for the first day of the flame’s journey, May 19, 2012. The helium balloon used by Eden gardeners to reach the dizzy heights of the Biome has been chosen as a unique mode of transport for the Torchbearer. The fourth annual Big Lunch - an idea from Eden which encourages Britons to sit down with their neighbours for lunch on one day per year – will fall on the same weekend as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. So anyone who would like to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s 60 year reign can do so by holding a Big Jubilee Lunch. As announced by Buckingham Palace The Big Jubilee Lunch will be a part of the main programme of events over the central weekend of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012.


CORNWALL The Lost Garden of Heligan Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3TF Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years after the Great War of 1914 bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this sleeping beauty. After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history. Instead, fired by a magnificent obsession to bring these once glorious gardens back to life, a small band of enthusiasts has grown into a large working team with its own vision for Heligan’s future. Today the ‘Britain’s Finest Garden’ offers 200 acres for exploration, which include the finest productive gardens in Britain, as well as atmospheric pleasure grounds, sustainablymanaged farmland and ancient woodlands, and a Wildlife Project. Best Vantage Points: The most popular area for filming is our sub-tropical jungle. However our Victorian Productive Gardens are also great to film in. Restrictions: Areas such as the Jungle and Lost Valley are a fair way away from the main car park, however there are off–road vehicles to aid film crews when needed. Best Time of Day: Due to the site being 200 acres, lighting varies throughout the day in various places. Please contact us to discuss. Fees: If the film would be promoting The Lost Gardens there is no charge. There are no set fees for filming, it will all depend on the individual case. Please call for a quotation. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact us.

Contact: Lorna Tremayne Telephone: 01726 843740

Did You Know:

Email: pr@heligan.com

For the Diamond Jubilee they will be opening a new pond side path in the Jungle called Fern Gulley.

Website: www.heligan.com

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CORNWALL The Minack Theatre Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU Cornwall’s ‘Theatre Under The Stars’, Minack is an internationally famous open–air theatre carved into the granite cliff overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno bay. It hosts a summer season of plays and musicals from May to September. Best Vantage Points: Designated positions will be advised by contact. Restrictions: Yes – access is limited when rehearsals and performances are in progress. Best Time of Day: Early afternoon. Permits: Yes – a week’s notice is usually required but not always necessary. Filming permission is at the discretion of the Management and Trustees. Fees: A fee will be charged for commercial filming. Non-commercial fee waiver at the discretion of the Management and Trustees. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million.

Did You Know: Minack will present three performances of a new musical ‘Olympus’ on 17th, a8th & 19th May 2012, timed to coincide with the departure of the Olympic Torch from nearby Land’s End!

Contact: Phil Jackson Telephone: 01736 810694 Email: phil@minack.com Website: www.minack.com

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CORNWALL Pendennis Castle Castle Drive, Falmouth, TR11 4LP Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. The main focus of interest is the Tudor Keep (Sister Castle at St Mawes) which is housed in a much larger fortification of Elizabethan ramparts and bastions. The Half-Moon Battery is home to a World War II gun emplacement and underground magazine/shell store. At the entrance there is a Guardhouse dating from 1800 which now houses World War I detention cells. Pendennis also boasts the largest display of historical guns in the country which are in fireable condition. It is currently home to many coastal defence guns which range from Tudor, through Napoleonic up to our WWII heavy artillery pieces and home to the World War II George Butterworth Political Cartoon Collection. Best Vantage Points: The castle/site looks great from land, sea or air. Restrictions: To main visitor car park – no. To get onto the site there is a narrow arched entrance (Gatehouse) that will allow access for most vehicles (cars/vans) but not larger vehicles. Weight limit on the entrance bridge is 8 tonnes, and a “low loader” weight dissipating trailer is recommended for haulage of equipment on and off the site. 2.68 m Width of entrance bridge Width of gateway 2.35 m Height of gateway to bottom of arch. 2.275 m Permits: make contact first, advise details of your project, extent of approval/confirmation required can then be assessed. Fees: Yes, however for tourism related projects this may be heavily discounted or even waived. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million (for any one occurrence).

Contact: For film/tv Sarah Eastell Locations www.film-locations.co.uk For tourism projects the Property Manager is Wendy Amer Telephone: Sarah 01255 858100, Wendy 01326 310101 Email: Wendy.amer@english-heritage.org.uk

Did You Know: Pendennis Castle will be having a Jubilee Beacon and an Event celebrating the Jubilee ‘Time Travellers Go Royal’.

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis

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CORNWALL Tate St Ives Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG Tate St Ives opened in 1993, on a spectacular site overlooking Porthmeor Beach, and presents temporary exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art. The gallery was built to celebrate the town’s unique place in the history of British art and Modernism. The gallery is a three storey building backing directly into the cliff face. The site is dramatic – it drops 50ft from cliff-top to beach. The building’s iconic circular spaces echoe the gas-holder which formerly occupied the site. Entering the building the large north-facing Heron window acts as a light box. At 4.6 by 4 metres it is one of the largest unleaded coloured glass windows in the world, its design by artist Patrick Heron. On the roof is the café and roof-top terrace, with views extending over the rooftops of the town and harbour, along the horizon from Clodgy Point over St Ives Bay to the Godrevy Lighthouse. Best Vantage Points: The views from the café and rooftop terrace. The view through the window of Lower Gallery 2, through the Loggia and out to Porthmeor Beach. Restrictions: The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Depending on what is wanted and which exhibition is on, filming within the gallery spaces can be restricted or forbidden. There will be copyright agreements needed from the relevant artist estate and/or Design and Artists copyright Society (DACS). No filming during group visits. All filming/photography is encouraged to take place outside of opening hours. Please contact the Press Officer for more information. Best Time of Day: All filming/photography is encouraged to take place outside of opening hours. Before 10am and after 16.30 or 17.30pm (depending on winter or summer opening hours). Permits: Tate has a Filming/Photography Indemnity agreement which is undertaken when a filmmaker/photographer wishes to film/take photographs at any Tate premises at any part of Tate’s Collection, temporary exhibition or performance for press or publicity purposes. Fees: Filming fees are charged on a case–by–case basis. For press and publicity purposes generally there is no fee. There is a sliding scale of costs for commercial ventures, depending on duration of filming and use of work. Please contact the Press Officer for further information. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £1 million.

Contact: Arwen Fitch

Did You Know: Telephone: 01736 792185 Email: arwen.fitch@tate.org.uk Website: www.tate.org.uk/stives

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Their summer exhibition Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow has been selected for the Cultural Olympiad. www.london2012.com/event/9000962190


CORNWALL Tintagel Castle Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE The dramatic seascape of this jagged North Cornwall coastline has inspired many legends, and the most enduring is that of King Arthur. In 1135, Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote his History Of The Kings Of Britain; (Top of the Medieval Best Seller List) and it was he who first wrote of Arthur’s conception and birth at Tintagel. The Medieval castle built in 1236 by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, was built in an ‘antique’ style, (how he thought King Arthur’s castle may have looked 600 or so years earlier) to link himself for ever with this iconic figure of Arthur. When you explore the stones of this ancient site you can almost hear the whispers of past times brought to you on the breeze. And as the mighty waves surge through Merlin’s Cave, you eagerly await the babe to be reborn through the tides of time. Arthur belongs to us all. At Tintagel, on this majestic north coast of Cornwall, Geoffrey set the story of Arthur’s magic conception; and here Richard created a castle which, even in ruin, still retains the ability to stir the spirit and lend strength to the legend of Arthur, the Once And Future King. Best Vantage Points: Mainland courtyard and the many and varied locations upon the Island. Restrictions: There are steep steps to and from the Island. Best Time of Day: Anytime during daylight hours. Permits: make contact first, advise details of your project; extent of approval/confirmation required can then be assessed. Fees: Yes, however for tourism related projects this may be heavily discounted or even waived. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million (for any one occurrence).

Contact: Matt Ward or Lisa Knight Telephone: 01840 770328 Email: tintagel.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

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CORNWALL Trebah Garden Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop, the result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation. Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to their very own secluded beach on the Helford River. Trebah welcomes dogs all year round, on a lead please. They are a family-friendly garden, with adventure play areas, year round and seasonal trails. Plus, Trebah has an award-winning Visitor Centre and licensed Planters Cafe. Best Vantage Points: At the top of the valley next to the house, looking down towards the Helford River. Restrictions: Access to the garden further down and onto the beach is limited by a narrow lane, so smaller vans would only be possible. Best Time of Day: Early morning. Permits: No filming permit required, but notification and negotiation to be made on an individual basis with the Trust, via Nigel Burnett, Director. Fees: To be negotiated on an individual basis with the Trust, via Nigel Burnett, Director. No fee for non-commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Trebah Garden is covered up to ÂŁ10million with public liability insurance.

Contact: Nigel Burnett, Director

Did You Know:

Telephone: 01326 252200

Carolyn Brodie, daughter of Major Hibbert (who donated the garden to the Trebah Garden Trust) is part of the Helford Gig Rowing Club, and will be part of the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla. Connections to the 2012 games via Trebah’s location next to the Helford - a well known sailing area.

Email: nigel@trebah-garden.co.uk Website: www.trebah-garden.co.uk

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Bibury

Bourton on the Water

Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW

Bourton–on–the–Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF

William Morris called Bibury ‘the most beautiful village Public Liability Insurance Required?: £10 million. in England, and it remains most attractive in its setting alongside the River Coln. Two communities (the other Contact: is Arlington) form the village, and the 14th–century Arthur Williams (Chairman) Bibury Council Arlington Row provides the focal point with an open Rack Isle & Arlington Mill are owned by the wetland meadow in front. The church has a number National Trust. NT contact details are: of Saxon features. Bibury Trout Farm is a popular attraction in the village. Harvey Edgington Broadcast & Media Liaison Manager 020 7799 4547 Best Vantage Points: From the River Coln towards or Arlington Row. Lauren Taylor Media Coordinator Best Time of Day: Anytime in daylight, although there 020 7799 4548 are fewer crowds (and longer shadows) outside peak Telephone: 01285 850988 visitor times (10am to 4pm).

Public Liability Insurance Required?: £10 million. Clear sparkling water and the attractive low bridges crossing it make for a charming scene. Pubs, shops, restaurants, tea rooms and visitor attractions make up Did You Know: the village, including a model village which is a replica Bourton on the Water is the most visited village of Bourton itself. St Lawrence’s Church is notable for in the Cotswolds. its domed tower, unique in the Cotswolds.

Fees: Arlington Row itself is National Trust. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Email: Biburyclerk@btinternet.com Website: www.bibury.com

Best Vantage Points: From one of the low Cotswold stone bridges that cross the River Windrush. With English afternoon tea in a Riverside Café. Best Time of Day: Anytime in daylight, although there are fewer crowds (and longer shadows) outside peak visitor times (10am to 4pm). Fees: Bourton on the Water is often used for filming. It is sensible to advise and agree a small fee with the Parish council if filming in public spaces and for anything other than brief pieces to camera.

Contact: Mrs. Susan Cretney 8 Victoria Street Bourton-on-the-Water Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 2BT Telephone: 01451 820 712 Email: clerk@bourtononthewaterpc.org.uk Website: www.bourtononthewaterpc.org.uk 99


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Broadway Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA A famous Cotswold beauty spot, and popular throughout the year, Broadway is dominated by a wide main street lined with shops, restaurants, hotels and plenty of antique shops. The Cotswold scarp runs down through the valley into the Evesham Vale. St Eadburgha’s Church is tucked away on the Snowshill road, with Norman arcades, pulpit and choir stalls recycled from 14th–century benches, and a Jacobean altar rail.

Toads Moor Valley Lakes and Chalford Roundhouse Chalford Roundhouse, which is privately owned, is the first in the sequence of five when travelling along the canal from Stroud to Lechlade. This roundhouse has always remained occupied, even after the abandonment of the canal, and is also the most accessible as it bounds a public highway and the canal towpath.

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Website: www.cotswoldcanals.net/rh_chalford.htm


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Cheltenham Racecourse

Chipping Campden Village

Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH

High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6AN

A wonderful natural sporting amphitheatre, with the Cotwold Hills forming a backdrop to one of the most famous racecourses in the world.

England in a single take: an elegant Cotswold honey– coloured limestone High Street with pubs, antique shops, tea rooms and an ancient market place. London presents one great image of the UK, Chipping Campden is the image of England/Britain that many overseas visitors imagine: Cotswolds rural, peaceful and more ‘British’ than Winston Churchill eating fish and chips in a Mini.

Permits: Contact Andy Clifton with requests and for further details. Most things are possible by arrangement. Fees: No fee for news stand ups.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch is coming to Cheltenham on 23rd May 2012 and there will be an evening celebration held in the town. The racecourse is one of the possible locations for that evening celebration.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact Andy Clifton

Restrictions: There are access restrictions for large vehicles, but can be relocated to nearby Dover’s Hill, location of the Olympick Games.

Contact: Andy Clifton, Communications Manager Telephone: 07876 330090

Permits: Cotswolds Tourism can arrange permission with the local authority.

Email: Andy.Clifton@thejockeyclub.co.uk Website: www.cheltenham.co.uk

Fees: Barring major disruption, filming is not charged.

Did You Know: By pure coincidence, Chipping Campden celebrates the 400th anniversary of Robert Dover’s Olympick Games in 2012. The Olympicks are a collection of country sports, including shin kicking.

Contact: Chris Dee Telephone: 01452 328302 Email: Chris.dee@glosfirst.co.uk Website: www.cotswolds.com

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Painswick Beacon 1 mile north of Painswick This Open upland area with stunning views of the whole of Gloucestershire. The area is part of the Cotswold Way with varied walks. It is the site of an impressive Iron Age hill fort, a popular sledging run in winter.

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Slad Valley/Swifts Hill Perhaps one of the most famous of these lonely hollows is the Slad valley. Secluded, yet not forgotten. The village has now lost its most popular and most famous resident, Laurie Lee, who will be sadly missed. He spent his whole life in this delightful part of Stroud and many a school boy and girl from all over the world studies his childhood through his widely acclaimed book Cider With Rosie. Walking around Slad is fairly strenuous but rewarding, walking up and down hidden combes offering breathtaking views. Venture on this rewarding walk and you will see what inspired Laurie Lee to capture in words the delights of nature, hidden until sought out.

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Stand Up Position Sudeley Castle Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in history. With royal connections spanning a thousand years, it has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. Best Vantage Points: Most views within the grounds are spectacular. The descent from Belas Knap long barrow towards Winchcombe (on The Winchcombe Way walk) offers good views of the Castle. Permits: Advance notice/permission only. Public Liability Insurance Required? Not necessary.

Contact: Ian Weightman Telephone: 01782 680963 Email: ian.iwms@virgin.net Website: www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

Did You Know: 2012 marks the 500th anniversary of Katherine Parr, who lived, died and is entombed at Sudeley Castle. The castle and neighbouring village of Winchcombe will be hosting a full programme of special events and exhibitions throughout the summer.

Selsley Church & Selsley, Rodborough & Minchinhampton Common The Commons (Rodborough, Selsley & Michinhampton) The five valleys meet at the town of Stroud, and the hills are plateaus between the valleys, especially the wide, lofty heights of Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons which can make you feel as if you are in a strange new world. With magnificent views this really is escapism! You will find roaming cows grazing. Together with Selsley Common, these stretches of common land provide an ideal open space for walking, horse-riding, kite and model plane flying, or simply relaxing while listening to the soaring song of the skylark. Across the valley you can see the slow stately movement of the wind-turbine at Nympsfield, the very first one in the Cotswolds area of natural beauty.

Winstone’s home-made local ice cream is irrestible on warm sunny days, especially when served directly from their shop-front on Rodborough Common. Selsley Church This was built in 1861 by G.F. Bodley for local cloth mill owner, Sir Samuel Marling, featuring a steep saddle back tower roof. Complete stained–glass windows scheme was the first ecclesiastical glass commission for William Morris & Co. Contact: Chris Dee Telephone: 01453 754307 Email: chris.dee@glosfirst.co.uk


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Ashness Bridge

Birdoswald Roman Fort

B5289, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

An historic packhorse bridge famous for being a fine viewpoint looking across Borrowdale and Skiddaw. The view down to the lake from the bridge is breathtaking, a contender for the accolade of the finest view in Lakeland. Ashness Wood is inhabited with rare red squirrels. Best Vantage Points: A cliff edge point known as Surprise View which offers superb views of both Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Borrowdale. Upstream from the bridge, on Ashness Gill there is a dramatic waterfall. Restrictions: Accessible via single track public road and therefore open to the public, but not accessible to large vehicles all filming can be accommodated. The bridge has featured in many programmes used many times for television programmes and film locations.

Best Time of Day: Anytime, early morning be particularly stunning. Permits: Notifications required to Allerdale Council / Cumbria County Council Highways. If filming on road to minimise highway disruption please contact the National Trust’s Film Unit. Fees: Please contact the National Trust’s Film Unit. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288. Contact: National Trust Telephone: 0844 800 1895 Email: harvey.edgington@nationaltrust.org Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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A 2000 year old Roman fort sitting astride the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It stretches seventy-three miles from Wallsend near Newcastle, across the neck of England to Bowness-on-Solway in North West Cumbria, and stands today as a reminder of the past glories of one of the world’s greatest empires. The wall is 2000 year old Roman Fort sits astride the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall. Birdoswald itself is unique because at no other point along the wall can all the components of the Roman Frontier system be found in such a small area.

Restrictions: access to the fort is by single track road and is therefore limited to 7.5 tonne vehicles. Best Time of Day: Sunrise and early morning. Permits: Please Contact English Heritage. Fees: Please contact English Heritage. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Contact: English Heritage Best Vantage Points: The walls of the fort overlooking the River Irthing also from Willowford Bridge as the wall snakes towards Gisland after crossing the River irthing in the valley bottom.

Telephone: 0870 333 1181 Email: Hayley.Quarmby@english-heritage.org.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/


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Blackwell

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT

Castle Lane, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4XX

One of Britain’s finest houses from the turn of the last century and survives in a truly remarkable state of preservation retaining almost all of its original decorative features, including the rare and fragile hessian wall-hangings in the Dining Room. One of the real joys of Blackwell lies in its wealth of detail, from the leaf-shaped door handles and curious window catches to spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved wooden panelling. Blackwell remains an internationally important icon of Arts and Crafts architecture. Best Vantage Points: White drawing room, the main hall, minstrels gallery & front lawn. Restrictions: Prior notice is required to ensure there are no clashes with tours and visitor enjoyment of the property. Best Time of Day: Late afternoon for sunset views.

Permits: Please contact the Lakeland Arts Trust. Fees: Please contact the Lakeland Arts Trust. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Did You Know: Blackwell overlooks Windermere and the Olympic Torch Relay route.

One of the most stunning stone circles in the UK. Castlerigg is over 5,000 years old, made up of 38 stones with stunning views over Helvellyn, Skiddaw Grasmoor and Blencathra. Restrictions: Limited parking access by narrow road but 7.5 tonne vehicles able to navigate to the site. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch Relay passes nearby

Contact: Jeanette Edgar

Contact: National Trust

Telephone: 015394 46191

Telephone: 0844 800 1895

Email: jedgar@lakelandartstrust.org.uk

Email: harvey.edgington@nationaltrust.org

Website: www.blackwell.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Dove Cottage

Gummer’s How

The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery, Grasmere, LA22 9SH

Lake District, Off Lake Windermere

The home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. The site is also home to the Wordsworth Trust, which conserves one of the world’s great literary collections. We hold & conserve 90% of all Wordsworth’s manuscripts. Best Vantage Points: The gardens of Dove Cottage and the interior and archive resource centre. Restrictions: Prior notice is required to ensure there are no clashes with tours and visitor enjoyment of the property. Best Time of Day: All day. Permits: Please contact the Wordsworth Trust.

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Fees: Please contact the Wordsworth Trust. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Did You Know: The property is on the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route.

Contact: Paul Klein Telephone: 015394 35544 Email: P.Kleian@wordsworth.org.uk Website: www.wordsworth.org.uk

This is a dramatic location on the shores of Lake Windermere. It is perfect for sunset shots, pieces to camera and general views. Permits: The production teams can make contact with the below person who will facilitate the enquiry and circulate the request to key personnel within the council, tourism agency and police. If the location is privately managed then the above person will pass over the relevant details to the production team. Fees: A fee will be looked at based on the size of the activity and what facilitation is needed from the local authorities and/or private land owners. If impact is minimal then a reduced fee or waiver could be looked at but again this depends on the individual. Public Liability Insurance Required? The Production will be required to carry Public Liability Insurance in all public areas to the value of no less than £2 million. Any filming undertaken and associated liability is the sole responsibility of the Production and its employees. The Production shall produce, when requested, a copy of the relevant insurance needed before shooting commences. Contact: Bobby Cochrane (Production Liaison Manager – North) – Creative England Telephone: 0844 824 6042 Email: Bobby.cochrane@creativeengland.co.uk Website: www.discovercumbria.co.uk


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Kendal Castle Located on a low glacial hill which overlooks the town. The castle was built by an early Baron of Kendal in the the late twelfth century. It was forfeit to the crown by King John in 1215 but restored in 1241. Kendal Castle was eventually inherited by the Parr family, whose most famous member, Catherine Parr (1512-48), the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, became the sixth wife of King Henry VIII. Queen Catherine is reputed to have been born at the castle in 1512. She was more skilful and lucky than some of her predecessors and fortunately survived her formidable spouse. Catherine Parr’s prayer book is kept on display at Kendal Town Hall and can be seen there by the public on request. She died on 5th September 1548 in Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, from puerperal fever, after giving birth to a daughter by her last husband, Sir Thomas Seymour, Lord Admiral and maternal uncle of Edward VI.

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Kirkstone Pass Best Vantage Points: Castle hill overlooking Kendal. Restrictions: Limited parking at the foot of castle hill. Best Time of Day: Sunrise and Sunset. Permits: Please contact English Heritage. Fees: Please contact English Heritage. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Contact: English Heritage Telephone: 0870 333 1181

Kirkstone Pass, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LQ With an altitude of 1,489 feet is the Lake District’s highest pass that is open to motor traffic. It connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater valley. In places, the gradient is 1 in 4. Brothers Water provides a picturesque view on the descent to Patterdale. The Kirkstone Pass Inn stands close to the summit of the pass. Formerly an important coaching inn, it is the third highest public house in England.

Permits: Please contact Lake District National Park. Fees: Please contact Lake District National Park. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Best Vantage Points: The carpark on the northern descent into Patterdale. Restrictions: Limited parking. Best Time of Day: Sunrise and Sunset.

Contact: Lake District National Park Telephone: 01539 724555

Email: Hayley.Quarmby@english-heritage.org.uk

Email: Mick.Casey@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Website: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

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Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club

Levens Hall

Broad Leys, Ghyll Head, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LJ

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Broad Leys is a superb example of Arts and Craft Architecture designed by the famous arts and crafts architect CFA Voysey. Broad Leys was built in 1898 on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, in seven acres of land with extensive Lake access. Best Vantage Points: Extensive areas surrounding the property to get stunning views of Lake Windermere. Permits: Yes – direct from the location. This is a working venue so maximum notice is required to film inside. Exterior filming (depending on existing bookings) might be easier to clear.

Fees: A fee will be looked at based on the size of the activity and what facilitation is needed from the owners. If impact is minimal then a reduced fee or waiver could be looked at, but again this depends on the individual enquiries that come in. Public Liability Insurance Required? The Production will be required to carry Public Liability Insurance in all public areas to the value of no less than £2 million. Any filming undertaken and associated liability there from is the sole responsibility of the Production and its employees. The Production shall produce, when requested, a copy of the relevant insurance needed before shooting commences.

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This historic house became property of Colonel James Grahme in 1688 after his career at Court in the service of King James II. He brought with him a young French gardener, Guillaume Beaumont, a pupil of le Notre at Versailles, to plan a fashionable garden at Levens. This family home contains fine furniture, paintings, one of the best examples in Europe of Spanish leather wall coverings, the earliest English patchwork, Wellingtoniana, clocks and miniatures, and has become one of the finest stately homes in south Cumbria. Best Vantage Points: Adjacent to the river Leven, the topiary garden, the deer park looking east towards the house. Restrictions: Prior notice is required to ensure there are no clashes with tours and visitor enjoyment of the property.

Best Time of Day: All day, sunrise and sunset. Permits: Please contact Levens Hall. Fees: Please contact Levens Hall. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million.

Contact: Peter Milner Telephone: 07974 126748 Email: Peter@levenshall.co.uk Website: www.levenshall.co.uk


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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Muncaster Castle

Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust, Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Commissioned to be a design of elegance and strength. The castle was well known for its wide range of activities and entertainment of distinguished guests. Unfortunately the castle’s grand proportions were too extravagant for the 20th Century. After the death of the fifth Earl of Lonsdale, the Castle was abandonded, the interior was dismantled and only the walls left standing as a memorial to past glories. The gardens and castle at Lowther have laid abandoned for 70 years and in 2011 will be open for the first time since 1938. Visitors will be able to follow simple routes through the 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces. The outlines of 17th Century and Edwardian gardens remain and the site is now the subject of the largest garden restoration project in the UK, which will take some 25-30 years to complete. During this time visitors will be able to watch as the gardens are gradually restored and hidden gems are revealed returning the gardens to their former glory.

Best Vantage Points: The parkland facing south, Restrictions: Prior notice is required to ensure there are no clashes with tours and visitor enjoyment of the property. Best Time of Day: All day, sunrise and sunset. Permits: Please contact Lowther Castle and Gardens. Fees: Please contact Lowther Castle and Gardens. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum £2 million. Contact: Andrew Mercer Telephone: 01931 712192 Email: andrew@lowthercastle.org Website: www.lowthercastle.org

This stately home and gardens date originally from 1208 and the home/castle contains numerous historic antiques and pictures. Views from the grounds rival anything in the Lake District with over 77 acres of gardens including the World Owl Centre. Best Vantage Points: Stunning gardens and views, historic castle dating from 1208 with Stately Home additions through to 19th–century. Restrictions: The Castle and Gardens open to the public, but all filming can be accommodated. Muncaster has been used many times for television programmes and film locations. Best Time of Day: Anytime, early morning and twilight can be stunning. Permits: No permit required, just the permission of the family. As much notice as possible helps but they have accommodated film crews at short notice. Depends on level of disruption and filming requirements. A recce of Muncaster is always recommended ahead of filming as people discover there is much more to this location than anticipated.

Fees: Charges may be sometimes requested depending on the level of disruption involved especially if loss of visitor income is incurred. However on many occasions filming is allowed free of charge. Request suitable acknowledgement of Muncaster as the location. Public Liability Insurance Required? All filming groups are required to have public liability coverage, minimum £2 million.

Contact: Andy Chafe Telephone: 01229 717614 Email: andyc@muncaster.co.uk Website: www.muncaster.co.uk

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Clovelly

Exeter Cathedral

North Devon, EX39 5TF Clovelly is an unspoilt English fishing village built on a 400ft precipice, with some 80 cottages tumbling down a steep cobbled street to a 14th–century harbour. Too steep and narrow for cars, visitors must leave vehicles out of sight in a car park, and walk down the street. Donkeys are the traditional means of transport. The beauty and unspoilt charm of Clovelly attracts many thousands of visitors from all over the world, but as its two hotels have only some 35 bedrooms, it reverts in the evening to a sleepy English fishing village. Best Vantage Points: Near the harbour looking up; under Templebar arch.

1a The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS Best Time of Day: Early morning E. light on N.E. facing village. Fees: A nominal charge will be made for non commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Exeter Cathedral is a beautiful location, a historic building that has dominated the skyline for over 900 years. Its style is Decorated Gothic and boasts the longest unbroken stretch of vaulting in the world along with two Norman Towers and a magnificent 18m Bishop’s Throne. The Cathedral is situated in the centre of Exeter surrounded by the Cathedral Green and Close making it an excellent location. Best Vantage Points: Externally, internally and from the roof of the North Tower.

Contact: John Rous Telephone: 01237 431200 (Office)

Restrictions: As a religious building some areas are more sensitive than others and therefore need to be treated with consideration – we are happy to advise so please ask.

Email: jr@clovelly.co.uk Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

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Best Time of Day: Subject to availability the location is available anytime.

Permits: A permit is not issued however permission needs to be sought in writing from the contact visitors@exeter-cathedral.org.uk Fees: Each enquiry is considered on its merits. Fees vary according to the amount of disruption to the Cathedral. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million.

Did You Know: Children’s banner exhibition for 2012 games.

Contact: Catherine Escott Telephone: 01392 285983 Email: visitors@exeter-cathedral.org.uk Website: www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk


DEVON Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9JQ Dartmoor National Park covers 368 square miles in the south west of England, and is renowned for its rugged, windswept tors which tower high above lush, farmed hills and wooded valleys. It is a landscape which changes with the seasons and gives both a sense of peace and tranquillity, as well as a challenging environment for outdoor activities. Highlights include: • Granite tors – the granite outcrops on the top of hills. • Largest area of open upland in Southern England. • Dartmoor ponies. • Dartmoor Prison. • Archaeology – internationally important prehistoric. archaeology, best in Western Europe. • Legendary characters – Sherlock Holmes and Hound. of the Baskervilles. • Open moorland. • Deep wooded valleys. • Lake-like reservoirs. • Huge variety of wildlife. • “Free-range” grazing cattle and sheep. • Setting for several locations used in the film War Horse. Best Vantage Points: There is such a myriad of locations, so it is best for you to contact Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) to get specific location advice for the type of filming required and landowner’s contact details to secure permission. Restrictions: you will need to talk to DNPA to get up to date advice and contacts. Best Time of Day: Early morning (an hour after sunrise) and two hours before sunset are the best times for good light. Permits: Landowner’s permission (plus DNPA when on Common Land) – please contact DNPA for advice.

Did You Know:

Fees: Negotiable with landowner. Where this is on DNPA owned land, the fee may be reduced, or waived, if non-commercial.

The Olympic Torch Relay will be going through Okehampton (northern Dartmoor) on 21 May 2012. Local girls, Georgina Geikie (pistol shooter) and Heather Fell (modern pentathlete) are part of Team GB.

Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million.

Contact: Mike Nendick, Communications Officer Telephone: 01626 832093 Email: communications@dartmoor.gov.uk sbishop@dartmoor.gov.uk Website: www.dartmoor.gov.uk

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Exmoor – Tarr Steps Tarr Steps, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, TA22 9PY The oldest bridge in Britain, the Tarr Steps are a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset. They are located in a National Nature Reserve about 2.5 miles (4 km) south east of Withypool and 4 miles (6 km) north west of Dulverton. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates back to around 1,000 BC. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tons apiece. According to local legend, they were placed by the devil to win a bet. The bridge is 180 feet (55 m) long and is owned by Exmoor National Park.

Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company Head Office, Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF Stand-up position is on the footplate of a historic steam train, as it travels from Paignton to Dartmouth along the scenic coast-and-country route along Britain’s South West Coast. Plenty of movement, and changing scenery. Permits: Advance notice/permission only.

Best Vantage Points: 100 yards from the bridge. Best Time of Day: Late morning or afternoon.

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Contact: Dan James, Exmoor National Park

Contact: Ian Weightman

Telephone: 01398 322234

Telephone: 01782 680963

Email: DTJames@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Email: ian.iwms@virgin.net

Website: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarr_Steps

Website: www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk


DURHAM Beamish Museum Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG This is an open air museum vividly recreates life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Real buildings from throughout the region have been brought to Beamish, rebuilt and furnished as they once were. Costumed staff welcome visitors and demonstrate the past way of life. There is a small Georgian manor house, set in a recreated Georgian landscape, alongside a Georgian railway with working steam locomotives and carriages of the period. Traditional breeds of livestock are reared at Home Farm, where there is a Victorian farmstead and welcoming farmhouse kitchen. The Pit Village, complete with colliery yard, real drift mine, pit cottages, village school and Methodist chapel portray Edwardian life for pitmen and their families, whilst the town, with shops, houses, working pub and Masonic Hall illustrate Edwardian town life. Best Vantage Points: The whole of the museum lends itself to filming historical scenes – documentary and drama. Restrictions: No modern vehicles can be driven into or parked in period areas when the museum is open to the public. Best Time of Day: No areas can be closed to visitors, therefore if filming is required without visitors it must take place before the museum opens at 10am or after closing at 5pm. Beamish is also closed on Mondays and Fridays in winter and it may be possible to film then. Permits: Filming must be agreed in advance and a ‘Conditions of Filming’ document completed and signed. Anyone wishing to film at Beamish must hold Public Liability Insurance of a minimum of £5 million. Fees: Filming fee for location work is £300 +VAT per hour. This may be reduced or waived, depending on the nature of the programme being filmed. Contact: Jacki Winstanley, Marketing & PR Officer

Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million

Did You Know: A period Olympic-style event is planned during the summer season.

Telephone: 0191 370 4024 Email: jackiwinstanley@beamish.org.uk Website: www.beamish.org.uk

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DURHAM Durham Castle University College, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW Durham Castle is the oldest college of Durham University, founded in 1832, and is located in a Norman fortress. Set in the heart of Durham City overlooking the River Wear, the castle has the accolade of being part of a World Heritage Site along with the city’s historic cathedral. The castle houses historic highlights including the Great Hall, Tunstall Gallery, Norman Chapel and magnificent State rooms. Best Vantage Points: From within the castle courtyard provides a panoramic view of the castle. Restrictions: Durham Castle is the residential home to Durham University students during term time. Filming would be restricted at this time to outside areas and the Great Hall outside of student use. In vacation time the castle holds events and weddings. Filming would have to be outside of these dates. Term dates are available here www.dur.ac.uk/dates/ Best Time of Day: All times suitable. The castle is also lit up at night so may provide atmospheric shots. Permits: No – although permission is required. Fees: Yes. Negotiable depending upon length of filming required. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Contact: Stina Maynard Telephone: 0191 334 2883 Email: Stina.maynard@durham.ac.uk Website: www.dur.ac.uk/university.college

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DURHAM Durham Cathedral, its Claustral Buildings and Durham City Centre Woodlands and Riverbanks The College, Durham, DH1 3EH Durham Cathedral forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Durham Peninsula. The existing building was started in 1093 and took 40 years to complete. It existed as a Benedictine Monastery until the dissolution in 1539, becoming one of the Church of England’s major Cathedrals. In 1986 it was inscribed as part of the Durham World Heritage Site. It is often described as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe. The stone vaulting in the Nave marks a turning point in the history of architecture using pointed arches successfully for the first time. This paved the way for Gothic Architecture. The East End of the Cathedral houses the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the Galilee Chapel houses the Tomb of the Venerable Bede. There is stunning stained glass, a number of significant contemporary pieces of religious art, and has an internationally important collection of artefacts and rare manuscripts. The Cathedral’s origins predate the Norman conquest of Britain, going back to the first millennium when the Community of St Cuthbert settled in Durham. Best Vantage Points: There are many excellent positions around the City of Durham to film exterior shots of the cathedral. Likewise, the Cathedral site itself (including the Claustral buildings) and inside the Cathedral Church offer a wide variety of shots and backgrounds. There are also filming opportunities on the cathedral owned city centre Woodland and Riverbanks. Restrictions: Access to areas will need to be agreed in advance between the Head of Marketing and Events and the designated representative of the film, production or television company. The Cathedral is a working church and its service schedule needs to be given consideration when planning any shoot. Vehicles over 5 tonne are not permitted onto the peninsula area between 10am and 6pm. The archway into the Cathedral College (the Cathedral Close on the south side of the Cathedral) is narrow and has a tight turn. Dimensions are available. Palace Green (the area north of the cathedral between it and the castle) is owned by Durham University and permission must be sought from the University’s Estates and Buildings Department for access. The North Church Yard is cathedral property.

Best Time of Day: Filming can be done at different times of day subject to the schedule of cathedral services. Permits: Filming requests are considered on an individual basis but we ask for at least one months notice. Fees: The hourly rate for filming is from £95 plus VAT for education and documentary films and from £190 plus VAT for commercial work. This is per hour or any part thereof. The rate is for any time the film crew is in the cathedral, claustral buildings, precincts, or other Chapter property. This rate covers the usual working day (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday). Filming outside of these hours will incur an extra charge. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, please contact Ruth Robson

Contact: Ruth Robson, Head of Marketing and Events or Diane McIlroy, Marketing and Events Officer Telephone: Ruth Robson – 0191 3744054 Diane McIlroy 0191 3744053 Email: Events@durhamcathedral.co.uk Website: www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

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DURHAM The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP The Bowes Museum is set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, but is easily accessible from the A1/Scotch Corner interchange. Built in the 19th– century in the style of a French chateau, it has recently undergone a £12m transformation which has seen the creation of new galleries – including Fashion & Textile and Silver & Metals, as well as major refurbishment of the suite of picture galleries, making the latter one of largest and most significant walk-through gallery spaces in the country. The Bowes Museum is one of the most important museums outside London, and its collections have received Designated Status from the Government. There is ample on site parking available for film crews. Best Vantage Points: The gardens (for outside shots of the building), the regal staircase and the spacious galleries. Restrictions: All public areas are negotiable, depending on size of film crew, but the museum remains open to the public between 10am-5pm daily. Best Time of Day: The Bowes Museum, set in 22 acres of grounds, is south facing so is well illuminated. Permits: A filming permit is not required, but a set of filming guidelines will be provided by the museum which must be followed with regard to the care of the building and its contents. Fees: As the museum is a charitable trust a filming fee is normally charged at the going rate. However, consideration will be given to reducing or waiving the fee for non-commercial filming – again this is negotiable. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million. Contact: Sheila Dixon, Media & PR Officer Telephone: 01833 690606 (switchboard) 01833 694616 (direct line to Sheila Dixon).

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Did You Know: The Museum is hosting an exhibition called Our Sporting Life, which is part of a unique and ambitious celebration of British sport, inspired by the London Olympics. A mixture of items loaned by local heroes and sporting legends (e.g. cricketer Ian Botham, rugby player

Email: sheila.dixon@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Rory Underwood), the exhibition opens on Saturday 9th June. The Olympic torch is also due to pass the Museum gates when it passes

Website: www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

entitled 60 Glorious Years.

through the county in mid-June. With regard to the Diamond Jubilee, the Museum is staging a vintage 50s outdoor event on 3rd June


HAMPSHIRE National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd. John Montagu Building Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN Beaulieu’s famous National Motor Museum currently displays over 250 vehicles, from Land Speed Record breakers to F1 racers. In 2012 it will also house an exciting new exhibition, Bond In Motion, which will showcase 50 of the actual vehicles used in the Bond films, making it the world’s largest ever exhibition of these vehicles. World of Top Gear features actual vehicles created by presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for some of their most ambitious challenges on the BBC programme. Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538, is kept and furnished in the style of the Victorian era. The majority of the house is open to the public, giving visitors a rare insight into life at that time on a country estate. The 13th–century Beaulieu Abbey features an exhibition of the daily life of its Cistercian Monk founders, leading into the picturesque serenity of the Cloisters and Herb Garden. Upstairs in the Abbey’s Domus, impressive wall hangings depict scenes from the history of the Abbey. Best Vantage Points: Inside the National Motor Museum. Inside and outside Palace House. In Beaulieu Abbey’s Cloisters. Around the grounds and gardens. Restrictions: Beaulieu is open to the public every day except Christmas Day, and is unable to close down parts of the attraction to the public for filming. Access for film crews is by permission only, and can be obtained by contacting the PR department. Best Time of Day: Numerous exterior and interior locations available throughout the day, light and weather dependent. Permits: Permission to film must be obtained in advance from the Beaulieu PR Department. As much advance notice as possible is appreciated. Fees: There would be no filming fee charged for documentary-led filming, but any costs incurred (e.g. the preparation of vehicles for filming) would have to be passed on. Public Liability Insurance Required? No. The site is already covered by its own public liability insurance.

Did You Know: One of the Jubilee Beacons will be lit on the Beaulieu Estate. Beaulieu will also be celebrating two anniversaries in 2012: 60 years since Lord Montagu opened up his family home, Palace House, to the public, and 40 years since the current National Motor Museum building opened its doors.

Contact: Margaret Rowles / Sarah Wright Telephone: 01590 614603 / 01590 614641 Email: pr@beaulieu.co.uk / sarah.wright@beaulieu.co.uk Website: www.beaulieu.co.uk

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HAMPSHIRE Hawk Conservancy Trust Visitor Centre, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY Located in the heart of the Test Valley, Hampshire, the Hawk Conservancy Trust is a bird of prey conservation charity situated in 22 acres of woodland and chalk downland wildflower meadow (a habitat rarer than tropical rain forest). With over 150 birds of prey on view – from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller’s Sea Eagles, the Trust has approximately 68 different raptor species in its zoological collection. Also they have a fully operational Bird of Prey Hospital. Many of the birds are involved in the spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects. Many of the birds are familiar with camera work and are often used for natural history close-ups and behavioural clips. The Trust’s rural location belies the convenient location, just off the A303, about an hour drive-time from London. Ample free parking, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Restrictions: They don’t allow access to breeding/rehabilitating birds. Some adjustment may have to be made around daily itinerary and the visitors to the Trust, but there are generally no restrictions. Fees: Fees are only normally charged for commercial work. (They are a registered charity after all). Public Liability Insurance Required? The Trust has Public Liability Insurance.

Did You Know: They are having thier own 2012 Owlympics this year.

Contact: Gale Gould – Head of Marketing Telephone: 01264 773850 Email: gale@hawkconservancy.org Website: www.hawkconservancy.org

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HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (Exteriors only) Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ The world’s oldest commissioned warship, HMS Victory, still has a full-time Royal Navy crew today. But as you walk between her historic decks, and see the hammocks slung between the cannons, and tables set for a meal of maggot-ridden bread, visitors will sense the men who sailed and died with Nelson. And that they’ll be back at any moment. HMS Victory is currently undergoing a period of restoration so is currently without top-masts.

Mid Hants Railway, The ‘Watercress Line’ The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

Permits: Ideally 4 weeks notice, but can be turned around in a week.

A versatile location at which to film England’s transport heritage, featuring steam locomotives and coaching stock, four individual period stations and a variety of railway locations. For further information see www.watercressline.co.uk/ pages/archive.aspx?page=/filmtv.htm or call to discuss your requirements.

Fees: Not required for exterior filming.

Best Vantage Points: Depends on requirements.

Best Time of Day: Exteriors can be filmed during visiting hours 10am-6pm.

Best Vantage Points: There is a large arena in front of the starboard side of the ship.

Contact: Melissa Gerbaldi

Restrictions: Alresford is the best spot for actual location base.

Telephone: 02392 894 558

Best Time of Day: Depends on requirements.

Restrictions: Situated within a working naval base so all filming must be arranged in advance and requires a member of staff to escort.

Email: melissa.gerbaldi@historicdockyard.co.uk Website: www.historicdockyard.co.uk

Permits: By agreement – as much notice as possible will enable your full requirements to be met. Fees: filming fees payable – contact to discuss. Public Liability Insurance Required? No, already held.

Contact: Colin Chambers, MHR Chairman Telephone: 01962 733810 Email: info@watercressline.co.uk Website: www.watercressline.co.uk

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HAMPSHIRE INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ This is a popular family day-out destination with 100 hands-on exhibits and the UK’s largest capacity digital planetarium. New permanent exhibition ‘Push the Limits – science of sport’ features fun have-ago exhibits about the human body, a rowing simulator, TV broadcast studio, mind ball, how to put spin onto a ball, and more. Exhibition opened 21 March 2012. Open every day 10am to 4pm. Near Winchester, 50 miles south west of London. Just off the M3 at Junction 9. Best Vantage Points: Exterior of the pyramid building, people actually participating with the exhibits, especially with lots of expression and reaction. Best Time of Day: Any time. To exclude visitors from interior shots, filming needs to be prior to 10am or after 4pm. Fees: If the filming promotes INTECH – fee is waived subject to the demands of the filming schedule. INTECH is a charity and relies on commercial opportunities to assist its funding. Usual fee is £500.

Did You Know: In 2012, INTECH will hold a special Science of sport interactive exhibition.

Contact: Andy Lane Telephone: 01962 891915 Email: andylane@intech-uk Website: www.intech-uk.com

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HAMPSHIRE Jane Austen’s House Museum Winchester Road, Chawton, GU34 1SD Jane Austen is one of the most popular and important novelists that England has ever produced. The house at Chawton is where she spent the last eight years of her life. It is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. The museum tells the story of Jane Austen and her family. The ‘cottage’ is a 17th century house which has at times in its history been an inn and broken up into a number of farm workers’ cottages. Jane Austen moved to the house with her mother and sister in 1809. The cottage formed part of the estate which was owned by her brother Edward Knight. The cottage has a number of furnished rooms on two floors and has an historic kitchen, a pretty garden and various outhouses. Best Vantage Points: Downstairs rooms are the largest and most easily accessible. Garden very good for filming. Restrictions: Upstairs rooms are small and may be difficult to film in. Best Time of Day: As the museum is a working museum open throughout the year (though only at weekends in January and February) filming needs to largely be outside opening hours. Special arrangements can sometimes be made during opening hours depending on number of expected visitors. Permits: Permission from Curator required. As much notice as possible would be appreciated. Fees: By agreement. Public Liability Insurance Required? Dependent upon filming time. Discuss with Curator when booking.

Contact: Louise West (Curator) Telephone: 01420 83262 Email: louise.west@jahmusm.org.uk Website: www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

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HAMPSHIRE The Needles Park Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO33 2SL Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Needles Park is well known for its scenic chairlift ride which gives you the best view of the Island’s most famous landmark, the Needles Rocks and lighthouse. From the beach you can get a fantastic view of the amazing multicoloured sand cliffs that have drawn people to this site since Victorian times. With 21 distinct colours of naturally occurring sand, Alum Bay is a unique geological site that has over the years attracted sand collectors world wide, most notably Queen Victoria. It really is a must for any visitor to the Isle of Wight to visit our sand shop, and try your hand at making your very own sand souvenir. Best Vantage Points: Edge of cliff to take in view of Needles Rocks; on a chairlift to take moving shot of Rocks and sand cliffs; on the beach to take in low angle of Rocks; close up of sand cliffs on boat to take in wide shot of sand cliffs or close up shot of Rocks. Restrictions: Sat 14th July, normal access will be restricted due to Olympic Torch Relay. Contact Charlotte Denman-Johnson for more info. Best Time of Day: Daylight hours. Permits: Filming permit is required. Contact Charlotte Denman-Johnson at least 8 weeks prior to potential filming date. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million; proof will be required prior to issuing filming permit.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through the site on Sat 14th July and ride the Chairlift.

Contact: Charlotte Denman-Johnson Telephone: 01983 752401 Email: marketing@theneedles.co.uk Website: www.theneedles.co.uk

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HEREFORDSHIRE The Black & White Village Trail Leominster TIC, 1 Corn Square, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8LR

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The Black & White Village Trail is a motor route through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The 40-mile circular trail leads west from the ancient town of Leominster, through a rich landscape of orchards, hopyards and distant hills, taking in the most picturesque black and white villages along the way as well as the little market town of Kington. The “hero-shot” is from the driver’s seat of a vintage car, driving through what looks like some of the most typically English countryside in the country. Permits: Advance notice/Permission only required.

Contact: Ian Weightman Telephone: 01782 680963 Email: ian.iwms@virgin.net Website: www.visitherefordshire.co.uk

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Brogdale Collections

Canterbury Cathedral

Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, ME13 8XZ

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 3HU

The National Fruit Collection, which has been at Brogdale Farm for over 50 years, comprises over 4,000 varieties: 2,000 types of apples, 550 of pears, 329 of cherries, 350 of plums, and smaller collections of other types of fruit. It is open all year round for the public to be able to observe the whole seasonal growing cycle, seeing fruit trees blossom and ripen, connecting them with the history of fruit growing in Kent and the world over. Other international collections, such as in Europe and the USA, only have limited access.

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of Public Liability Insurance Required? Accepts the worldwide Anglican Communion, seat of the standard liability insurance which is normally up to £5 Archbishop of Canterbury. Its history dates back million, anything over £1 million would be acceptable. to 597AD and today is one of the most visited UK attractions with over a million visitors per year. The Did You Know: cathedral houses the most important collection of The Queen is the Supreme Governor of the medieval stained glass windows in the country, an Church of England and as the Mother Church 11th century Crypt, 12th century Quire and 14th century of the Anglican Communion, the Cathedral has Nave. Location: 20 minutes from Dover (ferries) and always played an important role in the England’s Folkestone (Eurotunnel), an easy stop-off for visitors past and has welcomed kings and queens from en-route to London/Stratford Olympic Park. High past to present. speed trains connect Canterbury to London in 56 minutes, Canterbury to Stratford in 49 minutes.

Best Vantage Points: Various orchards. Contact: Ms. Bernie Cranfield

Best Vantage Points: Anywhere. Restrictions: Only during Service times.

Best Time of Day: Anytime / throughout the year.

Telephone: 01795 536250

Fees: Donation to the Trust, approx £250.

Email: berniecranfield@brogdalecollections.co.uk

Best Time of Day: Anytime / throughout the year.

Website: www.brogdalecollections.co.uk

Fees: The Cathedral are happy to waive fees for any filming that will help attract visitors.

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Contact: Therese Heslop Telephone: 01227 762862 Email: therese.heslop@canterbury-cathedral.org Website: www.canterbury-cathedral.org


KENT Dover Castle

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Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries. Visitors can explore the atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels, now with a vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage. Enjoy a colourful contrast with the richly-furnished Great Tower, where costumed actors introduce medieval life at King Henry II’s court. Dover Castle is above all a great medieval fortress, created by King Henry II and his Plantagenet successors. At its heart stands the mighty keep or Great Tower, 83 feet (25.3m) high and just under 100 feet (30m) square, with walls up to 21 feet (6.5m) thick. This is the grandest and among the last of the keeps raised by the kings of England during the 11th and 12th centuries. Best Vantage Points: The roof of the Great Tower gives unrivalled panoramic views of Dover, the White Cliffs and the surrounding area. Access to the roof is via stone steps and all equipment would have to be carried up. Superb backdrops can also be obtained at various points along the battlements, both facing out of and inside the castle. The Admiralty Lookout is located on the cliff edge and gives an uninterrupted view of Dover Harbour and across to the continent. Restrictions: Coach park not on site due to weight restrictions, but is located on the opposite side of the road at the Constables Gate with only pedestrian access to the castle. Large vehicles would have to be parked there. Access to the castle grounds is limited to vehicles less than 3 meters high and maximum 10 tonne per axel. Best Time of Day: Dover Castle benefits from excellent light throughout the day, although when filming close to the battlements or Great Tower there will be shadows due to the height of the structure. Permits: A permit is required and ideally two weeks notice is preferred to ensure minimal disruption to normal visitor operations. Permits can be obtained by contacting the site contacts shown right. Fees: Each request will be dealt with on its own merit. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum of £2 million; preferably £5 million.

Did You Know: Dover will be hosting the Olympic Torch Relay on its route around Great Britain, and the castle will also be the venue for a range of Diamond Jubilee related events including the lighting of the beacons.

Contact: Keren Sall (Marketing Executive) or Becky Smith (Operations Manager) Telephone: 07920 592279 Email: Keren.sall@english-heritage.org.uk Becky.smith@english-heritage.org.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/dover 125


KENT Down House, The Home of Charles Darwin English Heritage Site and registered museum Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT Darwin lived and worked here for 40 years and carried out many experiments in the grounds and surrounding area. This country property is set in 16 acres of estate and surrounding meadows, a three storey eighteenth century brick and render villa with nineteenth century additions. The ground floor rooms are restored to look as they would have done in the 1870s when Darwin lived here with his wife and family. They include a drawing room with verandah, Darwin’s old study, where he wrote ‘On the Origin of Species’, a billiard room and dining room laid for dinner with Wedgwood dinner service. The first floor houses an exhibition of Darwin’s life and work including objects he carried whilst on the Beagle voyage. The grounds include formal beds, the original glass houses, kitchen garden, orchard and sandwalk where Darwin walked on a daily basis. Best Vantage Points: From the back lawn looking back at the house with the 3-storey bay, verandah & climbing plants. Kitchen garden and glasshouses. Much would depend on the nature/subject of the filming. Restrictions: The rooms are small and contain many artefacts which cannot be moved. Hours of access are negotiable. Best Time of Day: The glass houses become very humid during hot weather and in the middle of the day. Lighting is restricted so internal filming is best done with good daylight. The grounds look their best in Spring. Mondays and Tuesdays are closed to the public so can facilitate filming much more easily.

Contact: Emma Clarke-Bolton at Sarah Eastel locations. English heritage staff: Minelle Rogers, Phil Cole, Rowan Blaik (Head Gardener), Annie Kemkaran-Smith (Curator)

Permits: Contact Emma Clarke-Bolton at film locations. As much notice as is possible.

Telephone: Film location company: 01225 858100. Site: 01689 859119

Fees: Fees are usually charged, these can be negotiated. Public Liability Insurance Required? Proof of insurance will be required. Minimum of £2 million, up to £5 million for internal shoots.

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Did You Know: There is a 19th century tennis court in the grounds, one of the oldest in the world.

Email: Minelle.rogers@english-heritage.org.uk, phil.cole@english-heritage.org.uk, rowan.blaik@english-heritage.org.uk, annie.kemkaran-smith@english-heritage.org.uk Website: www.film-locations.co.uk www.english-heritage.org.uk


KENT Hall Place and Gardens Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ Hall Place is a Grade I-listed Tudor country house, built in 1537 for former Lord Mayor of London Sir John Champneys. The house has a very distinctive look, with half of it made out of recycled Tudor stone and the other half of a vibrant 17th century red brick manufactured locally. The house stands on the river Cray and is set within awardwinning formal gardens and open parkland. In the gardens there is a unique topiary lawn with ten heraldic beasts sculpted out of yew trees. These are known as the Queen’s Beasts, as they are based on and were planted in honour of the sculptures at Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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Restrictions: Parking is available for large vehicles in the main car park, but the view chosen is the other side of the historic house to the car park (approx 300m). Permits: No permit required, although must be booked through Bexley Heritage Trust, see contact below.

Did You Know: •

Hall Place was featured on the Olympic pin badge for Bexley.

Hall Place will receive a Black Poplar for the Jubilee celebrations.

Hall Place has a unique topiary lawn of the Queen’s Beasts –

planted in 1953 and based on the ten stone sculptures at

Westminster Abbey for the Coronation.

Contact: Sarah Fosker of Bexley Heritage Trust Telephone: d.d 01322 621236 switchboard 01322 526574 Email: sarah.fosker@bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk Website: www.hallplace.org.uk

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KENT Leeds Castle Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL With 900 years of history to be uncovered and 500 acres of majestic parkland to explore, Leeds Castle is one of Britain’s top visitor sites. Begin with a journey through nine centuries of heritage; originally the site of a Saxon manor, the castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six medieval Queens of England, a favourite palace of Henry VIII and a grand treasure house. Many of the rooms showcase both medieval and Tudor periods, while the influence of Lady Baillie, who used the finest French architects and designers to create an elegant country residence in the 20th century, brings the state rooms to life. Paintings, antiques and tapestries fill the castle. Gardens provide continuous colour throughout the year, from spring bulbs in the Wood Garden to herbs and roses in the quintessentially English Culpeper Garden, and late flowering borders in the Mediterranean-style Lady Baillie Garden. The grounds and riverside offer lovely walks. Best Vantage Points: Over 500 acres of grounds include a Mediterranean garden on the waterfront, a great water / moat. The castle island is good for exterior shots of the castle main entrance, cellar, maze, aviary, castle library and dining room. Restrictions: Filming inside the Chapel is not permitted. Certain artefacts in the castle would need permission to be filmed. If a private function, wedding or daytime event is taking place on the estate, filming would need to take place around this. All filming must be pre-arranged and fully discussed with the PR Officer, Gemma. Best Time of Day: Interior shooting – before 10am and after 4pm when closed to the public. Exterior shooting – early morning. Fees: As a guideline, commercial filming and photography is charged for, but if the filming will bring a good amount of positive PR for Leeds Castle, the charge would be minimal/waived. Commercial filming starts at £2,000 for a half day outside.

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Did You Know:

Contact: Gemma Watts, PR Officer

This has been named one of only two Kent Olympic Torch relay sites, and will be staging a large event for local people in July 2012 when the torch passes through the estate. They will also be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a daytime event.

Telephone: 01622 767866 Email: gemmawatts@leeds-castle.co.uk Website: www.leeds-castle.com


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Rochester Castle

Sandwich

Castle Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1SW

Kent, CT13

Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway, this imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding. Its mighty Norman towerkeep of Kentish ragstone was built c. 1127 by William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury. Consisting of three floors above a basement, it still stands 113 feet high.

Historical cinque port with attractive old buildings and quay. Sandwich Town Council has a website with more information and pictures. www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

Restrictions: parking for large vehicles is in the coach park in Corporation Street. Access to the keep is limited to those with mobility problems. Permits: Permission is granted through Heritage Operations Manager – Sarah Belsom. Public Liability Insurance Required? Film crew to provide their own.

Did You Know: The Medway Mile takes place here marking the count down to the games.

Contact: Sarah Belsom Telephone: 01634 338106 07717 852909

Restrictions: Very narrow one way streets, 20mph speed limit on many streets. Overhanging buildings.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum of ÂŁ5 million.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch Relay will be going through Sandwich. Contact Gillian Gayton 01304 872424

Permits: Depends where in the town whether it be DDC STC or Kent CC. Fees: There is a daily and an hourly fee, which will be changed on 1st April this year. It may be negotiable depending on filming type.

Contact: Joanne Hadfield 01304 872458 or Gill Gray 01304 872239

Email: Sarah.belsom@medway.gov.uk

Email: joannehadfield@dover.gov.uk gillgray@dover.gov.uk

Website: www.visitmedway.org/castles

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The Chapel Down Winery

Turner Contemporary

Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG

Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

The Chapel Down Winery is situated in Small Hythe just outside the market town of Tenterden. There is a large main building which houses the Wine and Fine Food Store and restaurant (www. richardphillipsatchapeldown.co.uk). There are 23 acres of vineyards overlooking open countryside and a large formal Herb Garden surrounded by hedges. The winery consists of a number of industrial buildings, press, barrel room, tanks etc. Best Vantage Points: Restaurant terrace overlooking the Isle of Oxney; anywhere in the vineyards. Restrictions: Access to certain parts of the vineyard is by track or off-road so may require 4-wheel drive and is not accessible to very large vehicles. Access to the winery buildings is dependent on winemaking activity, and health and safety assessment.

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Best Time of Day: Early morning or later in the afternoon. Fees: Depends on application. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Contact: Frazer Thompson, Managing Director Rebecca Hirst, Marketing Manager Telephone: 01580 763033 Email: frazer@englishwinesgroup.com Rebecca@englishwinesgroup.com Website: www.englishwinesgroup.com

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all. Positioned on a plinth to protect it from the high winds and sea, the building is made up of six identical interlocking north-facing rectangular blocks. Each block is laid out over two floors and has a pitched roof at a 20 degree angle. The double-height entrance hall window, ground floor events space with external terrace and first floor Clore learning studio, all have large north-facing windows offering unrivalled views out to sea. These capture the ever-changing light conditions, reflecting the range of colours found in Turner’s paintings. The three first-floor gallery spaces are lit by natural ‘maritime light’ from the north-facing roof and sky lights. The balcony on this floor cantilevers out over the ground floor gallery, again giving spectacular sea views.

Best Vantage Points: In the Learning studio and Sunley Gallery. Best Time of Day: On a Monday at any time of the day. Permits: please contact Turner Contemporary directly. Fees: They welcome film and photographers from the media and filming that positively promotes Turner Contemporary, Margate and Kent. Please note that for commercial filming a fee may apply - contact for details. Public Liability Insurance Required? They hold public liability insurance worth £10 million.

Contact: Chloe Barker/Dave Yard Telephone: 01843 233020/01843 233004 Email: cbarker@turnercontemporary.org dyard@turnercontemporary.org Website: www.turnercontemporary.org


KENT Penshurst Place & Gardens Penhurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG Discover the beauty and tranquility of this enchanting historic family home and gardens. Described as “the grandest and most perfectly preserved example of a fortified manor house in all England”, at its heart is the medieval Baron’s Hall, built in 1341. The adjoining State rooms contain a wonderful collection of tapestries, furniture, portraits, porcelain and armour. Penshurst Place & Gardens has been the ancestral estate of the noble Sidney family since 1552 with the history of the house going back six and half centuries. The 11 acres of gardens are as old as the original house, with the walls and terraces added in the Elizabethan era with a continuous display from spring to autumn. There is also a Toy Museum, Venture Playground, Woodland Trail, Gift Shop and Garden Tea Room with the estate surrounded by ancient parkland. Open weekends from 11th February and daily from 1 April to 4 November 2012. Best Vantage Points: Flag Garden. Restrictions: The House and Gardens are open to the public at certain times of the day during our visitor season. We will consider requests to close the property if required. Fees: Dependant on the project. Please contact Tamsin Leigh. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £10 million.

Contact: Tamsin Leigh Telephone: 01892 870307 Email: marketing@penshurstplace.com Website: www.penshurstplace.com

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Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3DY Fees: Commercial filming usually charged. Likely to Compact University Campus in open grounds with be waived/reduced for non-commercial filming. some lightly wooded areas. Some internal locations available. External locations include sports pitches, car Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £10 million. park, general campus and parkland. Best Vantage Points: Externals and some Art Deco internal rooms. Restrictions: During term time, the campus does tend to be busy. Best Time of Day: Morning, afternoon or evening. Permits: Yes – by application to BG Enterprise, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln, giving at least 4 weeks notice. 132

Burghley House Burghley, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY England’s greatest Elizabethan house, Burghley has long dominated the sweeping approach to the Georgian stone town of Stamford in Lincolnshire and been a hit with visitors for four centuries - whether Elizabethan royalty, locals or tourists from across the globe. Today, it still packs that ‘wow’ factor – offering a packed family day out with a combined ticket giving access to the House plus two gardens, including firm family favourite the Tudor-inspired Gardens of Surprise. Best Vantage Points: Just about anywhere! Great views of the house from the parkland.

Contact: Bev Bamber Telephone: 01522 583700 Email: Bev.bamber@bishopg.ac.uk Website: www.bishopg.ac.uk

Restrictions: Good access, but clearly within the house there are many priceless antiques, paintings and furniture that require care and attention whist filming. Fees: PR filming normally no fee.

Did You Know: It is the ancestral home of an Olympic Gold medal winning hurdler, a prime mover behind the last London Games in 1948… and the inspiration behind an iconic British sports movie scene. Ever since being built 500 years ago for William Cecil, Elizabeth I’s Lord Treasurer, the House has been home to a direct descendant of Lord Burghley. David, Lord Burghley (1905-1981), who inherited the title of 6th Marquess of Exeter from his father in 1956, was one of the golden athletes of his generation who was also instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to England in 1948 and chairman of the Organising and Executive Committee for those Games. At Cambridge, Lord Burghley - as he was then known – was also the inspiration behind one of the key characters in the 1981 hit movie Chariots of Fire. His Olympic medals, running clothes and his story will feature in an exhibition plus Olympic themed events throughout 2012.

Contact: Ruth Hudson Telephone: 01780 761 972 Email: ruth.hudson@burghley.co.uk Website: www.burghley.co.uk


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Lincoln Castle Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA Originally built by William the Conqueror, Lincoln Castle is one of the finest remaining Norman Castles in the country. It houses one of only four remaining original copies of Magna Carta and has been used as a castle, a prison and a court for over 900 years. A Victorian prison, along with the only Victorian prison chapel of its kind, provides a haunting reminder of its past. During the summer months, the castle holds numerous events including Medieval jousting, historical re-enactments, children’s fun days, open-air theatre and concerts.

Did You Know:

Lincoln Cathedral

Home to one of the best-preserved original Magna Carta documents from 1215. Major plans to create a new Magna Carta Pavilion to open in 2015 for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary. Opening in 2012 is an innovative and architecturally striking £2.1m Heritage Skills Centre – the first new building inside the castle for 150 years - that will be open for a special weekend celebration event ‘1000 Years of Traditional Crafts’ staged at the Castle and Cathedral 29/30th Sept 2012.

Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX

Contact: Mary Powell

Best Vantage Points: From cobbled Castle Square: Great above-ground shots from the walls of Lincoln Castle opposite across cobbled Castle Square to the cathedral.

One of Europe’s finest gothic buildings, spectacular Lincoln Cathedral – England’s third largest – stands high on a hill above this compact city, dominating the skyline for miles around in each direction. Dating back to the 11th–century with stunning gothic architecture, 12th–century carved panels, exquisite stained glass and fearsome gargoyles, this spectacular stone building nestling amidst the cobbled medieval streets of historic Lincoln has played host to filmmakers who have used it as a stand-in for Westminster Abbey. Among movies filmed here was The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria.

Did You Know: While the Olympics may be held every four years, the Cathedral Flower festival only happens every six years or so. For 2012, it will fittingly be “Dreams of Gold – Flowers on an Olympic Theme at Lincoln Cathedral” (16th to 20th August 2012). The art of flower arranging set against the backdrop of one of our finest gothic Cathedrals will be the stunning combination at the Festival. The theme will reflect the aspirations and achievements of the 2012 Olympics and will take place in Lincoln Cathedral over five days in between the Olympic and Paralympic competitions.

Best Vantage Points: From Castle Square. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact Mary Powell.

Telephone: 01522 550612 Email: Mary.Powell@lincolnshire.gov.uk Website: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolncastle

Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact Mary Powell.

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Skegness

Stamford

Skegness, PE25

Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL

Skegness is one of the UK’s top beach resorts on the East Coast of England. It is a buzzing seaside town with miles of golden sand, blue flag beaches, beachside amusements, indoor attractions, a traditional funfair, old-fashioned shops and some of the finest fish and chip restaurants in the UK. Best Vantage Points: Beach or Compass Gardens. Best Time of Day: Any time. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Did You Know: Skegness’ summer festival is one of 2012’s ‘Pop Up events’.

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Contact: Becky Stonham, Matt Hammerton, Steph Tod or James Gilbert Telephone: 01522 842800 07870 567968 07799 473035 Email: becky@lavacomms.co.uk matt@lavacomms.co.uk steph@lavacomms.co.uk James.Gilbert@e-lindsey.gov.uk Website: www.visitskegnessandmablethorpe.com/

‘The Finest Scene between London and Edinburgh’ is how Sir Walter Scott described Stamford – and it’s no surprise why. This picturesque Georgian stone town is blessed with a fine selection of 17th and 18th–century houses and medieval buildings – in fact there are over 600 listed buildings. And with a combination of honey-coloured stone buildings, cobbled streets and old-world charm, it’s no surprise either that Stamford has been a favourite with movie makers – 1995’s big screen version of Pride & Prejudice as well as BBC TV’s masterpiece Middlemarch were filmed here. Today this market town and historic coaching stop just off the Roman Great North Road, also offers a delightful mix of boutique shopping, antiques and great food. Best Vantage Points: Barn Hill, Broad Street, Red Lion Square, St. Paul’s Street, St Mary’s Street, St Mary’s Square, St George’s Square, St. George’s Street, Austen Friars Lane, Bath Row, All Saints Place, High Street St Martins.

Restrictions: Good access, but there are narrow cobbled streets in places and busy main road. Fees: Fee may be charged in public grounds such as parks etc.

Did You Know: On the edge of the town stands England’s greatest Elizabethan house, Burghley House. It is also the ancestral home of David, Lord Burghley (1905-1981), who was a Gold-medal Olympic athlete and one of the men who helped organise London’s last games in 1948.

Contact: Graham Burley Telephone: 01780 755611 Email: g.burley@southkesteven.gov.uk Website: www.visitlincolnshire.com www.southwestlincs.com


LIVERPOOL Liverpool Cathedral St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ Liverpool is extremely proud of its two magnificent cathedrals, Anglican and Metropolitan, located at opposite ends of the appropriately named Hope Street. Gothic in design, Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the UK and fifth largest in the world. The bells are the highest and heaviest peal in the world, There are two pipe organs in Liverpool Cathedral. The Grand Organ is the largest in the UK and is considered to be one of the largest operational church organs in the world with 10,267 pipes. It was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, designer of the red telephone box and Battersea Power Station. The Cathedral has a fascinating story and was only completed in 1978. The Tower Experience takes visitors to the top of the 331ft tower for a bird’s eye view of the city – which includes two lifts and 108 stairs. Best Vantage Points: The Well for interior shots of the main part of the Cathedral. The Lady Chapel is a separate smaller area, very ornate. Tracy Emin art installation in The Well. Tower for panoramic shots of the city.

Contact: Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise Telephone: 0151 702 7274 Email: eryl.parry@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Website: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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LIVERPOOL Mersey Ferry Mersey Ferries, Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Georges Parade, Liverpool, L3 1BY Enjoy a ride on the Mersey Ferries River Explorer and take the Ferry ’Cross the Mersey to learn about the city’s fascinating history, see the spectacular sights and discover its unique character. Visitors even get to hear that famous song, made famous by Gerry And The Pacemakers during the 1960s. The Mersey Ferry River Explorer lasts 50 minutes if you do not leave the journey for visits to Seacombe or Woodside. At Seacombe Ferry Terminal you’ll find Spaceport, the UK’s leading space-themed visitor attraction. Spaceport is also home to the new exhibition, Wallace & Gromit In Space. At Woodside Ferry Terminal is the U-boat Story, a £5million attraction telling the story of World War II German submarine U-534. The U-Boat, one of only four remaining in the world, was rescued from an uncertain future by Merseytravel, which owns and operates the ferries. Best Vantage Points: From the waterfront looking across the River Mersey to film the ferry in action. On-board outside to film cityscape and waterfront shots as the ferry makes its journey – this is the best way to see the Liverpool waterfront. Best Time of Day: The Mersey Ferry operates daily, with an early morning and late evening short commuter service. The extended journey which is aimed at visitors and those travelling for leisure start at 10am daily, with ferries leaving hourly.

Contact: Ian Kenyon, Head of Media and Communications for Merseytravel Telephone: 0151 330 1151 Email: ian.kenyon@merseytravel.gov.uk Website: www.merseyferries.co.uk

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LIVERPOOL Museum of Liverpool

(part of National Museums Liverpool, NML) Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG The £72million Museum of Liverpool is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for over a century and the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city. It opened on 19 July, 2011, and has already welcomed over 600,000 visitors. The attraction is a major new addition to the city’s cultural offer and occupies an enviable waterfront location, which is part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum focuses on four main themes of port, creative and sporting history, people and global significance with galleries called The Great Port, Wondrous Place, People’s Republic and Global City. The second phase opened in early December 2011, and features a carriage from the famous Liverpool Overhead Railway. The attraction tells the fascinating story of Liverpool and its people. Striking piece of modern architecture, located near the famous Three Graces – Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. Best Vantage Points: Exterior shots along the waterfront with any of the following as the backdrop - Albert Dock, River Mersey or Three Graces and Canal. From inside, looking out across the city at the large viewing windows situated at either end of the museum. Fantastic views. Best Time of Day: Museum of Liverpool is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Dickie Felton, NML Communications Manager Telephone: 0151 478 4779 Email: Dickie.Felton@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/

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LIVERPOOL St George’s Hall St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ This spectacular venue is one of Liverpool’s architectural gems – and is one of Prince Charles’ favourite buildings. Designed by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes and completed by Charles Robert Cockerell, St George’s Hall was built between 1842 and 1854 and was both a law court and venue for music festivals. Queen Victoria described it as “worthy of ancient Athens”. Fitted with the world’s first modern air–conditioning system and largest piped organ at the time, it hosted famous cultural events including Charles Dickens’ world premiere reading of The Christmas Carol. St George’s Hall is thought to be the finest neo-classical building in Europe, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of GrecoRoman style architecture in the world. The hall boasts a world-class organ and a magnificent partially sunken mosaic Minton tiled floor made up from 30,000 pieces. Grade I listed building, it lies within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage site. Best Vantage Points: The plateau to the front and rear of the building for exterior shots. The Great Hall and Small Concert Room inside – both spectacular.

Contact: Sarah Langworthy, Communications Officer, Liverpool City Council Newscentre Telephone: 0151 225 5582 Email: sarah.langworthy@liverpool.gov.uk Website: www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

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LIVERPOOL Tate Liverpool Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB Tate Liverpool is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art in the North of England – a must-see for any arts fan visiting the city. Tate Liverpool opened its doors to the public on 23 May 1988. Housed in a beautifully converted warehouse on the Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is a Grade I listed visitor destination. Since the gallery opened in 1988, Tate Liverpool has presented over 150 different exhibitions and collection displays of work by hundreds of different artists, some seen for the first time in the UK at Tate Liverpool. Tate Liverpool’s big exhibition for 2012 is Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings (June 22–October 28, 2012), a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together the work of these three influential artists. Works will include five of Monet’s famous Water Lilies masterpieces. Best Vantage Points: Exterior shots across Albert Dock. Interior of entrance to Tate Liverpool. Restrictions: Artworks are copyrighted. Best Time of Day: Gallery opening hours are daily, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Rachel Gutteridge, Press Officer Telephone: 0151 702 7444 Email: rachel.gutteridge@tate.org.uk Website: www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

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LIVERPOOL The Cavern Club,

– Birthplace of The Beatles 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE The Cavern Club on Mathew Street is the world’s most famous live music venue – and still attracts today’s performers, including Adele and The Arctic Monkeys. Every artiste who takes to The Cavern stage has a special engraved brick added to the ‘Wall of Fame’ next to the John Lennon statue on Mathew Street. February 9, 2011, marked the 50th Anniversary since The Beatles made their very first appearance at the venue in 1961. Between this date and 3 August, 1963, they made a total of 292 appearances. The venue attracts all types of people, from local people and Beatles fans, to live music fans and overseas visitors. Always a fantastic atmosphere. Live music daily. The club is owned by Cavern City Tours which also operates the Magical Mystery Tour and Cavern Pub, and also organises the city’s annual International Beatle Week Festival. Best Vantage Points: There are two performance rooms, the Main Stage and the Live Lounge, which is a smaller and more intimate performance space. Best Time of Day: There is live music from mid-afternoon daily. There is a Beatles Show every Saturday evening. Always very busy at evening times.

Did You Know: 2012 is a landmark year for The Cavern Club. It marks the actual 55th anniversary since the venue opened and a programme of special events will take place during the year.

Contact: Dave Jones, Director Telephone: 0151 236 9091 Email: dave@cavernclub.org Website: www.cavernclub.org

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NORFOLK Holkham Estate Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB The elegant 18th century Holkham Hall is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the country, and offers a wide range of seductive and panoramic locations for TV, film and stills photography. The Hall itself is situated at the heart of a beautiful, sweeping deer park, which is the centre of a 25,000-acre estate on the windswept north Norfolk coast. The list of possible locations is endless, from the exterior and interior of the Hall to the many follies and unusual gatehouses within the park and the brightly coloured beach huts on Wells Beach. Holkham Estate has become a premier location for the film, television and advertising industry and prides itself on a professional service. They are experienced in the demands of a busy crew and are there to ensure every shoot goes smoothly. Restrictions: Certain private rooms within the Hall and certain areas on the marshes and beach due to nesting birds. Best Time of Day: All day. Permits: Through Paul O’Grady Location Manager by phone or email, 1 week minimum notice required. Fees: Each proposal is looked at individually and charged accordingly. Public Liability Insurance Required? £1 million for exterior and £10 million for interiors.

Contact: Paul O’Grady Location Manager Telephone: 07973 827536 Email: paul@norfolklocations.co.uk Website: www.holkham.co.uk

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NORFOLK

The Custom House, King’s Lynn

Merrivale Model Village

Purfleet Quay, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HP

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3JG

The iconic Custom House situated in the heart of historic King’s Lynn was originally built as a merchants exchange in the late 17th century, before being used by Customs and Excise. The famous explorer and navigator Captain George Vancouver, whose statue stands proud on Purfleet Quay, came from King’s Lynn. His father worked at the Custom House in the 18th–century. The building was restored and refurbished to provide a superb Tourist Information Centre and maritime exhibition centre, which were officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1999.

Merrivale Model Village is the famous, award-winning attraction based in Great Yarmouth. Over the past 50 years it has been chosen many times for both printed media, film, TV, and radio due to the fact that the village is so unusually pretty and thought to be only one of 11 in the whole of Great Britainn. It is set in over an acre of lovely landscaped gardens with streams, a lake complete with koi carp. The village has mixture of model properties and a garden railway running round. Also there is the ever popular End of the Pier Old Penny Slot Machine Arcade with 50 original machines from the 1920s to the 1960 that all work with original old pennies.

Permits: Communications Unit – Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

Did You Know: During the Diamond Jubilee the centre will feature an exhibition celebrating the royal connections with King’s Lynn.

Contact: Communications Unit Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Telephone: 01553 616711 Website: www.visitwestnorfolk.com

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Contact: Peter Williamson

Best Time of Day: Late afternoon or at night when the village’s illumination are on.

Telephone: 01493 842097, 07763 802439

Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum of £5 million.

Website: www.merrivalemodelvillage.co.uk

Email: peter@merrivalemodelvillage.co.uk


NORFOLK Norwich Cathedral 12 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH Norwich Cathedral was founded in 1096 and is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe, with the highest Norman tower and largest monastic cloister in Europe. It is set in 44 acres of tranquil Cathedral Close where there is a rich mix of domestic buildings ranging from Norman to Dutch gables, flinted frame cottages and Georgian terracing. The external and internal appearance of all buildings is tightly regulated, which means there are no satellite dishes or other modern street furniture to interfere with period settings. Traffic, too, can be restricted or excluded altogether. Together the Cathedral and Close are as a village in the heart of the city, complete with village greens and quiet lanes. More information is available on the website. Best Vantage Points: Nave, Cloisters, Triform Gallery, The Cathedral Close. Restrictions: Access to upper levels of the cathedral requires a risk assessment. Best Time of Day: During daylight hours. Permits: At least one week notice required, longer for complete projects. Fees: Fee is on a sliding scale depending on production value and disruption. Public Liability Insurance Required? A minimum of ÂŁ5 million.

Contact: Phillip Thomas, Estates Manager Telephone: 01603 218300 Email: estates@cathedral.org.uk Website: www.cathedral.org.uk

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NORFOLK Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN The Pensthorpe estate comprises of a multi award-winning nature reserve made famous by hosting the popular BBC Springwatch series for three years. It has state of the art breeding, rearing and incubation facility focusing on conservation and reintroduction programmes, with rare and endangered wetland species, three formal gardens designed by world renowned garden designers and a 400acre working farm. Underpinning all elements of the business is a consistent message of reengaging and enthusing visitors with nature, wildlife and the outdoors. Best Vantage Points: The estate offers a number of vantage points for both close up and landscape shots taking in species-specific subjects but also valley, open water, river, wildflower and water meadows, woodland formal gardens and much more. Restrictions: The estate is happy to be as flexible as they possibly can be but due to the nature of the site there are some small limitations. Best Time of Day: Light is generally better early morning or late evening once the sun has passed its highest point, but they have had film crews film throughout the day. Permits: If certain species of wildlife were to be filmed then licences would have to be obtained from Natural England. Fees: Yes but it is negotiable. Public Liability Insurance Required? ÂŁ5 million. Any business accessing the site would need proof of their own Public Liability Insurance.

Contact: Mark Noble Telephone: 01328 851465 Email: Mark.noble@pensthorpe.com Website: www.pensthorpe.com

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St Helen’s Church

Sandringham

Ranworth, Norfolk, NR13 6HR

Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

This Grade I-listed medieval church is famous for its Rood Screen and for the fantastic view over The Broads from the top of the tower. It is situated by Ranworth Broad where there are boat moorings and a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site.

Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

Best Vantage Points: Interior and from tower. Best Time of Day: Any time as the interior is very light throughout the day.

Fees: No fee payable for non-commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Not normally, it depends on crew size and requirements.

Best Vantage Points: West of Sandringham House. Permits: Film permit already in place. Advance notice of at least one week. Fees: Not normally – depends on negotiation. Public Liability Insurance Required? Church has Public Liability insurance with EIG.

Contact: Jennie Hawks

Restrictions: Vehicles not permitted within the gardens, so access is on foot (400-500 metres).

Telephone: 07799 703803

Best Time of Day: Afternoon.

Email: Jennie.hawks@norwich.anglican.org Website: www.norwich.anglican.org

Contact: Helen Walch Telephone: 01485 545408 Email: helen.walch@sandringhamestate.co.uk

Permits: At least one week notice.

Website: www.sandringhamestate.co.uk

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NORTHUMBERLAND Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, through 700 years of drama, intrigue, tragedy and romance. Nicknamed ‘The Windsor of the North’, it has a turbulent past just waiting to be discovered. Alnwick Castle’s unique history features kingmakers, rebels, a gunpowder-plotter and passionate collectors, plus Harry Hotspur, the most famous of all Percys. Best Vantage Points: Popular choices for images are the Bowburn Park area overlooking the pastures and exterior of the Castle, Lion Bridge, and the Outer Bailey inside the Castle walls. Restrictions: Access to certain locations within the castle walls apply, particularly to the State Rooms, for which permission must always be sought in advance. Best Time of Day: Any time of day for filming, as you can use the light to pick up on dramatic images from various positions around the Castle. Permits: The estates office must be contacted in advance of filming. Fees: There is no charge for non-commercial filming. Commercial filming is dependent on various factors; each case is looked at individually. Public Liability Insurance Required? As a rule any company which comes for filming must hold their own public liability.

Did You Know: There is a full programme of events related to the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as having the Olympic Torch Relay pass through Alnwick. For the Diamond Jubilee there are celebrations and events for the occasion, such as an old fashioned fun fair.

Contact: Caroline Smith Telephone: 01665 510777 Email: info@alnwickcastle.com Website: www.alnwickcastle.com

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NORTHUMBERLAND Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland’s most iconic buildings. The Bamburgh Castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong, at vast cost in late Victorian times. But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds, including the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast. During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses. Lord Armstrong’s restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day. Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork. Bamburgh Castle’s epic scale attracts film and television crews and it has featured in everything from Time Team to Becket. It has recently become a popular wedding venue. Best Vantage Points: Either to the north, south or when approaching from the A1. Happy to advise. Restrictions: Happy to discuss access relative to what is required. Best Time of Day: Superb sunrise and sunsets although is really weather dependant. Permits: Normally required, some notice but can be short. Fees: Fee dependant on what the footage is for; non-commercial filming that results in publicity is free. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £10 million.

Did You Know: Bamburgh Castle is on the Olympic Torch Relay route.

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NORTHUMBERLAND Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort Housesteads Fort, Hadrian’s Wall, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, NE47 6NN USA Today described Hadrian’s Wall as “better than Stonehenge”, and it snakes across England for 73 miles. The most striking parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site can be found in Northumberland. Hadrian’s Wall was Roman Britain’s biggest building project, originally constructed in just eight years starting in AD 122 and begun on the order of Emperor Hadrian. The fortification is dotted with Roman forts, milecastles, and temples plus archaeological sites that are still giving us a valuable insight into how the Romans lived almost 2,000 years ago. Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian’s Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment, there are some stunning views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress. Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here, as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house. See if you can find the oldest toilets you’ll ever see – and there’s a fascinating new museum too, complete with a model and new audio visual exhibition telling the story of the fort and its inhabitants.

Did You Know:

Best Vantage Points: From the centre of the fort. Restrictions: No filming or footage to be taken of people climbing or walking on the wall or fort remains, and no photography or footage to be taken by photographers standing on the wall to get better vantage points. Also the fort is jointly managed by English Heritage and National Trust. English Heritage manages the fort and the museum building. National Trust manages the visitor centre at the entrance and also the land surrounding the fort. When requesting filming permission, it is best to do so via English Heritage and National Trust. Andrew.poad@nationaltrust.org.uk - Housesteads propery manager. Best Time of Day: Housesteads offers stunning views and vantage points at any time of the day but sunrise and dusk/sunset are particularly atmospheric.

Permits: Permission from English Heritage via Natalie Sullivan, and Permission from National Trust via the contact above. Whether permits are required depends on the nature of the filming. Usually if it is location shots, a permit is not required and permission is enough. Fees: For English Heritage a small administration fee is sometimes required if it involves opening up or keeping open the site beyond its usual opening times. If filming is extensive then a contract via the film locations company (Sarah Eastel Locations) would be drawn up. EH is happy to waive filming fees if the subsequent footage is non commercial and used to promote the site. Public Liability Insurance Required? Only if filming has the potential to impact on the public. Production companies are required to have their own PL and PI insurance. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

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English Heritage is hosting a ‘Kids Roman Takeover’ event which will take place over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. There are currently discussions taking place regarding Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads fort being host locations for Jubilee Beacons (details still TBC). Housesteads is also a proposed spider event location for the Olympic Torch Relay around Northumberland (details also still TBC). Destination marketing agency Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd is also coordinating a Cultural Olympiad digital arts project on Hadrian’s Wall. More details on that from neil.carney@hadrianswallheritage.co.uk

Contact: Natalie Sullivan (English Heritage) Telephone: 01912691216 Email: Natalie.sullivan@english-heritage.co.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/hadrianswall


NORTHUMBERLAND Kielder Water & Forest Park Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland, NE48 1BT Home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest, Kielder Water & Forest Park is one of Northumberland’s best attractions. It is perfect for individuals or families that love nature, water sports, exploring, walking, cycling and much more. Kielder Water & Forest Park features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails including forest walks for all the family and dedicated mountain bike tracks. The Lakeside Way is a 26 mile multi-user trail, suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, that encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water. A haven for wildlife, Kielder Water & Forest Park is also home to around 50% of England’s native red squirrel population. In 2009 three chicks were born to a record breaking osprey couple – the first birds for at least 200 years to successfully raise chicks in Northumberland. So far they have returned to breed every year since. You can also spot otters, roe deer, badgers and bats. Waterskiing and sailing enthusiasts take to the water all year round and the lake offers a huge challenge to keen trout anglers between March and October. Best Vantage Points: There are multiple positions around the Lakeside Way including Kielder dam and the Valve Tower. Elfkirk viewpoint offers views across the lake. From Kielder Observatory, high on Deadwater Fell, there are also excellent views. The landscape offers many places for filming so would depend on the requirements. Rangers may be provided to show film crews around. With planned permission, a ranger may also be available to take a small crew on the water on a boat for better viewing positions. Restrictions: The location is approximately an hour’s drive from Newcastle upon Tyne. From Hexham, the roads are narrow, winding, country roads so large vehicles will take a lot longer to get through. Forestry vehicles transport timber from the forest so there is access, but extra time would need to be factored in. At Kielder, with permission from Forestry Commission and/or Northumbrian Water, access can be granted to most locations in the park. There are security restrictions for what can and can’t be filmed at the dam and Valve Tower. Filming on the water would require extra risk assessment and permit.

Best Time of Day: The weather in the park is very changeable and often differs from Newcastle (the nearest main city) so it is always best to call one of the visitor centres on the day prior to setting off.

Fees: There is not normally a fee but it will depend on the request. Public Liability Insurance Required? £100 million.

Permits: Please contact Philippa Clark who can obtain permission for you depending on where it is needed (FC and / or NWL). Two weeks notice is required at least but longer is preferable.

Did You Know: There will be activity and events connected to both The Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games but full details have not yet been confirmed.

Contact: Philippa Clark Telephone: 0191 301 5538 Email: Philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk Website: www.visitkielder.com

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NORTHUMBERLAND Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland, TD15 2SH Location has always been the attraction for the occupiers of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island. From the original Tudor builders looking for a strong position to protect the island harbour, to the wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a quiet retreat from London, the situation of the Castle has intrigued and inspired for centuries. Lutyens’ renovation hides and emphasises the old fort, while overlooking Gertrude Jekyll’s garden and the Lime Kilns, magnificent evidence of Lindisfarne’s industrial past. Lindisfarne is a tidal island accessed via a 3 mile causeway at low tide. Therefore, the castle opening times vary depending on the tides. On open days the castle will open for 5 hours which will always include 12noon – 3pm. It will open either 10am – 3pm or 12noon – 5pm. The National Trust flag will fly only when the castle is open. To obtain a copy of the tide timetables and detailed opening times email Lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk. Best Vantage Points: The main gate into the Castle field is the best position for shots purely of the castle, but alternatively excellent views can be found by the old jetties below the castle, the lime kilns, and walled garden. The Upper Battery at the castle gives unparalleled views of the Northumberland Coast. Fine views of the Castle are also possible from the Heugh, near Holy Island harbour. Restrictions: See tidal and opening times information above. Best Time of Day: For shots of the west elevation of the castle (the iconic image of the Castle), late afternoon/sunset would be best. For shots looking from the castle to the mainland, earlier in the day is better. Permits: Filming of the castle can be done from public locations on Holy Island. Filming within the castle would require an application being made to the National Trust Broadcast and Media Manager. Fees: The fee will be negotiated by the Broadcast and Media manager, in conjunction with the Property Manager, on application. Public Liability Insurance Required? Film-makers must have at least £5 million of public liability and indemnity insurance.

Contact: Harvey Edgington

Did You Know:

Telephone: 020 7799 4547

The Castle has hosted numerous Royal visits in the past, most notably the Queen’s visit of 1958.

Email: Harvey.edgington@nationatrust.org.uk Lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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NORTHUMBERLAND The Alnwick Garden Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU The Alnwick Garden is one of the most exciting contemporary gardens on earth – a garden for gardeners with a design that looks to the future. It’s a stunning attraction and a floral wonderland. But this isn’t just an attraction for keen horticulturalists. The Alnwick Garden prides itself on being a place for families with lots of chances to get wet and play. Visitors can collect water in the mini tractors, paddle in the rills, see the many ways water can move in the Serpent Garden and dodge the Grand Cascade’s jets. You can see acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures and the infamous Poison Garden. The landscape is eclectic, from the gentle waves of colour and scent in the Rose Garden to the riotous, spellbinding water displays of the centrepiece the Grand Cascade. The pergola-covered paths of the Rose Garden combine shrub and climbing roses with clematis and honeysuckle, and the Ornamental Garden features the best of European garden design and planting. Best Vantage Points: The most popular choice and the iconic image is The Grand Cascade. Each section of the garden presents the photographer with a very different view such as the Serpent Garden with its water features and The Ornamental Garden with its symmetrical layout. Restrictions: There are no restrictions to filming within The Alnwick Garden. Best Time of Day: Any time of day for filming, as you can use the light to pick up on dramatic images from various positions around the garden. Permits: Contact must be made in advance of filming. Fees: There is no charge for non-commercial filming. However for commercial filming a donation to the garden may be requested; each case is looked at individually. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, as a rule any company which comes here must hold their own public liability.

Did You Know: There will be a full programme of events related to the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as having the Olympic Torch Relay pass through Alnwick. For the Diamond Jubilee there will be celebrations and events for the occasion, such as an old fashioned fun fair.

Contact: Caroline Smith Telephone: 01665 510777 Email: info@alnwickgarden.com Website: www.alnwickgarden.com

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Major Oak, Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines Forest Park Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Sherwood, NG21 9HN Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve contains some of the oldest trees in Europe – veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Major Oak, still producing acorns after standing at the heart of the forest for an estimated 800 years. The Major Oak is renowned as the hiding place of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and when viewing its impressive canopy it is easy to see why they would have chosen it. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Nottinghamshire’s first National Nature Reserve (NNR), the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that live on the dead wood and among the fallen leaves. Across the road from Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Pines Forest Park is 3,300 acres of forest and complements the oak forest of Sherwood. It is thickly wooded pine forest, the kind of dense wood that Robin Hood and his men would have experienced. Best Vantage Points: In front of the Major Oak. Best Time of Day: Anytime during daylight hours – park is not available for filming at night. Opening hours: Summer – 10am – 5.00pm daily; Winter – 10.30am – 4.30pm daily.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch will pass through on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012.

Contact: Erin Huckle, PR Manager, Experience Nottinghamshire Telephone: 0115 962 8300 / 07411 355 293 Email: Erin.huckle@experiencenottinghamshire.com Website: http://cms.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/home.htm www.experiencenottinghamshire.com 152


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE National Ice Centre

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Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA The National Ice Centre was given the royal seal of approval by HM The Queen on 31 July 2002. This topped off £43 million and seven years of hard work, to turn the dream of the UK’s first centre of excellence in ice sports into reality. Nottingham has a long tradition of ice skating stretching back many years. It started way back in 1895 with skating on the frozen River Trent, to over 60 years of skating in the old Ice Stadium. But it was the 80s that really saw the glory days for British skating with Nottingham’s most famous couple, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, dominating the World and Olympic Championships. Their triumphs have inspired a whole new generation of youngsters into taking up ice sports. Best Vantage Points: There are numerous vantage points, including a balcony overlooking the ice rink and the view outside the centre. Restrictions: The only restrictions are if there is a major show on, film crews won’t be able to film in the ‘Capital FM Arena’ part of the National Ice Centre. Best Time of Day: Any time is fine as the centre is inside. Access can be arranged at any time of day or night. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please contact Erin Huckle

Did You Know: •

The Olympic Torch will pass through on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012 on 28 June 2012.

Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, Olympic ice skating champions, trained at the old ice stadium on the site of the National Ice Centre.

The Great Britain speed skating squad train at the National Ice Centre.

Telephone: Erin Huckle: 0115 962 8300 / 07411 355 293 Louise Stewart: 0115 8533024

The National Ice Centre is home to a junior ice skating academy, training tomorrow’s ice sports Olympians.

Email: Erin.huckle@experiencenottinghamshire.com louise.stewart@national-ice-centre.com

The Queen visited in 2002 to officially open the centre.

Website: www.national-ice-centre.com/

Contact: Erin Huckle, PR Manager, Experience Nottinghamshire Louise Stewart, Communications & Marketing Manager, National Ice Centre

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU Despite Nottinghamshire being the most land-locked county in England, NWSC boasts some of the best white water and flat water you will find anywhere. NWSC offers fun, challenging and unique experiences and a choice of exciting courses. It enjoys the services of sought-after professional instructors who combine their experience with excellent customer care. Whether visitors want to ride the rapids on its 700m purpose built white water course or simply laze away an hour or two boating on the 2km lake, there is an activity to suit everyone. Restrictions: Parking is available onsite, no size restrictions for vehicles. Permit: Yes – the permit is available upon arrival at reception. Fees: No – fees only charged for commercial filming purposes. Fees waived for news crews, publicity purposes, etc. Public Liability Insurance Required? It is preferable for crews to have public liability insurance if they plan to film on the water.

Did You Know: •

The Olympic Torch will pass through on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012.

For the Great Britain flat water canoe and kayak teams, the National Water Sports Centre is the venue for Olympic selection.

The centre has been included within London 2012’s Pre-Games Training Camp Guides.

Contact: Phil Machin, General Manager Telephone: 0115 982 4700 Email: phil.machin@nottscc.co.uk Website: www.nwscnotts.com

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Newstead Abbey

Old Market Square

Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

South Parade, Nottingham, NG1

Best Time of Day: The grounds are open all year This beautiful historic house is the ancestral home round from 9am to dusk. of the great romantic poet Lord Byron. From April to September, visitors may explore the historic house with its medieval cloisters, splendid Victorian room Did You Know: settings and even the private apartments of Byron, The Olympic Torch will pass through on the complete with his personal belongings and the table at Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012. which he wrote his poetry. The house is set in stunning grounds, making it a very special location for filming. Newstead Abbey’s landscape owes much of its beauty to the River Leen, which feeds the lakes, ponds and Contact: cascades that ornament Newstead’s gardens. The Erin Huckle, PR Manager, Experience Nottinghamshire 300 acre grounds provide the perfect place for a relaxing outing all year round, with fabulous wildlife Telephone: 0115 962 8300 / 07411 355 293 including peacocks, swans and geese. Visit in the spring and enjoy the spectacular displays of colour Email: from the rhododendrons, picnic by the lake in the Erin.huckle@experiencenottinghamshire.com summer, see the stunning Japanese maples in autumn Website: or take an invigorating walk in winter. www.newsteadabbey.org.uk

A hub of activity for locals and visitors, Old Market Square is the largest public square in the UK. Since its redesign in 2006, the square has been the setting for an ever-changing calendar of events, from an ice rink in the winter to a beach in the summer. Overlooking the square is the magnificent Council House building, a neo-Baroque building whose 200 foot high dome dominates the city skyline. The dome houses the chiming clock and Little John, a ten-and-a-half ton striking bell which is reputed to have the deepest tone in the country. In front of the Council House are two regal lions. The ‘Left Lion’ is known throughout the city as a popular meeting point.

During the day the Old Market Square is a hub of activity, filled with people enjoying this lovely public space.

Best Time of Day: The Old Market Square is spectacular at any time of day. Particularly brilliant is dusk, as the sky colours behind the grand dome of the Council House.

Telephone: 0115 962 8300 / 07411 355 293

At night the Council House is lit in coloured light, meaning it is still visually spectacular after dark.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch passed through on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012 on 28 January 2012.

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Robin Hood Statue and Nottingham Castle Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EL Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city, and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. Outside the castle is the famous statue of Nottinghamshire’s legendary son, Robin Hood. The castle’s history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue. Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674. Then in 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London. Award-winning cave tours tell this history in the passageways and tunnels beneath the building. The castle is set in six acres of Victorian–inspired grounds and gardens. The grounds boast magnificent views of the city and beyond. Built into the rocky cliff below the castle is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which is England’s oldest Inn with over 800 years of brewing history. Best Vantage Points: • In front of the medieval gatehouse at the entrance to the castle. • In front of the Robin Hood statue which is just outside the castle walls. • In front of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – looking up at the castle on the cliff top. • From the courtyard outside the castle which offers amazing views of Nottinghamshire. Best Time of Day: • The Robin Hood Statue is available for filming at any time of day or night. • Access to the castle is during opening hours. • Castle opening hours are 10am – 5pm from March to September and 10am – 4pm from October to February. • The impressive medieval gatehouse outside the castle is available for filming any time of day or night.

Contact: Erin Huckle, Experience Nottinghamshire

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch passes through on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012 on 29th June 2012.

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Telephone: 0115 962 8300 / 07411 355 293 Email: Erin.huckle@experiencenottinghamshire.com Website: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Wollaton Hall & Deer Park Wollaton Hall, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2AE Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion in the heart of Nottingham. It is a prominent Grade I-Listed building, and visitors of all ages are welcome to visit the hall and park. Standing on a natural hill three miles west of Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton Hall is set in 500 acres of spectacular gardens and parkland. Wollaton Hall is situated in a 500 acre historic deer park, and herds of red and fallow deer roam freely throughout the site. Wollaton Hall was a site of filming for the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Batman film scheduled to be released in July 2012. It was used as the set for ‘Wayne’s Manor’. Best Vantage Points: From in front of the hall, looking down over the city. Next to the lake, looking up at the hall. Best Vantage Points: Yes, a site visit is required. Best Time of Day: During the daytime, within the Park’s opening hours. Permits: Required. Please contact Erin Huckle and give at least four weeks notice. Fees: Filming fee is normally charged but it depends on the requirements. Reduction/waived for non commercial use depending on requirements (eg out of hours access). Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, depending on locations, please contact Erin Huckle.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch will pass through Nottingham on the Olympic Torch Relay for London 2012 on 28 June. One of the Diamond Jubilee beacons will be at Wollaton Park, and there will be a public bonfire event with entertainment to coincide with the Autokarna and Nottingham Post car show.

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OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Blenheim Palace Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP Blenheim Palace, situated in Oxfordshire, is a masterpiece of English baroque architecture and a World Heritage Site. Famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the palace is home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. The magnificent State Rooms are open for guided tours including the Great Hall, the Saloon and the Long Library. The palace is set in over 2,000 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown parkland including the great lake, Arboretum and Grand Cascade, and 100 acres of Formal Gardens including the Rose Garden, the majestic Water Terraces and the ornate Italian Garden. A miniature train travels to the Pleasure Gardens; an area for families which includes the world’s second largest symbolic hedge maze plus Adventure Play Area and Butterfly House. Best Vantage Points: Sir Winston Churchill’s father Lord Randolph proclaimed the view from the Woodstock Town Gate across the lake to the palace to be ‘The Finest View in England’ The view pointing at the palace in the Great Court is excellent for its panoramic effect – Sir John Vanbrugh built it in the style of a grand stage. Views from Vanbrugh’s Grand Bridge provide grand vistas of ‘Capability’ Brown’s landscape, up to the Column of Victory and beyond. Restrictions: The Palace is the Duke’s home and it would be always asked that the privacy of the family be respected. They will always try to be flexible with filming requests but prior notice and any special requests for filming in private areas will be required. Best Time of Day: Very early in the morning the great lake is stunning at day break, and early evening as the sun sets, but the Palace is in a very wide open space so perfect for filming throughout the day. Permits: This can be arranged via email or phone call. A public liability insurance document would be requested prior to filming. Fees: Charges may be waived when filming is considered a promotional opportunity beneficial for Blenheim Palace. Commercial filming facility fees are negotiated based on the level of onsite requirements. Public Liability Insurance Required? The amount depends on the risks involved in the filming e.g. exteriors in the parkland approximately £1 million; inside the palace approximately £20 million.

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Did You Know: Over the Diamond Jubilee the palace will host the ‘Art, Design and Crafts’ show. This includes a commemorative Jubilee competition with British artists, designers and makers competing to make a commemorative piece to go on display inside the palace. Music and festivities will celebrate the Jubilee. Contact Julie Jenner: Julie.jenner@livingcrafts.co.uk

Contact: Hannah Payne Telephone: 01993 810 524 Email: hpayne@blenheimpalace.com Website: www.blenheimpalace.com


OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Bodleian Library University of Oxford Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University. The interiors of these buildings are equally remarkable, and include the university’s oldest teaching and examination room, the Divinity School, which was built 1427-88 for the teaching of theology. The 17th century Convocation House is an important historic meeting room, and the place where the King held Parliament on several occasions in the 17th century. The Library’s reading rooms (rooms with books) are magnificent and of international importance. They include Duke Humfrey’s medieval library, still in use today, and where generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages. The architectural icon of Oxford, the 18th–century Radcliffe Camera was the first rotunda library built in Britain, and is still in use as a reading room today. Best Vantage Points: Bodleian Library Quadrangles. Restrictions: Permission must be sought in advance Crews must sign in on arrival. Best Time of Day: Daytime. Permits: Two weeks if possible for documentaries. Fees: No charge for news items. Variable fees for other filming. Fees available upon request. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million.

Contact: For news items: Oana Romocea For documentaries/features: Anneke Bambery/Caroline Pausch Telephone: News: 01865 277627 Documentaries 01865 277216 Email: Oana.romocea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk Website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP Cotswold Wildlife Park is over 160 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens set in the Cotswold countryside on the outskirts of Burford. The park is home to a wonderful collection of wildlife from all over the world including rhinos, lions, zebra, reptiles and many threatened or endangered species, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. New additions include the interactive lemur exhibit, Madagascar (where the lemurs are free-roaming) and the giraffe walkway, allowing visitors to get up close to these animals. The park includes glorious gardens including many tropical species making it a park for all seasons. Best Vantage Points: All over the Park is good, in particular, in front of the Manor House (with the rhinos and zebras in the background), the Walled Garden (where many smaller mammals live: penguins, meerkats, otters, birds etc) and Madagascar, which is a large exhibit with free roaming lemurs set within a Madagascan natural environment. Restrictions: Other than safety issues (e.g. no access inside enclosures such as lions, rhinos etc), the venue is accommodating for filming. Best Time of Day: Summer: anytime. Winter: before 4.30pm Permits: Only clearance with the Park is required. Notice period of approx one month, but will try to accommodate if something is shorter notice. Fees: No commercial fee but a donation to one of the park’s charities would be appreciated. Public Liability Insurance Required? To be discussed with the park.

Did You Know: The venue will be celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee with special events at the Park in 2012, including ‘Animal Olympics’.

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OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Didcot Railway Centre Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ Steam railmotor 93, one of the trains preserved at Didcot Railway Centre, was built in 1908. It is the only working example of the first generation of self-propelled trains which were powered by a small, vertical boiler steam engine, built inside the carriage. It is the forerunner of all modern diesel and electric trains, with a self-contained power unit rather than a separate locomotive. It has been restored to its Edwardian splendour with original pattern upholstery, varnished oak trim and brass fittings.

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Restrictions: There is a flight of 18 steps to get into the centre. Fees: No. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, ÂŁ5 million.

Did You Know: Research into its history shows that it would have carried spectators to the Olympic Games held in west London in 1908. It is probably the only vehicle in working order which can claim to have played a part in that event more than a century ago.

Contact: Roger Orchard Telephone: 01235 817200 Email: Info@didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk Website: www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

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Keble College

Bate Collection

Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG

Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DB

The only college within the University of Oxford built in the 19th century, it has unique Victorian gothic architecture built around beautiful quads with a spectacular chapel and the longest dining hall in Oxford.

This museum gallery contains historical musical instruments and portraits from the 18th and 19th century. There are many iconic and attractive instruments and it is possible to play or have played some of them. The instruments are mostly of the Western European musical tradition and serve as a study facility for students and visiting academics. The instruments include GF Handel’s harpsichord, one of the oldest surviving English trumpets, a theremin and a serpent that was played at the battle of Waterloo.

Best Vantage Points: Anywhere in the Victorian quads. Restrictions: Vehicle access inside the college not permitted.

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Fees: Fee not charged normally. However, special out-of-normal-hours filming, or long shoots must be arranged at mutual convenience and a generous donation is expected.

Restrictions: No parking for large vehicles. Parking available for vans and cars.

Best Time of Day: Daylight hours. Permits: No permit required but arrangements to film must be made at least 24hrs in advance.

Permits: Filming using hand-held cameras or tripod-mounted cameras is permitted. The venue is not suitable for cranes/jibs/cherry pickers, etc.

Contact: Janet Betts

Contact: Mr Andrew Lamb

Telephone: 01865 282350

Telephone: 01865 286261

Email: Janet.betts@keble.ox.ac.uk

Email: Andrew.lamb@music.ox.ac.uk

Website: www.keble.ox.ac.uk

Website: www.bate.ox.ac.uk


OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Leander Club Henley-on-Thames Riverside Henley Bridge, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2LP The Leander clubhouse was built in 1896 and remains an icon in the Thames Valley, not only as the most historic and successful rowing club in the world, but also as a prestigious hotel, restaurant and conference centre. Leander is a high performance centre of excellence for the very best men and women rowers in the UK, all of whom are already in the GB Team, or trying to earn themselves a place in the team. Leander is inextricably linked with the River Thames and Henley Royal Regatta – the most famous rowing regatta in the world. Founded in 1839 Henley attracts the worlds finest rowers, and Leander has been the most successful club at Regatta throughout its history. Best Vantage Points: Leander offers a number of vantage points to capture the essence of history and success of its athletes. • • • • •

The Honours Board, listing its athletes’ achievements since is foundation in 1818. The Boathouse, packed with its fleet of state-of-the-art racing boats. The Gymnasium, where its athletes train to peak performance. The Restaurant – lined with historic artefacts and trophies, and with panoramic views over the river. The Outdoor Decking – with sweeping vistas across the most historic regatta course in the world.

Restrictions: No access restrictions. Leander Club is adjacent to the main London Road into Henley and has its own private car park adjacent to the river. Best Time of Day: Leander Club and the River Thames are available during all hours of daylight, with different atmospheric conditions prevailing at dawn, midday and dusk, offering a variety of photogenic opportunities. Permits: Permission is required to film at Leander, by contacting Dr. Robert Treharne Jones.

Fees: No filming fees are usually charged for short news items on rowing. Charges may be levied for longer feature-length footage, and will be mandatory if it involves the use of athletes in-shot and on the water (outside normal training schedules). Public Liability Insurance Required? Leander Club carries its own insurance for all those visiting on legitimate club business.

Did You Know: Henley was the location for the Olympic Regatta in both 1908 and 1948. Leander athletes have won 99 Olympic medals since 1908 – a record for any single-sport club. 30 Leander athletes are currently members of the international GB squad. Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent are among the club’s legends.

Contact: Dr Robert Treharne Jones Telephone: 01491 575782 07528 937 624 Email: press@leander.co.uk Website: www.leander.co.uk

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OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Oxford City (on-street filming)

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University of Oxford locations: Broad St, Turl St, Holywell St, Catte St, New College Lane, Parks Rd, Merton St, Oriel Square, St Giles, St Michael’s St, Beaumont St, St Aldate’s, Magdalen Bridge and St John St. For Oxford shopping, restaurants / bars: Queen St, Cornmarket St, George St, Cowley Rd Oxfordshire County also has numerous villages and market towns which offer spectacular views and architecture. These include the Cotswolds towns of Burford, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, and Charlbury, the vibrant and scenic town of Henley-on-Thames and various market towns including Abingdon, Thame, and Witney which are each unique in architecture and amenities. On-street filming in any town or village in Oxfordshire including footways is by permission of Oxfordshire County Council as per details below. Oxford is a vibrant historic city with worldclass architecture and a diverse cross section of international cultures, and offers stunning scenic backgrounds for filming and GV’s. The county is renowned for its many historic towns and countyside. Best Vantage Points: Too many to mention. Catte Street view of Bridge of Sighs (Hertford Bridge) is especially iconic, plus Radcliffe Camera from Catte Street, Oriel Square has a very good mix of buildings. Some well known vantage points such as South Park or high buildings like Carfax Tower require permission from Oxford City Council, others like Radcliffe Square (except for the tarmac County section) require permission from University of Oxford or Colleges.

Fees: For Olympics related filming a half-price charge with a minimum of £50 fee per day will be charged according to the scale of charges on our application form. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million as standard for all activities on the public highway. £5 million for Oxford City Council premises including Bonn Square and South Park and Covered Market.

Contact: Steve Phillips (Network Coordinator – Events, Oxfordshire County Council Telephone: 01865 810421 or mobile 07786 027244 Email: Stevej.phillips@oxfordshire.gov.uk Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Restrictions: Parking permission for technical vehicles is restricted and on-street pay and display parking is usually recommended or using the Oxpens coach park for technical vehicles after drop-off on location. Best Time of Day: Daytime outside peak hours, so avoid 7:30am to 9:30am and 4pm to 6:30pm ideally, but not necessary if there is no traffic management required. Dawn and sunset can be especially scenic especially in locations near the river. Permits: Contact Steve Phillips, Oxfordshire County Council. 7 days notice preferred. Filming involving traffic management normally requires 14 days minimum.

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Did You Know: The Iffley Road track at Oxford University athletics venue is better known as the Roger Bannister Running Track and is where the 4-minute mile record was broken. The University of Oxford rowing club is where many of the Olympian rowers have been trained, among a variety of sporting Olympians from University of Oxford in general: www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/oxford_people/famous_oxonians/oxonian_olympians/index.html


OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Sulgrave Manor Sulgrave, Near Banbury, OX17 2SD The manor was built originally in the 16th century by Lawrence Washington, a wealthy wool merchant and five times great-grandfather of George Washington. The Manor was lovingly restored and opened to the public in 1921 to celebrate a 100 years of peace between Britain and America and is held in trust for all the people of the two nations. It became a symbol of peace, friendship and co-operation. Today it is a friendly visitor attraction boasting a charming 18th窶田entury wing, George Washington memorabilia, a collection of fine furniture and a historic garden.

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Best Vantage Points: Outside there are splendid views from anywhere in the garden. Inside the rooms are tastefully furnished in the period of the time. Best Time of Day: Any time. Fees: A fee can be waivered. Public Liability Insurance Required? There is insurance in place.

Contact: Wendy Barnes/Thea Young Telephone: 01295 760205 Email: wendy.barnes@sulgravemanor.org.uk Website: www.sulgravemanor.org.uk

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OXFORD & OXFORDSHIRE Wittenham Clumps Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4QZ South Oxfordshire’s iconic Wittenham Clumps, made up of Castle Hill and Round Hill, are rich in history and give outstanding panoramic views across South Oxfordshire. The name comes from the two clumps of beech trees which crown both hills. The curved ramparts and ditches of Castle Hill date from the Iron Age, though archaeological work has shown that Castle Hill was also the site of an earlier Bronze Age hill fort. The area includes newly created wildflower meadow and wildlife is abundant, with red kites as regular overhead companions. Local poet Joseph Tubb carved a poem in the bark of a beech tree on Castle Hill in 1844-45. Today it’s only possible to decipher a handful of letters but a nearby plaque allows visitors to feel the passion that this Victorian vandal had for the local landscape and its history. Landscape artist Paul Nash painted the Clumps many times. Best Vantage Points: The views from the top of the clumps are outstanding, with panoramic views across South Oxfordshire. Restrictions: Access for filming will need to be agreed in advance so please contact us to discuss this further. Best Time of Day: The clumps are a stunning location at any time of day, but light will be better in the middle of the day. Permits: A permit will be required because of the sensitivity of wildlife and habitats at Wittenham Clumps. Please contact the Earth Trust with as much notice as possible. Fees: As a charity we would expect a fee to be paid. Please contact us to discuss this further. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Contact: Jane Cabutti / Jane Carpenter Telephone: 01865 407792

Did You Know: Withenham Clumps is a beacon site for the Diamond Jubilee.

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Email: jane.cabutti@earthtrust.org.uk jane.carpenter@earthtrust.org.uk Website: www.earthtrust.org.uk/About-us/Welcome.aspx


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Cromford Canal, High Peak Junction Workshops and Leawood Pumphouse Cromford Canal, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 Built in the 1790s to transport Derbyshire’s immense mineral wealth, the canal is now a rich haven for plants and wildlife. The Countryside Visitor Centre is housed in one of the world’s oldest surviving railway workshops at High Peak Junction on the canal banks, built in the 1830s and faithfully restored to how they would have looked in the 1880s. The magnificent Leawood steam pumping engine of 1849 is still capable of lifting 4 tonnes of water from the river Derwent to the Cromford Canal in each stroke.

Did You Know: Leawood Pumphouse is in steam for a limited number of days each year, but will be working for the Jubilee (2 and 3 June) and during the Olympics (4-5 August).

Contact: Rick Jillings Telephone: 01629 823204 Email: countrysideservice@derbyshire.gov.uk Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/countryside

Chatsworth Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house architecture and collection have been evolving for five centuries. The house has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms, newly restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. In the Guest Bedrooms, meet an Edwardian Lady’s Maid who will be revealing the secrets of her mistress’s suitcase of clothes, or dress up in one of our period costumes. Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections. The diverse collection is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt, through to cutting edge modern sculpture and computer portraits. In 2012, we will display a selection of Old Master Drawings, including work by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. In 2012, you can see the newly restored south and west facades of the house with beautiful clean stonework and luminous gold detailing.

The recently opened New Gallery is an exhibition space housing a programme of exhibitions exclusive to Chatsworth. Best Vantage Points: House, garden and park. Permits: Filming applications should be sent in advance to Stephanie Cliffe, Senior PR Executive, and will be considered on an individual basis. Fees: Filming applications and subsequent fees are considered on an individual basis, depending on the type of filming, crew size, length of shoot etc. Public Liability Insurance Required? Up to the value of £10 million. Contact: Stephanie Cliffe Telephone: 01246 565 374 Email: sc@chatsworth.org Website: www.chatsworth.org 167


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Cromford Mills

Masson Mills

Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Masson Mills, Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PY

The world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mills were built by Sir Richard Arkwright between 1771 and 1791. It is the birthplace of the factory system – where innovation and enterprise changed the world.

Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 Masson Mills, at the northern gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, are the finest surviving and best preserved example of an Arkwright cotton spinning mill. This is a working textile museum illustrating Arkwright’s legacy.

Best Time of Day: Early mornings and early evening are best.

Best Time of Day: Anytime during the daylight hours.

Fees: Fee varies according to project and timescale. Please contact Sarah McLeod.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, as appropriate for filming in a public location.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, as appropriate for filming in a public location.

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Contact: Sarah McLeod

Contact: Neil Dye

Telephone: 01629 823256

Telephone: 01629 581001

Email: info@arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Email: massonoffice@gmail.com

Website: www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Website: www.massonmills.co.uk


PEAK DISTRICT (DERBYSHIRE) Haddon Hall Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA The magnificent Haddon Hall in Bakewell offers visitors a chance to see one of the finest examples of a Tudor fortified manor house in the country. Carefully restored in the early 20th century, it upholds great historical importance with much of its original medieval architecture still in place. Haddon nestles amongst the breathtaking countryside of the Peak District National Park, and is the home of Lord Edward Manners who is continuing the work of his late grandmother, The Duchess of Rutland, to restore the beautiful terraced gardens to their Elizabethan origins. The house was used as a location in the highly acclaimed film Jane Eyre in which Charlotte Bronte fans recognised it as Thornfield Hall, home to the brooding Mr Rochester. Best Vantage Points: All around Haddon Hall, in the courtyards and from the terraces outside. There are some stunning interiors with a traditional banqueting hall and a long gallery with views across the hills. Restrictions: There is an archway and historic bridge on the approach but another access can be organised for larger vehicles and there are steps up to the main courtyard. Best Time of Day: This depends on the time of the year but it can be misty some early mornings due to the river nearby. Permits: Arrangements need to be made with the Hall Administrator with notice required in case any events are taking place. Fees: If the filming is for promoting the Hall and the surrounding area then there is no charge. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes this would be required and it would need to be worked out according to what was planned for filming.

Contact: Mary Rudd

Did You Know: They will light an official beacon at Haddon Hall on 4th June.

Telephone: 01362 821415 Email: mail@maryruddpr.co.uk Website: www.haddonhall.co.uk

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The National Forest

Renishaw Hall & Gardens

c/o National Forest Company, Bath Yard, Swadlincote, DE12 6BA

Renishaw, Derbyshire, S21 3WB

The ambitious goal to transform one of the country’s least wooded regions into a new forest for the nation is happening in the very Heart of England. More than 200 square miles of town and countryside straddling parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire are being dramatically transformed by this ‘Forest in the making’. The ultimate goal is for new woodland to link the ancient forests of Charnwood and Needwood. With more than 700 miles of forest paths and 400 ancient and new woodlands to explore, the gentle undulating landscape is perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. And through the creation of new habitats, The National Forest is an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching. Best Vantage Points: Beacon Hill and Bradgate Park (views over the Charnwood Forest and former home for the nine-day queen, Lady Jane Grey), among the ancient oaks within Calke Park. 170

Permits: Notification of filming would be needed. Contact National Forest one week before to arrange. Fees: Yes.

Did You Know: The Woodland Trust’s Flagship Jubilee Wood will be within The National Forest.

Contact: Carol Rowntree Jones / Penny Wilkinson Telephone: 01283 551 211 Email: crowntreejones@nationalforest.org pwilkinson@nationalforest.org Website: www.visitnationalforest.co.uk

Renishaw hall, gardens and estate have been in the same family – the Sitwells – for almost 400 years. The current owner, Alexandra, spends her time at Renishaw and is the daughter of the late Sir Reresby Sitwell and Lady Penelope, who together made Renishaw the visitor attraction it is today. The hall as it is today has its origins in 1600, when it was an H-shaped manor house. Sir George Sitwell, who created the gardens that Renishaw is today famous for, was the father of the famous Sitwell ‘trio’, Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. The gardens are first and foremost the visitor attraction at Renishaw; Italianate gardens which include features such as stone sculptures, ancient yew hedges and water features including the fountain which forms the centre piece of one of the most famous views of the hall. The gardens are around eight acres in total and include woodland and a lakeside walk.

Best Vantage Points: Main gardens (fabulous view down to lakes). Restrictions: Ground floor only of the Hall. Best Time of Day: Morning or early afternoon until mid summer, for both internal and external filming. Fees: There is a negotiable fee for commercial filming; non-commercial may be waived depending on content and circumstances. To be discussed with the Renishaw Hall team. Contact: The Events Office Telephone: 01246 432310 Email: enquiries@renishaw-hall.co.uk Website: www.renishaw-hall.co.uk


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Royal Crown Derby

Strutts North Mill and Belper River Gardens

194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ The present factory was established in 1878 but the business traces its origins to the original factory which was set up in Nottingham Road in about 1750. Queen Victoria granted permission to include the title “Royal” in the company name in 1890. No other company in England has been manufacturing its ware on the same site as long as Royal Crown Derby has at Osmaston Road, Derby. Filming locations include the factory floor, the museum, and the archives. Permits: Advance notice only.

Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD

Did You Know: A special range will be manufactured there for 2012. In addition, there will be a major exhibition illustrating the company’s longstanding royal connections over the years.

At William Strutt’s pioneering ‘fire proof’ cotton mill of 1804, you can follow cotton manufacture from plant to thread and see one of the finest collections of hosiery, including Queen Victoria’s stockings. In the River Gardens built by the Strutts for the millworking community, there are stunning views of the River Derwent and in the summer bands, live music and rowing boats for hire.

Did You Know: There will be a 3-day celebration for the Diamond Jubilee in Belper and Derwent Valley. Mills World Heritage Site will be leading the activities in the River Gardens on Sunday 3rd June. They will also be recreating the Princess Victoria’s visit to Belper 180 years ago.

Best Time of Day: Afternoon. Contact: Ian Weightman

Contact: Natascha Wintersinger

Telephone: 01782 680963

Telephone: 01773 880474

Email: Ian.iwms@virgin.net

Email: nataschawintersinger@yahoo.com

Website: www.royalcrownderby.co.uk

Website: www.belpernorthmill.org.uk

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PEAK DISTRICT (DERBYSHIRE) The Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PD Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction, a unique Hilltop Park reached by a spectacular Cable Car journey over the Derwent Valley. Two spectacular Show Caverns, 1/4 mile long and over 150ft underground. Naturally formed 180 million years ago by volcanic eruptions and tectonic movements in the earth, filled with minerals then mined for lead from the 15th to 19th to reveal the natural spaces. Above ground there are Woodland walks, Play Areas, Prospect Tower, Picnic Spots, Exhibitions, Shops, Café and Summit Bar all with stunning views across the surrounding Peak District. Added attractions are the “Who Why What”, “Fossil Factory”, “Heath & Heaven” displays and “Through the Lens” film, plus state of the art lighting in the Great Masson Cavern which reveals its magnitude as it has never been seen before. Best Vantage Points: From the Base station for views of the Cable Cars, in the Cable Cars themselves, amphitheatre area or Prospect Tower for panoramas, underground for geology or mining history/ development of tourism in Matlock Bath. Restrictions: None that can’t be overcome with planning. Best Time of Day: Any time depending on the Director’s needs. Moody in cloud and mist to stunning in blue sky and sunshine. Permits: Please enquire by email for a quick response. Fees: Each is taken on an individual basis. Fees may be waived if there is beneficial PR and it is felt to be to everyone’s benefit. Public Liability Insurance Required? Covered for normal use however a larger production team or film company would be expected to have their own insurance of £10 Million.

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Did You Know:

Contact: John Armstrong-Coulson

The site is hosting the Olympic Torch Relay on 29th June. Local Artist and 6th form students from local (Highfields) school have painted a mural wall telling the Olympic story. M.D. Andrew Pugh is a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

Telephone: 01629 582365 EXTN 228 OR 07702 369729 Email: john@heightsofabraham.com Website: www.heightsofabraham.com


PEAK DISTRICT (DERBYSHIRE) Tissington Hall Tissington Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA Tissington Hall built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert has been in the hands of the same family ever since. Presently Sir Richard, 9th Baronet resides there with his family. The Hall stands at the centre of the model estate village which is an attraction in itself with its Tearooms, local butchery, candle workshop, B&Bs and other attractions and the Tissington Trail. Tissington stands at the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, and acts as a springboard for the other local heritage attractions. Tissington Hall itself contains fine old masters, Chippendale furniture, a handsome 3000 volume library and all the effects of a much-loved family home. Open on published days throughout the year. Private tours for groups, functions and weddings are welcome all year round, all of which can make use of the fabulous gardens and 5 acre arboretum. Summer weddings enjoying the brand new Arboretum Pavilion. It is 500 years of living history. Best Vantage Points: From the east of the Hall and in the sumptuous rose gardens to the West of the Hall. Restrictions: No restrictions. Best Time of Day: Daylight Hours. Permits: Advance notice to Estate Office please on 01335 352200. Fees: Filming fees are charged but can be discussed with Estate Office depending on type of filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? ÂŁ5 million.

Did You Know: A beacon will be lit on the Tissington Estate for the Diamond Jubilee.

Contact: Victoria Moore Telephone: 01335 352200 Email: events@tissingtonhall.co.uk Website: www.tissingtonhall.co.uk

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Ironbridge The Ironbridge & Tollhouse, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7JP The world’s first iron bridge, this is one of the UK’s most iconic structures and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. This dramatic bridge is located in a valley over the River Severn. Best Vantage Points: Views from ground level to a presenter on the bridge; or a presenter walking over the bridge talking to camera are options.

Much Wenlock Playing Fields Did You Know: Much Wenlock – birthplace of the modern international Olympic Games – is a short distance from here. So a great link between the cradle of the industrial revolution, and the cradle of the Olympic Games. Merrythought of Ironbridge also manufacture the London 2012 official teddy bear.

Restrictions: Parking nearby. Permits: Permits etc obtained via Paul Gossage. Fees: Normally, but this fee can be to waived.

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Contact: Ian Weightman

Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 An “Olympic” commemorative sculpture, celebrating the work of Dr. William Penny Brookes – designed by Shropshire’s very own Adrian Reynolds – has recently been installed in the Linden Field, in Much Wenlock. This is the site of Dr William Penny Brookes’ original Wenlock Olympian Games – the acknowledged inspiration for the modern international Olympic Games.

Did You Know:

Restrictions: No restrictions, relatively easy access for large vehicles.

There is a connection to the the origin of the modern international Olympic Games.

Permits: No official permit required. But notification for Much Wenlock Town Council would be appreciated.

Contact: Ian Weightman

Telephone: 01782-680963

Telephone: 01782 680963

Email: ian.iwms@virgin.net

Email: Ian.iwms@virgin.net

Website: www.ironbridge.org.uk

Website: www.ianweightman.co.uk


SHROPSHIRE Much Wenlock Museum The Square, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6HR The Museum reopened in early 2012 after a £500,000 refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The displays tell the story of the town with a special focus on Dr. William Penny Brookes and the Wenlock Olympian Games he started in 1850. These inspired Baron Pierre de Coubertin to form the International Olympic Committee after his visit in 1890 and the first revived Games were held in Athens in 1896. The mascot of the London 2012 Olympic Games is called Wenlock in honour of the town’s link with the heritage of the Games. The displays include two penny-farthing bicycles with riders, numerous medals, trophies and display panels of old photos of the Wenlock Olympian Games in the 19th Century. The Museum is based in a former Market Hall and Cinema in the town centre. The Museum is open daily from Good Friday until 31st August, see website for opening times from 1st September. Access can be arranged when the Museum is closed. Best Vantage Points: There are good advantage points around the Museum. It consists of one room with display cases arranged around the floor. Restrictions: The best time to film is before or after public visiting times which are 10.30 – 13.00, 13.30 – 16.00 but filming within these hours can be accommodated at off-peak times. Best Time of Day: The Museum has artificial lighting. TV crews may need to bring their own lights, but most have managed without so far. Permits: We require advanced notice to be given. Please contact Tim King as above. Please do not expect to be able to film without an appointment. Fees: We do not normally charge a fee where the filming will help promote the Museum, Much Wenlock and Shropshire to prospective visitors. Public Liability Insurance: We would expect film crews to have public liability insurance to cover them in the event of any damage caused by a member of the crew or accident involving a member of the public or staff. This should be provided on request.

Contact: Tim King, Tourism Officer Telephone: 01743 252257 Email: tim.king@shropshire.gov.uk Website: www.muchwenlockmuseum.co.uk

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SHROPSHIRE Wenlock Olympian Trail, Much Wenlock The Square, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6HR The Wenlock Olympian Trail is a 2,100 metres long walking trail around the key sites in Much Wenlock associated with Dr. William Penny Brookes who started the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850. The Trail has three legs starting outside the Museum in The Square. A free Trail leaflet is available from the Museum or see website for route. Filming is easy en route but permission must be sought from these bodies for filming inside the Guildhall (Town Council), Holy Trinity Church (Churchwarden) and the Priory ruins (English Heritage). Best Vantage Points: The best vantage points are in the high Street, The Square, around the Church (exterior) and The Gaskell Field. Restrictions: Permission should be sought for interior filming as stated above. Ask Tim King for assistance. Best Time of Day: The Trail may be filmed at any time during daylight. Permits: We require advanced notice to be given. Please contact Tim King as above for details of permissions required. Fees: Charges are not usually charged for news footage but please ask Tim King for details. Public Liability Insurance: We would expect film crews to have public liability insurance to cover them in the event of any damage caused by a member of the crew or accident involving a member of the public or staff. This should be provided on request.

Did You Know: Pierre de Coubertin was inspired by his 1890 visit to Much Wenlock to revive the Olympic movement and hold the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. The official mascot of the London Olympic Games is called ‘Wenlock’ in honour of the link between the town and the history of the Games.

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SOMERSET Cheddar Gorge and Caves Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QF Britain’s biggest gorge, Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar. This is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903. The caves, produced by the activity of an underground river, contain stalactites and stalagmites. World famous Cheddar Cheese is produced in the Gorge and is now matured in the show caves. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, following its appearance on the 2005 television programme Seven Natural Wonders, Cheddar Gorge was named as the second greatest natural wonder in Britain. Best Vantage Points: Several vantage points above Gorge, in particular above The Pinnacles. (Access by permission, 4x4 vehicles necessary.) Several famous natural backdrops in the Caves. Restrictions: South side and caves owned by Longleat Estates – no access or filming without permission. North side managed by National Trust – no access or filming without permission. Best Time of Day: Light varies in deep Gorge depending on time of day. Dramatic effects of light and shade. Artificial display lighting in Caves. Permits: By arrangement with Hugh Cornwell; arrangements flexible. Fees: Fees payable unless explicitly waived by Cheddar Gorge & Caves. Public Liability Insurance Required? Required – amount depends on risk assessment.

Contact: Hugh Cornwell Telephone: 01934 742343 Email: hcornwell@cheddarcaves.co.uk Website: www.cheddargorge.co.uk

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Dunster Castle (National Trust)

Glastonbury

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Nr Minehead, TA24 6SL

Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

Dramatically sited on top of a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th–century, remodelled in 1868–72 by Antony Salvin. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork ceiling he adapted can still be seen. You can relax on the sunny south terrace, which is home to a variety of subtropical plants. Stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and moorland complete the experience.

Best Time of Day: Late morning / afternoon. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Best Vantage Points: Tor summit, Abbey Grounds and High Street.

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Best Time of Day: Tor – sunrise or sunset; Abbey – late morning; Town - afternoon.

See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Stephen Ha, Property Administrator, NT Best Vantage Points: From the town – film from the Yarn Market – an attractive late medieval cobbled street leading up the castle. Various attractive filming locations within the castle grounds – superb panoramic shots from the roof of the castle.

Glastonbury, centre of mystery and legend, is made world famous by the Glastonbury Music Festival. Glastonbury Tor rises dramatically from the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. The hill and its approaches are owned by the National Trust and offer free public access. Views from the summit are stunning in all directions. Glastonbury Abbey was the largest and richest Abbey in England; alleged burial site of King Arthur and home to the ‘Holy Thorn’, reputed to have been brought to Glastonbury by Joseph of Arimathea. The town itself is full of New Age charm and historical sights, including Chalice Well and weird and wonderful shops.

Telephone: 01643 823005 Email: Stephen.Hayes@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Glastonbury Tor - National Trust Regional Office Contact: Countryside Operations Manager, Mark Courtiour. Email: mark.courtiour@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 01934 844518 / 077857 66557 Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-glastonburytor Glastonbury Abbey Contact: Nick Gaze (Facilities Manager) Email: nick.gaze@glastonburyabbey.com Telephone: 01458 832267 Website: www.glastonburyabbey.com Glastonbury Town – Glastonbury Town Council Contact: Jane A Czornij Email: (Town Clerk) glastonburytownhall@gtc123.demon.co.uk Telephone: 01458 831769 Website: www.glastonbury.gov.uk/g_gov/


SOMERSET Taunton Castle Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 4AA A historically significant castle dating from the 12th century, this is now a major attraction as the Museum of Somerset after a recent £7m renovation project. The castle has at times been central to the story of Taunton, Somerset and England itself. For example, it was at Taunton Castle in 1497 where Perkin Warbeck made his submission to Henry VII and relinquished his claim to the throne. At that moment, it is reasonable to claim, the Wars of the Roses came to an end. The castle is adjacent to the Castle Hotel – also a photogenic location with a portcullis and wisteria covered walls. Best Vantage Points: Externally, looking towards the Museum of Somerset entrance, with the Castle Hotel to the right, and in the castle courtyard. Internally in the Great Hall, South and West Ranges. Restrictions: The museum is opened to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays. Sundays and Mondays are the best days for filming if you don’t want the public in the shots. Best Time of Day: The museum is open to the public 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Filming is possible outside those times, depending on whether you want people in the shots or not. Fees: A donation towards the running of the museum is welcomed for commercial filming. Recommended donation is £50 per half-day, £75 per full day. Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million.

Contact: Carrie Blogg, Museum of Somerset Telephone: 01823 347412 Email: chblogg@somerset.gov.uk Website: www.visitsomerset.co.uk

Did You Know: The castle has various royal connections; it was the site for the infamous Bloody Assizes, whereby rebels from the 1685 Battle of Sedgemoor, the last pitched battle on English soil, were tried by Judge Jeffreys. The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through this site in May 2012, where there will be a celebratory event. There will be a Royal opening of the new museum and the redeveloped cultural quarter which surrounds it taking place in 2012.

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SOMERSET Wells Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RP This medieval cathedral is in the smallest city in England. Wells has a traditional (and very photogenic) market square with the cathedral and Bishops Palace in the background. It is home to one of the oldest complete medieval streets in England, Vicar’s Close. Best Vantage Points: Market Place - with the cathedral in the backgound. Best Time of Day: Please note – do not film on a Wednesday or Saturday (market days). Contact the town clerk prior to filming to check there are no events planned.

Did You Know: There is a plaque in Market Place commemorating the world record long jump by Mary Rand at the Olympic Games in 1964 who was a resident of the City.

Contact: Felicity White, Town Clerk Telephone: 01749 673091 Email: townclerk@wells.gov.uk Website: www.wells.gov.uk/services/marketplace.php

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Emma Bridgewater Factory Stoke-on-Trent Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3EJ Go behind the scenes to see the full production process of Emma Bridgewater pottery – one of the design icons of present-day Britain. Permits: Advance notice/permission required.

Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8AX “The finest Italian Garden outside all Italy” is how the gardens have been described. Now in their seventh year, the gardens are the fifth most visited in Britain. Stand on a raised platform and the view which stretches out in front of you is one of the Italian Gardens, mile-long Lake, and statue of Perseus, and monument to the Duke of Sutherland or stroll through the UK’s only Monkey Forest, the woodlands inhabited by 140 Barbary Macaques, and their young babies. Permits: Advance notice/permission only.

Did You Know: Souvenir merchandise and collectable items are being manufactured here for the Diamond Jubilee. A tea party will also be hosted here, in the kitchen gardens, during the Jubilee celebrations.

Contact: Ian Weightman

Contact: Ian Weightman

Telephone: 01782 680963

Telephone: 01782 680963

Email: Ian.iwms@virgin.net

Email: Ian.iwms@virgin.net

Website: www.emmabridgewater.co.uk

Website: www.trentham.co.uk

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STAFFORDSHIRE Wedgwood Visitor Centre & Museum Stoke-on-Trent Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, ST12 9ER Wedgwood and The Potteries are famous throughout the world. At the visitor centre site there is a large factory outlet, award winning museum, factory tour, craft demonstration area with opportunity to throw your own masterpiece, boutique shop and restaurants. The famous statue of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the company over 250 years ago, stands in the courtyard. Restrictions: No access restrictions - plenty of parking available. Permits: Please contact Carole Hammersley, Visitor Centre Manager. Fees: Usually there is no filming fee however it will depend on the requirements. Public Liability Insurance Required? The Wedgwood Visitor Centre has its own public liability insurance. With regard to parties filming on site, ÂŁ5 million public liability insurance is usually sufficient.

Did You Know: Wedgwood are producing royal commemorative ware for the Diamond Jubilee and have the ceramic merchandise contract for the 2012 games.

Contact: Carole Hammersley or Sam Hall (Tourism Marketing Officer) at Stoke-on-Trent Tourism Telephone: Carole Hammersley 01782 282538; Sam Hall 01782 232817 Email: Carole.hammersley@wwrd.com or tourism@stoke.gov.uk Website: www.wedgwoodvisitorcentre.com www.visitstoke.co.uk

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SUFFOLK Aldeburgh Suffolk, IP15 “A charming seaside resort with art and cultural influence”, Aldeburgh is a fashionable resort, which retains its old world charm. Fishermen still pull their boats up onto the beach and sell their catch from huts nearby. The Moot Hall, which houses the town’s museum, is a focal point with its ancient timbers and outside staircase. The Town Steps just off the High Street, offer a view over the town and out to sea. There are many independent shops and in June there is the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, which was begun by the composer Benjamin Britten. Many of the events are held in Aldeburgh with the larger concerts and recitals held in nearby Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Thorpeness is just two miles along the coast. From the beach you can see the “House in the Clouds” and windmill. The meare offers excitement for children as they can row out to fairytale islands and explore. The RSPB’s flagship reserve at Minsmere is four miles from Aldeburgh and the National Trust’s Dunwich Heath is just eight miles away. The beautiful ruins of Leiston Abbey and the Long Shop Museum are a short journey away. Best Vantage Points: Anywhere along the beach. To the north end of the town, there is a sculpture entitled ‘Scallop’ on the beach which is often photographed. The buildings in Aldeburgh are quite unusual and so any photographs along the promenade will make good subject matter. The fish and chip shop in Aldeburgh has a reputation for miles around. This might be a quirky place to film. Customers often take their fish and chips and eat them sitting on the beach. Restrictions: Some fairly narrow streets in places. Best Time of Day: Anytime. Early morning will give some great shots as the sun rises and the light reflects off the sea and fishing boats. This is a busy resort in the Summer so will be buzzing with visitors throughout the day. Permits: No permit required for general filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million. Please email a copy through to Fiona Johnson (right).

Contact: Fiona Johnson

Did You Know: Aldeburgh is holding a concert on the beach to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Telephone: 01394 44451 Email: Fiona.johnson@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk Website: www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

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SUFFOLK Felixstowe Suffolk, IP11 “A traditonal resort, with a range of attractions“. With a Victorian / Edwardian influence, the town offers architectural interest and the extensive and beautiful Spa Gardens gardens line its long promenade, which is level with the sand and shingle beach. The resort is home to the Spa Pavilion Theatre, an independent cinema, a leisure centre plus a wide range of amusements and children’s activities along the seafront. At Felixstowe Ferry, the foot/cycle ferry crosses the Deben estuary to Bawdsey, the home of Radar. There are many interesting walks along this stretch of coast and the area is ideal for bird watching. Landguard Peninsula is home to a nature reserve, bird observatory, the historic fort, and Felixstowe Museum plus a foot ferry that links Felixstowe to Shotley and Harwich. The Viewpoint area on the Landguard Peninsula is very popular with residents and visitors, where you can watch the biggest container ships in the world going in and out of the Ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. Best Vantage Points: Felixstowe ferry – traditional fishing village. Spa Gardens. Landguard Peninsula. Fort, nature reserve and Port of Felixstowe viewing area. Permits: No permit required for general filming. For filming on private property or land, liaise with the owners directly please. Fees: No fee usually charged. For filming on private property or land liaise with the owners directly. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million. Please email a copy through to Fiona Johnson (below).

Contact: Fiona Johnson Telephone: 01394 44451 Email: Fiona.johnson@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk Website: www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

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SUFFOLK Framlingham Suffolk, IP13 Dating back to Anglo Saxon times, Framlingham is an attractive market town, dominated by a 12th century fortress. Mary Tudor took refuge here before being crowned Queen in 1553. The Mere alongside Framlingham Castle is managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and a circular footpath enables visitors to see wild flowers and wildlife. Framlingham church has parts dating from the 11th–century. A beautiful hammerbeam roof and impressive tombs of the Howards make it worth a visit. The Market Hill contains a number of different period houses and the town has a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes to suit a range of budgets and tastes. The award-winning Shawsgate Vineyard nearby offers wine tasting, tours and a children’s play area, and has a retail outlet for their range of wines, ciders and non-alcoholic grape juices. Best Vantage Points: Framlingham Castle and Market Hill. Restrictions: There are some narrow roads and one-way streets in Framlingham. Permits: No permit required for general filming. For filming on private property or land liaise with the owners direct. Fees: No fee usually charged. For filming on private property or land liaise with the owners direct. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million. Please email a copy through to Fiona Johnson (below).

Contact: Fiona Johnson Telephone: 01394 44451 Email: Fiona.johnson@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk Website: www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

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SUFFOLK Lavenham Suffolk, CO10 Perhaps the most famous of the wool towns, Lavenham once enjoyed such a high standing that in the reign of Henry VIII it was ranked as the 14th wealthiest town in England. For at least 500 years, the manufacture of various kinds of cloth and the preparation of wool and yarn were the main source of this wealth. The appearance of the town has changed little over the years; half-timbered houses lean crazily over the narrow streets while the Guildhall, built in 1529, is perhaps the town’s most prominent feature. The building is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Lavenham has been described as: ‘the finest medieval town in England’ and it has no fewer than 300 of its buildings listed as being of architectural or historic interest. Lavenham is a joy to explore; it looks as beautiful in the evening as it does during the day, and is worth visiting in the off peak season when the streets are quieter. Regular guided walks Saturdays 2.30pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am April-end Oct. (Group walks at any time by arrangement. Lavenham Tourist Information Centre, Lady Street; Tel 01787 248207; Email: lavenhamtic@babergh.gov.uk). Best Vantage Points: The most photogenic parts of the village are the High Street in particular, the Swan Hotel, Market Place which is a square surrounded by timber framed buildings and the magnificent Guildhall and Little Hall; Prentice Street (domestic terraced houses); Lady Street; Water Street; Shilling Street and Barn Street, where John Constable went to grammar school. Restrictions: Permission would have to be sought for filming on privately-owned land or local authority owned car parks. Permits: Depends on where filming is to take place. Please contact Babergh District Council for advice. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Helen Cutting, Tourism Officer Telephone: 01449 724636 Email: Helen.cutting@midsuffolk.gov.uk Website: www.southandheartofsuffolk.org.uk

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SUFFOLK Newmarket Racecourses The July Course, Newmarket Racecourses, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0XE Newmarket’s two magical racecourses together form one of the greatest venues in the East of England. The exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days out, award-winning restaurants. Best Vantage Points: Various throughout the course. Restrictions: Once gates are open no vehicles are allowed on site. Best Time of Day: Early afternoon (midday to 2pm). Permits: Yes a permit is required and an application can be sent by Clair Bryant – with as much advance notice as possible. Fees: This can be discussed upon application for permission to film at the course. Public Liability Insurance Required? Public Liability Insurance is required.

Contact: Clair Bryant Telephone: 01638 675 505 Email: Clair.bryant@thejockeyclub.co.uk Website: www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk

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SUFFOLK Southwold Pier North Parade, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6BN Following extensive renovation, Southwold Pier is now one of the finest examples of a pier to be found in the UK. It is one of Suffolk’s greatest and most loved attractions, and has been awarded the Best Tourism Experience Award in the six counties of East Anglia. Best Vantage Points: All along the pier, particularly the furthest point away from the beach. Restrictions: During high winds there is sometimes a need to close the pier for safety. Best Time of Day: During daylight. Sunrise and sunset are particularly atmospheric and stunning, as this is the second most Easterly point after Lowestoft on the East coast. Tremendous views of the beach and out to sea often as far as Sizewell on a clear day. Permits: Please always ring first to ask permission before filming on the pier. Fees: Southwold Pier contributes a lot to local charities, such as Colchester Garrison family day outs, WaterAid, EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice) and various community projects. If budget allows, they request a £200 donation to donate to their charitable causes. Public Liability Insurance Required? A copy of insurance, a filming schedule and risk assessment is requested.

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch Relay will pass by the Pier on 5th July with some events planned to celebrate. The Jubilee is being celebrated in the town, harbour and pier over the whole Bank Holiday with a variety of events including all ages of the community. The pier recently welcomed the Australian & Canadian Gymnastic Team for a visit, plus a tour of town, Adnams Brewery and lunch on the pier while training in nearby Lowestoft.

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Contact: Jo Charles Email: jo.charles@southwoldpier.co.uk Website: www.southwoldpier.co.uk


SUFFOLK Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ On the eve of World War II one of the world’s greatest discoveries of treasure ever found in Britain was discovered at Sutton Hoo. Mrs Edith Pretty looked out over the ancient landscape from her home Tranmer House, and what she saw from her window convinced her to lead an archaeological excavation, with help from local Archaeologist Basil Brown. Lain undisturbed for 1,300 years, this discovery was to change the way we think about our ancestors. A ship burial of the Anglo Saxon King Radweld and his most treasured possessions. Best Vantage Points: The Ancient Burial mounds. Best Time of Day: Any time of day as the site is so varied. Permits: Please contact: Harvey.Edgington@nationaltrust.org.uk Film and Media Manager. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Ali Naylor Telephone: 01394 389701 Email: Alison.naylor@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/suttonhoo

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SUFFOLK Woodbridge Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ The market town of Woodbridge nestles at the head of the tidal reaches of the river Deben. Steeped in history, it contains many fine buildings, including the picturesque Tide Mill. The Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum is a unique attraction dedicated to the Suffolk breed. Close by is the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made. The river is ideal for yachting, and the attractive riverside area boasts restaurants and a theatre. River trips offer a different perspective for the visitor. The town itself hosts many independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, offering a unique shopping experience. In the surrounding area, the delightful town of Orford has retained its historic charm. The town’s famous oysters are harvested from the Butley river. The 12th century Norman Castle provides an impressive sight and Orford Ness, the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe, is protected by the National Trust. RSPB Havergate Island bird sanctuary is famed for its flocks of Avocets. Best Vantage Points: Market Hill and The Thoroughfare is the commercial centre of Woodbridge with its shops, cafes and historic buildings. The area near the Tide Mill is recommended to observe life and activities associated with the River Deben and maritime connections. There is also Buttrams Mill on Burkitt Road. Woodbridge School also offers a historic and pretty setting with its buildings and school grounds. Restrictions: There are some narrow roads and one-way streets in and around the town centre. Best Time of Day: Woodbridge is a bustling market town so the shopping areas will be busier 9am – 5pm. The River Deben is tidal at this point so activity on the water will be influenced by the tides. Permits: No permit required for general filming. For filming on private property or land, liaise with the owners directly please. Fees: No fee usually charged. For filming on private property or land, liaise with the owners directly.

Contact: Fiona Johnson

Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million. Please email a copy through to Fiona Johnson (right).

Email: Fiona.johnson@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

Telephone: 01394 444451

Website: www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

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WEST SUSSEX Goodwood Racecourse Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PS Goodwood has played host to the Sport of Kings for over 200 years. From its tentative launch as a flat horseracing course for local officers by the third Duke of Richmond in 1802, to its colourful programme of events, fixtures, weddings and entertaining, Goodwood is one of Britain’s great estates and historic homes. Best Vantage Points: There are many, but the Trundel hill or the owners/trainers bar offer picturesque views. Anywhere on the racecourse offers a great area to film. Restrictions: On race days the course must obtain permission from its rights holder Racing UK. Best Time of Day: Race Days are always great days to film as they offer a superb feature and backdrop. Permits: Three working days notice is necessary for filming. Media passes are needed which can be obtained from Lucy Faith. Fees: There is usually a fee of £1000 but this is dependent on the nature of the filming.

Did You Know: The sites main feature Glorious Goodwood falls during the 2012 Olympics and there will be links to the event via an opening ceremony.

Contact: Lucy Faith Telephone: 07807 546181 Email: Lucy.faith@goodwood.com Website: www.goodwood.com

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WEST SUSSEX Arundel Castle Arundel Castle, West Sussex BN18 9AB Arundel Castle is one of the great treasure houses of England. The grounds of the Castle, together with the keep and gatehouse, have been open to the public since the turn of the 19th century, with thousands of visitors each year able to enjoy the castle and its sweeping 40 acres of grounds. The Castle’s interior is home to a priceless collection of art, furniture, tapestry and sculpture. However, the present Duke and Duchess have also broadened its appeal as a film and television location, special historical events venue and host to the spectacular Arundel Festival in August. Over the last two decades the grounds have been restored to their full glory, and in 2008 HRH The Prince of Wales opened the Collector Earl’s Garden. Each year new garden innovations are unveiled and visitors are full of praise for the spectacular colour and stunning blooms on show. Best Vantage Points: Lower Lawns towards the Castle. American Ground towards the Keep. From the Bakehouse (main Castle) tower. Restrictions: Please enquire regarding any restrictions. Best Time of Day: The Castle looks stunning during day light hours and is equally impressive when lit at night. Permits: Please contact Bryan McDonald, the Castle Manager. Fees: Filming films usually apply but these can be waived for media features. Public Liability Insurance: Yes – please enquire.

Did You Know: Arundel Castle will play host to the Olympic Torch on 16 July as it passes through the Lower Lawns. A special ceremony is in the planning stages.

Contact: Mr Bryan McDonald – Castle Manager Telephone: 01903 882173 Email: Bryan.McDonald@arundelcastle.org Website: www.arundelcastle.org

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Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Bowood Estate, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ

Bowood has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754. The mix of historical treasures and wellloved surroundings gives this Georgian house a unique charm. Lying within ‘Capability’ Brown’s glorious parklands, Bowood perfectly captures a bygone age encompassing a woodland cascade, tranquil lake, pinetum and arboretum, plus the formality of the flower-filled terraces. Restrictions: There are tarmac roads within the Estate. Access to remote areas would need to be discussed on an individual basis. Permits: A filming permit is not required. Bowood normally asks for a contract to be signed for commercial filming.

Fees: There is not normally a charge for news however, there is normally a charge for commercial filming. To be discussed on an individual basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? Bowood has its own public liability insurance and would require insurance of £10.

Spectacular exterior views of rolling parkland and of course the Championship Golf Course. There are also some beautifully decorated interior spaces within the Hotel and a lot of history associated with the Bowood Estate. Restrictions: Large vehicles have to access the site via a service entrance with barrier instead of using the main entrance through the Golden Gates. There is plenty of parking available on site.

Did You Know: There is a Championship Golf course, although Golf isn’t, as yet (since 1900), an Olympic sport, however there are reports that it will return for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Contact: Samantha Marsh or Ian Fulcher

Permits: Subject to application.

Contact: Samantha Marsh or Ian Fulcher

Telephone: 015395 30393

Fees: Subject to application.

Telephone: 015395 30393

Email: info@infinitypublicrelations.co.uk Website: www.bowood-hotel.co.uk www.bowood-golf.co.uk

Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million.

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WILTSHIRE Castle Combe Village Near Bath, Wiltshire, SN14 7HR Untouched since the 17th century, Castle Combe is an idyllic Cotswold village surrounded by breathtaking countryside. This secluded village lies in a woodland valley with market cross, meandering river and 14th-century Manor House. Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed blockbuster War Horse was filmed in the village. The story begins with Castle Combe doubling for the Dartmoor village where Albert and his trusty stead Joey first meet before being separated by the outbreak of war. Steven Spielberg described how “Castle Combe looks like Hollywood built it. It doesn’t look real but it’s beautiful and really authentic and very old”... great feedback straight from the horse’s mouth! Previous films also include “Stardust” starring Robert de Niro and Sienna Miller, The Wolf Man starring Anthony Hopkins and the 1960’s classic Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison. Best Vantage Points: In the centre of the village at the Market Cross, the bridge which crosses the Bybrook river and in the hotel grounds. Best Time of Day: Anytime. Permits: Filming is permitted with advance permission from village residents and hotel. Fees: Based on an individual basis.

Contact: Edward Boulton Telephone: 01249 782206 Email: eboulton@manorhouse.co.uk Website: www.manorhouse.co.uk

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WILTSHIRE Longleat Safari & Adventure Park The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, BA12 7NW Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features the UK’s number one safari park as well as many new fabulous attractions and shows. 2012 sees the arrival of a new Gorilla Colony, Lemur Walkthrough, Giraffe Feeding at the brand new Safari Watering Hole in the African Village. With over 450 years of history. Longleat House is regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately houses open to the public. The 9,000 acre Longleat Estate is home to over 100 different species of animal which live within the Safari Park and other animals areas. Although famous for its lions, Longleat is home to tigers, wolves, rhino, giraffe, camel and the hugely popular monkey drive-through to name a few. Best Vantage Points: Views over the estate can be gained from Heavens Gate. Shots of any of the animals of the Safari Park can be taken taken using Longleat zebra striped VIP trucks, and the new African Village will also have a viewing platform to see giraffes and zebras. Restrictions: There are no fly zones directly over Longleat House and permission must be sought through the media office prior to arrival. Best Time of Day: Dependent on content of filming. Pre-opening of attractions is advised where possible. Permits: Permission to film must be gained prior to the date (ideally at least one weeks notice). Please email or phone. Fees: Filming fees vary depending on resources needed from Longleat staff, how long filming will take and if it interferes with any customer areas directly. Filming fees can be discussed once the full outcome of filming is known. Public Liability Insurance Required? Filming in Longleat House requires evidence of £10 million PL insurance. All other areas of the Estate require £5 million PL insurance.

Did You Know:

Contact: Steve Mytton – PR and Media Manager

Longleat has been playing host to visitors for more than five centuries. Queen Elizabeth I and II both paid visits to Longleat. Longleat Safari Park boasts animals from all across the globe representing many of the countries taking part in the Olympic games.

Telephone: 01985 844400 Email: Steve.mytton@longleat.co.uk Website: www.longleat.co.uk

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WILTSHIRE Manor House Hotel Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, Castle Combe, Nr Bath, Wiltshire, SN14 7HR The 14th–century Manor House Hotel and Golf Club lies in 365 acres of Cotswold woodland, nestled alongside the silver screen setting of Castle Combe. This breathtaking Manor House boasts many fantastic filming opportunities both inside and out, with ornate Italian gardens, rolling lawns, woodland, intimate lounges and an array of bedrooms. Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed blockbuster War Horse was filmed in the village with him describing how “Castle Combe looks like Hollywood built it. It doesn’t look real but it’s beautiful and really authentic and very old”. Previous films also include “Stardust” starring Robert de Niro and Sienna Miller, The Wolf Man starring Anthony Hopkins and the 1960’s classic Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison. Best Vantage Points: Internal filming opportunities of the 14th– century Manor House include a selection of lounges, restaurant, kitchen and bedrooms. External filming opportunities include 365 acres of Hotel grounds with ornate Italian gardens, orchard, rolling lawns, meandering river Bybrook, woodland, golf course and golf club. Permits: Filming is permitted with advance permission from hotel. Fees: Based on an individual basis.

Contact: Edward Boulton Telephone: 01249 782206 Email: eboulton@manorhouse.co.uk Website: www.manorhouse.co.uk

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Salisbury Cathedral The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EF Salisbury Cathedral (built 1220-58) is renowned for the consistency and detail of its uniform Gothic architecture which can provide an evocative setting. Its Cloisters are the country’s largest and their wide walks have proved popular for filming. An iconic heritage attraction, it is recognised by Britain’s tallest spire (123m/404ft). It is situated in the country’s largest and most lovely Cathedral Close, an idyllic English setting with properties ranging from the Medieval to Victorian periods. The majority of Close was re-modelled in Georgian times. Salisbury Cathedral is known for the uninterrupted views in its long, airy Nave and is home to the earliest surviving complete choir stalls in Britain (c. 1236). The views from its tower extend across the city and surrounding countryside, including the iron age hillfort of Old Sarum and Harnham Water Meadows from where John Constable painted some of his most famous works. In the words of Bill Bryson, “Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the Close around it the most beautiful space.” Restrictions: There is one vehicular access to the Close – the High Street Gate. Maximum size vehicle: Width 3.1 metres, Height 3.9 metres. Permits: Permission is required for filming – the Cathedral is a busy living church and the Close is private land. Both periodically host events and services which preclude filming. Advance notice and information on what equipment would be used is required. Camera cranes/jibs/cherry pickers are allowed – subject to size, weight (distribution etc) – each request must be made in advance and each will be treated individually. Please contact Sarah Flanaghan (right). Fees: Non-commercial filming/news features are usually possible without fees. Fee normally agreed in advance and charged for all commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million.

Did You Know: Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a sculpture exhibition celebrating the Olympic Games: ‘Avenue of Champions’ by Ben Dearnley. Application for London 2012 Inspire Mark pending approval. 23 June – 16 September 2012 Ben Dearnley brings his ‘Avenue of Champions’ to Salisbury Cathedral for three months to coincide with both the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. He will exhibit his bronze and marble sculptures depicting some of the UK’s past and current Olympic and Paralympic champions and visitors will be able to walk through the ‘Avenue’ viewing each sculpted athlete as they go. The final sculpture will be finished by Ben Dearnley on site at the Cathedral, timed to coincide with the final week of the 2012 Games. Dearnley himself describes the exhibition: “My work here is an exploration into the world of our current top Olympic and Paralympics athletes. The desire is to create a series of sculptures which will honour their achievements and reflect their commitment and excellence within their sport.” Golden Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving is already confirmed during Jubilee weekend (2-5 June).

Contact: Sarah Flanaghan Telephone: 01722 555148 / 07771 510811 Email: s.flanaghan@salcath.co.uk Website: www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

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WILTSHIRE Stonehenge Off A344 Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE For an unforgettable filming location, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West. The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress. Best Vantage Points: Salisbury Plain. Restrictions: Entry to the stone circle is reserved to Stone Circle Access visits only. Booking is essential and limited places are available. Best Time of Day: Sunrise/sunset. Permits: All filming requests must go through Infinity PR and at least one week’s notice is recommended. Fees: Filming fees may apply.

Contact: Samantha Marsh or Ian Fulcher Telephone: 015395 30393, 07711 265666, 07515 152699 Email: ian@infinitypublicrelations.co.uk Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/stonehenge

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YORKSHIRE Bettys Café Tea Rooms (Established 1919) Bettys Harrogate, HG1 2QU Bettys RHS Harlow Carr Harrogate, HG3 1QB Bettys Ilkley, LS29 9EE Bettys Northallerton, DL7 8LF Bettys York, Y01 8QP Bettys Stonegate (also York), Y01 8AS. Bettys is an iconic, traditional family business established in 1919 and based in the heart of North Yorkshire. There are six café tea rooms in Harrogate, Ilkley, Northallerton and York serving Yorkshire and Continental specialities with a traditional yorkshire welcome. Bettys Craft Bakery supplies the tea rooms and shops with handcrafted products. Bettys Cookery School in Harrogate teaches how to cook ‘the Bettys way’. Permits: Please notify Laura Crisp of your wish to visit giving as much notice as possible. A member of the PR team will be in attendance for photography/filming/interviews. Vouchers can be supplied should a journalist wish to sample afternoon tea in respect of editorial.

Did You Know: We may make a cake for the Queen.

Contact: Laura Crisp Telephone: 01423 814000/mobile 07522 804756 Email: laura.crisp@bettysandtaylors.co.uk Website: www.bettys.co.uk

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YORKSHIRE Brontë Parsonage Museum Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR The Brontës are, perhaps, the world’s most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, was their home from 1820 to 1861. Their short, brilliant lives have fascinated people ever since. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best-loved books in the English language. Charlotte’s novel Jane Eyre, Emily’s Wuthering Heights, and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written here. Many of the Brontës’ manuscripts and letters are exhibited in the Parsonage, but as well as its literary significance, the house still retains a powerful atmosphere of the Brontës’ time, giving a wonderful insight into their day to day lives. The rooms they used are largely unchanged and filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions, plus a range of domestic artefacts. The museum also includes a major exhibition on the Brontës’ lives and works and interactive displays for families and children. Best Vantage Points: In the historic rooms of the Parsonage house where the Brontës lived and wrote their great novels. In the museum garden for exterior shots of the façade of the house, the church and churchyard. Restrictions: The museum is a historic house on a domestic scale. Permits: Filming can be arranged by contacting the museum directly. Terms and conditions for filming are available on request. Fees: A fee of £85 per hour is normally charged, however financial arrangements are negotiated on a project-to-project basis. Public Liability Insurance Required? The museum has public liability insurance of £5 million.

Telephone: 01535 642323 Email: bronte@bronte.org.uk Website: www.bronte.info

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YORKSHIRE Castle Howard Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA Situated within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Castle Howard is one of England’s finest historic houses. Today the magnificent 18th-century house – recognised worldwide as the location for television’s iconic series Brideshead Revisited - remains home to the Howard family. Dramatic interiors filled with worldrenowned collections, and listen as knowledgeable guides share the stories of the house and family. Outdoor tours explore the monumental landscape dotted with temples, lakes, statues and fountains, and visitors can walk at leisure enjoying seasonal displays of colour, peaceful woodland and lakeside walks, and a walled garden with a rose collection and ornamental vegetable garden. Changing programme of exhibitions and events, plus land-train rides to the adventure playground and boat trips on the Great Lake. Best Vantage Points: It enjoys many attractive advantage points – most famously in front of the House with the Atlas Fountain. Permits: Filming is permitted; ideally two days notice. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million.

Contact: Rachel Underwood Telephone: 01653 648624 Email: runderwood@castlehoward.co.uk Website: www.castlehoward.co.uk

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YORKSHIRE JORVIK Viking Centre 15-17 Coppergate Walk, York, YO1 9WT Visitors can explore the excavations which first unearthed the VikingAge city of York and discover the truth about the people that lived there. Built on the very site where archaeologists discovered over 40,000 Viking-Age artefacts, visitors have the chance to get up-close to 1,000-year-old houses as they are revealed beneath their feet. Stateof-the art capsules offer virtual time travel to encounter the citizens that lived in Viking Britain, experience all the sights, sounds and smells of Jorvik. New for 2011, two new exhibitions highlight the illnesses and diseases Vikings suffered from, as well as the battles they fought in, types of weapon used, and injuries that resulted from them. Restrictions: Parking is extremely limited and prior notice is required if parking passes for the loading bay need to be issued. Due to fire restrictions, only one wheelchair user can be in the centre at a time. Permits: Prior permission is required if filming outside in the Coppergate Centre, but a permit isn’t issued. Only a few days notice is necessary. Fees: For non-commercial filming, there is no filming fee. Public Liability Insurance Required? JORVIK carries public liability insurance.

Contact: David Scott (contact first) Katie Webb Ben Young Telephone: 01904 543 400 Email: dscott@yorkat.co.uk (contact first) kwebb@yorkat.co.uk byoung@yorkat.co.uk Website: www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

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YORKSHIRE National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York, YO26 5PU The National Railway Museum in York covers over 200 years of railway history and its collections include over 100 locomotives, some 250 items of rolling stock and thousands of other objects - from posters and tickets to uniforms and silverware. Best Vantage Points: Two giant halls are filled with locomotives. Access can be provided to a few of the locomotives, cabs and carriages. Restrictions: There are two bridges that restrict the height of vehicles accessing the site. More information can be provided on request. Best Time of Day: Any filming needs to fit around the needs of visitors. Filming may be difficult during busy half term periods. We will review any requests for filming during core hours (10-6pm). We may be able to open outside these hours, depending on the PR benefit offered by the filming. Permits: Permission is required to film. For information and forms please visit: www.nrm.org.uk/AboutUs/PressOffice/filmingatnrm.aspx Fees: A charge is made for filming that has no PR benefit for the Museum. Charges depend on the specific requirements. Fees can be waived if the filming offers significant PR value to the Museum. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum of £1 million.

Did You Know: The museum hosts Railfest 2012, Britain’s biggest rail festival from 2-10 June. It will feature over 30 record-breaking locomotives from the smallest and largest to fastest and strongest. The Museum also houses a world-class collection of Royal trains, which includes a collection of Royal carriages, from those used by Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. The collection includes Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage.

Contact: Gemma Sneyd Telephone: 01904 686271 Email: gemma.sneyd@nrm.org.uk Website: www.nrm.org.uk

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YORKSHIRE North York Moors National Park The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BP The North York Moors is one of the UK’s 15 National Parks – special areas protected for all to enjoy. This year, it is celebrating sixty years as a National Park. The North York Moors is a place where nature and history inspire each other. Its diverse landscape rises and falls around the signs of times past, from ruined abbeys and ancient churches to traces of a once bustling industrial heritage. Heather moors, ancient woodland, lush green dales and a rugged coast provide the backdrop to a wealth of different adventures, while charming villages offer a warm Yorkshire welcome and plenty of opportunities to reward the day’s activities with some tasty local food. An extensive network of tracks and trails not only makes the North York Moors very accessible but also offers plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement in some of the most breathtaking and varied scenery there is. Best Vantage Points: There are scenic spots around every corner in the North York Moors. Restrictions: Although there is a good network of moorland roads, some locations will need to be accessed on foot. Best Time of Day: Early morning or early evening are best for crystal clear conditions but the changing light, weather and seasons can create different moods/looks at any time. Permits: Much of the National Park is in private ownership. Depending on the type of filming involved, permission may need to be obtained from the relevant landowner. This can usually be arranged within a few days. Fees: This is very dependent on what is being filmed and where (see point above about private ownership).

Contact: Rachel McIntosh, Communications Officer

Did You Know: The Olympic Torch will be travelling through the North York Moors National Park onboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Telephone: 01439 770657 Email: r.mcintosh@northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk Website: www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

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YORKSHIRE North Yorkshire Moors Railway 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ The world’s most popular heritage steam railway, transports passengers back to an era when magnificent steam engines ruled the railways; with services running along the 24 mile line between Pickering and Whitby. The history of the railway can be discovered in the visitor centre. The Moors were locations for Harry Potter and Heartbeat, with the Goathland celebrity station. Traditional station tea rooms serve scrumptious Yorkshire fayre. Stop off at Levisham and visit our artist in residence, or make a special request to the guard to visit Newtondale Halt - a perfect place to start a walking or cycling adventure and spot some magnificent wildlife. Best Vantage Points: All stations along the line. Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont, Beck Hole, Darnholm, Moorgates and Ellerbeck. Restrictions: No lineside or trackside access, without a suitably PTS qualified member of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Best Time of Day: Early morning to late afternoon. Permits: A filming permit is not required on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, but they advise that you inform the marketing department of any planned filming. Fees: A donation to the NYMR is always encouraged as we are a charity, however this can be waived when filming does not infringe of the day to day running of the railway or for non-commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? All production crews must submit a copy of their public liability insurance (minimum of £5 million) and a risk assessment which we are happy to advise on. Contact: Danielle Bradley Telephone: 01751 473799 ext 249

Did You Know: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway plays host to the Olympic Torch Relay on 18th June 2012 where it is being transported from Whitby to Pickering.

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YORKSHIRE Sheffield Winter Garden

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90 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH The Winter Garden is a spectacular glazed public space situated at the very heart of Sheffield city centre. Extensively landscaped with exotic temperate trees and plants, it is an indoor park providing an important amenity for the public in the city centre and a fitting complement to the nearby Peace Gardens. The structure of timber arches and glass is one of the largest glasshouses built in last 100 years. It is the crowning glory of the ‘Heart of the City’ regeneration project in Sheffield. Together with the adjacent Millennium Galleries, the Winter Garden forms a pedestrian hub linking the civic, arts and university quarters of Sheffield – a cultural route through the city centre. Since the garden was opened, it has won numerous awards and overwhelming appreciation from the people of Sheffield and visitors alike. Restrictions: Parking is not available and you would need to use nearby car parks on Arundel Gate or Eyre Street. Permits: Contact Natalie Johnson for permit. Fees: Usually free of charge depending on amount of work involved for council and if extra security is required. Public Liability Insurance Required? £5 million.

Contact: Natalie Johnson, PR Media, Sheffield City Council Telephone: 0776 465 9184 Email: Natalie.johnson@sheffield.gov.uk Website: www.sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield-lightingtheflame.co.uk/CulturalOlympiad/The+Cultural+Olympiad.htm Main contact is: Ben.brailsford@sheffield.gov.uk Tel: 0114 2736685 206


YORKSHIRE Whitby Town Whitby and Whitby Harbour, YO21 1 DN “The best place to work, rest and play on the Yorkshire Coast”. Independently owned restaurants, cafes and bars nestle on the harbourside. Top class visitor accommodation, all set to the backdrop of a cosy fishing town, overlooked by the great ruin of Whitby Abbey with a heritage reaching back to AD 657. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway starts and ends in the town (Pickering station being the main hub of the NYMR). This traditional maritime town of Whitby, with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue-flag beach is a great place for filming opportunities. Whitby is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays. Many fabulous attractions include the Whitby Spa, Pannett Park and Whitby Museum. This traditional independent museum has a multitude of displays that give a peek into the culture and artistic leanings of yesteryear, including South Seas artefacts, marine and whaling collections, Captain Cook collection and a unique fossil collection. It is the home to the Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society. Best Vantage Points: On the higher ground surrounding the town which enables you to look down on the activities. A recce is highly recommended prior to the event. Restrictions: Limited vehicular access for drop off with car parking nearby. Permits: Film permit required. Please email contact Rowena Marsden (right) for an application or check www.scarborough.gov.uk A-Z - Filming Permissions 4 weeks advance notice. Public Liability Insurance Required? Minimum of £5 million and risk assessment.

Contact: Rowena Marsden Telephone: 01723 383 615 Email: Rowena.marsden@scarborough.gov.uk

Did You Know:

Website: www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/whitby.aspx www.thedms.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/ www.nymr.co.uk/ www.whitbymuseum.org.uk/

The Olympic Torch Relay will run into Whitby town on Monday 18 June 2012. The Torch is set to be on the steam train from Whitby to arrive in to Pickering Station.

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YORKSHIRE York Minster Deangate, York, YO1 7HH Experience history at every turn at one of the nation’s greatest treasures. There is always something to discover at northern Europe’s largest medieval Gothic cathedral. Best Vantage Points: Nave, Chapter House, Quire, Central Tower, Top of East End scaffolding. Restrictions: Any hidden Minster areas (e.g. top of the Five Sisters Window, Central Tower) requires climbing steep steps. Access to the East End is via scaffolding lift. Best Time of Day: Early morning (7am – 10am). Permits: If broadcast is non-commercial, no. If broadcast is for commercial (e.g., documentary, commercial), approval must be sought from the Dean and Chapter. Allow at least two weeks. Fees: No fee for non-commercial. Commercial: inside York Minster (£350/hour). Other costs within the Minster precinct apply. Public Liability Insurance Required? For non-commercial: no. For commercial: yes.

Did You Know: Queen’s visit for Royal Maundy Service (5th April), Olympic torch leaves from West End (20th June).

Contact: Lisa Sinclair, Nicola Bexon, Pamela Simpson Telephone: 01904 557248 Email: lisas@yorkminster.org nicolab@yorkminster.org pamelas@yorkminster.org Website: www.yorkminster.org

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YORKSHIRE York – iconic shot from the historic City Walls

Stand Up Position

Station Road, York YO1 6HU This is an iconic viewpoint for York, England. At 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved City Walls are the longest medieval town walls in England and listed as an ancient monument. This particular location on the City Walls gives an overview shot of the city with the imposing York Minster in the background. The backdrop view incorporates the City Walls, York Minster and the River Ouse under Lendal Bridge looking towards the city centre. Restrictions: This particular point on the City Walls is at a height above a main road. Parking would be available in the vicinity but this would have to be arranged through the City of York Council when obtaining filming permission. Permits: Any production planning to film in public locations in York contact Liz Topi, the Events and Festivals Officer on 01904 554253 / 07500127821, who will be able to advise you on any areas where you will need filming permission, inform of potential filming hotspots - or of anything going on in the area that may disrupt filming and assist in liaising with other arms of the Council who would need to be approached for permission etc. Public Liability Insurance Required? Amount needs to be checked by Liz Topi at City of York Council - Tel: 01904 554253 Mobile: 07500 127821, Email: liz.topi@york.gov.uk.

Did You Know:

Contact: Kay Hyde, PR Manager, Visit York Telephone: 01904 554451 Email: kh@visityork.org Website: www.visityork.org

2012 Games York has four city venues amongst the 600 accepted nationwide by LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) as pre-Games training camps. The four venues are Huntington Stadium, York Community and Gymnastics Foundation, the University of York and York College. The application to LOCOG was managed and administered by the City of York Council. Gambia and Guinea-Bissau are signed up to use the city as a Pre-Games Training Camp so far (as at September 2011). York was also one of the first 74 locations chosen to be on the route of the Olympic Torch Relay and the torch will visit the city on Tuesday 19 June 2012. Diamond Jubilee The Queen’s last visit to York was in July 2000. She visited York Minster and passed through Micklegate Bar. The Lord Mayor at the time was Cllr Shan Braund. That was the Queen’s first visit to York since 1988. The Queen and Prince Philip attended a service for the Northern Province of the Church of England to celebrate the new Millennium.

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YORKSHIRE Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is a leading international centre for modern and contemporary art. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum situated in the 500 acre, 18th–century Bretton Hall estate. YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in the world to see Barbara Hepworth’s ‘The Family of Man’ in its entirety and the largest public collection of Henry Moore bronzes in the open air. Its stunning Underground Gallery has hosted major exhibitions by Willliam Turnbull, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and Jaume Plensa and its permanent collection includes work by Sol Lewitt, Dennis Oppenheim, Martin Creed and Anthony Caro among many others. Best Vantage Points: View from the Bothy Gallery across the Park to Longside Gallery; view from the Visitor Centre. Restrictions: Certain areas of YSP have access restriction. Film crews would need to be attended by a YSP member of staff. Best Time of Day: All year round / Changing seasons. Permits: Contact a member of the YSP marketing team. Permission to film Henry Moore works in Country Park would be needed from the Henry Moore Foundation. A fee maybe payable to DACS. Fees: Location fee - £600 per day. Public Liability Insurance Required? Contact YSP for further information.

Contact: Nina Rogers, Marketing Manager Damon Waldock, Communications Assistant Telephone: Nina Rogers +44 (0)1924 832633 Damon Waldock +44 (0)1924 832539 Email: nina.rogers@ysp.co.uk damon.waldock@ysp.co.uk Website: www.ysp.co.uk

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Did You Know: Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been confirmed as one of the landmarks to welcome the Olympic Torch. On 25 June 2012, YSP will play host to the Olympic Torch Relay and share in its excitement and celebrate the achievements of the torchbearers.


SCOTLAND

Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland


Filming in SCOTLAND Outstanding natural beauty, space and wilderness have been showcased alongside modern, vibrant cities. Scotland will take your breath away, as it long has for film-makers and audiences alike. Think of the drama of big, highland landscapes in Highlander and Braveheart; the coast and villages in Local Hero and Chariots of Fire; the castles in Mrs Brown and proud Scottish heritage in Disney.Pixar’s Brave. The superb quality of light and the richness of unique Scottish traditions and culture make Scotland the jewel in Britain’s crown. Lowland to Highland, east to west - without travelling great distances it is easy to experience breathtaking mountain scenery, romantic lochs and glens, castles, standing stones, distilleries, gardens and lots more. Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, is a recognised centre for style, design and architecture. It is up front, stylish, full of life and vitality - a shopper’s paradise as well as one of the friendliest places you are ever likely to visit. The music scene is exciting and diverse this UNESCO City of Music will definitely have your feet tapping. In addition, the 2012 Olympic Games are coming to Glasgow, with a number of football matches taking place at Hampden Park.

Edinburgh is pure theatre, with its spires and battlements, crags and classical columns. From Edinburgh Castle, look over an exciting, cosmopolitan European capital city, whose dramatic medieval and elegant Georgian architecture have made it a World Heritage Site twice over. It’s also UNESCO’s first City of Literature. And while London hosts the world’s greatest sporting event, Edinburgh will, as it does every year, host the world’s pre-eminent Edinburgh Festivals, for four exhilarating weeks during July and August. In fact, there are activities in the great outdoors, arts, culture and music festivals, Highland games and foodie festivals galore, all over the country throughout the year during 2012, the Year of Creative Scotland. There is a huge range of filming locations on offer and you won’t have to travel far to reach them, with direct flight access to Scotland from many long haul and European hubs, as well as regular shuttles from London. It’s easy to get around once in Scotland too and the team at Creative Scotland Location Service are on hand to assist with any requests on 0141 302 1724. www.creativescotland.com/arts-screen-and-creative-industries/filming-in-scotland

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FILMING Locations Olympic Locations

Further Filming Locations

Glasgow

Aberdeenshire

Inverness

Argyll

Orkney Islands

Dumfries & Galloway

Perthshire

Edinburgh

Scottish Borders

Fife

Stirling

Highlands

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Locations Service

FifeScreen and TayScreen

Creative Scotland 249 West George St, Glasgow G2 4QE tel +44 (0) 141 302 1723/1724 fax +44 (0) 141 302 1711 Contact: Belle Doyle, Louise Harris, Francis Lopez enquiries@filminginscotland.com www.filminginscotland.com

DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY tel +44 (0) 1382 432483/5 fax +44 (0) 1382 432471 mob +44 (0) 7951 380403 Contact Julie Craik/ Anna Rathband info@tayscreen.com www.tayscreen.com

Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office

Glasgow Film Office

VIewmount, Arduthie Rd, Stonehaven AB39 2DQ tel+44 (0) 1569 768353 Contact: Marie Shaw enquiries@filminginscotland.com www.filminginscotland.com

Exchange House, George St, Glasgow G1 1QU tel +44 (0) 141 287 0424 fax +44 (0) 141 287 0311 Contact: Jennifer Reynolds info@glasgowfilm.com www.glasgowfilm.com

Argyll & Bute Council 1a Manse Brae, Lochgilphead PA31 8RD tel +44 (0) 1546 604166 Contact: Archie Crawford archie.crawford@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Clackmannanshire Council Kilncraigs, Greenside St., Alloa FK10 1EB tel +44 (0) 1259 452195 fax +44 (0) 1259 452230 Contact: Carolyn McGill carolynmcgill@clacks.gov.uk www.clacksonscreen.org

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Western Isles Sandwick Rd, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2BW tel +44 (0) 1851 822693 fax +44 (0) 1851 709388 mob +44 (0) 7770 867795 Contact: Donna MacLeod donna.macleod@cne-siar.gov.uk

Marketing Edinburgh Film Focus 1a Glenfinlas St, Edinburgh EH3 6AQ tel +44 (0) 131 622 7337 / 473 3665 fax +44 (0) 131 473 3878 mob +44 (0) 7946 644212 Contact: Ros Davis / Rosie Ellison info@edinfilm.com www.edinfilm.com

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Highlands Film Commission Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness IV3 5NX tel +44 (0) 1463 702955 fax +44 (0) 1463 702298 Contact: Trish Shorthouse / Jenny Yeomans / Lawrence Sutcliffe trish@scotfilm.org www.scotfilm.org

Inverclyde Council Business Store 75-81 Cathcart St, Greenock PA15 1DE tel +44 (0) 1475 715555 Contact: Rosemary Grace rosemary.grace@inverclyde.gov.uk

Lanarkshire Screen Locations – North & South Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire Council Chief Executive’s Office – Regeneration Services, 3rd Floor Civic Centre, Windmillhill St, Motherwell ML1 1AB tel +44 (0) 1698 302772/3 fax +44 (0) 1698 302851 mob +44 (0) 7793 598943 Contact: John Brinkins / Shona Wilson brinkinsj@northlan.gov.uk wilsonsho@northlan.gov.uk


Moray Council Council Office, Elgin IV30 1BX tel +44 (0) 1343 563493 fax +44 (0) 1343 563483 Contact: Mairi McIntosh mairi.mcintosh@moray.gov.uk

North Ayrshire Council Chief Executive Services Irvine KA12 8EE tel +44 (0) 1292 354134 fax +44 (0) 1292 354154 Contact: Kevin Dyson kdyson@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Orkney Islands Council Development Section, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY tel +44 (0) 1856 873535 ext 2852 Contact: Morag Robertson / Shona Croy morag.robertson@orkney.gov.uk

Renfrewshire Council Renfrewshire House, Cotton St, Paisley PA1 1LL tel +44 (0) 141 842 5421 fax +44 (0) 141 842 5040 amanda.moulson@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Shetland Islands Council Economic Development Unit 3 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0LZ tel +44 (0) 1595 744960 fax +44 (0) 1595 744961 Contact: Neil Henderson neil.henderson@sic.shetland.gov.uk

South West Scotland Screen Commission – Dumfries & Galloway Militia House, Dumfries DG1 2HR tel / fax +44 (0) 1387 263666 mob +44 (0) 7725 065463 Contact: Mark Geddes mark.geddes@dumgal.gov.uk www.sw-scotland-screen.com

Stirling Council Film Liaison Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2ET tel +44 (0) 1786 442535 fax +44 (0) 1786 443199 Contact: Fiona Buchanan buchananf@stirling.gov.uk

Creative Scotland +44 (0) 330 333 2000 / +44 (0) 845 603 6000 Glasgow Reception +44 (0) 141 302 1700 Edinburgh Reception +44 (0) 131 523 0000 enquiries@creativescotland.com www.creativescotland.com

British Film Commission Suite 6.10, The Tea Building 56 Shoreditch High St London E1 6JJ Contact: Samantha Perahia tel: +44 (0) 207 603 7672 samantha.perahia@britishfilmcommission.org.uk Hazel Borthwick tel: +44 (0) 207 613 7690 hazel.borthwick@britishfilmcommission.org.uk

South Ayrshire Council 5th Floor, Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr KA7 1UT tel +44 (0) 1292 616361 Contact: Patsy Devlin patsy.devlin@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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Destination Media Centre - Glasgow Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and VisitScotland will be jointly operating a Destination Media Centre (DMC) for accredited and non-accredited media during Glasgow’s hosting of eight Olympic Football Matches in July and August 2012. The DMC will be a free service for media and will be located in Gallery 5 of The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane in the heart of Glasgow city centre and will operate from 10.00am – 6.00pm on Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th July and from Tuesday 31st July – Friday 3rd August. Facilities will include desk space, wi-fi access, wireless printing, light refreshments and destination information on Glasgow and the rest of Scotland. Dedicated staff will also offer co-ordination of fast track filming / photography permissions for key attractions, iconic sites and a Glasgow accommodation finding service. Further information on registration from: Moira Dyer – moira.dyer@seeglasgow.com – Glasgow City Marketing Bureau Andrew Moffat – Andrew.moffat@visitscotland.com – VisitScotland For press enquiries relating to the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), email the LOCOG Press: pressoffice@london2012.com or call +44 (0)302 012 1430.

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GLASGOW Hampden Park Letherby Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow G42 9BA Hampden Park is Scotland’s National Stadium and home to Scottish football. Over the years the Stadium has hosted many concerts such as Take That, The Rolling Stones, George Michael & AC/DC. They have also had rugby, boxing and American football games. During the London 2012 Olympics there will be eight football games at Hampden Park. Best Vantage Points: From the south stand giving the backdrop for the north stand. Restrictions: Please speak to LOCOG about restrictions. Best Time of Day: Any time – the north stand main focus. Permits: No permits are required from the stadium’s point of view, but advance notice is required and LOCOG must be notified. Fees: Depending on each case, LOCOG and Hampden Park’s Managing Director will evaluate each case on its merits. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes.

Did you know: All eight Olympic football matches in Scotland will be taking place at Hampden Park.

Contact: LOCOG - Tim Love / Sarah Bestwick Telephone: 0302 012 1430 Email: Tim.love@london2012.com sarah.bestwick@london2012.com Website: www.hampdenpark.co.uk

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GLASGOW George Square Glasgow, G2 1DU George Square is a pedestrianised area in the heart of Glasgow. The square is also home to one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings, the City Chambers. The City Chambers is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and has an impressive loggia, marble staircases and stunning banqueting hall. Best Vantage Points: To get the city chambers film from west side. Restrictions: No access restrictions but advance notice must be given. Best Time of Day: Anytime by arrangement. Permits: Yes a permit is required, this is supplied by land and environmental services. Advanced notice of 3 or 4 days is required. Fees: Fee may be waived subject to nature of filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? £10 million for exteriors in the square.

Did you know: There will be a special city celebration in George Square on the evening of June 8th 2012.

Contact: Brian Scott Telephone: 0141 287 8349 Email: brian.scott@glasgow.gov.uk

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GLASGOW Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. Built in red sandstone in Spanish Baroque style, the stunning building also has as its backdrop Kelvingrove Park and the neo-gothic University of Glasgow. Kelvingrove has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationallysignificant. They include: natural history, Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of The Cross, arms and armour, Mackintosh and The Glasgow Style, Glasgow Boys Gallery plus art from many movements and periods of history. Best Vantage Points: Main hall, two main galleries off the main hall and the first floor galleries plus outside the building. Restrictions: No, Glasgow Life (who run Glasgow’s museums) can work with broadcasters. Best Time of Day: Beginning or end of the day if entering the museum. Permits: No permit is required but advance notice of 3 to 4 days is required. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did you know: This will be a stop for the Olympic Torch Relay on June 8th.

Contact: Gordon Boag Telephone: 0141 287 6418 Email: Gordon.Boag@glasgow.gov.uk Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/our-museums/ kelvingrove/Pages/home.aspx

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GLASGOW The Tall Ship at Riverside 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS Restored to her former glory, the S.V Glenlee (1896) is one of only five Clyde-built sailing ships still afloat in the world. Fantastic views of the new Riverside (transport) Museum and up the Clyde. Best Vantage Points: From the quayside or onboard. Restrictions: Access may be restricted on board due to health and safety or space implications. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Fees: No fee for non–commercial filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million.

Contact: Kirsty McDowall Telephone: 0141 357 3699 Email: Kirsty.mcdowall@thetallship.com Website: www.thetallship.com

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GLASGOW Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS The Riverside Museum is Glasgow’s new museum of transport. Designed by world famous architect Zaha Hadid, the museum houses more than 3,000 exhibits in over 150 displays. Highlights include the Wall of Cars and the South African Locomotive. Best Vantage Points: From the Riverside Museum you can get a good shot of the titanium clad Glasgow Science Centre, and from across the River Clyde you can obtain a good shot of the iconic Clyde Auditorium at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre. For the museum the key positions are north façade, south façade and in the Victorian street and on the mezzanine walkway. Restrictions: No, Glasgow Life (who run Glasgow’s museums) can work with broadcasters. Best Time of Day: Beginning or end of the day if going into the Museum. Permits: No permit required; advance notice of 3 to 4 days is required. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £5 million.

Did you know:

Contact: Gordon Boag

This will be a stop for the Olympic Torch Relay on June 9th and the Museum will be celebrating its 1st birthday.

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GLASGOW University of Glasgow University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ Founded in 1451, the university boasts a long history of achievements ranging from economist Adam Smith to scientist Lord Kelvin. There are panoramic views of the city from the top of the university’s neo-gothic tower, quadrangles and cloister. Best Vantage Points: Top of the neo-gothic tower. Restrictions: Restricted access in the tower (2 pax plus equipment). Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Advance permission of 1 week from Glasgow University press office. Fees: On request. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million.

Did you know: This will be a stop for the Olympic Torch Relay on June 8th

Contact: Press office Telephone: 0141 330 3535 Email: press@gla.ac.uk Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk

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Braemar

Craigellachie

Braemar, Royal Deeside, AB35 Home to the world famous annual Braemar Gathering (held on the first Saturday in September)which the Royal Family usually attend, Braemar lies in spectacular mountain scenery at the eastern gateway to the highest mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Braemar is also home to the stunning Mar Lodge Estate which occupies almost 7% of the Cairngorms National Park, covering in total 29,380 hectares of some of the most remote and scenic wild land in Scotland, including four of the five highest mountains in the UK.

Craigellachie, Moray, AB38 There are no fewer than 24 Munros (mountains over 914 metres) in the parish of Braemar. The village is very much a year round holiday destination and one access point to the ski resort at Glenshee, as well as over 65 miles of high level walks and cycle routes of varying length and difficulty

In the northeast of Scotland, the small settlement of Craigellachie sits above the confluence of the sparkling waters of the Fiddich and the Spey. From the village, you can look down on a beautiful iron bridge over the Spey built by Thomas Telford in 1815. The Speyside Cooperage visitor centre is a must for followers of the Malt Whisky Trail.

Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Notify Creative Scotland.

Permits: Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office. Fees: On request.

Best Vantage Points: From the village looking down the Spey.

Contact: Marie Shaw

Did you Know:

Contact: Marie Shaw

Telephone: 01569 768353

A member of the Royal family attends the Braemar Gathering each year, which has been tradition since Queen Victoria first attended in 1848.

Telephone: 01569 768353

Email: enquiries@filminginscotland.com Website: www.filminginscotland.com/home/index.cfm?id=1

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ARGYLL Castle Stalker Castle Stalker, Loch Laich, Appin, Argyll, PA38 4BL This picturesque tower is on an island, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. Erected by the Stewarts of Appin at the behest of James V. By the early 17th century it was in Campbell ownership, and in 1631 was reconstructed at the upper levels and reroofed. In 1689, it was in Stewart hands again but was once more lost, this time in forfeiture for Jacobite allegiance. Roofless by 1840, it returned to the Stewarts in the 20th century and in 1965 a programme of restoration was set in train. The castle can only be reached by boat. Best Vantage Points: On foot only. See below Restrictions: Please note- there is nowhere safe to stop your car on A828 Oban - Fort William road. To take shots of Castle Stalker it is recommended that you park just before Appin House and walk back along the footpath – approximately 2 miles. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Notify Creative Scotland.

Did you know: Owned by the Stewart dynasty.

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ARGYLL Luss Luss, Loch Lomond, G83 Situated almost ten miles south of Tarbert on the loch’s western shore, the pretty conservation village of Luss is a popular stopping-off point for visitors to the Loch Lomond area. A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries. With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebble strewn strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap ‘High Road’ which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 90s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th-century parish church offers a haven of peace, and has a lovely ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and Victorian stained– glass windows. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset – the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Restrictions: Please contact Creative Scotland Permits: Please notify Creative Scotland. Fees: Free (as long as filming is not obstructing traffic)

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DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Glentrool

Kirkcudbright

Galloway Forest Park, DG8

Kirkcudbright, DG6

Glentrool and Galloway Forest Park provides an outstandingly scenic viewpoint over Loch Trool from the public road end. You could be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived in the Highlands as you enter the glen, situated a few miles north of Newton Stewart, just off the Girvan road. The full circuit of the loch is around 5 miles however there are also a number of shorter walks available starting from the Glentrool Visitor Centre.

Kirkcudbright is a charming town on the Solway coast with a ruined castle and attractive centre. Kirkcudbright (pronounced kir-coo-bree) is situated on the banks of the River Dee and is the only town on the Solway coast with a working harbour. The town centre is very attractive, with a colourful combination of medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings. The town became a magnet for Scottish artists in the late 19th century. One of the town’s attractions is MacLellan’s Castle, a ruined 16th-century tower house by the harbourside. Nearby is Broughton House, a smart Georgian townhouse which was the former home of artist Edward Hornel. The house has some impressive Japanese gardens.

Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Permits unlikely to be required but please contact the press office.

Contact: Forestry Commission Scotland Press office: Steve Williams or Paul Munro Telephone: 0131 314 6508 and 6507 respectively Email: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Permits: Please notify Creative Scotland.

Contact: South West Scotland Screen Commission, Mark Geddes Telephone: 01387 263666 / 07725 065463 Email: mark.geddes@dumgal.gov.uk

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour.

Website: www.sw-scotland-screen.com


EDINBURGH Calton Hill Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s seven hills. Situated at the east end of Princes St, it is the classic vantage point over the whole city, taking in Edinburgh Castle, Princes St, the Old Town, Arthur’s Seat, and north towards Leith and the Forth. Calton Hill is home to the National Monument, the City Observatory and the Nelson Monument, a tower built to resemble Nelson’s telescope in commemoration of the Admiral. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Permit required from Edinburgh Film Focus. Fees: Fees may be waived subject to nature of filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, minimum £5 million.

Contact: Edinburgh Film Focus - Ros Davis Telephone: 0131 622 7337 Email: info@edinfilm.com Website: www.edinfilm.com

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EDINBURGH

Holyrood Park & Arthur’s Seat

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Holyrood Park, Postcode EH8 & Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Arthur’s Seat is the principal peak in a group of hills in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. Although just a mile from Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, the nearby cliffs at Salisbury Crags and Dunsapie Loch give the impression of a wild highland landscape, and provide an excellent vantage point over the city.

The magnificent Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the world’s most famous ships. It was launched at John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank in 1953 and served the Queen for 44 years. The Britannia carried out 968 voyages for the Queen and the Royal Family and played host to some of the most famous people in the world, until it was taken out of service in 1994. The Royal Yacht Britannia can now be found in Leith, Edinburgh, where visitors can discover what life was like on board for the Royal Family and the crew.

Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million.

Did you Know: This is Her Majesty The Queen’s former yacht. There is to be a party for all former crew members from 14-18 May 2012. They will also be marking the Jubilee weekend with various celebrations.

Restrictions: Parking is restricted.

Did you Know:

Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour.

Connection & proximity to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence.

Permits: A filming permit from Historic Scotland is required and where possible, advance notice of 7 days should be given.

Contact: Historic Scotland - Paul Spence

Restrictions: Narrow corridors in part of the yacht.

Contact: Lucy Caldwell

Telephone: 0131 668 8731

Permits: Permission needed from the TRYB team.

Telephone: 0131 555 8800

Best Vantage Points: From the bridge.

Email: Paul.Spence@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million.

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Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Email: lucyc@tryb.co.uk Fees: On request.

Website: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk


FIFE St Andrews St Andrews Links Trust, Pilmour House, St Andrews, KY16 9SF St Andrews is a historic university town on the Fife coast. Amongst its many attractions are the world renowned golf courses, sandy beach, picturesque streets, cathedral and castle. There are seven courses at St Andrews Links including the famous Old Course. The iconic Swilcan Bridge is on the 18th hole of the Old Course. Best Vantage Points: There are several vantage points around the edge of the 1st and 18th holes of the Old Course, which is the most famous and often-filmed part of the course. There is also a viewing garden on the roof of St Andrews Links Clubhouse which is ideal for filming the courses with some elevation. Restrictions: There are parts of the courses where filming is not permitted. Camera equipment such as tripods and ladders are not permitted on the greens. The venue does not allow filming which will disrupt play. Best Time of Day: The best time of the day is first thing in the morning. The courses are extremely busy and filming must not disrupt play. Filming can be done on the closing holes first thing before play reaches that part of the course. Filming can be done at any time of day at other parts of the Links. Permits: Permission for filming must be sought from St Andrews Links Trust. It is helpful to have at least one week’s notice. Filming is not permitted during certain tournaments which take place throughout the year. Fees: There is normally no charge for non-commercial filming unless it requires substantial assistance from staff in facilitating the filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Anyone filming at the Links does so at their own risk and must have their own insurance cover.

Contact: Mike Woodcock, External Relations and Media Manager

Did you know: Golf has been played at St Andrews Links for more than 600 years. It is recognised around the world as the Home of Golf.

Telephone: 01334 466610 / 07919 946064 Email: mike.woodcock@standrews.org.uk Website: www.standrews.org.uk

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HIGHLANDS

Glencoe

Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct

Postcode PH49 Glencoe really does merit the description ‘spectacular’. The best approach is from the south on the A82, one of the major routes through the Highlands. The road climbs over the bleak expanse of Rannoch Moor and drops down between the steep scree-strewn sides of Glencoe. Awesome mountains such as Buachaille Etive Mor and the Three Sisters loom on either side, with riverine scenery at the bottom of the glen. The name Glencoe means ‘Valley of Weeping’, and has a melancholy air thanks to it being the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Glencoe is seen by many as the “Hollywood of the Highlands” with films such as Braveheart, Highlander, Harry Potter and more recently James Bond being shot in the area.

Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre, Glenfinnan, PH49 4LT Best Vantage Points: Heading north on the A82. Restrictions: Please contact National Trust for Scotland for any conservation restrictions. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour.

Contact: National Trust for Scotland, Anna Preuss Telephone: 0844 493 2498 Email: apreuss@nts.org.uk Website: www.nts.org.uk

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Set amid superb Highland scenery, the Glenfinnan monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen. At the head of Loch Shiel, it was erected in 1815 in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a stunning 21 arch railway bridge in magnificent scenery at the head of Loch Shiel on the West Highland Line, used by both steam trains and regular passenger services. It is also an unmistakeable landmark for all Harry Potter fans! Best Vantage Points: Spectacular views down to the monument can be found from the left side of the train (if westbound). Views of the viaduct can be shot from the head of Loch Shiel (A830). Restrictions: Please contact National Trust for Scotland for any conservation restrictions.

Permits: Advance permission from the National Trust for Scotland. Fees: On request. Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million. Contact: National Trust for Scotland, Anna Preuss Telephone: 0844 493 2498 Email: apreuss@nts.org.uk Website: www.nts.org.uk or For help to access all landowners and Information please contact: Trish Shorthouse or Jenny Yeomans Highland Film Commission http://scotfilm.org/ info@scotfilm.org 01463 702955


INVERNESS Loch Ness Postcode IV63 This is Scotland’s largest loch, by water volume and a very popular tourist destination, thanks in part to the Loch Ness Monster phenomenon. Choice of cruises to gain good vantage points, plus excellent lochside locations such as Dores, Urquhart Castle and in the south, Fort Augustus, with an especially good panorama northwards up the loch from roadside east of the village. Restrictions: Will depend on the wishes of the landowner of the location desired. Best Time of Day: Will depend on the season. Long day length in the summer means filming can go on from early in the morning till late in the evening. Permits: Will depend on location owner. Each piece of land or water will belong or be administered by someone. They will have to be contacted for permissions. Fees: Will depend on landowner and the amount or invasiveness of filming required. Public Liability Insurance: Considered on a case by case basis – please contact Highland Film Commission

Contact: Trish Shorthouse or Jenny Yeomans Highland Film Commission trish@scotfilm.org http://scotfilm.org/ info@scotfilm.org Tel 01463 702955 Telephone: 01463 702955 Email: info@scotfilm.org Website: http://scotfilm.org/

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ORKNEY ISLANDS Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle Postcode KW16 The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge, which is part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, is a truly spectacular stone circle. The ring is surrounded by a large circular ditch or henge that can still be seen. It was one of the first sites to be scheduled in the British Isles. The truly circular layout of the ring is an unusual attribute that singles it out as one of the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles. The Ring of Brodgar comprises a massive ceremonial enclosure and stone circle probably dating from between 2500 and 2000 BC. Around it are at least 13 prehistoric burial mounds and a stone setting (2500-1500 BC). Best Vantage Points: About 5m North East of Stromness on the B9055. Grid reference - HY 294 134. Restrictions: Must stick to outer circle and path. No pegs put into ground at site. Permits: Contact Paul Spence at Historic Scotland. Fees: ÂŁ150 per hour - looked at on a case by case basis. Public Liability Insurance: Yes, ÂŁ5 million.

Contact: Historic Scotland Paul Spence: 0131 668 8731 Email: Paul.Spence@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Francis Caine: 0131 668 8074 Email: Francis.Caine@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk or Orkney Islands Council Development Section, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NY Tel 01856 873535 ext 2852 Contact: Morag Robertson / Shona Croy morag.robertson@orkney.gov.uk

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PERTHSHIRE

Crannog Loch Tay

Queen’s View

Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HY The Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay features an authentic reconstruction of a bronze age dwelling supported on stilts above the surface of the loch.

Public Liability Insurance Required? Scottish Crannog Centre, yes - £2 million.

Best Vantage Points: Layby parking at the south end of Kenmore near the lochside - follow the small road around the lochside past the pier and boat hire centre for good views over the loch to the crannog. Restrictions: Restricted parking but there is a good car park at Kenmore. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Please notify Creative Scotland.

Contact: FifeScreen and TayScreen, Julie Craik or Anna Rathband Telephone: 01382 432483/ 01382 432485 Email: info@tayscreen.com Website: www.tayscreen.com

Loch Tummel, PH15 While Queen Victoria did visit in 1866, Queen Isabella Permits: Permits unlikely to be required but please contact the press office. of Scotland, wife of King Robert the Bruce, is widely believed to have inspired the name about 550 years Fees: On request. earlier. The Queen’s View is said to be one of the most photographed views in Scotland, its location on the Did you Know: North Shore of Loch Tummel in Highland Perthshire has everything: lochs, mountains and forests. The view There is a connection to Her Majesty was named for Queen Isabella, wife of King Robert the Queen Victoria. Bruce and Queen Victoria was also a great admirer of Queen’s view so it has a link to two Queens Best Vantage Points: From the north shore of Loch Tummel and also a short walk from the Queen’s View Visitor Centre. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour.

Contact: Forestry Commission Scotland Press office: Steve Williams or Paul Munro Telephone: 0131 314 6508 and 6507 respectively Email: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk Website: www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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PERTHSHIRE The Gleneagles Hotel Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1NF Originally a railway hotel built by the Caledonian Railway Company in 1924, Gleneagles, or “The Palace in the Glens”, has long been established as one of the Leading Hotels of the World, renowned for its luxurious surroundings and impressive leisure facilities. An AA 5 Red Star resort, it boasts award-winning restaurants, three championship golf courses, and an enviable choice of country pursuits including clay pigeon shooting, falconry, gun dog training, archery and a world class equestrian centre. Best Vantage Points: A very impressive distance view of Gleneagles can be had from a layby to the south on Gleneagles – the A823 with backdrop of mountains beyond. Restrictions: Dependent on brief Best Time of Day: Around mid-day – it is looking north, so the light is good. Fees: On a case-by-case basis Public Liability Insurance: Minimum £5 million.

Contact: Kate Trussler, PR & Corporate Marketing Manager Telephone: 01764 694182 Email: kate.trussler@gleneagles.com Website: http://www.gleneagles.com

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SCOTTISH BORDERS

Melrose Abbey

Scott’s View

Abbey Street, Melrose, TD6 9LG Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. Probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, and was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are largely from the early 15th century. Objects found during excavation are displayed in the Commendator’s House. The Abbey is also thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds.

St Boswells, TD6 Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Permits: Filming permit required in advance from Historic Scotland. At least 7 days notice required. Fees: Negotiable on request.

Looking onto the Eildon Hills, this is a wonderfully romantic spot and is so called because it was Sir Walter Scott’s favourite patch for picnics and contemplation. When the carriage bearing Scott’s body was on its way to his funeral at Dryburgh Abbey, the horses stopped without being reined, as they always did when carrying Scott. Thus it was named ‘Scott’s View’. The nearest town is St Boswells on the B6356. Car parking is available is the viewpoint

Public Liability Insurance Required? £2 million. Best Time of Day: The hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset - the ‘golden’ hours, for richness of colour. Contact: Historic Scotland - Paul Spence Telephone: 0131 668 8731

Permits: Notify Creative Scotland.

Contact: Creative Scotland Telephone: 0141 302 1724

Email: Paul.Spence@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Email: locations@creativescotland.com

Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

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STIRLING

Stirling Bridge

(looking towards the Wallace Monument) FK8 1EJ

Castle Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1EJ Stirling Castle is situated on a outcrop of basaltic rock commanding spectacular views. Its main features include artillery fortifications from 16th to 18th century, Great hall, chapel, garden with lawn, visitor centre with audio visual display, shop and tea room.

The Battle of Stirling Bridge was the scene of William Wallace’s greatest triumph against the English. Now, it is a great spot for filming the Wallace Monument, erected in his honour.

Best Vantage Points: From the corner of the car park facing up the road to the castle.

Best Vantage Points: On the bridge. Permits: Please notify Creative Scotland. Contact: Stirling Council Film Liaison, Fiona Buchanan

Restrictions: Cobbled paths may not be suitable for rigs.

Did you Know: The Castle has ancient Royal connections Mary Queen of Scots was crowned at Stirling Castle in 1543 when she was only nine months old.

Telephone: 01786 442535

Permits: A filming permit from Historic Scotland is required and where possible, advance notice of 7 days should be given.

Contact: Historic Scotland - Paul Spence

Email: buchananf@stirling.gov.uk

Public Liability Insurance Required? ÂŁ2 million.

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Stirling Castle

Telephone: 0131 668 8731

Website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk


WALES COUNTRY NAME

Nant Ffrancon in Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd, Wales


Filming in WALES Wales is situated on the western shores of Great Britain, has three National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Beauty, and only 3 million people! It has a rich heritage and culture, boasts two languages, over 600 castles and a landscape that offers a wealth of beautiful, mysterious and breathtaking locations and only two hours from central London! An impressive array of talent across the board can be found located in Wales from our production and facility companies to our crews and individuals. The portfolio of recent productions based, produced or directed in Wales include: feature films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Clash of the Titans, Robin Hood, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Cradle of Life, The Libertine, King Arthur, The Edge of Love and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and high profile television dramas such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Merlin; Gavin and Stacey, Skellig, Midsomer Murders and Upstairs Downstairs. The stable of acclaimed Welsh actors who have made a name for themselves in British and Hollywood films include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rhys Ifans, Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys.

Wales Screen Commission General enquiries Please use our enquiry service freephone number if calling from within the UK: 0800 8498848 or +44 2920 435385 if calling from outside the UK. enquiry@walesscreencommission.co.uk If your enquiry is specific to one region within Wales please use the contact details below:

South Wales Office 33-35 West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LH Penny Skuse (t) 029 20 435385 penny@walesscreencommission.co.uk Owain Gillard (t) 029 20 435381 owain@walesscreencommission.co.uk

Mid Wales Office Welsh Government, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UR Mike Wallwork (t) 0300 062 2414 mike@walesscreencommission.co.uk

North Wales Office Room 223, Welsh Government Building, Penrallt, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1EP Arwyn Williams (t) 01286 662 341 arwyn@walesscreencommission.co.uk

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FILMING Locations Olympic Locations

Further Filming Locations

Cardiff

Anglesey Gwynedd Pembrokeshire Neath Port Talbot Powys

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CARDIFF Millennium Stadium Gate 4, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1NS The Millennium Stadium dominates the capital city skyline, drawing huge crowds to the very heart of Cardiff and attracting attention from around the world. The stadium has established itself on the global stage as a multi event venue enhanced by its city centre location, a removable pitch and that all-important closing roof. It has become a recognised landmark which is truly representative of a modern Wales enjoying a status and a resonance far beyond many other countries of its diminutive size. Anyone arriving in the city by road, rail or even from the sea will notice its four 296-feet-tall steel masts towering above the River Taff. There are seats for some 74,500 supporters, a roof that takes just 20 minutes to close and a palletised pitch system that can be removed in a day to turn the building from a sporting venue into a multi-purpose indoor arena. Permits: Risk assessment and method statement required. Permit issued by MS plc. Fees: Negotiable per request. Public Liability Insurance: ÂŁ10 million.

Did you know: Football host venue, London 2012 Olympic Games.

Contact: Gemma James Telephone: 029 20822368 Email: gjames@wru.co.uk Website: www.millenniumstadium.com

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CARDIFF Cardiff Castle Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB Cardiff Castle is located in the heart of Wales’s capital city and enjoys a history spanning 2,000 years. A 12th-century Norman Keep dominates the grounds and provides an iconic backdrop for interviews and photography arranged in the castle grounds. The mansion house dates from medieval times but is best known for its spectacular Victorian fairytale interiors, created for the 3rd Marquess of Bute by eccentric architect William Burges. The site also offers original Roman walls, wartime tunnels last used as air-raid shelters in World War II and battlements offering panoramic views across the site.

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Restrictions: Cardiff Castle is primarily a visitor attraction, so the site cannot be closed or visitor access restricted to accommodate filming. In addition, the amount and type of equipment is limited by conservation of the site, especially within the castle apartments. Physical restrictions also apply such as the size of the entrance (3.37m high, 2.64m wide and a weight limit of 30 tons). Limited parking is available alongside the castle for small vehicles but large vehicles cannot be accommodated either within the castle grounds or outside. Cardiff Castle will not host any film crew of a controversial and/or political nature. Permits: An Indemnity Form must be completed by all film crews and professional photographers on site. A form is available in advance or on arrival. No camera cranes, jibs or cherry pickers permitted. Fees: Location fees vary depending on which areas of the castle are being used, the time of day and the level of castle staff supervision required. However, general views or a short “piece to camera” taken in the grounds with minimal equipment and crew are usually free of charge if used for news, travel and lifestyle broadcasts. Public Liability Insurance: Yes, of at least £5m. Copies of insurance certificates should be sent to the castle is advance of any filming taking place.

Contact: Claire Hamer or Helen Jones Telephone: 029 2087 8118 or 029 2087 3004

Did you know: The Millennium Stadium will host some football matches (mens and womens) during the 2012 Olympic Games. The stadium is just across the road from Cardiff Castle.

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CARDIFF Cardiff Bay Barrage Cardiff Harbour Authority, Queen Alexandra House Cargo Road, Cardiff, CF10 4LY The Barrage and Embankment is 1.1km long and extends from Cardiff docks in the north to Penarth in the south. Enjoy views across Cardiff Bay and out to the Estuary. The landscaped area and flat gradient make it an ideal place to visit; and the sails are illuminated at night to create a distinctive landmark. The children’s play area continues the nautical theme, and is located next to the Skate Plaza and Adizone. There are also water bus stops at the northern and southern end of the Barrage. The Barrage Control Room is responsible for operating and maintaining the Barrage. The Barrage consists of three locks, three bascule bridges, five sluice gates and specifically designed fish pass. The North Arm is a designated Sea Angling zone. The Pink Hut is used for races. Its distinctive colour can easily be seen from the water. Best Vantage Points: The Barrage Embankment has excellent panoramic views across the bay and Severn Estuary. Restrictions: The Barrage is a pedestrianised area, with a cycle route. Vehicles need permission to access site and can only enter via the Cardiff Harbour Authority Offices or Barrage South (Penarth). Permits: An Indemnity Form will need to signed, and given back with a copy of their public liability form. Fees: • Minimum half day (4 hours) at £365 for non commercial use. • A rate card is available for commercial requests. • In most circumstances, no charge will be made for news broadcasts. • Additional staffing costs, such as safety stewards, will also need to be taken into consideration. Public Liability Insurance: Yes – Standard Council Request.

Contact: Julie Holmes / Gemma Simons Telephone: Office: 029 2087 7903 Barrage Control Room: 029 2070 0234 Email: Julie.holmes@cardiff.gov.uk gsimons@cardiff.gov.uk Website: www.cardiffharbour.com

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Did you know: The Adizone was built in association with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire young people to participate in sport. Cardiff Bay is an official training camp for the 2012 Olympics.


CARDIFF City Hall Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND Built in the English Renaissance style, City Hall was opened in 1906. The magnificent exterior is carved from Portland stone. Within are elegant rooms of varying size. There are 16 rooms available and can accommodate between 2 and 600 people. The Assembly room has a richly decorated 11m-high ceiling with a floor space of 539 msq. The Marble Hall is lined by columns of Sienna Marble and decorated with ornate stained glass windows. This room also displays many items from the City Hall’s extensive art collection. The Council Chamber is situated directly below the grand dome of City Hall with stained glass windows, carved oak panelling and marble pillars. This room has fixed ‘in the round’ arena seating. The entrance Hall has two sweeping staircases leading to the Marble Hall. There are 12 additional smaller rooms decorated to a high standard. Best Vantage Points: This is dependent on filming requirements. Access can be gained to the roof area. Restrictions: There are steps leading into the goods entrance of City Hall, however, there is a ramp that can be linked to a truck with a tail lift. Best Time of Day: This is dependent on which room is required. Fees: This is dependent on which room/area is to be used. Public Liability Insurance: City Hall has full public liability insurance, however, production companies are required to have their own.

Contact: Alexandra McIlquham-Jones Telephone: 029 20871727 Email: alexm@cardiff.gov.uk Website: www.cardiffcityhall.com

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CARDIFF Roath Park Lake Road West, Roath, Cardiff CF23 5PG Roath Park is Cardiff’s most popular public park and it still retains its classic Victorian atmosphere and layout. At its heart is Roath Park Lake, site of the Scott Memorial Lighthouse. North of the lake are the Wild Garden with its winding paths and wildflowers, and Llandennis Oval, its ancient pond supposedly the site of St Isan’s 12th century settlement. Further south, the Pleasure Garden and Recreation Ground provide bowls, tennis and basketball, football and rugby pitches, another children’s playground and trim trail. Best Vantage Points: From the promenade, also the conservatory. Restrictions: Height restriction for vehicle access, weight restriction on promenade. Best Time of Day: Daylight probably would be the best. Permits: Please apply to the Park Events Officer. Fees: Costs apply for filming. Public Liability Insurance: £5 million.

Did you know: At Roath Park there is a boatstage and water offer with facilities for paddle sports, rowing and sailing which could be linked with 2012 Olympics and pre games training camps in Cardiff.

Contact: Carolyn Chappell – Park Events Officer Telephone: 029 20684000 Email: cchappell@cardiff.gov.uk Website: www.cardiff.gov.uk/parks

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CARDIFF National Assembly for Wales Pierhead Street, Cardiff, CF99 1NA The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales and holds the Welsh government to account. Visitors are able to take a guided tour around the award-winning Senedd building, designed by renowned British architect Richard Rogers, which opened in 2006. On business days visitors will also be able to watch live Assembly debates from the public gallery, and will be able to learn more about the Assembly and the work of its 60 Members via the multi-media interactive pods dotted around the building. There is also the opportunity to visit the Pierhead building, which is adjacent to the Senedd. It is an interactive visitor attraction that takes visitors through the history of Cardiff Bay from medieval times, through the era of King Coal, and to the present day where the area has become the focal point of Welsh civic life. Best Vantage Points: From the Oriel area, or outside in front of the building to get this architectural jewel in the background of the shot. Restrictions: Access only to public areas unless camera crews have lobby passes. Best Time of Day: In the morning as the building has been mainly constructed from glass and faces directly West which means a lot of light shines directly into the building in the afternoon. Permits: Permission required from Media Relations Manager, Matt Dicks. Fees: No fee charged. But filming generally restricted to news and current affairs programming. The estate not allowed for filming to promote commercial products. Public Liability Insurance: Yes.

Contact: Matt Dicks Telephone: 02920 898646 Email: Matt.dicks@wales.gov.uk Website: www.assemblywales.org

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CARDIFF National Museum Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP National Museum Cardiff is one of Wales’s seven national museums. The museum, which celebrated its centenary in 2007, hosts the country’s archaeology, natural history and art collections. In July 2011, Wales’s first National Museum of Art was opened on the first floor of the building, which features art from the Tudors and Stuarts plus one of the best Impressionist collections outside Paris and works produced by those living and working in Wales today. The archaeology collection is displayed in the Origins: In Search of Early Wales gallery. Objects date back to the Neanderthals. The woolly mammoth and dinosaurs are some of the most popular objects for children in the Evolution of Wales gallery. Best Vantage Points: There are several art, archaeology and natural history galleries which provide good backdrops. The front steps of the Museum are also striking as well as from the balcony in the main hall. Restrictions: There are some restrictions behind the scenes. In the galleries, the communications officer can advise on copyright implications, which occur occasionally in the art galleries. Best Time of Day: Before 10am or after 5pm if you want quiet. If you don’t mind the public being present, the museum is open from 10am – 5pm everyday except Mondays. On Mondays the staff could accomodate a crew all day. Fees: Educational/news/current affairs: No fee. PR rate (decided by communications officer): £150 an hour. Full commercial rate: £250 an hour. Public Liability Insurance: Yes. Contact: Catrin Mears & Lleucu Cooke Telephone: 029 2057 3185 / 029 2057 3175 Email: catrin.mears@museumwales.ac.uk lleucu.cooke@museumwales.ac.uk Website: www.museumwales.ac.uk

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CARDIFF St Fagans: National History Museum St Fagans, Cardiff. CF5 6XB Voted ‘The Uk’s Favourite Tourist Attraction’ by readers of Which! in 2011, St Fagans: National History Museum is an open-air Museum on the outskirts of Cardiff. St Fagans has re-erected over 40 original buildings that include Iron Age roundhouses, farms and a medieval church to show how the people of Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. St. Fagans is very much a living museum with traditional craftsmen demonstrating in workshops and mills in a packed programme of events. Best Vantage Points: St Fagans is a 100-acre site and has many vantage points. Restrictions: The 40+ historic interiors each have their own restrictions and rules about lighting conditions etc. Best Time of Day: Daylight for external shots– historic interiors need to be lit. Permits: Please apply through Iwan Llwyd, Press and Marketing Officer. Fees: £200 per hour/negotiable. Public Liability Insurance: £1 million.

Contact: Iwan Llwyd, Press and Marketing Officer Telephone: 02920 573486 / 07920 027054 Email: Iwan.llwyd@museumwales.ac.uk Website: www.museumwales.ac.uk/stfagans

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ANGLESEY Llanddwyn OS Grid reference SH385 625 At the south-western point of Ynys Môn, guarding the southern opening of the Menai Strait, Newborough Warren is one of the finest coastal sand dune systems in Britain, with huge expanses of mobile and fixed dunes. The reserve boasts important geological features – the pre-Cambrian rocks (some of the oldest in the country) of which Ynys Llanddwyn is formed and the pillow lavas that form the approach to that tidal island. Best Vantage Points: On the island above the pilot cottages, looking towards the old lighthouse. Restrictions: No access restrictions but will be busy during the summer months. The access to the car park is managed by the Forestry Commission. Local Area Manager: Robert Williams Email: robert.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 07775 818 958 Best Time of Day: All day is fine due to the long daylight hours during summer. Permits: A permit for commercial filming is required and permission should be arranged with Graham Williams from the Countryside Council for Wales: gr.williams@ccw.gov.uk Fees: A fee is usually charged for commercial filming and is negotiable with the Countryside Council for Wales. Public Liability Insurance: The location managers will ask for public liability insurance for commercial filming. Please contact Graham Williams.

Contact: Graham Williams(Countryside Council for Wales) Telephone: 07884 111 802 Email: gr.williams@ccw.gov.uk Website: www.ccw.gov.uk

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Did you know: Prince William works as an RAF rescue pilot (based RAF Valley) and Miss Middleton has been seen at the local Waitrose supermarket stocking up on Duchy Originals. They have also been regular visitors at the White Eagle pub at Rhoscolyn on the north western tip of Anglesey.


GWYNEDD Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2AY Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales’s castles. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest, and to this day, still trumpet in no uncertain terms the intention of its builder Edward I. Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle’s majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was designed to echo the walls of Constantinople. Standing at the mouth of the Seiont river, the fortress with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and colour banded masonry dominates the walled town. Best Vantage Points: On site and from opposite side of harbour. Restrictions: No access restrictions but will be busy during the summer months. Best Time of Day: Morning and afternoon in summer. Permits: A filming permit is required for commercial filming. Fees: Yes for commercial filming; please contact Shuna Williams. Public Liability Insurance: Shuna Williams can provide information.

Did you know: The Olympic Torch Relay will be going from Beaumaris on 29 May.

Contact: Shuna Williams Telephone: 01443 336 103 Email: williamssg@wales.gsi.gov.uk Website: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

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GWYNEDD Ffestiniog Railway Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF This is the oldest independent railway in the world and was a world pioneer in narrow gauge technology. It still builds steam engines and carriages in the world’s oldest railway workshop. Best Vantage Points: Numerous. Contact Andrew Thomas for details. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Tan y Bwlch, Porthmadog, The Cob. Best Time of Day: Any time. Sunrises and sunsets can be dramatic.

Did you know: The Olympic Torch will be carried by one of the locomotives the 13.5 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on 28 May.

Contact: Andrew Thomas Telephone: 01766 516072 Email: andrew.thomas@festrail.co.uk Website: www.festrail.co.uk

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GWYNEDD Portmeirion Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER Portmeirion is a picturesque village designed and built by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. It is an eclectic mix of buildings, mostly painted in ‘Mediterranean’ colours. It is still a popular destination due to it being the location of the 1960s TV programme “The Prisoner” with Patrick McGoohan.

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Best Vantage Points: Central Piazza in the middle of the Village. The lawn of the Hotel by the estuary. The site of the 12th-century castle overlooking the Village and estuary. Restrictions: The site of the 12th-century castle is accessible by our vehicles, all other sites by any vehicle. Best Time of Day: Mornings are spectacular with the sun rising across the estuary, highlighting the colours of the buildings. Permits: No permit – but knowledge of dates and timings and any possible background information would be appreciated. Film crews are chaperoned whilst on site. Fees: No fee charged for documentaries etc. Other productions (TV series or feature films) should enquire in advance, as price is dependent on effect to business. Public Liability Insurance: £5 million.

Contact: Meurig Jones Telephone: 01766772306 / 07795294825 Email: meurig@portmeirion-village.com Website: www.portmeirion-village.com

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Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi

Marloes Deer Park

Near Llanrhian , SA62

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This flooded former slate quarry is now a renowned coastal beauty spot.

This spectacular coastal headland is known for its ancient archaeological landscape, seascapes and islands and lots of wildlife.

Restrictions: Pedestrian only. Best Vantage Points: Many. Best Time of Day: An all-year, all-weather location. Restrictions: Pedestrian only. Permits: Yes – via Richard Ellis or Harvey Edgington at Harvey.edgington@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Best Time of Day: An all-year, all-weather location. Contact: Richard Ellis

Fees: Yes, depending on purpose of film. Public Liability Insurance: Yes. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Telephone: 01834 832006 Email: Richard.ellis@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/abereiddi-abermawr/

Contact: Richard Ellis Permits: Yes – via Richard Ellis or Harvey Edgington at Harvey.edgington@nationaltrust.org.uk. Fees: Yes, depending on purpose of film. Public Liability Insurance: Yes. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

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Telephone: 01834 832006 Email: Richard.ellis@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/marloes-peninsula/


PEMBROKESHIRE

St David’s Head

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Near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, close to Whitesands Car Park

National Trust, Stackpole, Pembroke, SA71 5DQ

This spectacular coastal headland is known for its ancient archaeological landscape, seascapes and islands and lots of wildlife.

This coastal estate is packed with with cliffs, beaches and the famous Bosherston Lily Ponds.

Restrictions: Pedestrian only.

Best Vantage Points: Stackpole Head, Barafundle, Lily Ponds, Stackpole Court, Eight-Arch Bridge.

Best Time of Day: An all-year, all-weather location.

Restrictions: Pedestrian – vehicular by arrangement.

Permits: Yes – via the Richard Ellis or Harvey Edgington Fees: Yes, depending on purpose of film. Public Liability Insurance: Yes. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Best Time of Day: An all-year, all-weather location. Contact: Richard Ellis Telephone: 01834 832006 Email: Richard.ellis@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/st-davids-peninsula/

Contact: Richard Ellis Permits: Yes – via Richard Ellis or Harvey Edgington at Harvey.edgington@nationaltrust.org.uk. Fees: Yes, depending on purpose of film. Public Liability Insurance: Yes.

Telephone: 01834 832006 Email: Richard.ellis@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stackpole/

See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

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NEATH PORT TALBOT Glyncorrwg Ponds Mountain Bike Centre Ynyscorrwg Park, Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot, SA13 3EA The GMBC is the UK’s number one mountain bike destination, set in the heart of the Afan Forest Park in south Wales. The GMBC is a community project own and run by members of the village of Glyncorrwg. Established in 1990 they created three lakes for canoeing and fishing, and in 2005, in partnership with Neath & Port Talbot CBC and the Forestry Commission built over three world class mountain bike trails, and a visitor centre, which attracts over 100,000 mountain bikers a year. Best Vantage Points: From the veranda of the Café area or along section of the trails. Best Time of Day: Saturday and Sunday are the busiest days. The centre is open daily from 8.00am – 8.00pm in summer. Skyline café from 10.00am - 6.00pm in summer. Permits: Filming on Forestry commission land will need their consent.

Did you know: The Olympic Torch Relay will travel through Margam, Taibach, Port Talbot, Briton Ferry and Neath.

Contact: Mr Leigh Acteson Telephone: 01639 851900 mobile 07772 459366 Email: actesonleigh@hotmail.com Website: www.glyncorrwgpondsvisitorcentre.co.uk

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POWYS Llanthony Priory and Hay-on-Wye Llanthony, Abergavenny, NP7 7NN Llanthony Priory and Hay-on-Wye are two of the most popular and iconic destinations in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Hay-on-Wye is world famous for its second hand and antiquarian bookshops. At present there are approximately 30 major bookshops in the town, some specialising whilst others carry general stock. One week, every year (usually around May/June) the annual Literary Festival is held bringing in famous authors, actors and even presidents from all over the world. Bill Clinton once dubbed Hay Literary Festival as ‘the Woodstock for the mind’. A beautiful remote drive from Hay-on-Wye will take you up single track windy lanes to Llanthony Priory – one of the earliest houses of Augustinian canons to be founded in Britain, and is one of only a handful in Wales. It is chiefly famous today for its wild and beautiful setting, far up the Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains. Best Vantage Points: Anywhere in Hay and Llanthony. Best Time of Day: Clear dry day. Permits: Depending on the area required, permission will need to be granted by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (contact details below) or Cadw (who are responsible for filming at Llanthony Priory). The National Park Authority will act as the first point of contact and will assist in who is best to contact. Fees: If filming takes place on land owned by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Normally the fee is around £1,000-£2,000 per day but this is negotiable and news/current affairs programmes are free. Public Liability Insurance: A minimum of £5 million is usually required.

Contact: Samantha Games Telephone: 01874 620 420 or 07854 997 539 Email: samantha.games@breconbeacons.org Website: www.breconbeacons.org

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POWYS The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Runs from Brecon to Cwmbran In 2012 the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal celebrates the 200th anniversary of its opening in 1812. The canal winds its way 35 miles from Brecon south to Cwmbran, passing through both scenic countryside and a World Heritage Site that recognises the area’s important industrial past. The canal is a 200-year-old feat of engineering, originally built as a corridor for coal and iron; now it supports a thriving leisure industry and is a much-loved haven for people and nature. Through a series of activities and events, organisations, local groups and national bodies will be celebrating the canal’s history, enjoying its beauty and looking forward to its development beyond 2012 as a cherished asset to the communities through which it passes and connects. For more information www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/monandbrec200. Best Vantage Points: Almost anywhere along the canal. Best Time of Day: Anytime. Permits: Depending on which area you wish to film, permission will need to be granted by British Waterways. The National Park Authority will act as the first point of contact and will assist in who is best to contact.

Contact: Samantha Games Telephone: 01874 620 420 or 07854 997 539 Email: samantha.games@breconbeacons.org Website: www.breconbeacons.org

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POWYS Pen y Fan and the Brecon Beacons The Storey Arms Centre, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL Pen y Fan is the second largest mountain in Wales, after Mount Snowdon. It is a popular walking destination and the views from the top of the mountain are incredible. Best Vantage Points: Anywhere on the footpath as you ascend the mountain. Permits: Depending on which area of the Brecon Beacons you wish to film, permission will usually need to be granted by the National Trust Wales or Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. The National Park Authority is happy to act as the first point of contact and will assist in who is best to contact. Fees: If you are filming on land owned by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, there is a filming fee. Normally the fee is around £1,000£2,000 per day but this fee is negotiable and news/current affairs programmes are free. Public Liability Insurance: A minimum of £5 million is usually required. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Contact: Philip Park or Samantha Games Telephone: 01874 625 515 or 01874 620 420 Email: philip.park@nationaltrust.org.uk samantha.games@breconbeacons.org Website: www.breconbeacons.org www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Did you know: The Brecon Beacons are so called because of the beacons that used to be lit on the mountain tops to warn of English invasion. For the Queen’s first Jubilee beacons were lit across the Brecon Beacons as part of the celebrations. Although nothing has been confirmed as yet, there are some communities in the National Park who are in discussions to recreate this for her Diamond Jubilee. 257


POWYS Star Gazing in Brecon Beacons National Park National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER Brecon Beacons National Park has some of the darkest skies in the UK, and this year Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is applying to become the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Wales. Large expanses of upland commons have ensured the night skies have not been eroded by modern development or light pollution. Astronomers from across the region travel to the Beacons for its unique quality. International Dark Sky Reserve status is a highly prestigious award given to just a handful of international landscapes that not only have outstanding dark sky qualities, but also demonstrate a firm commitment to conserve and enhance this and help everyone enjoy and understand them. Star gazing events are held regularly at our Visitor Centre in Libanus in partnership with Dark Sky Wales, Cardiff Astronomical Society and Glamorgan and Swansea Universities. Best Vantage Points: At the Visitor Centre itself or any upland common area that is not affected by light pollution. Best Time of Day: Clear dry night. Permits: Depending on which area you wish to film, permission will need to be granted by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. The National Park Authority will act as the first point of contact and will assist in who is best to contact. Fees: If you are filming on land owned by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, there is a filming fee. Normally the fee is around £1,000£2,000 per day but this fee is negotiable and news/current affairs programmes are free. Public Liability Insurance: A minimum of £5 million is usually required.

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POWYS Waterfalls Country The Waterfalls Centre, Pontneathvaughan Road, Pontneddfechan, near Glynneath, SA11 5NR Brecon Beacons National Park is home to the largest collection of waterfalls in the UK. It is a stunning region of the National Park and Fforest Fawr Geopark, and the Waterfalls Centre in the village on Pontneddfechan provides a great starting point to explore this beautiful area and its many waterfalls. The best known waterfall is Sgwd yr Eira (Fall of Snow), behind which you can follow the footpath to look out through the waterfall and immerse yourself in its thunderous roar. Restrictions: Please take great care around waterfalls as the spray can make paths and ledges slippery. The waterfalls are also designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) which means that they are afforded additional protection because the area is so unique. It also means that any filming will need to be monitored and under strict conditions. The trees, lichens and mosses are protected so nothing can be removed to get the ‘perfect shot’. A warden will need to be present for any filming that takes place. Best Time of Day: Clear dry day. Permits: Depending on which area you wish to film, permission will need to be granted by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (contact details below) or Forestry Commission Wales. The National Park Authority will act as the first point of contact and will assist in who is best to contact. Fees: If you are filming on land owned by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, there is a filming fee. Normally the fee is around £1,000£2,000 per day but this fee is negotiable and news/current affairs programmes are free. Public Liability Insurance: A minimum of £5 million is usually required.

Contact: Samantha Games Telephone: 01874 620 420 or 07854 997 539 Email: samantha.games@breconbeacons.org Website: www.breconbeacons.org

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Titanic Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland


FILMING IN NORTHERN IRELAND Why visit Northern Ireland? ni 2012: our time, our place Welcome to Northern Ireland If ever there was a year to visit Northern Ireland, then this is it. 2012 is set to become one of the most momentous years in their history. Over £300million has been invested in the tourism infrastructure, and with so many events, celebrations, commemorations and amazing projects coming to completion, this is Northern Ireland’s time to shine. From the Irish Open at Royal Portrush, to the opening of Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, not forgetting the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in Derry-Londonderry, 2012 is the year to visit and be amazed at its rolling landscapes and vibrant cities. For Belfast, 2012 is the year the legend comes home. On April 2nd 1912, RMS Titanic sailed out of Belfast Lough to embark on her maiden voyage. The story of the most magnificent ship of her age and her tragic end has captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world. Belfast, the city where Titanic was designed, built and launched, celebrates and commemorates the centenary of Titanic’s maiden voyage with the opening of the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. The Titanic Belfast Festival 2012 (April 2012) features up to 120 different events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions at venues throughout the city. This festival kicks off a year of huge events including the arrival of the Olympic & Paralympic Torch Relay to its shores, and various London 2012 Festival events such as the Peace One Day concert, FLAGS at the Giant’s Causeway, Land of Giants and Peace Camp.

This is also the year in which the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s top visitor attraction and only UNESCO World Heritage Site, unveils a brand new visitor centre, worthy of its giant reputation. Are the intricate formations of basalt columns the work of legendary Giant Finn McCool, or the work of Mother Nature? Why not find out for yourself? Whilst in this region, visitors can enjoy the Causeway Coastal Route, taking them along miles of the most beautiful coast imaginable, through charming villages, stunning viewpoints and sandy beaches. Northern Ireland’s historical links are also waiting to be explored. The 92 mile-long St Patrick’s Trail connects 15 sites, allowing visitors to follow in St Patrick’s footsteps and his legacy of Christianity. Then there are the Mourne Mountains, the inspiration for Belfast-born C.S. Lewis’s Narnia. But it’s not just about 2012, Northern Ireland is looking forward to a bright future beyond this momentous year. 2013 sees Derry-Londonderry as the inaugural UK City of Culture. This city has an eventful history that has seen it fought over and besieged many times. The city’s 400-year-old walls, complete with cannons, are among the best preserved city walls in Europe. Not to be left out in 2013, Belfast will host the World Police and Fire Games, with over 65 sporting events and will be remembered as the world’s friendliest games. There has never been a better time to discover Northern Ireland, than in 2012. For further details click on www.ni2012.com

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Filming Locations Belfast County Fermanagh Giant’s Causeway Londonderry

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BELFAST Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast, Queen’s Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, is an iconic six-floor building featuring nine interpretative and interactive galleries. These include a dark ride and recreation of the ship’s decks and cabins, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. Visitors can learn about the conception of Titanic in the early 1900s, through to her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and the aftermath of the sinking, continuing into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre. The building also houses temporary exhibitions, a 1,000 seat banqueting suite with panoramic views over the river Lagan, education and community facilities, cafés and restaurants, retail space and an Ocean Exploration Centre. Titanic Belfast opened on 31st March 2012, in time to commemorate the centenary of her fateful maiden voyage in April 1912. Best Vantage Points: • Film the building from the Titanic Slipways. • Interior shots – position a camera on the balcony or inside the sixth floor. • Film in the interpretative galleries and live undersea exploration centre. Best Time of Day: Due to the nature of the 14,000 sq.m building, any time of the day or night is fantastic to film Titanic Belfast. The unique external façade of the attraction is clad in several thousand threedimensional silver anodized aluminium plates, creating an awe-inspiring visual experience when hit by both sunlight and artificial lighting at night. This is further enhanced by the reflective pools of water surrounding the base of the structure. Permits: Filming permits can be obtained by contacting Ashleigh or Mark at Stakeholder (details right) – two weeks notice is required, however this can be waived depending on circumstances. Fees: There will be no charge for filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? Anyone visiting the site should complete the necessary insurance forms and will require their own public liability insurance - £2 million.

Did you know: Titanic Belfast is located in Europe’s largest waterfront regeneration project and is twice the size of London’s Canary Wharf!

Contact: Stakeholder Communications Ashleigh Sinclair & Mark Sterling Telephone: 028 9033 9939 / 07554 855 820 (Ashleigh) 07858 045 418 (Mark) Email: ashleigh@stakeholdergroup.com mark@stakeholdergroup.com Website: www.titanicbelfast.com

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BELFAST Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

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Northern Ireland Science Park, The Innovation Centre Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, Belfast, BT3 9DT The Titanic Dock and Pump-House is at the heart of the Belfast Titanic Experience, where you can see first hand, where Titanic was built, right in the heart of the Harland and Wolff shipyards. Harland & Wolff was renowned worldwide for its innovative shipbuilding and engineering; it was at the forefront of technology, right at the cutting edge, meaning Belfast was at the centre of the shipbuilding world at this time. Today the Pump-House comprises a Visitor Centre & Café, Interpretative Centre, meeting rooms and event space. 2012 is the centenary year of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage and tragic end and so there has never been a better time to discover Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House on Queen’s Island and be immersed in the full Titanic experience in the city that built her. Best Vantage Points: • Inside Pump-House • Front of building • At ramp of building which also gives a panoramic view of the new £97million Titanic Belfast visitor attraction Best Time of Day: Day time. Permits: Liaise with Mervyn Watley on all paper work required. Fees: £250. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide your own public liability for £2 million.

Contact: Mervyn Watley Telephone: 07816 931575 Email: m.watley@nisp.co.uk Website: www.nisp.co.uk

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Did you know: The centenary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage and tragic end occurs in April 2012. Titanic was part of a trio of ships ordered by White Star Line; her sister ships were Olympic and Britannic.


BELFAST Titanic Drawing Offices

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Titanic House, 2 Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, Belfast, BT3 9DT The building that houses the Titanic Drawing Offices was the administration centre for the world famous Harland & Wolff shipyard. The offices of Lord Pirrie, Thomas Andrews and Alexander Carlisle were also located in this building. The Drawing Offices are still in their original state and retain a cathedral-like, evocative atmosphere and it is here that the dream of Titanic and her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic, was created on paper. This building was the hub of the Harland & Wolff empire which at its peak had over 50,000 employees in the UK, of which 30,000 were in Belfast. The Headquarters building remained in use by Harland & Wolff until October 1989. However now owned by Titanic Quarter Ltd, it represents the ‘jewel in the crown’ in the regeneration of the 185-acre Titanic Quarter Ltd development site. Best Vantage Points: • Exterior at Harland & Wolff Gate. • Exterior at marble entrance door. • Interior of room from doorway. Restrictions: Day time access only. Best Time of Day: Day time. Permits: Prior arrangement with Titanic Drawing Offices. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £2 million.

Contact: Michael Graham – Director of Corporate Real Estate, Titanic Quarter Ltd Telephone: 028 9076 6300 Email: michael.graham@titanicquarter.com Website: www.titanicquarter.com

Did you know: The centenary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage and tragic end occurs in April 2012. Belfast is hosting a Titanic Belfast Festival 2012 to commemorate the lives lost and also to celebrate Belfast’s remarkable maritime history which saw extraordinary ships built by ordinary shipyard workers. The story of Titanic has worldwide appeal. 265


BELFAST Belfast City Hall Donegall Square, Belfast, BT1 5GS Belfast City Hall is Belfast’s premier civic building, right in the heart of the city centre. It was officially reopened on 12th October 2009 following its £11m, two-year refurbishment programme. Completed in 1906, it is a magnificent Edwardian ‘wedding cake’ style built to reflect Belfast’s city status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The dome is 53m (173 feet) high. The grounds of City Hall are a favourite of city centre workers, students and tourists taking a break from the bustling city. The Titanic Memorial, sculpted by Thomas Brock, pays tribute to the 22 men who lost their lives on the ship. April 2012 marks the centenary of Titanic’s maiden voyage and tragic end, and a new Titanic Memorial Garden will be opened, commemorating the lives lost on Titanic 100 years ago. Best Vantage Points: • Front of City Hall at gates • Side of City Hall in front of Live Screen • In front of the Titanic Commemoration Gardens Restrictions: Pedestrian access only, parking nearby. Best Time of Day: Day time (during summer, daylight hours are from approx. 7am - 8pm). Permits: Contact Mark Ashby to arrange filming. Public Liability Insurance Required? You are required to supply your own public liability for up to £2million.

Did you know: Belfast City Hall is home to the Big Screen, showing London 2012 Games updates. Belfast City Hall was built to mark its City status, granted by Queen Victoria, the great-great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Contact: Mark Ashby Telephone: 028 9032 0202 Email: ashbym@belfastcity.gov.uk Website: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/

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Belfast Castle

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Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 5GR Belfast Castle, located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast, was built in the 1860s and is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Located 400 feet above sea level and offering stunning views over Belfast, the castle also makes a great base for a fun day out, offering plenty of things to do, whether you’re taking the kids to Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, visiting Cave Hill Visitor Centre or thinking about climbing Cave Hill itself. From here you can see, in the distance, the shipyards where Titanic was created.

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College Park, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1LP

Restrictions: Confirm with Catherine Gribben. Permits: Confirm with Catherine Gribben. Fees: Confirm with Catherine Gribben. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please supply your own public liability for £2 million.

Contact: Catherine Gribben Telephone: 028 9077 6925 Email: bcr@belfastcastle.co.uk Website: www.belfastcastle.co.uk

First established in 1828, the gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders, and the tree enthusiast can seek out the rare oaks planted in the 1880s, including the hornbeam-leafed oak. Situated near Queen’s University Belfast. Botanic Gardens are an important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists. Designed by Charles Lanyon, The Palm House is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear cast iron glasshouse. Its construction was initiated by the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society in the 1830s. The two wings were completed in 1840, and were built by Richard Turner of Dublin, who later built the Great Palm House at Kew Gardens.

Restrictions: Pedestrian access only. Parking can be arranged. Contact Patrick Smith for details. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please supply your own public liability for £2 million.

Contact: Patrick Smith Telephone: + 44 2890 320202 Email: botanicgardens@belfastcity.gov.uk Website: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspace

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BELFAST The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) Saint Anne’s Square, Belfast BT1 2NJ Recently opened in April 2012, the MAC is Belfast’s newest arts venue, right in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter. It is six storeys high and includes three major visual art galleries, two theatres, a dance studio, education, workshop and rehearsal spaces, offices for resident arts groups plus a resident artist and (of course) a cool café and bar. Filming in front of or within this building will be an iconic image of Belfast, a vibrant city bursting with culture. It’s inaugural art exhibition features the works of William Conor, L.S. Lowry and Robert Therrien. Best Vantage Points: From courtyard in front of building. From inside one of its galleries. Restrictions: Access on foot only. Parking available locally at St Anne’s Square. Best Time of Day: Day time to get views of the city and the Cathedral Quarter. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £2 million.

Did you know: The Mac opens in April 2012 and at its opening event will host Titanic (Scenes From The British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912) until 22nd May. This is a verbatim play based on the actual testimonies of witnesses in the official British Government investigation into the loss of RMS Titanic.

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BELFAST St George’s Market East Bridge St, Belfast, BT1 3NQ St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been voted for numerous local and national awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It holds a weekly Friday Variety Market plus the City Food and Garden Market on Saturdays. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year. It is bright and busy and an excellent place to film to get the local flavour of Belfast.

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Best Vantage Points: • From outside terrace of St George’s Market Bar and Grill – overlooking the market and providing great filming opportunities. • From one of the many fresh fish / food / hot food counters to get a slice of Belfast life. Restrictions: Limited parking outside – on street. Best Time of Day: Market opening hours: Friday 6am – 2pm; Saturday 9am – 3pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £2 million.

Contact: Ian Carmichael Telephone: 028 9027 0509 Email: markets@belfastcity.gov.uk Website: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stgeorgesmarket

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BELFAST Ulster Museum Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB The newly renovated Ulster Museum opened in 2010 and is the proud holder of numerous design awards. In this popular visitor attraction, come face-to-face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences, and free to all visitors. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands-on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast. Public Liability Insurance Required? Yes, £2 million.

Contact: Patrick McLain, National Museums Northern Ireland Telephone: 028 9039 5111 Email: Patrick.mclain@nmni.com Website: www.nmni.com/um

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BELFAST Belfast Waterfront & Lanyon Place 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH

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The Belfast Waterfront is an iconic events and conferencing space, built on the banks of the River Lagan. It opened in 1997 and has welcomed over 5.5million visitors since opening. From Lanyon Place, its iconic shape provides an interesting backdrop for filming. It is also possible to film inside from the first floor restaurant whose glass windows provide a panoramic view over the River Lagan and the city of Belfast. Permits: Contact Janice Crowe. Restrictions: Parking available at adjacent Hilton Hotel. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please supply your own public liability for ÂŁ2 million.

Did you know: The Waterfront overlooks Queen’s Bridge, opened in 1849 by Queen Victoria, and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, opened in 1966 by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Contact: Janice Crowe Telephone: 028 9033 4455 Email: enquiries@waterfront.co.uk Website: www.waterfront.co.uk

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COUNTY FERMANAGH Marble Arch Caves Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Marlbank, Florencecourt, County Fermanagh, BT92 1EW The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is host to one of Europe’s finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Lively and informative guides conduct tours past an amazing variety of cave formations with stalactites glistening above stream ways and chambers. Spectacular walkways allow easy access while powerful lighting reveals the stunning beauty and grandeur of the caves. Electric-powered boats glide through huge caverns carrying visitors along a subterranean river. Best Vantage Points: Within the caves there are many excellent filming points from walkways and on powered boats. Restrictions: Access only on foot through caves. Best Time of Day: Caves are only open during the day. No access at night. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please supply public liability of £2 million.

Contact: Richard Watson or any duty officer Telephone: 028 6634 8855 Email: Mac@fermanagh.gov.uk Website: www.fermanagh.gov.uk/tourism

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GIANT’S CAUSEWAY Giant’s Causeway & Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU The Giant’s Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation steeped in myth and legend. The setting is a spectacular dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves and rugged cliffs, secluded bays and magnificent views. It is Northern Ireland’s most iconic visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other nearby attractions include the dramatic Mussenden Temple perched on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic, and the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. The walk across the rope bridge is not for the faint hearted, as you take a quick dash across the bridge, hanging over the massive swells of the Atlantic Ocean. In 2012, the Giant’s Causeway unveils the visitor centre worthy of its giant reputation, due to open on 2 July 2012. Best Vantage Points: From walkway above Causeway. On the stones of the Causeway. Overlooking the FLAGS installation (August to Sept). Restrictions: Access to Causeway is only on foot. Parking available at Visitor Centre. Best Time of Day: Day time only. Permits: Contact Lauren Taylor. Fees: £100 plus VAT per hour per location; no waiver. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £5 million. See The National Trust’s Film Unit notes on page 288.

Did you know: Contact: Lauren Taylor, Filming advisor, National Trust Telephone: 020 7799 4548 Email: Lauren.taylor@nationaltrust.org.uk Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giantscauseway www.discovernorthernireland.com

The £18million visitor centre opens in 2012 and this event will be celebrated with an art installation from an internationally recognised artist. FLAGS by Hans Peter Kuhn, a German native, is an installation of randomly planted flags on the cliff face, which will interact with the natural elements, showcasing this iconic landscape. This event is co-commissioned by London 2012 Festival and is a highlight of the ni 2012 programme of events to showcase Northern Ireland as a visitor destination. This is scheduled to take place from 20 August to 24 October 273


Londonderry The Peace Bridge, Derry-Londonderry City Centre, BT48

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The Peace Bridge in Derry-Londonderry spans the River Foyle and is symbolic of the shared future this city wants to enjoy. It opened in June 2011 and is the main access to the new events space in Ebrington. Filming here provides panoramic views of each side of the city, the River Foyle, the famous Walls, Ebrington Events Space and also the iconic Guildhall. The Walled City of Derry-Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in the British Isles, and its perfectly preserved walls are one of the finest examples of their kind in Europe, with over 1,450 years of history locked into the 17th-century walls. Best Vantage Points: • From the embankment on the city side. • From the banqueting room in the City Hotel. • From the Walls. • From Ebrington Events space. • On the Peace Bridge. Restrictions: Pedestrian access only on Peace Bridge. Best Time of Day: • Filming on the Peace Bridge during daylight hours allows good views of the city, the Walls, Ebrington and the River Foyle. • Filming of the Peace Bridge at night will provide scenic footage. • During summer months, daylight extends until 9 – 10pm. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £2 million.

Did you know:

Contact: Claire Lundy, Marketing Manager, Derry City Council Telephone: 028 71 37 6504 Email: Claire.lundy@derrycity.gov.uk Website: www.derrycity.gov.uk

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Derry-Londonderry was recently named as the UK’s inaugural City of Culture 2013. This will be a fantastic year of celebration for the city with a whole host of events including the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil where the city hosts thousands of Irish traditional musicians and aficionados! As a warm up, Derry-Londonderry will host several London 2012 Festival events during the summer, and will also have a BBC Live Site in Waterloo Place showing live coverage of the Games. Aileen Morrison, a native of the City, will compete for Ireland in the Triathlon at the London Games.


Londonderry The Walls, Derry-Londonderry

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Derry City Centre, BT48 The Walled City of Derry-Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in the British Isles. Its perfectly preserved walls are one the finest examples of their kind in Europe, with over 1,450 years of history locked into the 17th-century walls. Filming on the walls provides an excellent backdrop of the Canons used in the Siege of Derry, the iconic Guildhall and the River Foyle. Best Vantage Points: • From the walls at Shipquay Gate overlooking the Guildhall, Guildhall Square and the Peace Bridge. • From the Walls at Bishop Gate’s with views down Shipquay Street to the Guildhall and Peace Bridge. • From the Walls overlooking the Bogside area, St Eugene’s Cathedral and the city. Restrictions: Parking approximately three minutes walk. Walls can only be accessed on foot. Best Time of Day: Day time. Permits: Permission required from Claire Lundy. Public Liability Insurance Required? Please provide public liability of £2 million.

Did you know: Contact: Claire Lundy, Marketing Manager, Derry City Council Telephone: 028 7137 6504 Email: Claire.lundy@derrycity.gov.uk Website: www.derrycity.gov.uk

Derry-Londonderry was recently named as the UK’s inaugural City of Culture 2013. This will be a fantastic year of celebration for the city with a whole host of events. As a warm up, DerryLondonderry will host several London 2012 Festival events next summer and will also have a BBC Live Site in Waterloo Place showing live coverage of the Games. Aileen Morrison, a native of the City, will compete for Ireland in the Triathlon. 275


CHANNEL ISLANDS St Peter Port Guernsey, Channel Islands


FILMING IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS Guernsey

Why Come and Film in Jersey?

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is situated some 75 miles south of mainland Britain and 27 miles from the North coast of France. Guernsey, and smaller islands Herm, Sark and Alderney, are open to the public whereas the two additional islands called Jethou and Brecqhou are privately owned whilst Lihou is owned by the Guernsey Government. Guernsey issues its own bank notes while using the sterling currency; a pound is still a pound in Guernsey, not a fraction of a Euro. The island of Guernsey covers 24 square miles and has pproximately 60,000 residents.

At approximately 47 square miles, Jersey is 87 miles south of the UK and is considered the southern-most point of the British Isles. It is also just less than 14 miles from France. The Bailiwick of Jersey also includes two groups of smaller islands; the Minquiers and écréhous. Jersey is renowned as the sunniest place in the British Isles, has an extraordinary year-round light that’s very different from that of the UK, but can also be stormy and dark thanks to its oceanic changeable climate.

It is this unique culture which makes Guernsey feel very different to the UK, despite being just an hour’s flight away.

Contacts Film Guernsey, Raymond Falla House P0 Box 459, Longue Ruse St Martins, Guernsey GY1 6AF Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 234 567 enquiries@guernseytrademedia.com Email: www.flimguernsey.com Web:

With its unspoiled landscapes, blend of British and French influences, winding lanes, castles, ancient military forts, German World War II fortifications and a breathtaking coast, Jersey is an amazing destination for film, television, video and photographic production companies looking for a unique shooting opportunity. It is less than one hour by plane from London, is English speaking, and still uses the British Pound.

Contacts Film Jersey, c/o Jersey Arts Trust St James, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3QZ Channel Islands Telephone: +44 (0) 7797 761579 Email: film@arts.je Web: www.filmjersey.com

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Filming Locations Guernsey

Jersey

St Peter Port Harbour

Mont Orgueil Castle

Castle Cornet & Castle

St Ouen’s Manor

Emplacement Fort Grey Country lanes with Guernsey cottages Plienmont point

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GUERNSEY Guernsey, Channel Islands Raymond Falla House, P0 Box 459, Longue Rue,

Guernsey

St Martin’s, Guernsey, GY1 6AF A heady mix of stunning scenery and the best of contemporary living, Guernsey is the perfect destination. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on the island’s beautiful beaches, Guernsey has it all. St Peter Port, the island’s capital, is a bustling harbour town, a tapestry of architectural styles that tell the story of the region’s changing fortunes. Here, bistros, restaurants and boutiques jostle for your attention, while in the harbour ferries are readied to take you to the sister islands. Best Vantage Points: • Looking at St Peter Port from the top of the Ferry Terminal, White Rock. • Looking back over the roof tops of St Peter Port towards Castle Cornet – from Clifton. • Sandy beaches; sweeping view of L’Ancresse bay with loophole towers. • Fort Grey & Pleinmont. • Cliff views from Icart Point. • Sister Islands – Herm and Sark can be filmed in close proximity or in the distance. Best Time of Day: St Peter Port in the early morning and West Coast during the afternoon. Depending on when the tide is high.

Contact: Wendy Crame, Marketing Manager, Trade & Media Relations Telephone: 01481 234567 Email: enquiries@guernseytrademedia.com Website: www.guernseytrademedia.com

Did you know: The island will embrace the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration with a series of community based activities right across the island, 2-5 June. Each of the island’s ten parishes will be staging their own family based events with a mixture of street picnics, garden parties and evening barbeques with lots of traditional entertainment on offer for children. Castle Cornet is staging its own Royal Banquet Picnic party and the Guernsey Museum is staging a Royal Journey Photography exhibition. All the islands in the Bailiwick are joining in the nationwide Beacon Chain initiative on 4 June. In Guernsey the beacon will be lit in the grounds of Castle Cornet. There will also be a celebratory church service, a special flag ceremony on the Weighbridge Mast organised through the local branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and a late evening firework display off St Peter Port. 279


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Mont Orgueil Castle

St Ouen’s Manor

Gorey, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6ET

St Ouen, Jersey

Mont Orgueil Castle is located overlooking Gorey Harbour on the west coast of Jersey. The construction of the Castle was undertaken following the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204 and it remained in military use well into the 19th century.

Mont Orgueil has sweeping panoramic views of the entire West Coast of Jersey, as well as clear views of the French Normandy coast which, at its closest point, is a mere 14 miles away.

The earliest records of the house date from 1135 and, uniquely in the Channel Islands, the house has been handed down from father to son ever since then. The owner of the house is known as the Seigneur de St Ouen, and to this day is the first of the Seigneurs to pay homage to the reigning Monarch whenever he or she visits the Island.

The castle encompasses a network of ancient staircases leading to turrets, towers, battlements, rooms, cellars, dungeons and courtyards, most of which are as they were when Sir Walter Raleigh lived in the Castle as Governor of Jersey from 1600. The Nazis added a number of their own gun turrets, which have since been camouflaged with local granite in keeping with the original look of the castle.

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St Ouen’s Manor is the ancestral home of the de Carteret family. The family traces itself back to the year 1000, and family members are recorded as having served with William during the Norman Conquest.

The family’s name is synonymous with the history of Jersey. Over the centuries the family has played a central role in Jersey’s political life; most prominently during the Civil War when royalist George Carteret gave shelter to the young King Charles II during his exile from England. After the Restoration, he was rewarded with high office and various tracts of land in America, including that part which he named New Jersey.

Contact: Film Jersey

Contact: Film Jersey

Telephone: +44 7797 761579

Telephone: 07797 761579

Email: film@arts.je

Email: film@arts.je

Website: www.filmjersey.co.uk

Website: www.filmjersey.co.uk


ISLE OF MAN

Peel Castle St Patrick’s Isle, Isle of Man


FILMING IN THE ISLE OF MAN The Isle of Man is situated in the middle of the Irish Sea halfway between England and Ireland. This unique self-governing kingdom can be quickly and easily reached by air or sea from a range of destinations across the UK. In the current climate the Isle of Man is a perfect cost-effective destination as it uses sterling currency in the same way as the UK. Dating back to long before the last Ice Age, the island has been shaped through time by pioneers, merchants and warriors who made the Isle of Man their home. Striking ancient monuments, archaeological sites and historic buildings are dotted throughout the landscape, making the Isle of Man a fabulous place to explore and enjoy. This spectacular Island is a haven for visitors who want to experience the outdoor lifestyle, or those looking for a relaxing break amid the Island’s tranquil shores. Team this with quality accommodation and award-winning local produce and you’ll soon see why the Isle of Man is a perfect visitor destination.

USEFUL CONTACTS

ISLE OF MAN TRANSPORT

Manx National Heritage Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Contact Address: Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY Telephone: ++44(0) 1624 648032. Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im Website: www.manxnationalheritage.im

Contact: Richard Little, Marketing and New Business Manager Isle of Man Transport, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT Telephone: ++44 (0) 1624 662525. Email: Richard.little@gov.im Website: www.iombusandrail.info

Locations, facilities and support include: • Historic properties including Castle Rushen, Cregneash, Laxey Wheel, Peel Castle, and the Sound (other properties also available) • Over 3000 acres of coastline and landscape including Niarbyl and the Calf of Man. • Archives, artwork, library and museum collections • Access to expert curators and conservators Please note that whilst filming on Manx National Heritage property or land, you will require a location release contract and Public Liability Insurance of up to £5 million. Depending on the nature of your production, you may also be required to pay a fee which goes towards Manx National Heritage’s work in conserving and protecting the Isle of Man’s national heritage sites.

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Locations, facilities and support include: • Victorian Steam Railway • Snaefell Mountain Railway • Manx Electric Railway • Access to railway experts and enthusiasts Isle of Man Department of Economic Development Contact: Anna Hemy, Public Relations and Communications Executive Telephone: ++44 (0) 1624 686733 or ++44 (0) 7624 497301. Email: anna.hemy@gov.im. Website: www.visitisleofman.com


Filming Locations Castle Rushen Cregneash Laxey Wheel Niarbyl Peel Castle, St Patrick’s Isle

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ISLE OF MAN

Castle Rushen

Cregneash Folk Village

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Sound Road, Cregneash, Isle of Man, IM9 5PX

The Isle of Man is famous for its two spectacular castles, with one of the best preserved in Europe being found in the heart of Castletown. Built for a Norse king, Castle Rushen is a truly breathtaking filming location, in which archaeologists are still uncovering stories from the castle’s ancient walls which bear evidence of many sieges including an attack by Robert the Bruce. Fine rooms, spiral staircases and wall walks all tell the story of the Castle which was once a royal residence, a mint and a prison.

Cregneash is a picturesque village with thatched Manx cottages open to explore and enjoy. Craft demonstrations take place in the cottages, whilst farm animals including working horses, shorthorn cows and four horned Manx loghtan sheep can be seen in the fields around the village.

Other locations nearby: Victorian Steam Railway, the Nautical Museum (housing the world’s oldest Yacht), the Old House of Keys (former home to the Manx Parliament), Castletown Harbour, Langness and St Michael’s Isle.

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Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Manx National Heritage

Other locations nearby: Meayll Circle (a megalithic chambered tomb), the Chasms (for spectacular rock formations) and the Sound, which is one of the most scenic locations in the British Isles. Boat trips to the neighbouring nature reserve on the Calf of Man can also be arranged by request.

Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Manx National Heritage

Telephone: 01624 648032

Telephone: 01624 648032

Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im

Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im


ISLE OF MAN

Laxey Wheel

Niarbyl Visitor Centre

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Niarbyl Road, Dalby, Isle of Man, IM5 3BS

The Great Laxey Wheel is a brilliant piece of Victorian engineering and the largest surviving waterwheel of its kind in the world. Built in 1854 to pump water from the Laxey Mines, the mighty waterwheel stands at over 72 feet high and has been one if the Isle of Man’s most popular tourist attractions for over 150 years. The wheel offers a spectacular filming location, with panoramic views available from the top of the wheel complex.

Situated on the west coast of the Isle of Man, Niarbyl is one of the most beautiful locations on the Island. In Manx, the name ‘Niarbyl’ means ‘the tail’, and refers to Niarbyl’s unique tail of rocks jutting out into the Irish Sea. Discover thatched cottages on the coastline and rock formations along the bay, which is one of the world’s best places to watch basking sharks, particularly on sunny days between May and August. Niarbyl is also a spectacular location for watching the sunset and on a clear day the ‘Mountains of Mourne’ can be seen across the Irish Sea.

Other locations nearby: Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Laxey Mine Railway, Snaefell Waterwheel, Laxey Woolen Mills, Laxey Harbour, King Orry’s Grave, Cashtal yn Ard.

Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Manx National Heritage

Other locations nearby: Lag ny Keilley (8th Century Chapel), Glen Maye, White Beach

Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Manx National Heritage

Telephone: 01624 648032

Telephone: 01624 648032

Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im

Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im

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ISLE OF MAN Peel Castle St Patrick’s Isle, East Quay, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1TB Follow in the footsteps of Christian missionaries, kings and Viking warriors to Peel Castle, an impressive fortress on St Patrick’s Isle. Legend has it that St Patrick himself visited this tiny Island, bringing Christianity to the Isle of Man. Renowned for its glorious views, this beautiful Island was a place of worship and later became home to Magnus Barefoot, 11th Century Viking King of Mann. Other locations nearby: Peel town, Peel Beach, Fenella Beach, House of Manannan, the Transport Museum (for the World’s Smallest Car).

Contact: Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager Manx National Heritage Telephone: 01624 648032 Email: Lynsey.Radcliffe@mnh.gov.im

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Public Liability Insurance (PLI) Public liability insurance provides cover for your production in respect of injury or property damage caused by the production’s activities. It is usual to have cover up to £5 million (recommended by UK Film Council). All interior locations including attractions, museums, galleries, shopping malls, etc, require crews filming on their premises/property to have public liability insurance and will not give permission to film until they’ve received a copy of the production’s public liability insurance. All destinations require PLI for exterior filming, a few examples are Bath, Brighton, Edinburgh, Covent Garden Piazza, Royal Parks, East London, Oxford Street. Generally crews that travel overseas frequently have PLI as part of their insurance package. Crews that travel overseas less frequently can buy PLI as an add-on to cover a particular overseas trip. Full information on all insurances (including public liability) and everything else broadcasters need to know about filming in the UK, can be found on the UK Film Council website: www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/filminsurance For crews who can’t find an insurance company, Media Insurance Brokers, based in the UK will be happy to assist but you will need to have a UK address (can be where you are staying). Contact details: Email: info.vb@mediainsurance.com Tel: 0141 229 6480 Fax: 0141 229 6489 Website: www.mediainsurance.com

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The National Trust’s Film Unit handles virtually all enquiries regarding filming and commercial photography from its office in Central London.

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Contact us Contact Harvey Edgington or Lauren Taylor in the NT’s Film Unit to discuss your requirements. You can reach us on harvey.edgington@nationaltrust. org.uk, tel 020 7799 4547, or lauren.taylor@nationaltrust.org.uk, tel 020 7799 4548

Contracts The NT’s Film Unit issues all contracts for filming and commercial photography, and you cannot proceed without a completed and countersigned contract. To draft a contract we need from you:-

Finding a suitable location If you need help in finding a suitable location, we can advise. You may also find it useful to look at the NT’s Photo Library website first and browse the images for suitable places using the search facility. Go to www.ntpl.org.uk. Reccy Depending on the scale and complexity of your project, you may need to arrange a reccy to one or more locations, and we strongly advise you to factor that in to your pre-shoot schedule. We can arrange the reccy for you, putting you in touch with key NT personnel on site. There is no charge for a reccy.

• A copy of your valid PL&I certificate. • The name of the producer or director of the crew, the full name of the company, and the billing address to which we will send the invoice. • Full details on the project including the names of clients. • Agreed dates and locations for your filming or photography, including start and finish times. • Equipment details such as lighting, tracking, cherry-pickers etc.

Insurance You will need to provide us with a copy of your current Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance certificate, with cover of at least £5 million sterling. You can either scan the document and e-mail it to Harvey or Lauren, or you can fax it to 020 7233 3037. If you do not have PL&I cover, you will not be able to film or take photographs for commercial purposes at NT properties. Student film-makers should ask their course tutors for copies of their college’s PL&I documents.

• An agreed fee, including any extra staffing costs (see above). • Any other relevant information, such as a Risk Assessment if applicable.

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The Film Unit will issue you with a contract to cover your time and activities at the location. Please check the contract carefully and sign and date pages 4 and 6. Please return the whole contract to us by faxing it to 020 7233 3037, or scanning it and sending it to either Harvey or Lauren’s e-mail addresses. We will then countersign it, and return copies to you, Fees and send a copy to the relevant NT staff at the location you have chosen. The National Trust is a conservation charity and realistic location fees Once a contract has been signed we may charge a cancellation fee if you are charged for filming and commercial photography at our sites. choose to cancel the shoot without notifying us in writing within 48 hours The fees that you pay go in their entirety to the place where you filmed of the planned shootdolorperos date. In the case of poor weather during external or took photographs, helping to conserve it for the future. Descriptive invitation dolesenisim ver siscil del dunt shoots we will endeavour to rearrange the shoot with no extra charge. aut dolorpero dipit nonsed magna corperil inci blaorperit pratis We will agree a fee with you based on what you want to do, the scale of the adigniat lan ut la conum nismodiat vulla amcon eriliquamet. Invoicing project and the level of disruption involved. Please note that if a member After the shoot at our property has been completed, the NT’s accounts of NT staff needs to accompany your crew, there is an extra charge of £30 department will send you an invoice. per staff member per hour. In some instances, such as filming in fragile interiors, a conservation expert needs to be in attendance, in which case there is an extra charge of £500 per day. All total fees are subject to VAT, and the current rate is 20%.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Other good websites:

http://media.visitbritain.com/

www.filmlondon.org.uk

www.londonandpartners.com/london-media-centre-2012

Details on train travel in the UK: www.nationalrail.co.uk

www.vlstatic.com/l-and-p/assets/media/LMC_PGFB_27JUL11_FIN_Lores.pdf

How to plan a driving route in the UK: www.theaa.com/route-planner Details on public transport in London: www.tfl.gov.uk

Equipment hire: VMI Broadcast rental: www.vmi.tv Creative Video has several regional branches: www.creativevideo.co.uk

The weather: www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Olympic Venues: Coventry: www.london2012.cswp.org.uk

Gearbox has offices in the regions: www.gearbox.com/contact.php

Dorset: www.dorsetforyou.com/london2012/mediacentre

For production equipment sales, production gear at elstree studios:

Essex: www.visitessex.com/london2012 (this includes Hadleigh Farm & Lee Valley)

www.videogear.co.uk/index.php

Manchester: www.nwfor2012.com

www.filmbang.com are based in Scotland

Newcastle-Gateshead: www.northeastfor2012games.com Surrey: www.gosurrey.info/olympic-road-cycling/olympic-cycling-road-race Windsor: www.windsor.gov.uk/2012 Glasgow: www.seeglasgow.com/london2012 Cardiff: www.visitcardiff.com/the-olympics-in-cardiff

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