Film and TV Locations in Dorset

In addition to Dorset’s stunning scenery, both inland and on the coast, the county attracts a high number of visitors wishing to visit its famous film & TV locations. And with Farm Stay’s selection of quality farm-based B&Bs and self-catering cottages you can find the perfect base from which to explore the different places.

Over the years, Dorset has provided the setting for a variety of productions, ranging from period drama to cookery programmes. We’ve listed here the most recent film & TV locations in Dorset, but there are many others.
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The TV drama Broadchurch proved extremely popular with viewers, not only because of its plot twists but also for the towering Jurassic cliffs and vast beach at West Bay. 

The brilliant Wolf Hall TV series was mainly filmed in Wiltshire but it did use some locations in Dorset, including Sherborne Abbey and the National Trust’s Montacute House. Far from the Madding Crowd was a hit for all Thomas Hardy fans with the Dorset landscape playing a key part, alongside the Jacobean Mapperton House and Sherborne Abbey.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage cookery series originated just outside Bridport. Although it’s now gone over the border into Devon, there is still plenty of involvement with different locations in Dorset.

Another two films that are worth a mention are Tamara Drewe, shot in and around Salway Ash, and From Time to Time starring Dame Maggie Smith filmed at Athelhampton House.

More information on film & TV locations in Dorset can be found at www.visit-dorset.com.

To find out more about different types of accommodation in Dorset with Farm Stay, please use the search links on the left of this page with ‘Dorset’ as your Location.  

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New House Farm

Bridport, Dorset

Jane and Clive welcome you to New House Farm a comfortable spacious farmhouse with its own coarse fishing...

£75 -£90 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
2
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Cardsmill Farm Holidays Self Catering

Bridport, Dorset

Three rural farmhouse/cottages/barn conversions to sleep 11-11-16 guests. Open all year for weeks, weekends...

Visit England 3 * rating
£900 -£2750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
11-22 in 3 Units
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Westover Farm Cottages

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Westover, a working farm, is set in the beautiful rural tranquility of West Dorset, yet just 1.5 miles from...

Visit England 4 * rating
£315 -£1025 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6-8 in 2 Units
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Cardsmill Farm Holidays

Bridport, Dorset

Freedom to wander around and watch on this working family farm. Nature walks to the village and pub via the...

Visit England 4 * rating
£78 -£90 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
3
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Badger's Cottage

Beaminster, Dorset

Peaceful rural location on family farm. Panoramic countryside views, spectacular sunsets. Large private...

Visit England 3 * rating
£350 -£880 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-7 in beds plus sofabed (2) in 1 Unit
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North Buckham Farm

Beaminster, Dorset

2 bedrom suite - king bedroom , twin bedroom, shared bathroom. Family farm, peaceful rural location,...

Visit England 4 * rating
£76 -£84 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
1
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Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset

Deal, Kent

West Milton is a conservation area in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and Gore Cottage is listed as...

Visit England 3 * rating
£275 -£750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-5 in 1 Unit
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Washingpool Farm Cottages

Bridport, Dorset

Set amidst a working farm and also home to an award winning farm shop and restaurant. The cottages are great...

Visit England 3 * rating
£290 -£775 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-11 (using both cottages and cots) in 2 Units
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Colesmoor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

Colesmoor Farm, reached by its own private track, is surrounded by peaceful countryside, grazed by our cattle...

£64 -£76 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
2
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Shepherds Huts at North Buckham Farm

Beaminster, Dorset

Peaceful rural location with far reaching views over rolling countryside on a family beef/sheep farm. A...

£80 -£90 per unit/pitch per night
Type:
Glamping & Camping
Units/Pitches :
2
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