Film & TV Locations Norfolk
Holkham beach was used in the 1999 Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, and Holkham Hall, a wonderful 18th century Palladian house has been used for several films including The Duchess (starring Keira Knightley & Ralph Fiennes), All The King's Men, The Barbarian Princess & The Lost Prince.
The beach at Wells-Next-to-the-Sea was used in the All Saints Video for their track Pure Shores.
Glorious 39 a wartime thriller starring Julie Christie and Romola Garai made use of Little Walsingham Abbey and Little Walsingham House.
Sandringham House featured in All the King's Men as did Blickling Hall, Cromer, West Newton, Sheringham, Burnham Deepdale and Holkham. Melton Constable Hall near Holt was used for the original Go Between in 1970, Hickling Broad was used for the swimming scene & the picturesque village of Heydon for the cricket match!
Norfolk has also featured in the James Bond Film Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan, where farmland at Burnham Deepdale was transformed into a North Korean paddy field.
Weybourne station on the North Norfolk Railway has been a popular film/TV location for many years and is perhaps best known as Walmington-on-Sea in the classic Dad's Army episode The Royal Train. It also featured as Arcady in the TV series Love on a Branch Line (as did Sheringham & Oxburgh Hall) and in Stephen Poliakoff's The Lost Prince.
On the Norfolk Coast Cromer Pier featured in Alpha Papa starring Alan Partridge. Springwatch has been filmed at Pensthorpe Nature Park, and the market town of Swaffham doubled as the fictional town of Market Shipborough in ITV's Kingdom starring Stephen Fry. Kingdom was also filmed in Wells-Next-Sea & Holkham.
In Dad's Army Thetford was widely used for external scenes and Thetford Guildhall was used as Walmington-on-Sea Town Hall, and nearby Stanford Battle Area (STANTA) was used for many of the action sequences, and also Brandon. Lynford Hall, near Mundford in Thetford Forest featured in 'Allo, 'Allo & Elveden Hall was used in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
Enjoy a holiday or short break in Norfolk to explore some of these many film locations - use the search facility on the left to search for your Norfolk accommodation.