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

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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Colesmoor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

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

£68 -£80 per room per night
2 in 1 Room
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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
Self Catering
1-6 in 2 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...

£300 -£1065 per week
Self Catering
6-8 in 2 Units
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Woodland Retreat

Dorchester, Dorset

Isolated off-grid self-contained cabin set in native woodland overlooking wildlife pond.

£80 -£90 per unit/pitch per night
Glamping & Camping
3 in 1 Units/Pitche
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Gorwell Farm

Weymouth, Dorset

Why not relax, unwind and enjoy peaceful and natural surroundings of Gorwell Farm, a family farm situated in...

£250 -£1350 per week
Self Catering
1-8 in 3 Units
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Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset

Bridport, West Dorset

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

£295 -£800 per week
Self Catering
1-5 in 1 Unit
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