The Peak District’s outstanding natural scenery has been used as the backdrop for a number of productions from Hollywood movies to cult T.V series. Visitors to the Peak District can explore these locations which range from areas of countryside such as Stanage Edge to country houses that include Hardwick Hall.
One of the most famous villages in the Peak District is Holmfirth which was made famous by the world’s longest running sitcom, the Last of the Summer Wine. Visitors can go on a guided bus tour of the village were famous filming locations are pointed out and include the iconic Sid’s café and pub. Accommodation is also available in the village in the form of a self-catering cottage. This cottage was previously Nora Batty’s house in the TV show. Those more interested in Hollywood movies may wish to head to Chatsworth House which provided the backdrop for the Pride and Prejudice movie starring Keira Knightly. Chatsworth can be visited by the general public and has a range of different attractions on offer that include exploring both the gardens and the house itself. Stanage Edge was also used extensively in Pride and Prejudice and is popular among walkers and is one of the most popular places in the UK for climbers. A number of other country houses throughout the Peak District have featured in films and TV shows, as well as the areas iconic rolling hills, fens, and forests.