Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

British Film Sets Top Ten

A long overdue poll has taken place and come up with the Top Ten films using British locations.

The Film Distributors’ Association asked two thousand film writers, critics and editors from the regional media in Britain to select atmospheric exterior settings that added a strong sense of time and place.

In reverse order (to add even more excitement) the Top Ten are:

10. “Shadowlands” (Oxford and the Wye Valley)

9. “Kes” (Barnsley,Yorkshire)

8. “Brief Encounter” (Carnforth, Lancashire)

7. “Brassed Off” (Barnsley, Doncaster, Halifax, Birmingham)

6. “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” (Lyme Regis, Dorset)

5. “An American Werewolf in London” (Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, London Zoo)

4. “The Railway Children” (Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Yorkshire)

3. “Trainspotting” (Edinburgh)

2. “The Full Monty” (Sheffield)

and in the Number One position:

“Local Hero” (Pennan, Aberdeenshire)

Clearly, this sort of thing stimulates the growth of tourism. Survey figures reveal that one in five visitors to Britain have been inspired to come by a film.