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The North York Moors National Park is famed for its heather moorland. From the relatively flat moor tops, the 360 degree panorama that stretches out before you is breathtaking. Easily accessible, this landscape has been shaped by man though to the untrained eye, the signs are few and far between. Framing the eastern edge of the National Park is the North Yorkshire heritage coast with its wide sandy beaches, tiny fishing villages and secluded coves.

Lush green dales, ancient and coniferous woodland, picture postcard sandstone villages and a wealth of heritage including ruined abbeys and ancient churches make the North York Moors ideal for a wide range of film and television productions.

Much of the National Park is in private ownership and also has various levels of protection in place to safeguard the wildlife and landscape. The North York Moors National Park Authority can provide advice and guidance on filming in this protected landscape and help with contacting the relevant landowner.

Film and television productions shot in the North York Moors include:


  • Old Jack's Boat (CBeebies)
  • Parade's End (BBC)
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (BBC)
  • The Accidental Farmer (BBC)
  • Heartbeat (ITV)
  • The Royal (ITV)


  • Dad's Army
  • Testament of Youth
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
  • Wild Child
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • Possession
  • All Creatures Great and Small


Media and Communications Officer, tel: 01439 772700