Hertfordshire

Known as the British Hollywood, Hertfordshire has a host of hidden talents. Just a short hop from London, but worlds away, you’ll discover picturesque villages, medieval market towns (check out St Albans), beautiful parklands, grand stately homes and peaceful countryside.

Yet these stunning spots are no stranger to stars – with Elstree and Warner Bros Studios based in Hertfordshire, filmmakers make the most of the area’s rural charm and historic buildings. Harry Potter, Maleficent and Into the Woods were filmed at the beautiful Ashridge Estate, while Hatfield House was the backdrop to Paddington and Batman Begins.

If action movies are your thing, Bovingdon Airfields is where the scariest stunts and most awesome action sequences have been filmed – think James Bond, Star Wars and Fast and Furious 6. Just don’t try them at home.