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filming locations in Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire is no stranger to movie stardom. Choose from unspoilt countryside, picturesque coastline and iconic historic locations.

Whether Hollywood blockbuster or classic TV oldie, Lincolnshire is where movie producers head off to find great locations. Filming of Ridley Scott’s new Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix took place in early 2022. Lincoln Cathedral was standing in for Notre Dame, not the first time it has had a starring role having acted as a double for London’s Westminster Abbey in The Da Vinci Code and in The Young Victoria.

Lincolnshire County Council – Information about filming in Lincolnshire

If you would like more details on logistics and regulations for arranging your shoot in Lincolnshire, including highways and permits,  please refer to our page on the Lincolnshire County Council website.

You can also find out more about the County and what is has to offer in the Greater Lincolnshire Film Opportunity Proposition.

Filming in England Partnership

We are proud to be a member of the Filming in England Partnership working with Creative England’s Production Services team, welcoming filming to Lincolnshire, ensuring cooperation and commitment to assist Film and TV drama productions.

To search for further filming locations please visit Creative England’s location database:

If you’re in search of crew or a facility please visit Creative England’s Crew and Facilities database:

Location Lincs

Visit Lincolnshire is working in partnership with Location Lincs to help showcase what our incredible County has to offer to the Film & TV Industry.

Explore the diverse location, picturesque landscapes and historic architecture that make Lincolnshire the perfect backdrop for your next project. With LocationLincs access everything from state-of-the-art studios to skilled crew members and unleash your creativity in a region that seamlessly blends natural beauty with modern amenities, making Lincolnshire your ideal destination for captivating and cost-effective productions.

historic settings

Mike Leigh’s Peterloo was filmed in Castle Square, between the Cathedral and Castle. The Square was portraying one of the most shameful episodes in our history, when cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd that had gathered in Manchester to demand democratic reform. Medieval Gainsborough Old Hall was also used in the filming of Peterloo.

unique interiors

Lincoln Castle is no stranger to film roles, its atmospheric Victorian prison buildings being a particular draw, with Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife both being filmed there.

Stately homes are always a draw for costume dramas and Pride and Prejudice has been filmed twice in the county.

Burghley House and neighbouring Stamford were used for the Keira Knightley version whilst the BBC version starring Colin Firth used Belton House near Grantham. Stamford still proves a draw for fans of the BBC TV costume drama Middlemarch. The TV adaption of George Eliot’s story was filmed largely there and at nearby Grimsthorpe Castle.

idyllic countryside

For film makers Lincolnshire can also offer unspoilt countryside of immense variety from the mysterious fens to the rolling wolds, but always with big dramatic skies.

coastal destinations

Lincolnshire's coastline also offers that contrast between fun packed holiday destinations like Skegness and the peace and quiet of the natural coast with its wide sandy beaches, marshes and dunes.

Did you know?

JK Rowling’s new series of Strike is being shot on location in Skegness. Tom Burke as private detective Cormoran Strike visits the Lincolnshire resort to stakeout a witness.

film in Lincolnshire

For TV and film location enquiries in Lincolnshire please get in touch.  As the Lincolnshire Film Office, we are able to offer our services to location scouts as well as other media organisations working in film production and television who may wish to gain insight or permission to shoot footage in the county for both the big or small screen.

Lincolnshire County Council will only use the information you have provided  for the purposes of TV and film location enquiries. Your information is only shared where necessary and where the law allows it. We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary, and in line with our retention schedules. Further information setting out how the council processes personal data is available on our website at