Bath on film

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Thanks to the government’s ‘stay at home’ advice currently in place across the UK, we’ve all got a bit more time on our hands. If you’re turning to the TV as a result – and are missing your fix of beautiful Bath – check out these movies and programmes filmed right here.

Image: ITV/Mammoth Screen





McDonald & Dodds
If you’re a fan of detective dramas, there’s no way you can have missed the setting of ITV’s recent two-part outing. Okay, the accents might be a little wide of the mark, but the use of lesser-seen spots such as Lansdown Crescent and the Bell Inn gets the thumbs-up from us.
Watch it on ITV Hub

Image: Bath Film Office





The Duchess
This scheming and scandal-packed 2008 period drama whisks Keira Knightley on a whistle-stop tour of some of the city’s most well-known sights. The Royal Crescent, the Assembly Rooms and the Holburne Museum all serve as backdrops for the intrigue.
Watch it on Amazon Prime






The cult BBC drama’s 2016 New Year special used Bath as a stand-in for Victorian London as it swung back into an alternate timeline. At one point you can clearly pick out Queen Street in the city centre – wonder if Benedict Cumberbatch snuck into the Canary for a cheeky gin?
Watch it on BBC iPlayer




Would this really be a list about Bath if it didn’t feature a nod to Jane Austen? The novelist may apparently have hated the city, but she still insisted on featuring it prominently in her novels – and this 2007 BBC adaptation is pure Georgian escapism.
Watch it on Amazon




Fantastic Mr Fox
Okay, so we can’t technically claim this one was filmed in Bath, but Wes Anderson’s adorably quirky take on the Roald Dahl tale clearly takes its cues from the city. Did any of the eagle-eyed among you manage to spot the iconic Little Theatre?
Watch it on Amazon Prime

Spotted Bath on-screen anywhere else? Let us know in the comments!

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