Movies locations – Elie and Pittenweem

The Winter Guest was filmed at Elie and Pittenweem.

The town scenes were filmed in Pittenweem, a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife.

Pittenweem

The beach scenes were filmed upon the shores of a picturesque Scottish seaside town in the icy depths of winter, around Elie in Fife. Both the lighthouse and the beach next to the car park appear in the movie.

Elie in Fife

Movies locations – Vignamaggio

Kenneth Branagh chose Vignamaggio, in Tuscany, as the setting for his 1993 adaptation of the theatrical comedy “Much ado about nothing”.

Vignamaggio is in the geographical and enological heart of the Chianti Classico region, half way between Florence and Siena.

The estate was already famous as the birthplace of Mona Lisa in 1479.

Villa Vignamaggio
Much ado about nothing – the cast

Movies locations – The George Inn

The George Inn in Somerset claims to be Britain’s oldest tavern.

It was built in the 14th or 15th century to accommodate travellers and merchants coming to the annual wool fairs that were held in the village from the late 13th century until 1902.

The building has been used as a setting for The remains of the day: it’s the pub where Miss Kenton and Mr. Benn meet during a rainy evening.

The George Inn
The George Inn – The remains of the day
Mr. Benn and Miss Kenton

The remains of the day locations

James Ivory used many locations for The remains of the day.

Darlington Hall is a conflation of several houses.

Dyrham Park was used for the exterior of Darlington Hall. It is situated about six miles north of Bath, Somerset.

Dyrham Park

Much of the inside of ‘Darlington’, including the entrance hall and Miss Kenton’s and Mr Stevens’ parlours, is Badminton House, about 10 miles north of Bath in Gloucestershire.

Badminton House
Badminton House
Badminton House

Powderham Castle, a medieval pile dating from 1390 set in a deer park, supplied more interiors.

Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle
Powderham Castle

The tea room where Stevens and Mrs Benn meet after 20 years is the 1920s Winter Gardens Pavilion, now part of Weston College.

Winter Gardens Pavilion

The place where they sit together is the Grand Pier on Marine Parade, Somerset. In 2008 The pier was destroyed by fire and later rebuilt.

Grand Pier on Marine Parade