We have all had time to sit in our homes and absorb some great British television. While we continue to follow Government guidance and dream up our next British trip, why not seek inspiration from the many exciting titles on BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offering the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America.
Start making your list of “places to visit” by taking a look at some of the locations from Britbox favorites below.
Viewers can escape to Hampshire’s Highclere Castle with the stars of this iconic series, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, & Lily James. Visitors to the stately home can explore the gorgeous garden, gaze at the impressive art collections, and even sample the family’s very own gin!
Set in the gloriously scenic and fictional Cotswold village of ‘Kembeleford’, this popular drama series features Mark Williams as Father Brown, a clergyman with a particular talent for crime-solving. Traditional Cotswold locations have plenty to offer visitors with their historic countryside, tranquil cottage-filled villages and unique towns with plenty of charming pubs and shops to see.
Golden Globe winner Brenda Blethyn plays DCI Vera Stanhope in this detective drama that is set in the striking Northumberland. Be sure to add Northumberland to your “must see” list to experience breathtaking beaches, stunning castles, and bold outdoor experiences, like the opportunity to go horse riding, mountain biking, or hiking. Spots like Newcastle City Centre, Rothbury, and Nose’s Point might look familiar to Vera fans, but are also great ways to experience this historic county in North East England.
Set in the picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon, this series features a detective duo played by Mark Benton and Jo Joyner. Stratford upon-Avon is famous for being the birthplace of theatre luminary, William Shakespeare, but is also a medieval market town known for its charming shops, scenic walks, and exciting canal boat tours.
The latest BritBox Original set against the backdrop of Bath and Bristol, features two seemingly mismatched detectives who form an effective and entertaining friendship while solving cases. No “Great British bucket list” is complete without adding Bristol, known for its historic British ports and bustling nightlife, and Bath, famous for its Roman-built baths and Georgian architecture. Two great locations that complement each other perfectly and offer any visitor a quick break from the city to get some quirky shopping done or discover some new art at a local museum.
Visit the stunning Winter garden at Bressingham, a community growing project for children with special needs, and the Sledmere Gardens in Yorkshire – all the while getting expert tips and witnessing Monty’s own Longmeadow garden transform and flourish. One of England’s biggest counties, Yorkshire is the perfect place to take in some breathtaking natural beauty and explore historic spots like Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey or the viking city of York.
From magnificent castles and palaces to cock-a- leekie soup and a gamekeeper’s stew. Mary Berry discovers the rich history of the UK’s greatest stately homes through the prism of food. She visits Scone Palace and Powderham Castles in Devon, and gives us a rare view into Highclere Castle. Visitors to the county of Devon should plan on indulging in a classic Devon Cream Tea, stopping by the oldest working gin distillery in Plymouth, and soaking up the sun at one of the sandy beaches.
Set in the vibrant and colorful city of Brighton, John Simm plays a tenacious yet troubled Detective Superintendent and Richie Campbell as the smart and ambitious Detective Glenn Branson in this drama series is based on Peter James’s best-selling “Roy Grace” crime novels. Brighton is not a destination to be missed. Anyone that stops by this famous seaside town can expect to be delighted by the thriving arts and culture scene, the impressive nightlife, and colourful beaches.
This special takes you on a hop-on-hop-off tour of the most iconic locations and delightful displays that capture the warmth and ambiance of the season across London. The holiday season in London is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the popular Christmas markets, festive ice-skating rinks, and magical opportunities to enjoy quintessential holiday treats like mince pie or mulled wine.