1. Langdale Pikes, Cumbria
It might look like some unexplored fantasy land, but these breathtaking peaks are in the heart of the Lake District. They played host to Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth during the filming of Snow White and the Huntsman.
3. Cathedral Cave in Little Langdale, Cumbria
Cathedral Cave, a secret 40-foot-high hole hidden deep under Little Langdale, was also used for the film.
6. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
The Westcountry’s geographic pride and joy was exploited by filmmakers for 2013’s big budget fantasy epic Jack the Giant Slayer. Producers built a 100-metre track on the top of the cliffs for their cameras but had to abandon filming when wind speeds whipped up to over 15mph.
7. Norwich Cathedral
Bryan Singer’s film, which stars Nicholas Hoult, also used the 12th-century cathedral in Norwich as a stand-in for a fairytale castle. Well over 100 years in the making and free to visit, it’s one of the most stunning cathedrals in the country. The BBC produced a story on the venue’s transformation for the film.
8. Hampton Court Palace
Soho VFX used photographs of Hampton Court Palace and Bodiam Castle to inform the creation of sets for the Kingdom of Cloister in Jack the Giant Slayer.
Hoult and Eleanor Tomlinson at the Jack the Giant Slayer press junket, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, on 12 February 2013.