Following the release of the  latest adaption of The Secret Garden, here are five of its filming locations you can visit yourself.

The film, based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgeson Burnett, features the fictional home Misselthwaite Manor, set in the North York Moors and stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters

It was released yesterday and was filmed in the region – showcasing the natural beauty of North Yorkshire.

Allerton Castle

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The 19th century castle is set within 200 acres of grounds between York and Harrogate.

The gothic building and garden were used for several exterior shots of Misselthwaite Manor.

The castle also featured in Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four and Lost in Austen.


Fountains Abbey

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The Unesco world heritage site is about three miles away from Ripon, in Nidderdale and is owned by the National Trust.

It has old ties with The Secret Garden, having been used in the 1993 adaptation, when it was used as the exterior of Misselthwaite Manor, while a small gated doorway just opposite became the hidden entrance into the garden.

This time, the ancient abbey ruins have been turned into a sunken temple, complete with vine-covered walls.

According to the National Trust, the crew constructed temporary pools which allowed them to cover the ground with water for the children to splash around in, while still protecting the historic site.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden sits beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle. It was the kitchen garden of Duncombe Park until just after the First World War when it was leased as market garden. After falling into disrepair, it was restored in the 1990s.

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The borders were shot for a number of scenes.

Earlier this year, an appeal was launched to save the garden, which was struggling because of the coronavirus - Campaign launched to save North Yorkshire's cinematic Walled Garden

Duncombe Park

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The Duncombe Park estate is one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and includes 450 acres of North York Moors parkland near Helmsley. The  building dates back to the early 18th century and has been previously featured in ITV’s Victoria and the 2016 Dad’s Army film.

In the 2020 version of The Secret Garden, Duncombe Park is featured as the imposing Misselthwaite Manor during a number of scenes. Other sections of the grounds that can be seen in the film include a Father Time Sundial sculpture and an impressive tunnel of trees.


Located right in the centre of the North York Moors, Farndale is known for its peaceful heather-clad moorland. 

Farndale was used to film the North York Moors landscape for The Secret Garden and the moorland here is a popular choice for walkers with scenic trails and unspoilt views.

It is well-known for its dazzling displays of daffodils in the spring.

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