There are several famous filming locations around Northumberland, some of which became famous through movie scenes taking place there.

When Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was filmed at Sycamore Gap near Hadrian's Wall, the tree went on to become one of the most photographed trees in the country, attracting thousands of visitors over the years.

There have been many Hollywood and television scenes filmed across Northumberland, from Amble to Alnwick Castle.


Perhaps one of the most famous television series filmed in Northumberland, local locations in Vera include Holy Island, Tynemouth, the Segedunum Roman fort, Amble and Alnmouth.

Indiana Jones

Bamburgh Castle hosts the fifth instalment of the action-adventure franchise, which has seen staged fires. The filming company warned local residents there may be loud noises at night.

Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame

Filmed at Durham

Downtown Abbey

Alnwick Castle transformed into the stately "Brancaster Castle" for two consecutive Christmas specials of the drama series which told the story of a British aristocratic family.

The Railway Man

Filmed in Berwick and on nearby Holy Island, The Railway Man told the harrowing story of imprisoned, starved, and beaten Eric Lomax at the hands of Japanese soldiers on the Thailand-Burma railway, and his subsequent friendship with captor and interpreter, Takashi Nagese.


The fantasy teen drama filmed in the Northumberland village of Blanchland premiered in 2012, and was popular amongst young audiences for its mystery and suspense until it ended in 2017.

Alien 3

The surface of the alien planet was filmed on Blast Beach at Seaham, and Blyth Power Station in Bedlington was also a film location for the third installation in the Alien franchise.