We are delighted to introduce this wonderful new Location and Unit Base Bradgate Park and Swithiland Wood. Situated in the heart of Leicestershire, Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago. Bradgate Park and the wood would be a perfect location for a remake of Robin Hood together with ancient woodland and also a large Deer Stock!
Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old.
Bradgate Park would also make the perfect Unit base whilst filming in the area, there are good roads across the Estate and plenty of parking for Unit Vehicles.
Bradgate Park also includes the highly filmable ruins of Bradgate House which was once the home of The Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just 9 days.
Swithiland wood is an attractive and atmospheric area of Ancient Woodland, covering 146 acres and a remnant of the original Charnwood Forest Oak Woods. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Swithland Wood is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.
Bradgate Park is steeped in history – from its Norman beginnings as a hunting park to the building of Bradgate House, home of Lady Jane Grey in the early 1500s.
For all Filming enquiries and to organise a recce’ please contact:
Peter Tyldesley, Director, Bradgate Park Trust, Estate Office, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 OHE