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MIGHTY: Lancaster Castle

MIGHTY: Lancaster Castle

Tourism chiefs are actively promoting famous Lancashire landmarks to television and film-makers.

Marketing Lancashire is working with Creative England to help raise the profile of the many unique and photogenic locations and venues available in the county.

Creative England supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media.

It offers a searchable database of places and properties for location scouts and production teams looking to find the perfect setting for their next TV drama, documentary or feature film.

Amongst the first Lancashire venues on the database, added by Marketing Lancashire as part of a project to help develop the Pennine Lancashire Museums group, are some of the county’s most iconic industrial buildings such as Queen Street and Helmshore Mills.

Queen Street Mill in Burnley made an appearance in Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech, and Helmshore Mills featured in the landmark TV series, Sharpe.

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “Filming in Lancashire has added around £1m to the local economy in the last year.

“We have so much to offer, from the undisputed natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay to the mighty Lancaster Castle and historic properties such as Hoghton Tower.”

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