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A tour of the filming locations of Gentleman Jack

With BBC One’s Gentleman Jack being such a big hit, many fans like to make a beeline for Yorkshire where many of the scenes were shot. Here we suggest historic houses, stately homes and gorgeous gardens to inspire your own tour of the filming locations of Gentleman Jack.  

1420 Medieval Shibden Hall And Gardens, Yorkshire

Shibden Hall, Halifax

Gentleman Jack is based on the diaries of Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones) who was a landowner that lived in the early 19th century. Her home in real life, and also in the series, is the Grade II-listed Shibden Hall in Halifax. Dating back to 1420 it is a mixture of architectural styles and is surrounded by beautiful parkland.  

Filming took place in many of the rooms at the Hall, as well as outside in the courtyard and 17th-century barn.  

Shibden Hall is open daily between March and October. To plan your visit and book tickets, click here.

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Wentworth Woodhouse Stately Home 17th Nov 2017

Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest stately homes in Europe and is set in 87 acres of private gardens and grounds. It has one of the longest facades in the UK, which is a fantastic example of 18th century Baroque style.   

The current house was built for the 1st Marquess of Rockingham and later became the home of the Fitzwilliam family. In Gentleman Jack, the impressive Marble Saloon with its chequerboard floor is used for the interior of Rawson’s Bank.   

Several guided tours are available, including one with Bob, a member of staff who served the Fitzwilliams here nearly 50 years ago.   

Wentworth Woodhouse is open Tuesday to Sunday. To plan your visit and book tickets, click here.

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York, England, United Kingdom: York Minster, One Of The Largest Of Its Kind In Northern Europe

Grays Court, York

The entrance and courtyard of Grays Court features in outdoor scenes filmed around Chapter House Street. It was built in 1080 as a home for the treasurers of the York Minster and is the oldest continuously inhabited house in York, having also been home to the illustrious Gray family for two hundred years. 

Now a hotel, Grays Court is set in a central, but secluded part of York and is the only privately owned building with direct access to York’s City walls.  

Why not book in for lunch in the Garden Bar or for a slap up meal in the Bow Room Restaurant and ponder what you think is next in store for Anne?  

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Oakwell Hall, Yorkshire

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Oakwell Hall in Birstall is a Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor house used for the scenes set in a solicitor’s office in the series.  

Built in 1583, but now a museum furnished as a family home of the 1690s, there’s an array of period rooms to explore. The hall also has connections to Charlotte Bronte and has a resident ghost!   

Set in over 110 acres of country park and gardens, it’s a great place for a walk or a picnic afterwards too. 

Oakwell Hall is open at weekends. To plan your visit, click here.

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Temple Newsam In Leeds - Drone Photography

Temple Newsam, Leeds

Temple Newsam is a Tudor-Jacobean mansion steeped in over 500 years of history. Today it is a country house museum that displays an important collection of fine and decorative arts including furniture, ceramics, textiles, silverware and wallpaper.  

Many of the rooms have a Georgian décor, making them excellent sets for Gentleman Jack with scenes filmed in the Chinese Drawing Room, The Georgian Library and Mr Woods Library. 

You can see them all on a tour of the house, while outdoors the grounds feature beautiful woodland, parkland and gardens designed by Capability Brown.  

Temple Newsam is open Tuesday to Sunday. To plan you visit and book tickets, click here.

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