Hertfordshire has a beautiful landscape of hills and forests, winding rivers like the Lee Valley and vast tracts of open fields. It's also a county full of cultural and historic surprises at every turn, and visitors enjoy the great castles and abbeys that dot the region, as well as great estates and landscaped gardens of the great and the good. On a more modern note, Hertfordshire is also home to an important part of the British film industry at Elstree Film Studios. Whether you're based in London or at a nearby Hertfordshire hotel, be sure to pop along to Elstree to witness a real slice of Britain's recent heritage.
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From the earliest days Elstree has been an important location for the British film industry. The studios have actually been used for a range of TV programmes as well as feature films and visitors are often confused about what exactly goes on here. Apart from Elstree Film Studios, where the films are made, there were and still are other studios including Gate Studios and BBC Elstree Centre. The main site has been reduced considerably since the 1980s, but remains a real powerhouse for British TV and film production. The town of Elstree is home to only one of the studios which comprise the group. All the rest are in nearby Borehamwood, but the Elstree name has stuck.
Elstree Film Studios from Hertfordshire Hotels
Today, Elstree Film Studios is home to some of the United Kingdom's top TV productions, from Strictly Come Dancing to The Chase and Pointless. The studios are perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of the Star Wars film franchise, and many of the world's most popular movies have been produced here. They include everything from Indiana Jones to Labyrinth and The Shining, so Elstree Studios is dear to many of our hearts and imaginations. When you're in this part of the UK you should make a point of coming along and seeing some of the displays and stages open to the public, and enjoy a guided tour from your Hertfordshire hotel.