As seen on screen
Winchester's atmospheric historic buildings amid scenic settings offer rich pickings for movie-makers, and a number of blockbusters and TV programmes have been filmed here over the years. You've seen the film, now visit the set ...
On the big screen ...
The Golden Age (2007)
Currently on general release, The Golden Age is Shekhar Kapur's hotly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Elizabeth, and was filmed in part at Winchester Cathedral. Click on the picture to follow in the footsteps of stars Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush, and find out what life was like in Winchester during Elizabeth's reign.
Children of Men (2006)
Alfonso Cuaron's gritty futuristic thriller, Children of Men, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine, was filmed in part at the Mid Hants Railway, Alresford, eight miles east of Winchester.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Eagle-eyed cinema-goers may have spotted Winchester Cathedral doubling as the Vatican in Ron Howard's Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, based on Dan Brown's bestselling novel.
National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Not for the faint-hearted, Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj was filmed at Winchester College and other locations around the city, doubling up as 'Camford University' in this low-brow comedy.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Scenes from Joe Wright's adaptation of one of Jane Austen's best-loved novels, Pride and Prejudice, were filmed here in the author's home county of Hampshire. Visit her house in Chawton to see where she found her inspiration.
Widely considered one of the finest neo-classical buildings in Britain, Northington Grange near Alresford provided the dramatic backdrop to the 1999 film adaptation of Pushkin's Onegin, starring Liv Tyler and Ralph Fiennes.
Fierce Creatures (1997)
A reunion for the cast of A Fish Called Wanda, this transatlantic comedy is set in 'Marwood Zoo', aka Winchester's very own Marwell wildlife.
... and on the small screen
Number 13 (2006)
The library and close of Winchester Cathedral provide the setting for this BBC Four adaptation of MR James's classic ghost story Number 13, starring Greg Wise.
EnjoyEngland TV advert (2006)
Located in the atmospheric surrounds of Winchester Cathedral's crypt, Antony Gormley's powerful sculpture Sound II fills the opening frames of the EnjoyEngland TV advert - Discover the secrets of England's best short breaks.
Goodbye Mr Chips (2002)
Winchester College once again takes to the screen as the backdrop for Goodbye Mr Chips, a TV production of James Hilton's well-loved novel starring Martin Clunes.
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Avington Park, just outside of Winchester, starred as Quentcham Hall in the BBC adaptation of George Eliot's masterpiece Daniel Deronda. More recently, Avington was seen as a 'boot camp' venue in the autumn 2006 series of The X Factor.
One Foot in the Grave (2000)
Grumpy old man Victor Meldrew finally met his maker in a hit-and-run accident, filmed in the village of Shawford three miles south east of Winchester.
Groups, schools and travel trade