Feeling lost after Christmas and don't know what to watch?

How about one of these films or series which feature Winchester.

Thanks to its rich heritage Winchester is a popular place to shoot movies, with the cathedral being transformed into a number of different locations over the years.

The wider Hampshire county is also no stranger to big movie sets, with Downton Abbey, Gladiator, 24: Live Another Day, Diamonds are Forever and Inception being just some of the titles that have featured locations in the county.

Here are just some of the productions filmed in Winchester: 

1. The Crown

Charles and Diana’s wedding and Lord Mountbatten’s funeral from the Netflix’s series The Crown were filmed at the Winchester Cathedral. While the cathedral was transformed into St Paul’s Cathedral for the wedding, it was made to look like Westminster Abbey for the funeral.

Earlier this month The Crown returned to the city and was seen filming in the Kingsgate area.

2. Les Misérables

A production crew transformed the Cathedral Close and Kingsgate area into 19th century Paris for the musical drama.

Russell Crowe was just one of the actors who took part in filming in the city. During filming he tweeted: “A few people saying they stayed up all night in Winchester. Mmm, there was nobody about when I was patrolling the streets.”

3. The Da Vinci Code

If the Winchester Cathedral was St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey for The Crown, it was transformed into the Vatican in 2006 American mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code. The cathedral was paid a reported £20,000 to allow The Da Vinci Code to be filmed in the historic building.

4. Wolf Hall

The BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell was filmed at several places in Winchester.

Winchester has benefited from increased tourism with some of its more famous locations, including the Hospital of St Cross, the Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral, seeing a rise in visitors.

5. Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Winchester Cathedral played hosted to the blockbuster starring Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush. The cathedral represented the old St Paul’s Cathedral which burned down in the Great Fire of 1666.