These are the top UK film locations

The dreamy setting of the Railway Children was provided by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and its station at Oakworth.

The Buckinghamshire village of Turville provided the idyllic rural scene, complete with windmill, for then home of Caractacus Potts and family in Chitty Chitty Bang.

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Rural Ireland was picked for the locations of Waking Ned, The Field and the Playboys.Scotland provided one of the settings for the James Bond outing Skyfall and Mary Queen of Scots.

Twin Town, Dream Horse and the Corn is Green are just three of the films that lay claim to Wales as their backdrop.

According to analysts Sovereign the top locations in the UK include Sheffield, Bradford, York and Glasgow.

More surprisingly, perhaps, Luton, Stevenage and Reading are on the top 10 list.

Fantasy swashbuckler Princess Bridge was filmed party in Sheffield - Carl Wark, a rocky promontory on Hathersage Moor in the Peak District National Park, just inside the boundary of the city.

The second reception in Four Weddings and a Funeral was staged at Luton Hoo, then a stately home, a couple of miles south of Luton.

Woody Allen’s dark thriller Match Point was his most successful film in some time, despite some awkward dialogue betraying the transposition of the setting from Long Island’s swanky Hamptons to upper middle class London.

The estate of the Hewett family Englefield House, Englefield Village just west of Reading in Berkshire was used in the film. The Tudor mansion also appeared as Charles Xavier’s house in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, in Oscar-winner The King’s Speech, with Colin Firth, and the 2008 Noël Coward adaptation Easy Virtue - with Colin Firth, again, and Jessica Biel.

According to the research York was the city featured in the most popular films.A Cock and Bull Story, Chariots of Fire and Elizabeth were all filmed in the historic location.

Most popular locations

SheffieldThe Princess BrideThe Full Monty

LutonMr TurnerFour Weddings and a FuneralThe World’s End

StevenageThe King’s SpeechPaddington 2The Wings of the Dove

BradfordThe King’s SpeechThe ArborGod’s Own Country

ReadingThe King’s SpeechMatch PointBugsy Malone

BristolBeing John MalkovichTreasure IslandStan & Ollie

CambridgeLove StoryChariots of FireA Brief History of Time

YorkA Cock and Bull StoryChariots of FireElizabeth

LiverpoolDistant Voices, Still LivesThe Long Day ClosesIn the Name of the Father

GlasgowSweet SixteenTrainspotting