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In line with national government policy on COVID-19, we strongly advise visitors not to travel to York or the surrounding area.

Until you can visit again, we are committed to keeping you entertained and inspired to return, when safe to do so.

York and North Yorkshire’s diverse landscapes and natural beauty have attracted artists for hundreds of years, but more recently it has fascinated film and TV makers, which is great news if you want to get your York fix while you remain at home.

The city has recently taken centre stage in the hit BBC drama Gentleman Jack, which is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

Gentleman Jack follows one of the most iconic women of the 19th century – Anne Lister – who wrote diaries detailing her, at that time taboo, lesbian relationships and the restulting dealings with members of high society.

She is seen as a trailblazer, marrying a woman and living openly as a lesbian, during a time when homosexuality was considered a sin and shunned by society. Nicknamed Gentleman Jack, due to her participation in traditionally ‘masculine’ activities, the drama explores Anne’s fascinating life, including her love affair and marriage to Ann Walker, and multiple business ventures.

Take a look at the filming locations, below, and when you spot York’s landmarks while watching Gentleman Jack let us know by tagging @VisitYork and using #OnlyInYork.

York Filming Locations

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate

Holy Trinity Church on Goodramgate is famous for its box pews, and is where the couple at the heart of 'Gentleman Jack' were said to have taken communion during a service. The event was hailed as the first Church of England blessing of same-sex marriage.

Fairfax House

This Georgian merchant’s townhouse is now a museum. The interior shots of Vere Cameron’s home in Gentleman Jack were filmed here.

Grays Court Hotel

Grays Court is the oldest continuously occupied house in York. Built in 1080 for the treasurer of York Minster, it is now a hotel and restaurant. It's entrance and courtyard was used to film street scenes of 1830s York depicted in 'Gentleman Jack' .

More York Filming Locations

Other locations included Minster Yard, Deangate, Duncombe Place and various streets between Treasurer’s House and the Deanery next to York Minster.

Scene shot in Fairfax House

Ogleforth transformed for filming

Gray's Court Entrance

We look forward to welcoming you to see these stunning sights, but only once it's safe to do so. In the meantime please follow our Social Media channels for more inspirational content and sign up to our newsletter for the latest information on visiting once the current situation is over.

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