Filming Locations: Where is The A Word filmed?

The A Word where filmed
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The A Word is a BBC dramedy, wrapped in the gorgeous landscape of Cumbria in UK. The production, focused on the family of an autistic boy, is back for a second season after receiving very positive reviews for the first six-part series.

The cast features former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston, Vinette Robinson (Sherlock), Morven Christie (Grantchester), Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently) and young actor Max Vento.

The A Word was filmed in the Lake District and Manchester. We will be updating and expanding this report about the filming locations of season 2, as more information about the show is revealed. Contains no spoilers!

The A Word filming
At the beginning of every episode in season one, the Polish crew picks up Joe at Honister Pass, between Seatoller and Gatesgarth. Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

The A Word restaurant
The Fellside is the stone barn which Paul converted into a gastropub, filmed at High Bridge End Farm near Thirlmere (Keswick). Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

The A Word lake
The lake that appears in several shots in the first season was filmed at Thirlmere Reservoir.
Image courtesy of BBC and Peer Lawther - Map

The A Word location
For season 2, some scenes were filmed at the beautiful lake Buttermere.
Image courtesy of BBC and Matthew Kirkland - Map

Where was The A Word filmed
The town is an amalgam of various locations. The main square was filmed in Broughton-in-Furness.
Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

Where does The A Word take place
Also the house of Louise, Maurice's music teacher and lover, is near this square in Broughton.
Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

Where is The A Word set
A few scenes were filmed at The Black Bull pub in Coniston. Additional filming took place in the town of Ambleside and Kendal. Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

The A Word House
The house is the Birkrigg Cottage in Newlands Valley near Keswick.
Image courtesy of BBC and Google Maps

The A Word town
Studio shots and some interiors were filmed in the new TV production site Space Studios Manchester. The Netflix series The Stranger were also filmed in Grand Manchester area. Check out here all The Stranger filming locations.

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  1. I’ve been looking online since the first season to try to find out the actual (Manchester?) brewery which appears as the family’s Lake District business, there’s even a tweet from the show’s US account referencing the difficulty in finding a location for it, but the link is dead!
    I even asked some Manchester fellow brewers, but nothing!


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