Where is The English Game filmed? Netflix Series Filming Locations Guide

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You probably already know that modern football was invented in England. But do you know the story behind the birth of the king of sports? The English Game Netflix series, based on true events, takes you to the cradle of football during the Victorian age. The plot is a story of class conflict and the formation of pioneer teams Blackburn Rovers FC and Darwen FC, founders of the Football League.

From the creator of Downton Abbey, this six-part period drama is starring Edward Holcroft (the Kingsman film series) as Arthur Kinnaird, Kevin Guthrie (Dunkirk, Sunshine on Leith) as Fergus Suter and Charlotte Hope (evil Myranda from Game of Thrones) as Margaret Alma Kinnaird.

The set in 1879, The English Game was filmed at several Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester locations. This spoiler-free filming locations report will be updated with more details and information soon:

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The UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire in Shipley (Bradford), is the perfect backdrop for the scenes set in the Victorian era factories. The Salts Mill complex hosted the production during two weeks. Victoria Road doubled as the streets of the town of Darwen in Lancashire. The Bradford City Hall and the historic merchants' district of Little Germany are also featured in the series.
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The large Georgian country house featured in The English Game is the Broughton Hall, located in the North Yorkshire village of the same name. This 16th-century manor, featuring 3,000 acres countryside gardens and a glass house, is the same filming location used for the 1992 movie Wuthering Heights with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map Location


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The crucial clash between the mill workers of Blackburn and the Old Etonians in the 1883 final took place at the Kennington Oval in south London. In the series, it was filmed in the Stamford Park in Altrincham, near Manchester. The Bolton News reports that the production also used the football pitches of Stoneclough FC, near Bolton. Image courtesy of Netflix - Stamford Park Map


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According to the The Yorkshire Post, the train scenes where shot in the vintage Keighley Station, a section of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway heritage line. Image courtesy of Netflix - Google Maps


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Eton College in Berkshire, home of the Old Etonians, also appears in the series, although it is belived that only exterior shots were filmed there. It's said that 'Football is a gentleman's game played by hooligans, and rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen'. Do you agree? Image courtesy of Netflix - Eton College Map

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