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Where is Grantchester filmed and is Grantchester a real place?

Grantchester’s sixth season started on ITV on Friday night (Picture: ITV)

Grantchester returned last night to ITV for its sixth season opener – but where is it filmed and is the village of Grantchester a real place?

The drama stars Robson Green and Tom Brittany as investigative duo DI Geordie Keating and Reverend Will Davenport.

This time, the show is set in 1958 was back for the first of its new set of episodes with lots more twists and turns to come in the detective series.

Season six will give fans more to enjoy than usual, with an eight-episode-long run to air in the coming weeks.

But many fans of the show want to know whether Grantchester is in fact a real place, and where the show is actually filmed.

Where is Grantchester filmed?

Grantchester is in fact a real place (Picture: ITV)

Grantchester is filmed on location in the real-life Cambridgeshire village of the same name.

The show is also filmed in other locations in the county, such as Cambridge University and various spots within the historic city.

There are scenes also filmed with the backdrop of the Church of St Mary and St Andrew, also based in Grantchester itself.

The cast sometimes venture out to film in other locations, such as with the holiday park scenes which aired in Friday night’s hour-long opener.

Last night saw the characters whisked off to the fictional Merries Holiday Camp (Picture: Colin Hutton/Zoe Midford/ITV)

Last night’s instalment saw DI Geordie, Reverend Will and co. try to relax at the fictional Merries Holiday Camp, which was brought to life by the show’s production team.

The cast and crew of the programme have also been taken further afield to shoot scenes, with Kings Cross Station and Borough Market both being used as locations in the past.

Bluebell Railway in West Sussex and Horsted Keynes railway station have also been previously used as a double for Cambridge station in the show.

Is Grantchester a real place?

Robson Green as Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Rev Will Davenport (Picture: ITV)

Some fans may be surprised to learn Grantchester is indeed a real place in Cambridgeshire, just as it is portrayed within the show.

The village of Grantchester is a small leafy civil parish just off the River Cam and lies around two miles south of the city of Cambridge itself.

Grantchester dates back to the 11th century and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book.

The tiny settlement has a population of around 540 people, according to the 2011 census.

It’s said to have the highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners, thought to be largely due to exports from the prestigious University of Cambridge.

Grantchester airs Fridays at 9pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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