Fans of BBC TV?s Victorian Farm and blockbuster movie Atonement can join an exclusive behind-the-scenes escorted FILM TOUR of real life locations Acton Scott and Stokesay Court.
Designed to appeal to anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning movie starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, as well as fans of the surprise BBC hit filmed on the Acton Scott estate, the tour also takes-in some beautiful Shropshire countryside - and includes coach travel, entrance fees and tour guides.
Better still, anyone booking on the tours is being promised ?juicy production anecdotes? from the film sites, a chance to meet the owners of the two main locations plus the opportunity to go beneath the surface of the two fascinating venues.
The tour is the brainchild of mother and daughter team Helen Wilkinson & Maddy Hall who first set up PandP Tours in 2007 to share their love of period film locations. Now international front runners in bespoke tours, Helen is an English graduate who specialised in Jane Austen, and well qualified in the tour?s literary background, while Maddy is an expert on the BBC and film productions with invaluable inside information.
Rupert Acton explains how ?Victorian Farm? came to be located on his family?s ancient estate of Acton Scott and his personal commitment to preserving its idyllic landscape and rural heritage. Highlights include a visit to the Glebe, the farmstead setting, and a tour inside the original Victorian Cottage, complete with period domestic bygones, plus Acton Scott Church and the old Forge, as restored by Alex and Peter. There?s time to stop for lunch at the Old School House caf? and visit the Historic Working Farm attraction.
At Stokesay Court, Caroline Magnus tells her personal story of inheriting Stokesay by surprise, and hosting the celebrated cast and film crew of Atonement. With its interior d?cor unchanged from that production and a chance to see memorabilia preserved from filming, the full guided tour of includes home-made tea and cakes.
The two-day Shropshire ?Double Bill Tour? will be available once a month on weekdays between April and September. Focusing on attention to detail the tours are small and personal and not only provide every luxury but also, wherever possible, offer many added extras that the average independent traveller would be hard pushed to find.
For full details and bookings go to http://www.pandptours.co.uk/