4. Hatfield House – Hertfordshire
This home has been in the Cecil family since its construction in 1611, and although a family still lives there part of the house is open to the public. Situated on a beautiful park with 42 acres of manicured gardens, it isn’t hard to see why directors would love the Hatfield House for shooting films. And boy does this home have an impressive film petegre. It was cast as “Wayne Manor” in the 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns and served as Lara Croft’s home in Laura Croft Tomb Raider. It was also used in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, as well as Get Him to the Greek, Shakespeare in Love, the Johnny Depp version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and V for Vendetta.