Bath hits the big screen in Les Mis

Who’s seen the stunning adaptation of Les Miserables? And did anyone think some of the scenery looked familiar? Some of the film’s scenes were shot in Bath’s Grand Parade beside the River Avon, and they provided the perfect backdrop to the tale of struggle and redemption. Bath’s dramatic architecture and nostalgic appearance has always made it a favourite with film directors from around the globe, and Les Mis is the latest in a string of films to showcase it on the silver screen.

Our fair city has also appeared in films such as The Duchess which starred the ever-lovely Keira Knightley, Persuasion, Other People’s Children, Dracula and two of the now infamous Harry Potter films to name just a few. If you do your research before you visit you’ll be able to look out for the exact locations that have made the city timeless as you wander.

Many who visit look for accommodation with history and elegance to match the rest of their experience, and the Royal Hotel is one of the most popular Bath hotels with visitors who love a little tradition. Designed by Brunel himself, the building is Grade II listed and continues to charm those with an eye for a beautiful setting.