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All Creatures, Big and Small: Where is Season 2 filmed? Find out here

Francesca shillcock

Are you watching All creatures big and small? The second series of the beloved drama, which is a remake of the classic series, recently returned to Channel 5 and the new series has so far been a treat.

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The drama is adored for its charming characters and heartwarming stories – but the picturesque location, which takes place in the fictional town of Darrowby, is a big draw for viewers as well. So where is the show filmed? We discovered…

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Although the town of Darrowby, where the beloved characters live and work, is fictional, the cast and crew made it to Grassington in the South Yorkshire Dales to provide the perfect backdrop to the 1930s.

A number of actual landmarks have been altered to replicate period buildings such as pubs and bookstores for the episodes. For example, the local bookstore The Stripey Badger was used to show a greengrocer. Meanwhile, a pub named The Devonshire was used to film exterior scenes for a fictional pub, The Drovers Arms. The majority of the interior scenes were shot in a movie studio.

It looks like the cast and crew really enjoyed their time in Grassington filming the new series. Actress Rachel Shenton, who plays James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) lover Helen Alderson, noted the friendliness of the locals which makes the production enjoyable.

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The cast and crew traveled to Grassington to film

“It is the will of the people and the enthusiasm of the people that has helped so much,” she told reporters, adding: “We could not have hoped for more.”

Fans of All creatures big and small be aware that the TV series is based on the literary work of the real veterinarian James Herriot, also known as Alf Wright, who led his surgeon in the village of Thirsk.

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The backdrop of the show is part of its charm

The building where his real office was located has since been transformed into a museum named The World of James Herriot. For the scenes depicting Ms Pumphrey’s stately home, the cast and crew headed to the Grade I listed Georgian building, Broughton Hall.

The show was well received by viewers on the whole. One person said on Twitter: “Great to have @AllCreaturesTV back on our screens! Fantastic first episode of this new series! #ACGAS #allcreaturesgreatandsmall.”

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