Safe House ITV filming locations: New 2015 television series set in the Lake District, starring Christopher Eccleston, Marsha Thomason and Paterson Joseph.
Where was Safe House filmed?
ITV’s brand new four-part thriller Safe House was filmed in Coniston, Cumbria, a small village situated in the southern area of the Lake District. Though mainly shot in and around Coniston, many of the national parks lakes were used as shooting locations by the shows production team. The series storyline also happens to be set in the Lake District.
Residents and regular visitors to the Lake District may recognise some other picturesque locations featured in Safe House, including Keswick and Honister Pass, plus lakes Buttermere and Windermere.
Where specifically is the Safe House house?
If previous hit television series such as Broadchurch and Poldark are anything to go by, the filming of Safe House will likely lead to a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting Coniston and the wider Lake District National Park. So if you’d like to know exactly where on a map the ITV Safe House building is, you can see an aerial view below using Google Earth. Tip: It’s the one in the middle surrounded by trees:
According to ITV, the principle house featured in the show, which is overlooked by The Old Man of Coniston, was originally a family home. Prior to the start of filming, the house was transformed by production crews over a period of two months. Once shooting was completed, the building and surrounding land was then returned to its original state.
Filming for Safe House began in early October 2014, with episode 1 premiering on ITV at 9:00pm on Monday the 20th of April 2015. Heading the cast of Safe House will be former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston.
Should season 1 prove to be a hit with TV audiences, ITV have already hinted the show could return in the future for multiple new series.