A Shot in the Dark, 1964
Stay at: Luton Hoo, Hotel, Golf and Spa (reservations: +44 (0)1582 698888)
A Shot in the Dark location: Luton Hoo, Hertfordshire
Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates a murder at a ‘French chateau’ in this sequel to The Pink Panther. France? No. The mansion is solidly Home Counties in the UK.
A classic Robert Adam house dating from 1767, until a few years ago, Luton Hoo was open to the public and housed not only a huge collection of works by fabled Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé, but also memorabilia of the Romanovs – the Russian royal family executed in 1917.