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Friday September 21st 2018

Wuthering Heights | 1992

Wuthering Heights location:  Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Wuthering Heights location: ‘Thrushcross Grange’: Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire | Photograph: wikimedia / Chris Heaton

The third major English-language film of the Emily Bronte novel includes more of the story than previous versions, though Juliette Binoche seems miscast as Cathy.

This ‘Wuthering Heights’ is a set which was built just north of Grassington, on the North Yorkshire, north of Skipton. A couple of miles to the southwest, the standing stones were erected on Boss Moor.

‘Thrushcross Grange’, home of Edgar Linton (Simon Shepherd), is Broughton Hall, which is now a business park, two and a half miles west of Skipton itself.

Wuthering Heights location:  East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, North Yorkshire
Wuthering Heights location: Heathcliff works in the barn: East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, North Yorkshire | Photograph: wikimedia / Helena

Heathcliff (Ralph Fiennes) works in the tithe barn and outhouses of the 17th century manor house East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley, now a National Trust property.

Wuthering Heights location:  Aysgarth Falls, North Yorkshire
Wuthering Heights location: Cathy and Heathcliff declare their love: Aysgarth Falls, North Yorkshire | Photograph: iStockphoto © Ron Strickland

Cathy and Heathcliff declare their love near Aysgarth Falls, on the River Ure at Aysgarth, on the A684 about 15 miles north of Skipton. The falls are also featured in 1991's Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, with Kevin Costner.

Wuthering Heights location: Malham Cove, Yorkshire
Wuthering Heights location: the Yorkshire moors: Malham Cove, Yorkshire | Photograph: iStockphoto / prestongeorge

The wild Yorkshire moors themselves were filmed around Malham Cove, a 260-feet-high amphitheatre-shaped cliff just outside the village of Malham, north of Skipton. The famous limestone pavement here can be seen in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part I; while the village of Malham itself and the lake, Malham Tarn, were featured in 1958 Bette Davis melodrama Another Man’s Poison.