Who is Father Brown?
The highly successful and popular BBC drama series ‘Father Brown’ is set in the Cotswolds during the early 1950s and is based on the stories by GK Chesterton, in the fictional village of Kembleford. Kembleford is in actual fact Blockley in Gloucestershire, where Father Brown is a priest at St Mary’s Church.
Father Brown’s aim is to solve the many murders in and around Kembleford. The local bumbling police inspector having very little common sense and often arrests the wrong suspect, tends to become annoyed by Father Brown’s antics and successful deductions to solve the cases.
BBC Filming Locations for Father Brown Series
The question of “where is Father Brown filmed” cannot be answered with a placename because the Father Brown series is not filmed in a single village, or just the Cotswolds or a single County. The producers of the famous BBC series trawl around the Cotswolds and surrounding counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire. Visiting some of these places you will have instant recognition and others only be recognised from one particular angle. However, we have a Father Brown spy and Father Brown guru in the form of Jim Gladwin, who will take you to the most famous and recognisable locations in the filming of Father Brown.
Genuine Father Brown Filming Locations
- Church of St. Peter & Paul (Blockley).
- Father Brown’s kitchen, study and presbytery, as well as Kembleford’s police station, (Peelers Court, Moreton-in-Marsh Hospital).
- Railway Scenes, (Warwickshire Steam Railway & Winchcombe Station).
- (Guiting Power) has been used as part of Kembleford village.
- Quaker Meeting House (Broad Campden), “Kembleford Parish Hall”.
- At (Sudeley Castle), the tithe barn and St Mary’s Chapel are used.
- The local (Donnington Brewery) has appeared several times.
- Other locations and villages are used such as (Upper Slaughter), (Upper Court, Kemerton), (Sezincote House), (Ilmington), (Chastleton House), (Alscot Park Estate), (Snowshill Manor), (Longborough).
This is a nice little tour of the various filming locations where “Father Brown” has been filmed. You are taken out into the countryside by Jim, a tour guide, for the tour which can last as long as you require, as you can request tours on a per hour basis. Jim’s family have lived and farmed the Cotswolds for many generations and provides you with history, knowledge, information and anecdotes.
Book A Father Brown Tour
Please contact us at Cotswold Tours to book a guided private tour around some of the most beautiful locations featured in our personalised Father Brown tour.