Tyntesfield appears in Sherlock trailer

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:21 13 October 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a one-off special.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a one-off special.


Sherlock fans may have spotted a familiar gothic house in the trailer for a one-off Sherlock special.

A number of scenes from the popular detective series were filmed at Tyntesfield, in Wraxall, and fans can see glimpses of the Victorian house in the newly-released teaser.

The National Trust cannot confirm what parts of the BBC programme were filmed at Tyntesfield, but the estate was closed in January so programme makers could film in an authentic Victorian setting.

Francesca Hollow, house and collections manager at Tyntesfield, said: “We were closed for filming in January and we were delighted to see the new trailer aired last week.

“The trailer featured a sweeping look at the front the house, as well as shots of the library, the top floor corridors and a view from the front porch looking out towards the chapel.

“We can’t say what parts of the programme were filmed here – or which members of the cast were here – but we’re looking forward to seeing this episode air as much as everybody else.”

This is not the first time Tyntesfield has been used in a television show – an episode of Doctor Who was filmed there in 2013.

All the money the paid to use Tyntesfield for filming will go towards the conservation costs.

The special is expected to air around Christmas, but fans may have to wait until 2017 for series four of Sherlock.

To see the trailer for the Sherlock special visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK7oLSM7g8w

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