You’d be hard pushed to find someone in the UK who hasn’t heard of the streetwise Birmingham gangsters known as the Peaky Blinders. The TV show, which is based on a real gang, first rose to popularity in 2013, capturing imaginations with its gritty drama, intense soundtrack and a stellar cast. Even if you haven’t watched the show, if you walk down any high street in the UK, you’re bound to come across a haircut inspired by the Peaky Blinders.
What you might not know is that rather than using Birmingham, where the story is set, many of its most famous scenes were filmed right here in Yorkshire!
So with that in mind, here are 11 Yorkshire Locations used in the Peaky Blinders
Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Town Hall is used as an art gallery in the show. It’s an incredible Victorian building which was designed by the same architect who designed one of Leeds’ other iconic buildings, the Corn Exchange.
Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon
Newby Hall is used as a meeting point where Grace and Campbell exchange information. It’s a stunning and unique building with grounds to match. It’s open to the public and is well worth a visit.
Dalton Mills, Keighley
This incredible space is found in Keighley and has been used in various BBC productions including Gunpowder.
Salts Mill, Saltaire
Salts Mill is one of Bradford’s most iconic buildings. Originally used as a textiles mill, thousands of people visit Saltaire each year to peruse the fantastic Hockney gallery which is now housed within the walls of Salts
Winter Gardens, Ilkley
The Winter Gardens in the spa town of Ilkley sits beside the King’s Hall Theatre and is used for varying types of events in 2018.
One of Yorkshire’s most visited abbeys and attractions, Bolton Abbey is steeped in history and provided a stunning backdrop for the Peaky Blinders.
Peel Park, Bradford
56-acres of parkland, Peel Park is named after Sir Robert Peel, the politician who introduced the
Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford
Undercliffe Cemetery is a hillside cemetery which overlooks the city of Bradford and is filled with intriguing Victorian monuments. It has a number of extremely decorative headstones which were made for Bradford’s rich, Victorian inhabitants. No wonder it was chosen!
Braimes Pressings, Leeds
Braimes Pressing is a 125 year old factory in the heart of Hunslet in Leeds. It’s charming, industrial setting was chosen as the location for an especially gritty scene.
St Chad’s Church, Leeds
This impressive grade II listed church has an imposing, Gothic
City Varieties, Leeds
An intriguing example of a Victorian music hall which has been an ever popular venue in the years gone by. Businesses such as this would’ve been very popular during the time of the peaky blinders. Interestingly, Charlie Chaplin and Houdini have performed on its stage.