Starring role for Tyntesfield

PUBLISHED: 16:09 15 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:01 24 May 2010

WRAXALL'S Tyntesfield Estate is to be used as a film set for a major, new period drama. Filming for the new drama, called Angel, will take place in certain areas of the mansion this month and in early April. House manager James Needham said: We are very

WRAXALL'S Tyntesfield Estate is to be used as a film set for a major, new period drama.Filming for the new drama, called Angel, will take place in certain areas of the mansion this month and in early April.House manager James Needham said: "We are very excited about the filming and have been working closely with the producers Poisson Rouge and Fidelite Films for several months to ensure that there is no risk to the house and contents during filming."Our purpose is to conserve and provide access to the wonderful places that the National Trust looks after, for everyone."We hope that the exposure worldwide that this filming offers will allow a greater number of people the opportunity to enjoy Tyntesfield."As a charity, opportunities such as filming also bring in essential funding which supports our conservation work."The film is set in England at the turn of the 19th century and recounts the rise of a poor, but passionately determined young woman who climbs the social ladder by becoming a celebrated romantic novelist.Filming is taking place in both the house and gardens and has seen the National Trust having to transform the drawing room into a bedroom for a number of scenes.Tyntesfield's historic gardens open this Saturday with the walled kitchen garden, formal terraces and arboretum among the many treats in store for visitors.It is also the first year for several exciting new attractions in the gardens and estate including the first self guided walk around areas of the wider estate and the first opportunity to follow the original path - now reinstated - that the Gibbs family used to take from the main house to the kitchen gardens.Also introduced this year for the first time will be garden 'interpreters' - a group of volunteers which have been trained in order to answer questions from visitors on the fascinating history of the gardens.The main house at Tyntesfield re-opens on April 9.The gardens are open 10.00am-5.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays Admission to the gardens is free for National Trust members, £4.50 for adults, £2.30 for children, and £11.30 for family (two adults and up to three children).

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