Where was Peaky Blinders season 6 filmed? UK filming locations of Cillian Murphy drama set in Birmingham
As the hit show enters its final series, here’s where some of the most iconic scenes were filmed
Peaky Blinders is a show which has resonated with Brummies everywhere - this article contains potential plot spoilers.
On our screens since 2013, the show follows the fortunes of Birmingham gang family The Shelby’s in their quest to control the streets of the city and further afield.
The show depicts life in working class Birmingham in the years immediately following the end of the First World War and the struggle for power which followed.
Despite being set in Birmingham,, the show is predominantly filmed elsewhere in the UK.
Here are the locations where season six of the show was filmed.
Castlefield in Manchester is the setting for scenes including China Town, where the Shelbys visit throughout the show and will be seen regularly during season six.
Sets were also built by the Manchester production team to depict Small Heath, the area of Birmingham where the Peaky Blinders live and operate.
The cobbled streets of this area of Manchester made for an ideal replica of the streets walked by the Shelbys.
Staying around the north west of England, a house in the county of Cheshire plays a significant role in the later series including series six.
Arley Hall and Gardens, located in Northwich, performs the role of Shelby Manor in three of the six series of Peaky Blinders.
The hall is used for both interior and exterior shots in the series, and the front of the house in particular has been the setting for some of the more infamous scenes of the show including the shooting of Linda, Arthur Shelby’s ex-wife.
Some of the most intense scenes of the show involve Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) alone, wrestling with his thoughts and his conscience.
A setting for some of these scenes is his local Catholic church, which is in fact Liverpool Cathedral.
Several other scenes earlier in the show were filmed near to Liverpool Cathedral, including the family’s clash with the British Union of Fascists.
The iconic stained glass window in the cathedral, the Te Deum, is often in view on screen.
From the very beginning of the show, a large number of locations in Yorkshire have been used to film Peaky Blinders.
Peaky Blinders hired production offices and studio space at Studio 81 on Kirkstall Road in Leeds
Other locations include Skipton, Undercliffe Cemetery Bradford, Peel Park Bradford, Leeds Town Hall, Ilkley Winter Gardens, Newby Hall & Gardens, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Brooke’s Mill and Huddersfield.
The early episodes of the show were predominantly filmed in Yorkshire due to the suitability of some locations.
On why Yorkshire was chosen as the main setting for Peaky Blinders, executive producer at Tiger Aspects Productions Frith Tiplady said: “To realise 1919 Birmingham was always going to be a massive challenge.
“The Birmingham we needed to recreate, due to a combination of the war and town planners, doesn’t exist anymore.
“We decided that Yorkshire was the best place to base the drama ‘Peaky Blinders’. A combination of fantastic period locations, great crew and support from Screen Yorkshire and the local council.”
It just wouldn’t be right if not a single second of this iconic series wasn’t filmed in the West Midlands.
Thankfully, this isn’t the case.
The Black Country Living Museum is a recreation of an early 20th century world, and therefore makes for an ideal Peaky Blinders filming location.
Scenes from all six series have been filmed at the museum, which is ideally located just 10 miles from Birmingham should you ever feel like popping along to follow in the footsteps of the Shelbys.