Where is Vera filmed? Filming locations for drama revealed – The US Sun
VERA returns to our screens for Series 12.
Brenda Blethyn returns to play DCI Vera Stanhope, who takes on a different case in each episode.
Here are all the show’s filming locations in the Northeast…
Where is Vera season 12 filmed?
Northumberland-based detective Vera and her team are always ready to take on the bad guys, even if their methods aren’t always conventional. But where in the UK is the show filmed? Here’s a look at the filming locations of the ITV crime series…
Fans of the show watched filming in Amble.
The town of Amble is on the Northumberland coast at the mouth of the River Coquet.
The area offers incredible coastal views.
Artifacts have been found in the area showing settlement through different time periods.
Filming took place in Darlington in spring 2022, with City Hall included in some shots.
Darlington is a market town in County Durham.
As of 2020, the city had a population of 93,417, an increase from the 92,363 in 2011.
Hartlepool train station
Hartlepool is a station on the Durham Coast Line, which runs between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Hartlepool.
The station serves the port town of Hartlepool in County Durham, England.
Newcastle city center
Newcastle city center served as a backdrop in some Vera scenes in Series 12.
It is known as the historical, cultural and leisure center of North East England.
The area is full of busy nightclubs as well as more chilled activities.
Where was season 11 filmed?
Blyth and Whitley Bay
The small town of Blyth, just south of the river on the east coast, is one of Vera’s most recognizable landmarks.
“This stretch of coast has these amazing turbines out at sea,” explained the show’s producer Margaret Mitchell.
“It’s a very edgy, metallic world out there with a desolate landscape. It’s pretty moody. The turbines are quite noticeable with the landscape. It’s a rugged coastal landscape.”
Whitley Bay is a small seaside town in Tyne and Wear which includes the village of Monkseaton. Filming also took place in Cramlington – a town of around 40,000 people nine miles north of Newcastle.
The Rendezvous Café in nearby Whitley Bay is also a regular filming location.
“The place has distinctive windows,” explains Mitchell, “it’s a timeless area, there’s a big statue just behind the priory where we filmed the episode Sandancers in the second series, and that’s also a well-known landmark.”
This quaint little Northumberland town was chosen for its natural beauty and river fans will remember it from Silent Voice in series two.
“This is where we filmed the whitewater swimmer,” Mitchell explains.
“We arrived very early in the morning on an October day when it was very foggy. The sun came up and shone through the water – that was particularly beautiful. It’s a great place for hiking.
“When you are here, you are completely overwhelmed by the vastness of the land, the light and the sky.
“You can see the wide panorama of the landscape, the light just fills your eyes. It’s incredible.”
Alnmouth and Monkwearmouth
Series 11 was also filmed in Alnmouth, a seaside village in Northumberland, which starred Vera in series 9.
Located on the Estuary of the River Aln, Alnmouth is in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Monkwearmouth, an area of Sunderland on the River Wear, will also appear in the series and is home to Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey (a Benedictine monastery).
The abbey became the center of Anglo-Saxon scholarship spawned by the scholar Saint Bede – the patron saint of English writers and historians.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Tyne Bridge
This north Newcastle city has a strong identity and is a mix of old and new, and it is here that Vera conducts much of her investigation.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Tyne Bridge are two famous landmarks seen during Vera. “The city has great bridges that span the river,” says Mitchell.
“We used the Sage building, which is an amazing looking structure, and the Millennium Bridge in the background of the shots, as well as the Victorian buildings in the older parts of Newcastle.”
Actress Brenda Blethyn spoke about how they shot Vera in a landfill, which of course turned out to be very challenging.
However, they have filmed in much more pleasant places like Holy Island. “Other glorious filming locations included Holy Island, Lindisfarne and Spanish City in Whitley Bay, which has now been beautifully renovated,” said the 74-year-old actress.
“We continue to be amazed by the incredible locations we have available to film.”
She added: “I can honestly say I love the beauty of Northumberland, whether it’s the seascape, countryside, the moors or the city. It’s breathtaking.”
Baltic Center for Contemporary Art
Baltic is a contemporary arts center on the south bank of the River Tyne next to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.
It houses a frequently changing program of exhibitions and events without a permanent exhibition.
The Baltic could play a key role in Vera’s new series as actress Brenda Blethyn was spotted filming the new series in Gateshead.
MORE ABOUT LOCATIONS
The Collingwood Memorial in Tynemouth
Series 11 opened on the steps of Collingwood Monument in Tynemouth when a respected local builder was found beaten to death.
The plot thickens quickly when Vera discovers that master builder Jim Tullman should be testifying in court as a key witness to a violent crime.
The memorial depicts Napoleonic era Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who was deputy to Lord Admiral Nelson.
When is Vera season 12 on TV and how can I watch her?
The crime show will return on ITV on Sunday 29 January at 8pm.
It will also be available via ITV’s streaming service ITVX.
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