The contents of some of the cottages in the fictitious community may surprise Emmerdale fans who watch the ITV soap.
Later this year, Emmerdale will mark its 50th anniversary. Fans will have to manage an emotional wedding between Marlon and Rhona and the Dingles bidding beloved matriarch Faith farewell as her disease progresses during the build-up.
The ECHO was invited to a special preview of some of the future events by the show’s producers to commemorate the milestone. While some of the cast members’ revealed secrets are still classified, we may offer some insider information about the soap opera that perhaps only ardent fans are aware of.
We were interested in learning whether the village is really as big as it seems to be and what was actually filmed in a studio as opposed to on location.
Whether or whether we could take a seat and have a pint at the Woolpack was one of our main concerns. Here is everything we learned after exploring the village for a while.
It’s a lot smaller than on television
The first thing I said when we arrived was how little the place was.
Emmerdale is only a small diamond in the crown of the breathtaking surroundings the Yorkshire region has to offer.
Although what we see on television is accurate, the camera crew deserves praise for their trickery in making the area appear larger than the actual two streets that make up it.
You may travel the entire village and go back to your starting position in under two minutes by moving at a leisurely speed. The small size of Emmerdale is undoubtedly one of the first things you notice. I didn’t anticipate it to have wide country lanes or secret entrances out to the country.
But this only enhances the village’s quaint, boutique atmosphere, which is frequently depicted on television.
There isn’t an “outdoor set”
You get exactly what you see. The protagonists are actually in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside even though they appear to be roaming around the village on film.
Emmerdale’s attraction is that they get to make the most of the stunning environment they’re in, unlike some soap operas and plays where streets are made in the studio.
There is a lot of nature to use on Emmerdale, according to several actors we spoke with during our interviews with the cast. This means that if it rains on set, it will also rain on screen, and the producers have no further control over the situation.
The cottages are used by staff
Viewers never truly get an inside look at any of the several residences that are scattered across the town.
We’re left to assume that they belong to citizens who avoid the theatricals and, as a result, never need to be investigated.
I made the decision to look into it more, and I learned that the crew and employees use the cottages as equipment storage and tea rooms.
It was quite a shocker that nobody actually lived in Emmerdale given the quantity of houses nearby.
Some buildings are real, some are not
The town hall and church are both actual structures that the actors uses in their roles. There’s no way they can fit the entire crew in here, I thought when I first walked in, but they do.
As said, everything appears more larger on television than it does in reality, although both spaces were rather cozy.
Both buildings had such a rustic, nostalgic vibe to them that walking around them was like going back in time. There were no missing fourth walls or bulky production wires anchored to the floor to record the film. Again, what you see is exactly what is there.
Sadly, the café and salon are not located in the town; instead, they are located in a studio closer to the city. Additionally, if you wish to enjoy a few beers next to the Dingles, you may do so.
You can’t visit the Woolpack
I can’t even begin to express how devastated I was to learn that my goal of getting a pint at the Woolpack would never come true.
Standing outside, I gazed up at one of the most well-known taverns from a soap opera, knowing that I would never be able to sample one of the several lagers that countless characters had thrown around.
But not all was lost because there was a live band playing that day and bottomless prosecco.