Welsh Government


Follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie or Robert Downey Jr. by visiting the actual locations where major productions have filmed in Wales. Click on a map pin for more information about what was filmed there.

Snowdonia National Park
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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  • Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider II

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  • Clash of the Titans

    Filmed in Snowdonia National Park.

  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

    Filmed scenes around Nantmor near Beddgelert. A plaque celebrating the film was the first in a series to celebrate film and television locations across North Wales. Burt Kwouk unveiled the plaque on 28 May 2004 and this can now be seen outside the Woodcraft shop on the main street in Beddgelert.

  • Carry On... Up the Khyber

    Filmed the Khyber pass checkpoint scenes at Cwm Llan near Beddgelert. This film was also honoured with a plague as part of the North Wales Film & Television Trail located at the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis.

Roath Lock Studios
Caerphilly Castle
Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Resistance


    The film adaptation of Owen Sheers' début novel Resistance, with Sheers having co-written the screenplay with director Amit Gupta. The story centres on a group of women in an isolated Welsh village who wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished. Starring Michael Sheen, Iwan Rheon and Andrea Riseborough.

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Millennium Stadium
  • 28 Weeks Later

    28 Weeks Later2007

    British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. Scenes intended to be shot at Wembley Stadium, then undergoing final stages of construction, were filmed instead at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

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Penbryn Beach
  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day2002

    Penbryn Beach in Ceredigion serves as a stand-in for North Korea in the closing scene of the 20th Bond film, directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Pierce Brosnan.

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Banwen, Neath Port Talbot
  • Pride


    U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

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Crickadarn, Powys
  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London1981

    The small village of Crickadarn near Builth Wells, stood in for 'East Proctor' and the exterior of the ‘Slaughtered Lamb’ was in fact a private home. Some of the scenes that were supposed to be the Yorkshire moors were in fact the Black Mountains.

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Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire
Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot
South Stack Lighthouse
  • Take Down

    Take Down2015

    Students at a school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals. The main location was South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey but they also used locations in and around Cardiff.

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Plas Llandecwyn
  • Retreat


    Doubling for the west coast of Scotland, the majority of the film's exterior scenes were shot at Llandecwyn and at various beaches on the Lln Peninsula.

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Marloes Sands
St Davids Cathedral
  • The Hollow Crown: Richard II

    The Hollow Crown: Richard II2012

    Based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name and commissioned by BBC Two under the series title The Hollow Crown, Ben Whishaw stars as the titular Richard II of England which earned him the 2013 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Leading Actor. Shot entirely on location, including at St David's Cathedral and Pembroke Castle.

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Pembroke Castle
  • The Bad Education Movie

    The Bad Education Movie2015

    Pembroke Castle was used for filming key scenes in the feature film version of the BBC 3 sitcom which stars comedian Jack Whitehall .

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  • The Prisoner

    The Prisoner1967

    The village has been used by a number of films and television shows, most famously serving as ‘The Village’ in the 1960s television show The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan.

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Tretower Court
  • The Libertine

    The Libertine2004

    Johnny Depp caused a bit of a stir when he arrived in rural Powys back in 2004 to play a 17th Century Earl. Locals from the nearby Brecon and Abergavenny areas were drafted in as extras for the film and some of the crew stayed at the nearby Bear Hotel in Crickhowell.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • World War Z

    World War Z2013

    2nd unit photography took place in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd which filled in for the 'outskirts of Cardiff' in the scene where Brad Pitt heads to the World Health Organisation laboratory after his plane crash lands in the neighbouring Valleys.

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Llanddwyn Island
  • Half Light

    Half Light2006

    Llanddwyn Island, a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey, was used as a filming location in Demi Moore's romantic thriller Half Light. Tŵr Mawr was used as a lighthouse which plays a key role in the film. CGI was used to create the effect of a real light on top of the lighthouse. The seaside village scenes were shot at Porth Dinllaen.

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New Quay
  • The Edge of Love

    The Edge of Love2008

    Directed by John Maybury, the film is based loosely on real events and people. Starring Matthew Rhys as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Keira Knightley as Vera Phillips and Sienna Miller as Caitlin MacNamara. They used locations in Lampeter, Tenby, New Quay and the Gwili Steam Railway.

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Tredegar House
  • Sherlock


    Tredegar House in Newport, which is owned by the National Trust, was used in the episode entitled 'The Reichenbach Fall', in the second series of Sherlock, the popular detective drama which made stars of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The production team used a variety of locations in South East Wales as well as build space, throughout series 1 to 3.

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  • Stella


    British comedy-drama created and written by David Peet and Ruth Jones who plays the lead role of Stella. 'Stella' is one of the flagship TV comedy series that has been commissioned and aired on Sky1. The series is largely filmed in and around Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley.

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Manorbier Castle
  • I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle2003

    Manorbier Castle is a Norman castle located five miles south-west of Tenby, West Wales. The castle was used as the main residence of the Mortmain family in the film. The moat hadn't been used for many years and for the shots of Cassandra and Neil swimming in the moat, large amounts of clay were brought in to make the moat watertight.

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Barafundle Bay
  • Third Star

    Third Star2010

    The film, directed by Hattie Dalton, centres on James (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his three closest lifelong friends who go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales.

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Port Talbot
  • One Chance

    One Chance2013

    The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for, and ultimately winning, Britain's Got Talent. Used locations in and around Port Talbot and Porthcawl.

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  • Me Before You

    Me Before You2016


    Based on the popular romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, the screen version filmed key sequences in Pembroke during the Summer of 2015. Directed by Thea Sharrock and starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

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  • Their Finest

    Their Finest2016

    A wartime romantic comedy filmed extensively in Wales, funded by the Welsh Government’s Media Investment Budget alongside BBC Films and the Pinewood Group. Wales Screen played a key role in finding the perfect locations and hosted numerous recces before filming began. The locations in south west Wales feature Swansea’s Guildhall – which doubles as the Ministry of Information and Whitehall - alongside a number of locations in Pembrokeshire including Trecwn Valley, Freshwater West, Porthgain Harbour, Haverfordwest’s Palace Cinema and the Cresselly Arms in Cresswell Quay.

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