Film and TV Map

Follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie or Russell Crowe, 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.

St Donat's Castle

South Stack Lighthouse

Take Down - Poster

Take Down

2015

Take Down

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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Llandwyn Island

Demi Moore

Half Light

2006

Half Light

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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Llanberis

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

1958

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.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog

World War Z - Poster

World War Z

2013

World War Z

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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Llandecwyn

Retreat Poster

Retreat

2011

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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Portmeirion

Prisoner - Poster

The Prisoner

1967

The Prisoner

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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New Quay

The Edge of Love - Poster

The Edge of Love

2008

The Edge of Love

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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Penbryn

Porthgain

Their Finest Portrait - Movie poster

Their Finest

2016

Their Finest

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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St Davids

The Hollow Crown - Poster

The Hollow Crown: Richard II

2012

The Hollow Crown: Richard II

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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Freshwater West Beach

Their Finest Portrait - Movie poster

Their Finest

2016

Their Finest

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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Barafundle Bay

Third Star - Poster

Third Star

2010

Third Star

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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Pembroke Castle

Pembroke

Me Before You - Poste

Me Before You

2016

Me Before You

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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Manorbier Castle

I Capture the Castle - Poster

I Capture the Castle

2003

I Capture the Castle

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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Swansea

Their Finest Portrait - Movie poster

Their Finest

2016

Their Finest

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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Port Talbot

One Chance - Poster

One Chance

2013

One Chance

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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Coed Hirwaun

St Donats

Cardiff Bay

Millenium Stadium

28 Weeks Later - Poster

28 weeks Later

2007

28 weeks Later

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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Tredegar House

Sherlock - Poster

Sherlock

2010

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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Caerphilly Castle

Ferndale

Stella - Poster

Stella

2012

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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Banwen

Pride - Poster

Pride

2014

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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Abergavenny

Resistance - Poster

Resistance

2011

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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Tretower

The Libertine - Poster

The Libertine

2004

The Libertine

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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Brecon Beacons

Crickadarn

Wye Valley

Promotional poster for Sex Education TV series

Sex Education

2018

Sex Education

Popular Netflix series about a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother who teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school. Starring Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson.

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Laugharne

Still from TV series Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

2017

Keeping Faith

Faith's life is transformed when her husband disappears suddenly one Wednesday morning. As she battles to discover the truth behind his disappearance, a host of secrets come to light and she begins to question whether she really knows her husband at all.

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Aberglasney Gardens

Behind the scenes on A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

2018

A Discovery of Witches

The series was largely shot in Wales, both on set at Wolf Studios Wales in Cardiff Bay and on location across the country, including Aberglasney Gardens and Llyn y Fan Fach (Carmarthenshire), Carew Castle (Pembrokeshire) and Insole Court (Cardiff).

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Aberystwyth

Hinterland poster

Hinterland

2013

Hinterland

The first series originally screened in Welsh on S4C during late 2013, then in English on BBC channels and over a dozen other stations around the world. Most of the locations used are private homes or businesses and are not open to visitors but one of the key locations from series one, Devils Bridge Falls is a world famous tourist attraction, situated 12 miles from Aberystwyth.

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