Film Locations - West Wales

Uncover Hollywood magic in West Wales: The cinematic landscape of Pembrokeshire

From breathtaking views to sandy beaches, discover Pembrokeshire, West Wales’ most stunning film locations that have set the stage for Hollywood’s biggest hits. Journey through the iconic landscapes that inspired filmmakers and turned into real-life movie sets right here in Pembrokeshire.

Freshwater West Beach: The Magical Backdrop to Harry Potter and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood

The ethereal beauty of Freshwater West Beach has been captured in the magical world of Harry Potter, where it transformed into the site of Dobby’s Shell House in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although the house was constructed specifically for the film and is no longer visible, fans can find heartfelt dedication to Dobby scattered along the beach. The beach is a stirring reminder of the magic and imagination the beloved series brought into our lives.

In a shift of genre but not in grandeur, Freshwater West Beach was also the panoramic background in Ridley Scott’s epic Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe. Its rugged coastline was filmed for scenes where Robin Hood leads his army to battle across the sands. The dramatic landscape lent itself beautifully to the historical and adventurous tale, making it a must-visit location for film buffs and nature lovers.

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Main Street, Pembroke Castle, and the Millpond: Romantic Locations from Jojo Moyes 'Me Before You

The picturesque town of Pembroke holds a special place in the hearts of Jojo Moyes’ fans. The adaptation of her bestselling novel Me Before You Saw Main Street, Pembroke Castle, and the tranquil millpond transformed into the romantic backdrop of this touching tale. Stroll along Main Street, retracing the characters’ steps amidst the charming, historic buildings. 

Visit the grand Pembroke Castle that sits as a stoic reminder of times gone by, where key movie scenes unfolded. Walk by the peaceful millpond, immortalised in one of the most heartfelt films of our time. This enchanting journey provides a closer look at the charming settings that set the scene for passionate romance.

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Marloes Sands: The Battle Ground of Snow White and the Huntsman

Marloes Sands, with its expansive sandy bay, played a significant role in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman. The Hollywood stars Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Chris Hemsworth enacted an epic battle on these shores. The film beautifully showcases Marloes Sands’s natural drama and grandeur, from its wind-swept dunes to its sweeping sea views. Relive the high-stakes battle and experience firsthand the powerful, raw beauty that captured the essence of this climactic scene.

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St Catherine's Island: From a Peaceful Island to Sherlock's Maximum-Security Prison

St Catherine’s Island, a tranquil gem opposite Tenby South Beach, morphed into the formidable Sherrinford, a maximum-security prison for the award-winning BBC series Sherlock

With its rugged beauty and serene ambience, this peaceful island transformed into a mysterious and menacing site for this critically acclaimed series. Discover the stark contrast between the island’s peaceful reality and its dramatic on-screen persona. 

It is an exciting reminder of the creative process involved in film and TV production, making it an exciting location for Sherlock fans and curious travellers.

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