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Welsh Film Locations

Over the years many films have been shot in Wales and there are several spectacular Welsh Film Locations near Old Oak Barn.

Perhaps one of the most famous has to be the Shell Cottage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire. This wonderful beach became the backdrop of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 starring Daniel Radcliffe based on the book by J. K. Rowling.  Those who have read the books will know the Weasley family needed a safe house. Great attention to detail was given to ensure it looked authentic and withstood the elements! 

Welsh Film Locations

Check out this link to see some more locations used in Wales  for both the Big Screen and for TV filming.

Matthew Rhys filmed The Edge of Love (2008) in several locations around West Wales, most notably New Quay. This pretty harbour town was the inspiration for Dylan Thomas’ classic Under Milk Wood, although the 1972 movie version, starring Richard Burton, was filmed down the coast at Lower Fishguard, as was the 1955 film Moby Dick.

Welsh Film Locations

Matthew Rhys plays Dylan Thomas

Laugharne Welsh Film Location 2017

In November 2017 a new drama will be shown first on S4C and next year on BBC some of which was filmed on location in Laugharne – called Keeping Faith. It has an impressive line up including some of the cast of Broadchurch and tells the story of what happens when a husband goes missing. Wales online reports “The series intends to take the viewer on a thrilling, emotional and warm journey which will pull at the heart-strings but will also make them smile along the way.” Keep an eye out!