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Films and tv programmes that have been made in north wales and Snowdonia


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There have been lots of films and TV programmes (and adverts) shot in North Wales.  We have a varied landscape and some stunning locations so it’s no wonder really.  There are plenty of places where a film crew can get away from the crowds and film undisturbed.

Here are some of the films and TV programmes that have been shot here over the years.  Watch the footage, visit the location and see whether you can stand in the same location as your favourite celebrity.

Adventures of William Tell

Filmed in the Ogwen and Llanberis valleys.

See more details HERE

Bollywood Films including Kasam Se and Kyuni Ho Gaya Na Pyar

Filmed at various locations in Snowdonia including Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle + town, Llanberis, Llanfairpwll,  Rheola Forest and Snowdonia National Park

Born of Hope

A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea-kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness. Filmed at various locations in Snowdonia

Carry On - Up the Khyber

Filmed on the Watkin Path on Snowdon.

There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film at Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis.


Starring Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips and Kate Burton.  Location Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula.

See more details HERE

Clash of the Titans (2009 remake)

A large part of this feature will be filmed in Wales.  It is reported that Sam Worthington (of Terminator 4 fame) will be filming in Llanberis, near the Dinorwig power station, over the Summer and no doubt staying in the area.  

Cold Feet

Final episode shot at Portmeirion  North Wales Movie Map

Coming Down The Mountain

Filmed on the mountains in Snowdonia


BBC New Nation series.  The actor Mayur Verma, or more famously known as Raj in Bollywood circles, has moved his family to Dolgellau.  The programme tells how he enrolled local people to take part in a Bollywood production in Dolgellau and also about his love of Fairbourne (where his wife owns a restaurant) and Dolgellau plus his ambition to be an ambassador for the region.  See details of Cafe Indiana, his wife's restaurant on our Places to Eat page.  

Dragonslayer - starring Ralph Richardson and Caitlin Clark

Episodes "View From The Villa", "Find and Return", "The Honeymooners", "The Journey Ends Halfway", "Bury The Dead" and "Under The Lake" feature Portmeirion.   Other episodes feature Capel Curig, The Fairy Glen, Llyn Gwynant and Trawsfynnydd Power Station,

Dr Who

Portmeirion was used as the location in 'The Masque of Mandragora'.  The episode "The Abominable Snowman" was filmed in Snowdonia.

Blaenau Ffestiniog was used in the filming of "The Five Doctors"


Episode showing Dot Cotton's life as an evacuee in Dolgellau.  2003

Elephant Boy

Filmed around the Harlech area

First Knight

Shot largely in Snowdonia.  Camelot was built at the edge of Trawsfynydd Lake.  Some scenes were filmed in the hills around Blaenau Ffestiniog north of Trawsfynydd.  Also filmed around the Mawddach estuary, Llanfair slate caverns, and Black Rock Sands


Set and filmed in Blaenau Ffestiniog, this film tells the storm of an art curator sent to Wales to oversee the safe storage of a priceless art collection under a mountain after a flood in the National Gallery.  Love story.  This film appears to have only been screened once and has now disappeared.

From Russia With Love

Filmed around Snowdonia

Frontier - 60s TV show about soldiers in India in 1880s

Most external shots filmed in Snowdonia

Happy Now

A 2001 film starring Ioan Gruffudd.  Filmed in Barmouth  

Hedd Wyn

The Oscar nominated film about the life of 'Hedd Wyn' (Elis Evans) a poet killed in the First World War who was born and raised in the peaceful Snowdonia countryside near Trawsfynydd.  There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of Llys Ednowain Hostel, our accommodation in Trawsfynydd.


t was filmed at Sychnant Pass in Conwy, which winds through much of north Snowdonia.

Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Filmed around Beddgelert and Capel Curig using children from Liverpool's Chinese community

There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film in Beddgelert

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur

A 2016 film starring Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam with director Guy Ritchie.  Filmed around Capel Curig, Nant Gwynant and Pen y Gwryd..   

Life & Times of David Lloyd George

This highly acclaimed TV series starring Philip Madoc was filmed in and around the countryside surrounding Lloyd George's home at Llanystumdwy neawr Criccieth.  There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of Lloyd George's home at Llanstumdwy


Filmed at Talsarnnau, Ffestiniog and Black Rock Sands


Filmed around Llanberis, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Capel Curig, Ynys Môn, Betws Garmon

Merlin & The War of the Dragons

Filmed in various locations around Snowdonia

Midsomer Murders

The episode "Death and Dust" was filmed around Beddgelert  

Mortal Combat 2

Filmed around Dinorwig Quarry and Parys Mountain

Most Haunted

Visit Maes Artro at Llanbedr to see where the 10th live show was filmed.  The show that was blown away!!!    Unfortunately the Maes Artro Museum has now close to the public.

Oh, Mr. Porter

Parts of this file where filmed on Barmouth Bridge

One Hour To Zero

Parts of this film where filmed at Trawsfynnydd power station  

Prince Valiant

Filmed around Penrhyn Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Capel Curig, Beaumaris, Beddgelert, Cwm Ogwen and Gwrych Castle (near Abergele)  

Robin Hood

Filmed at Betwys y Coed

The Appointment

A 1981 film starring Edward Woodward was filmed around Llanberis and on the summit of Snowdon

The Black Cauldron

Llechwedd Slate Caverns used as the set of this Disney classic.  At the time of release (1985) this was the most expensive animated film to be make.  

The Colour of Magic

TV adaptation of the first 2 Discworld novels.  Includes several scenes from various locations on Anglesey  and in Snowdonia.

The Crown

This Netflix original drama charts the life of Elizabeth II.  During November 2018 the series was being filmed in Caernarfon.  Probably the sequence for Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales investiture there in 1967.  We'll have to watch and see.

The Fever

Filmed on Snowdon and at Penmon on Anglesey

The Ghost Train

Original 1941 version starring Arthur Askey, filmed in locations including Fairbourne railway station and Barmouth bridge.  

The Green Helmet

Filmed in Snowdonia

The Keep

Filmed at Llanberis and Llechwedd Slate Caverns.  

The Last Train

Filmed around Trawsfynydd and other North Wales locations

The Legend of Tarzan

The production set up camp at the former Dinorwig slate quarry in 2014 - where there are public footpaths for you to follow in the King of Jungle's footsteps. You might want to wear a top, though, and a waterproof jacket.

The Most Dangerous Man in the World - starring Gregory Peck

Filmed around Cwm Ogwen

The Persuaders

The episode "Death in the Family" was filmed in the Llanberis Pass and other North Wales locations  

The Phantom Light

A lighthouse keeper has been murdered in mysterious circumstances and, during the ensuing investigation a Phantom Light keeps appearing at the scene of his death.  Filmed around Ffestiniog Railway and other North Wales locations.  

The Prisoner

Patrick McGoohan is a prisoner in a strange world where people are numbers not names. The magnificent village of Portmeirion is as much a star as the actors.  There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film outside of The Prisoner Shop in Portmeirion

The Red Beret

Filmed near Trawsfynydd

The Secret Garden

A 2018 adaptation with Colin Firth and Julie Walters being filmed on location in Bodnant Gardens between Llanwrst and Glan Conwy.

The World Is Not Enough

Snowdonia National Park

Tomb Raider 2, Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life

The main locations were Nant Gwynant and Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert.  Other scenes were filmed at Pen Y Pass, Moel Siabod, Fynnon Llugwy and the Alexandra Slate Quarry near Carmel where a 100ft drop down a cliff was filmed.  A motorbike race was filmed and along and near a "Great Wall of China" which was filmed at Pen y Pass with the wall being created using CGI.  Originally many of these scenes were meant to be filmed in China but the authorities refused permission.  There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film at Seiont Manor Hotel, Llanrug near Caernarfon

Under Suspicion

Filmed at Portmeirion

Victorian Farm

An episode of this programme was filmed on the Talyllyn Railway.  

Who Dares Wins

Filmed around Snowdonia


Filmed near Llanberis

Y Chwarelwr (The Quarrymen)

This was the first film made in the Welsh language and tells the story of slate mining families around Blaenau Ffestiniog.  There is ia North Wales Movie Map plaque to the film in Llechwedd Visitor Centre

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