Filming Locations

We are a county of contrasts; miles of dramatic coastline backed by rolling countryside, small quaint Welsh villages, bustling market towns and large civic centres brimming with character and personality. 

 

 We have Cardiff on our doorstep, and excellent transport links (road, rail and air) which makes for a great destination to use as a base for filming.  In recent years the Vale has regularly been used for the filming of several top TV shows and films. If you're looking for a location for your production, we're sure you will find what you are looking for in the Vale.

 

 

Parks and Gardens

There are so many beautiful parks and gardens in the Vale you really are spoilt for choice. From local parks and playing fields to fantastic local nature reserves and country parks. You may well have heard about some of our larger Country Parks, after all they are visited by thousands of visitors each year, but we welcome filming and our park Rangers are ready to accommodate your production needs.

 

Away from the crowds, we also have a variety of smaller, intimate parks that are equally as beautiful. Rural, urban, coastal and walled gardens are all available, each one identifiable by its own quirks, whether an ornate bandstand, wildflower meadow and even a physic garden.

 

Some of our parks are privately owned however we are happy to introduce you should you wish to make enquiries about filming in those locations. 

 

Parks-Montage

 

 

Beaches

Our Southern border is a glorious sweeping coastline, 14 miles of which makes up the stunning Glamorgan Heritage Coast. We have Blue Flag beaches, Seaside award winning beaches, family friendly sandy beaches, pebble beaches backing on to Country Parks, and a landscapes rich in geology making for a perfect natural backdrop against the cliff faces.

 

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Dunraven-Bay-Southerndown
Monknash
Llantwit-Major-Beach

 

Our Vale of Glamorgan Beach Guide will help you understand the facilities on offer at each location. Much of the coastline is managed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, but where permissions lie with independent landowners or agents we are happy to make contact on your behalf. 

 

Beach Guide

 

Highways and Car parks

We have rural winding lanes, urban highways, built up residential streets and coastal roads with views over the Bristol Channel. Our Highways department will work with you to find a suitable location with a backdrop to suit your needs. -  Map of the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

If your filming request includes filming on the highway and either temporary traffic control or a road closure is required please complete and submit either a Temporary Signal Application Form or Temporary Road Closure Application Form:

 

 

If your production requires car parking facilities either for filming or for your crew, see our car parks guide:

 

Car parks in the Vale

 

Council Owned Buildings

We have a number of Vale of Glamorgan owned/managed buildings that may be perfect for your filming requirements.

 

Take a look and see what we have to offer in the way of Civic Buildings, Historical buildings, Sport Stadiums and more.

 

Some of the Vale's iconic buildings which make for a great location for filming are owned and managed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and we welcome production companies to consider our buildings for your filming requirements. Our portfolio includes civic buildings, historic buildings, sports stadiums, victorian piers and even medieval buildings. 

 

Penarth Pier

  • Victorian Pier

  • 658 ft

  • Pavillion Building 

 

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Penarth Pier

Jenner Park Stadium, Barry

  • 2,000 seat capacity

  • 3G football pitch

  • 400m synthetic running track

  • Clubhouse

 

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Jenner Park

Barry Town Hall

  • Barry Library

  • Art Central Gallery

  • Grand staircase

  • Mayor’s Parlour

  • Public car park at rear

 

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Barry Town Hall

Dock Office, Barry

  • Grand staircase

  • Clock tower 

  • Grade II listed building

  • Period Features

  • Ample on-site parking

 

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Docks Office

Civic Offices, Barry

  • Council Chamber 

  • Offices

  • Meeting Rooms 

  • On-site parking

 

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Civic