Film Locations in Cornwall

Films made on location in Cornwall - Movie locations

Charlestown
Cornwall's premiere film location

Filming in Cornwall is not a recent thing, in fact it has been used since the late 1920s. One obvious reason is the county's dramatic coastline, olde worlde villages and rugged landscape.

Over the years some of the biggest names in the industry have worked on films in Cornwall including Hitchcock, Tim Burton and Mel Gibson with major titles such as Pirates of the Caribbean and James Bond all featuring locations in Cornwall.

Some of the most notable film and TV shot on location in Cornwall

1920s to 1960s

1970s and 1980s

  • Straw Dogs (1971) - St Buryan, Lamorna Cove
  • Onedin Line (1972-79) - Charlestown, Mousehole
  • Doctor Who (1975) - St Austell Clay Pits, Nanjizal Beach
  • Poldark (1975-76) - throughout Cornwall
  • The Eagle Has Landed (1976) - Charlestown, RAF St Mawgan, Newquay
  • The Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - St Austell, Luxulyan, Prideaux Place
  • Jamaica Inn (1982) - Port Quin, Polzeath, Pentire Glaze
  • Robin of Sherwood (1984) - Rinsey, Mount's Bay
  • Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Foot (1988) - Kynance Cove, Mount's Bay, West Penwith

1990s

2000s

2010s

  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)  - Antony House, Charlestown
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – St Ives
  • World War Z (2011) – Falmouth Bay
  • Summer in February (2012)  - Porthcurno, Holywell Bay, Mousehole, Lamorna Cove, Trereife House in Penzance, Prussia Cove
  • Dark Shadows (2012) 
  • About Time (2012) -  Vault Beach, St Michael Penkevil church, Portloe, Porthpean House, Charlestown
  • The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014) - Charlestown, St Michael's Mount
  • Mr Turner (2014) – Kingsand
  • Bad Education Movie (2015) – Roche, Mevagissey
  • And Then There Were None (2015) - Kynance Cove, Mullion Cove
  • Poldark (2015-2019) - All over Cornwall
  • Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016) - East Portholland
  • My Cousin Rachel (2016)
  • Delicious (2017) – Saltash, Launceston
  • Fisherman's Friends (2019) - Port Isaac
  • Bait (2019) - Charlestown, West Penwith
  • The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) – Around Tintagel

2020s

  • House of the Dragon (Game of Thrones prequel) 2021 - St Michael's Mount, Holywell Bay

For more information on many of these films and more Cornwall related films have a look at the International Movie Database (IMDB) listing of films made in Cornwall

Information on film locations supplied by Location Solutions - location managers