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Herefordshire Film Office

360-degree views, wild ponies and open spaces on Hergest Ridge
Croft Castle featured in Channel 4’s National Trust: My Historic Home
ITV’s Midwinter of the Spirit was filmed in Hereford City

Introducing Herefordshire

We are committed to making Herefordshire a compelling choice for TV and film production companies.

The county offers jaw-dropping landscapes and the wild River Wye as well as evocative architecture, charming market towns and lost castles.

It’s much closer than you might think, a short drive from Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol. We also have professional crew on hand locally too so everything is at your fingertips.

Herefordshire has been selected as a location for recent productions including Sex Education, Succession and Dr Who, whilst past experience includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Midwinter of the Spirit (ITV) and The Regency House (Channel 4)

The Sex Education House in the Wye Valley

Showcase Your Location

Be the star of the show! Register as a filming location and your venue will be promoted to location scouts.

It’s a booming industry with opportunities for all types of location, from period properties and amazing open spaces to country churches and historic market towns.

We’ve partnered with Filming in England and it’s free to register on their Locations Directory. We recommend you provide as much information as possible when filling in the forms and be sure to supply sharp images which show off the key features of your location. A small detail can make all the difference.

Images need to be in landscape format and shot in good, natural light. Extra information such as parking and access are also very helpful.

Your aim is to make it as easy as possible for your location to stand out from the crowd.

Eastnor Castle stars in Succession

Find A Location In Herefordshire

We’re pleased to be working with the Filming in England team, part of Creative UK, who can help you find the ideal location in Herefordshire.

Our small city, Hereford, sits at the heart of the county and is closer than you think, only 56 miles north of Cardiff, 58 miles west of Birmingham and 70 miles north of Bristol.

What will you find in Herefordshire:

  • Ancient woods, hills and wide open spaces
  • Wye Valley & Malvern Hills National Landscapes
  • Period properties from Georgian mansions to Tudor cottages
  • Charming market towns & rural Black and White villages
  • Contemporary homes & cabins
  • An iconic Cathedral, historic churches & age-old castles
  • A wide range of restaurants and even an American diner
  • Working farms

Free Support For Filmmakers

Herefordshire County BID is here to help. We’re keen to encourage film crews to the county and will happily share our knowledge and contacts.

Let us know your accommodation, catering or transport needs, and we will help with the heavy-lifting.

Coppett Hill features in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
The OK Diner served as a film location for the 2024 series of Dr Who

Secure Permissions & Licences

Speak to the Film team at Herefordshire Council to ensure all your paperwork and permissions are correct.

They will provide advice and consider all filming requests on a case by case basis.

The Council can provide a general licence to film on the highway or on Council land, provided they have been notified using the filming in Herefordshire online form.

Please note that as a condition of this licence you must:

  • Hold public liability insurance to a value of £5 million
  • Not impede traffic, livestock or pedestrian flow on the highway
  • Location specific risk assessment/s
  • This confers no rights or permissions to film people or their property.

If you intend to film with drones, please also view the filming with drones info page.

Get to know Herefordshire

Off the beaten track, under the radar, a hidden gem… the chances are you probably don’t know Herefordshire that well.

Our tourism website will introduce you to our historic landmarks, glorious open spaces, charming market towns and wonderful food and drink, including our many artisan ciders.

Traditional cider-making at Fair Oak Cider which has been showcased on BBC Countryfile
BBC Four’s Remains of the Day, filmed in Herefordshire
Wild Ponies on Hergest Ridge