Filming at Stradey Castle
Stradey Castle is a popular film location situated close to Swansea and about an hour’s drive from Cardiff. The Gothic Revival House, set in a secluded location on the outskirts of Llanelli, is still privately owned and occupied by the family who built it in the 1850’s.
The house, which includes a tower and extensive basement, offers a wide variety of both grand and ‘edgy’ spaces. It is surrounded by a formal garden terrace looking across 70 acres of parkland to the sea and a large woodland garden with both a river and small lake. There are also a number of farm and estate buildings (early 19th century), one of which still contains its original water wheel.
In recent years the following films have been shot here:
Traitors, Warner Bros espionage drama (2019) www.imdb.com/title/tt7371896
The Sidemen, an all-night shoot (2017)
Apostle (2018) Dan Stevens www.imdb.com/title/tt6217306
Decline and Fall BBC1 3 part drama (2017) David Suchet, Jack Whitehall: www.imdb.com/title/tt5789958
The Rack Pack about Alex Higgins (2016) Luke Treadaway: www.imdb.com/title/tt2464690
The Friday Download Movie ‘Up all Night’ (2015) Tyger Drew-Honey: www.imdb.com/title/tt4011466
Dr Who Christmas Special (2011) Matt Smith: www.imdb.com/title/tt1998643
Heidi (2005) Diana Rigg: www.imdb.com/title/tt0439197/fullcredits
The Welsh language broadcaster, S4C, frequently use Stradey Castle as a location for their programmes
Nos Galon their flagship New Year’s Eve roundup of the year’s events.
Stradey Castle and the family featured in the first episode of Y Plas a ‘living history series’ (2013)
Stradey Castle hosted Jeremy Musson for the BBC2 series The Curious House Guest 2006
Warner Bros 'Traitors' (2019)
Filming of Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Decline and Fall’ starring David Suchet and Jack Whitehall
Heno, Nos Galan
Dr Who Christmas Special (2011)