Warner Bros espionage drama Traitors ban
Warner Bros espionage drama Traitors ban
Filming at Stradey
Filming at Stradey

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


Short Film

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- A story with Maria Nyankina

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The Kitchen of Rock EPIII - Cease to see the Sun

Music Video

Shot in Stradey Castle Llanelli. Featuring an easy to follow recipe... AUSTRALIAN CAWL! And LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC from local band Cease To See The Sun!

Soundtrack by Swampcandy & Holoson

Recorded LIVE & MIXED by Winston Studios. In association with Studio RTR!

J Edna Mae, Luminous

Music Video

We filmed this in the incredible Stradey Castle, Llanelli. Huge shout out to Anuschka Socher (ballet dancer), Tim Hamill (production), Lisa Dawson Rees (stylist).

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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)

Heidi (2005)

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