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Filming in Swansea

With a vibrant city, stunning coastline and lush countryside Swansea has a whole host of locations suitable for film, television, commercials and other media.

Filming the Tango advert in Swansea

The City and County of Swansea aims to make your experience of filming in the city an easy one. We can give location suggestions, pass on contacts for filming on private land and liaise with other council departments to organise your shoot.

Applying to film

As an initial step please download and complete our short enquiry form  Word Document Application to film in Swansea (Word, 43kb)Opens new window. This allows us to understand the nature of your shoot and to start the process of organising permission for the location.

Please return this form to film@swansea.gov.uk along with a copy of your public liability insurance for £5 million. Alternatively, give us a ring on 01792 635435.

Once received, we shall normally respond within two working days on whether or not filming has been granted. We will then be able to liaise with you and provide any relevant advice or support you may need e.g. parking, road closures, partner liaison etc.

Private locations

Some of the land within the City and County of Swansea is in private ownership, which means that permission will need to be sought from the relevant land owner.

The areas listed below need separate permission:

National TrustOpens new window own large parts of the Gower coastline (especially South Gower) including Three Cliffs Bay (right of stream looking out to sea) and Rhossili beach (lower half, nearest Worm's Head).

Broughton Farm controls the upper half of Rhossili (near Llangennith).

The Somerset Trust manages the land around Cefn Bryn, Gower and Mynydd y Gwair and Mawr.

The Penrice Estate owns / manages Oxwich Bay and other parts of Gower.

Natural Resources Wales own Parkwood, Parkmill, Millwood, Oxwich, Kilvey Woods, and Penllergaer Woods.

Please contact us on film@swansea.gov.uk or 01792 635435 for further information.

Useful contacts

Wales ScreenOpens new window encourages the producers of films, TV programmes and commercials to use Welsh locations, crew and facilities. The commission works with international, domestic and indigenous projects of all shape and sizes, from short feature films, photo-shoots to commercials, documentaries to dramas; and provides invaluable assistance to productions filming in Wales.

For further details, contact: Penny Skuse, Wales Screen, 0300 061 5634, penny.skuse@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Visit Swansea BayOpens new window for information about accommodation, location maps, beaches and events.

Showcase Swansea

Swansea and its array of locations have played a starring role in many productions.

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