Campervan hire for Jet setting with our screen tourism experience trails
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Explore these film & TV locations where there is something for everyone at the Forest of Dean!
Stay en-route at a nearby campsite for a great flexible and fun roadtrip!
Explore our interactive map below for places to visit as well as places to stay. How about staying at a rural pub en-route, perfect for being right in the thick of the trail for example, as well as more traditional campsites plus farm stays.
Tailor make your own route easily with the information below or follow one of our suggested routes.
The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean has a fantastic film and TV Trail, suitable for the whole family! What fan would miss the opportunity to visit some of the locations seen in their favourite film and TV series? Explore the natural beauty that provided the backdrop to many scenes in big blockbuster films and popular TV series, from Star Wars to Doctor Who, Harry Potter to Atlantis, The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has a varied and popular history with film makers and inspirational figures. The film & TV trail allows you to recreate some of your favourite scenes from these magical and inspirational films, visit our award-winning attractions, food and drink providers - and combine with your campervan roadtrip and adventure in the area J.J. Abrams himself gave praise to the Forest of Dean in his final letter to the cast and crew of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and we're sure you will share his enthusiasm.
Explore using our interactive film & TV location map below!
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part One (2011)
Produced by: Warner Brothers
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma WatsonRecognised worldwide, the Harry Potter series by famous author J.K Rowling follows a young teenage wizard trying to defeat the dark arts and his enemy, Lord Voldemort.
The Harry Potter novels are steeped in a resonant connection with the Forest of Dean. During her childhood, the novels’ author, J.K.Rowling, lived at Tutshill on the edge of Chepstow. In chapter nineteen of the final novel of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione is talking with Harry and she recalls a holiday with her parents to the Forest of Dean.
Coppett Hill, near Goodrich features in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. It’s a snowy scene in which Harry, who is a little dazed and confused, asks where they are. Hermione explains that they are in the Forest of Dean and that she and her family used to holiday there when Hermione was much younger. Additionally, in the film trailer for The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 there is a fleeting aerial shot that shows Harry, Ron and Hermione walking along the bank of the River Wye near Horseshoe Bend at Symond’s Yat at 0:52 seconds.
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Produced by: Disney
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie FisherJ.J.Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens which picks up thirty years after the story that’s told in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The Force Awakens sees new heroes allied with familiar faces that include Han Solo, Chewbacca the Wookiee and Princess Leia.
Instead of being filmed in Hollywood, the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was filmed at Puzzlewood in Coleford. Our heroes travel to a forest world in their space odyssey. If you watch the film’s trailer it shows a shot of Rey battling it out with the bad guys amidst the rocks and trees at Puzzlewood at 1:54.