Filming in Devon

Devon’s abundance landscape has been used as a backdrop for a number of films and television shows, the area is full of unspoiled countryside and dramatic coastlines full of manor houses, bustling streets, thatched cottages and more, making it a wonderful place for an atmospheric setting.  

Interested in filming locations in Devon? Get in touch with us here.  

"I have never before, in my long, eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse. With two and a half weeks of extensive coverage of landscapes and skies, I hardly scratched the surface of the visual opportunities that were offered to me." 

- Steven Spielberg on filming in Dartmoor.  

Devon has long been a source of inspiration, from the novels of Agatha Christie to Charles Kingsley, Rudyard Kipling and others, it is hardly surprising that so many people have turned to the region’s natural beauty to film adaptations for the big and small screen.  

Devon’s location makes it an ideal place for filming, it is easily accessible from London, the midlands and the North via the roads and the mainline rail network and Exeter Airport offers both international and domestic flights. Being on the south coast, you also have access to European ports and the warmer climate provides excellent natural light.  


Productions filmed in Devon include:  

War Horse 

My Cousin Rachel 

Edge of Tomorrow 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society 

A Hard Day’s Night  


Dark Shadows 

The Mercy 

Sense and Sensibility 

Churchill: The Hollywood Years 

The Night Manager 


Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing 

A Very English Scandal 

Jeeves and Wooster 

Pink Floyd, The Wall music video 

Robbie Williams, Angels music video 

Olly Murs, Hand on Heart music video  


Escape to the Country 

Walking Britain's Lost Railways

Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury

BBC's Gardeners' World

New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle

Susan Calman's Grand Day Out

Channel 4's Devon and Cornwall 

If you are interested in filming or commercial photography, you may need to apply for a permit. We can help you get in touch with the Devon filming office, contact us here.