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A Movie Lover’s Guide to the West Midlands

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Whether it’s a lightsaber battle in the woods or casting spells in the corridors of Hogwarts, the West Midlands has been used as a filming location for many popular movies and TV shows. And it’s no surprise why! The landscapes are breathtaking, the cities historic and the sights monumental.

Having been brought up in the West Midlands myself, I’ve picked out some of the coolest filming locations you might want to visit during your next trip to the British heartland.

Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood, a fourteen-acre ancient woodland, is my favourite filming location on this list, simply because it’s so magical and otherworldly! The unique setting of Puzzlewood has been a filming location for many popular movies and TV-shows including Star WarsDoctor WhoMerlinAtlantis and The Huntsman, thanks to its enchanting maze of pathways, mossy rocks, deep stony canyons, bridges and lookouts. Puzzlewood makes for the perfect day out for the whole family, regardless of whether you’ve seen these films or not – just remember to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

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So are there any awesome filming locations near where you live? Or have you visited any of the locations I’ve listed above? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

A Movie Lover's Guide to the West Midlands, England, UK. From Harry Potter to Star Wars, it's time to go location scouting in the Midlands! The West Midlands has been used as a filming location for many popular movies and TV shows. And it’s no surprise why! The landscapes are breathtaking, the cities historic and the sights monumental. Having been brought up in the West Midlands myself, I’ve picked out some of the coolest filming locations you might want to visit during your next trip to the British heartland. These include Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Docks, Puzzlewood, The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, and the Malvern Hills! Click through to read more...

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