Sherlock Visits Tenby

By Kathryn Slade Tenby Beach

You might remember us talking in the summer of some exciting scenes that were spotted in Tenby!

Crowds of people gathered on the esplanade over Tenby’s Castle Beach after armed men and helicopters were seen swarming around St Catherine’s Island.

A flag was seen flying over the disused building and gossip was rife over what was happening and that it had something to do with the famed fictional detective Mr Holmes!

Well on Sunday evening the secrets were unveiled in spectacular fashion in the series four finale of BBC One’s popular crime drama Sherlock.

Now if you haven’t watched the latest episode now is the time to skip the next paragraph as it contains a rather large spoiler. But if you haven’t watched it by now what have you been doing!

St Catherine’s Island did an excellent job playing the role of Sherrinford, the maximum security prison which is home to some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. The Holmes brothers Sherlock and Mycroft were tested to their limits with their friend John Watson as a long lost relative turned up the heat on a thrilling game.

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Sherlock filming  

Sherlock at Tenby
It’s not the first time that Pembrokeshire has attracted the bright lights of film crews. Last year the cast and crew of Me Before You transformed the town of Pembroke into its main location.

In the last 10 years the county has been the home to Shell Cottage in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2. The cottage was constructed on the popular surfing beach of Freshwater West in 2009 and in that same year Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe was also filmed on the same golden sands.

In 2012 as many as 80 armoured men and horses joined Kristen Stewart on Marloes sands for the filming of Snow White and the Huntsman which also starred Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.

When you look at pictures of the county it’s easy to see why it’s an easy choice for location scouts with its miles of sandy beaches and natural beauty spots. Not to mention the very welcoming and friendly locals! 

If you are interested in following in the steps of stars and playing the starring role in your Pembrokeshire adventure why not book a break at Bluestone National Park Resort. We are based in 500 acres of beautiful countryside which are perfect for posing for photos in and creating home videos which will be enjoyed for years to come.

The real beauty of the resort is that it is set right in the centre of Pembrokeshire so all of the beaches and locations used in these films are only a short journey away!

You can be in Sherrinford in 20 minutes, just be sure that Eurus doesn’t know that you are coming. Or if you want to pay your respects to Dobby the loyal house elf you can be at his resting place in around half an hour.

There’s so much to discover! So whether you are scouting a location for the next Hollywood blockbuster or the perfect setting for a home movie, make Pembrokeshire your destination and create something that you can treasure forever.

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