We love Bristol. It’s packed full of great places to spend time and a lot of them make brilliant filming locations, no matter what effect our clients are hoping to achieve. But every city has its secrets, and Bristol is no exception. Here are a few of our favourites:

Beware of the Leopard Books

With shelves rammed full of used books, Beware of the Leopard is the archetypal old book store. It has that wonderful sense of being slightly claustrophobic but packed with possibility, all at the same time. The perfect place for those through-the-shelf shots.

Blaise Castle Estate

If you need to get away from it all for a bit, then you can’t go far wrong with Blaise Castle Estate. With meandering woodland paths and interesting buildings peppered all around the site there are no shortage of locations to show space and evoke a sense of peace.

Bedminster Cricket Club

How quintessentially English is the perfect manicure of a cricket pitch? In summer, while games are being played under a blue sky and the Clifton Suspension Bridge hangs in the backdrop, you really can’t be anywhere else than in Bristol.

Clifton Arcade

If you want to enjoy the bustle of Bristol, then Clifton Arcade has something for everyone. With high ceilings and a real vintage feel, Clifton Arcade is very 2017; but squint your eyes and you can travel back in time 100 years. Filming in black and white would give a simple, vintage feel to this location.

Temple Quay

For outdoor locations, this one is hard to beat. It has a distinct urban feel, while still being spacious and beautiful. With Valentine Bridge in the background, the options for using this location are many and varied; romantic meetings, urban street scenes or just giving the Bristol signature.

Whatever you’re looking for in Bristol, there is a location that you can use to convey your message. With a wide variety of spaces from urban to antique, bustling to isolated, Bristol is a perfect venue for film makers. If you’d like to film in Bristol get in touch, we’d love to help you create your perfect film.

Image credit: Temple Quay bridge by rbrwr licensed under Creative commons 5

Jo May 11th, 2017

About Jo Haywood

Jo is the Managing Director at Skylark Media. Before starting Skylark in 2005, Jo ran the BBC Lifestyle website and prior to that directed science documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. To switch off she can be found on the tennis court, at yoga, or planting trees in the forest garden.