Filmed in the New Forest

With such a varied, picturesque landscape many filming projects have taken advantage of the backdrops the New Forest has to offer.

Programmes and films of varying genres have been shot here from CBeebies (In the New Forest) to films such as Anna Karenina and Mission Impossible to programmes such as The Crown and Bridgerton.

Below is a selection of the productions that have been filmed in the district.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations, a new series adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel, for BBC and Disney FX by Steven Knight, filmed scenes at Beaulieu location Buckler's Hard.


Photo © Great Expectations Copyright FX Pic credit BBC, FX Networks, Miya Mizun

The Woodland Workshop

The Woodland Workshop

Series one and two used Beaulieu Estate as the production base.


Photo © Discovery+

Motorhoming with merton and webster

Motorhoming with Merton and Webster

Hythe based location Furzedown Farm was used to make a visit to The Noble Bee for a spot of beekeeping.


Photo © Channel 5

The Crown Somerley Estate ©Netflix

The Crown, Season 5

Somerley Estate in Ringwood was one of the many locations used throughout series 5.

Photo © Netflix

Future TX

Future TX

This locally made movie sees Dylan and Molly buy their first mobile phones and they instantly both ring at the same time. When they answer, a Mystery Man (known as Future TX) says he's calling from the future and needs their help.

Scenes for the film were shot in and around Lyndhurst.

The Football Factory

The Football Academy

The Football Academy is a CBBC series following the young boys, girls, and para-players at Southampton Football Academy narrated by Alan Carr.

Filming took place at the training ground Staplewood in Marchwood and around the local area for general location shots.

The Big Blow Out

The Big Blow Out

The Big Blow Out sees hairdressers competing against each other in various hairstyle challenges to be a cut above the rest and be named The Big Blow Out Champion.

The production wanted to film their contributor who owns the "Jack and the Wolf" hair salon in Lymington.



Titled 'A Rural Welcome', the episode saw Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor discover how the New Forest community has come together to help Ukrainian refugees.

Saving Lives At Sea

Saving Lives at Sea

The programme featured the Calshot Lifeboat station and general visuals of the local area.

The Crown - © IJPR - Ian Johnson Publicity

The Crown, Season 3

Scenes from the smash-hit Netflix drama were filmed in and around Brockenhurst.

Furniture was changed around at the Rhinefield House hotel to make it look like the 1970s, as it was used as the site of a Scottish Balmoral venue.

Photo © IJPR - Ian Johnson Publicity



Series 3 of the ITV drama Unforgotten used various Lymington locations throughout the 6-part storyline.




The final scenes in which Rob and Sharon sit on a beach before taking a dip in the sea was filmed at Lepe lighthouse and Lepe Estate beach (which is privately owned).

This location was used to double as a New England, USA beach.

The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator

Staring Bryan Cranston as Robert Mazur - a U.S. Customs official who uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Beaulieu River was used to double as Miami.

Chewbacca in the snow

Solo: A Star Wars Story

In 2017 Disney/Lucas Film used Fawley Power Station as a backdrop for some scenes set in Corellia.

Sadly, the power station has now been decommissioned and is no longer available as a filming location.

Photo © Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm

Filmed in the New Forest - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was one of the New Forest's first Hollywood productions to set up location in the area.

The scenes shot in the New Forest saw Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman galloping on horseback through what is now a 4.5mile walk and campsite.

Take a look at our woodland locations for inspiration for your next production.

The Brittas Empire

The Brittas Empire

BBC comedy The Brittas Empire was shot between 1991 and 1997, using Ringwood's Leisure Centre to double as the fictional Whitbury Leisure Centre.

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

The 1997 film based on the Thomas Hardy novel, was filmed at Breamore House.