Even before entering through the main gates, the imposing perimeter wall of Shepton Mallet Prison towers over you on the road below.
Once inside, you will make your way onto one of the four Victorian wings, built-in grey stone, and then out onto the large exercise yard, surrounded on three sides by cells. From horror to drama and thriller to period pieces; Shepton Mallet Prison offers one of the best film production locations you'll find in the UK. Already seen on the big screen - both both television and film - we can offer you a space that helps tell engaging and exciting stories.
In addition to the main historic site is the large Workshop Block next door. Built in the 1970s, this part of the prison showcases some of the more modern additions to the prison system, including the large workshop spaces and modern Reception.
Our film production locations can tell the story of 400 years of prison and social history. We play host to small scale productions, music videos and educational productions, through medium scale entertainment and drama, right up to major Hollywood blockbusters.
Areas of interest for filming include:
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