Bristol Film Office is a Bristol City Council service dedicated to all productions planning to film in the city. We can assist at all stages of production, from initial location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support.
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Redcliffe Caves

Redcliffe Caves are a series of man made tunnels dug to provide sand for glass making and pottery production. They are a large, well maintained network of caves which are stable and suitable for filming.

Popular with productions due to their dark and atmospheric look, the Caves have set the scene for a number of dramas, for example doubling as Cornish tin mines in BBC drama Poldark (2015-19) and the inhospitable territory of Mars in the 2017 Doctor Who episode ‘Empress of Mars’.

Other credits filmed in the Caves include Netflix sci-fi children’s series The Last Bus (2022), Doctor Who spin-off Class (2016), long running dramas Skins (Channel 4) and Casualty (BBC), BBC drama Atlantis (2013-15) and Being Human (2008-13).

View Redcliffe Caves on our Locations Database here.

You’ll find a wealth of additional information about Redcliffe Caves on our expert Cave Liaison’s website here.

Doctor Who ‘Empress of Mars’ (BBC)
Atlantis (BBC)