Just spotted that they’re planning a remake of the 1941 film “The Ghost Train” starring Arthur Askey.
The basic plot behind this comedy was that a group are stranded at a remote railway station overnight, which is haunted by a phantom train. The original film had scenes filmed on Barmouth bridge and at Fairbourne Station, both within 30 minutes of us at Cadair View Lodge. The remake is being filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Have you ever taken a look at our Film + TV Location page on the website? You’ll be surprised at how many big films have been filmed, at least in part, in Snowdonia. Carry On Up The Kyber was filmed on one of the paths on Snowdon. Lara Croft has run up our mountains too. Found it hilarious that due to the wonders of editing Richard Gere could jump into the lake at Trawsfynydd, get out and ride his horse along Black Rock Sands, then up an incline at Blaenau Ffestiniog only to enter a slate mine in Harlech (bet somebody will correct me on one of those) all apparently contiguously. That’s films for you.
Tomb Raider 2, Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life was meant to cause a huge tourist boom in the area around Beddgelert but it never happened.
Anyhow, next time that you’re watching one of the films on the list try to spot Snowdonia and then maybe come to visit the actual location for yourself. Cadair View Lodge makes an excellent base for exploring the area and many of the film locations mentioned are within the Cadair View Lodge 30 Minute Drive Ring