Welcome to Moordale: Guide to All the Sex Education Filming Locations

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Netflix hit series Sex Education was filmed in England and Wales, in the beautiful Wye Valley.

Featuring cool filming locations, this high school dramedy series is set in the fictional town of Moordale.

Where is Sex Education filmed

The plot revolves around two kids who decide to set up a sex therapy clinic to make some cash. They help and give advice to their fellow students with sexual problems at Moordale Secondary.

Asa Butterfield (who also starred in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Space Between Us) plays insecure Otis. Otis lives in a cute house with his extremely open-minded mom Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson, known for her role as Scully in The X-Files), who happens to be a professional sex therapist.

The main cast is completed with rebel badass Maeve (Emma Mackey) and Otis' best friend Eric, played by Ncuti Gatwa.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations until season three. For the new season four locations where Sex Education is filmed, just follow this link.

The Moordale Secondary High School

Sex Education school building
The high school Moordale Secondary was filmed in the old University of South Wales Caerleon Campus (Newport).

This center is now closed, but there are plans to transform it into a large housing estate.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of University of South Wales - Map

Moordale Secondary theatre hall location
Moordale Secondary main hall is the historic theatre The Paget Rooms, filmed on location in the small city of Penarth (Vale of Glamorgan).

Penarth is the same beautiful seaside town where is located the Augusta Victoria College in the movie Six Minutes to Midnight.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Sex Education house

Sex Education house
Otis and his mum live in a Norwegian-style house in Moordale overlooking a spectacular gorge.

The Chalet is hanging on a slope at the Symonds Yat East area in Goodrich, over the river Wye.

This location is near Ross-on-Wye and the Forest of Dean (Herefordshire, England). You can book this property, available as a 'luxury self-catering accommodation'.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Moordale town

Moordale store Londis
In the second episode of season one, Maeve goes shopping to Browns Village Stores, a Londis convenience shop in Llandogo.

This is the same store from the scene in season 1 episode 5.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Train Bridge and river
Otis and Eric go to school crossing the Old Railway Bridge at Tintern, part of the scenic Wye Valley Walk following the course of the river.

The footpath -and most of Sex Education's locations- are right in the border of Wales and England. The metallic white bridge from episode five is Brockweir Bridge.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Tintern / Brockweir

Mobile home camp
Maeve's house is a mobile home in a Caravan Park, filmed near Cobrey Farms (Coughton, Ross-on-Wye).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Bigsweir House
Aimee Gibbs’s home (played by Aimee Lou Wood), is Bigsweir House, situated near Bigsweir Bridge in St. Briavels, Forest of Dean.

The property is part of a large estate on the Gloucestershire side of the Wye river, which marks the boundary between Wales and England.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Sex Education Season 2 Filming Locations

Season 2 military academy mansion
In Sex Education season 2 Adam (Connor Swindells) gets shipped off to a military academy.

This large Victorian country house is Margam Castle in Port Talbot. This 19th Century Tudor Gothic Mansion is open to visitors and features a gorgeous Entrance Hallway and Staircase Hall.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Sex Education drehort
According to Visit Wales, the Moordale swimming pool is located in the Newport International Sports Village.

The production uses a formula that mixes an American-style college, British accents, and a look and a soundtrack set in the Eighties (although everybody has got last-generation mobile phones).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Cwmbran Stadium
The secondary school stadium was filmed in the Cwmbran Stadium complex in Henllys Way, Cwmbran.

The fairground was set at Vauxhall Fields in Monmouth.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

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  1. caravan parK is wrong it's Cobrey Farms, Coughton, Ross on Wye, Wales, UK

  2. The bus station where Eric was sitting waiting for a bus home is Newport Bus Station https://www.google.com/maps/search/newport+bus+station/@51.5892218,-2.9957691,187m/data=!3m1!1e3

  3. the place where maeve worked in the first episode of season 2 is filmed in aberavon shopping centre, port Talbot, wales

  4. Nice post thank you Kim


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