Where was Sanctuary filmed? The real town in England and all the locations

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Adapted from the bestselling novel "Sanctuary" by V.V. James, Sanctuary: A Witch's Tale was filmed primarily in Ireland.

The supernatural drama series is set in the fictional town of the same name in England, in a modern world where witchcraft is a tangible reality.

Sanctuary England

The show revolves around Sarah Fenn (played by Elaine Cassidy), the town's go-to witch for unconventional solutions to its issues.

When the local teen rugby star dies, suspicion falls on Sarah and her daughter Harper (Hazel Doupe), leading to a modern-day witch-hunt initiated by grieving mother Abigail (Amy de Bhrun), determined to seek justice for her son at any cost.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Sanctuary. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The town of Sanctuary, England

Sanctuary UK
The establishing shots of Sanctuary are aerial footage filmed in Lynton, a picturesque town located in the Exmoor National Park in North Devon, England.

Lynton is known for its charming Victorian architecture, scenic landscapes, and the unique cliff railway connecting the town to the coastal village of Lynmouth, located just below.
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Where was Sanctuary A Witch's Tale filmed
However, Sanctuary's town square with the clock tower and several other key locations were filmed in Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Surrounded by the lush landscapes of the Wicklow Mountains, Enniskerry is located near the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

Powerscourt is one of Ireland's finest country estates, which has been featured as a filming location for many productions including Vikings and Into the Badlands.
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The Sanctuary house

Sanctuary house
Bridget Paterson's gorgeous house is a fine mansion in Moorlands, adjacent to Greystones Golf Club.

Built in 1903, this elegant six-bedroom Edwardian home was on the market in 2022 for nearly three million dollars.
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The Apprentice Ireland house
Abigail Whitehall's house is the luxurious five-bedroom mansion featured in The Apprentice Ireland TV series, located about 45 minutes drive from Dublin city in Knockbawn, Enniskerry, Co.

Situated on a stunning 12-acre site atop the hills, this magnificent 6,200 square foot property offers both grandeur and seclusion.
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Sanctuary Senior School
The Sanctuary Senior School is actually St. Columba's College, an independent boarding and day school located in Whitechurch.

Founded in 1843, the school has a rich history and is associated with the Church of Ireland.
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St. Mary's Church in Ennyskerry
The church and cemetery is the Gothic Revival style St. Mary's Church in Ennyskerry.
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Dún Laoghaire Seapoint Avenue
The coastal scenes were filmed in Dún Laoghaire.

The Garton house is a beautiful three-story residence home located at 3 Seapoint Avenue.

Offering panoramic views over Dublin Bay, this luxurious property is available for rent for €10,000 per week.
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University College Dublin campus in Belfield
Some scenes were also filmed on the University College Dublin campus in Belfield, a suburb about four kilometers south of Dublin city center.

Built in the '60s, some areas of this prestigious university feature Brutalist architecture.
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