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Location Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Wraps In Wales, Shell Cottage to Be Dismantled

DH Film
Posted by: sue
May 17, 2009, 12:52 AM

As we've reported many times, location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place this past week on Freshwater Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was scheduled to run just a few days, and Wales Online is reporting that "by Thursday preparations were being made to dismantle the Shell Cottage and the stars had made their way back to London, leaving only a few crew members and security guards to protect the ingenious set." Be sure to check out TLC's extensive collection of photos from the filming here in our galleries, including the most recent ones of the apparition from Malfoy Manor to the cottage.

The Wales Online article notes that many fans were excited to see the filming, and local business hope that fans and tourists will continue to flock to the area, even after the beautiful house made of shells has been removed.

Some hoteliers have been claiming business has been up by more than 150% on the average May, thanks to the arrival of the popular movie franchise at this particular corner of West Wales.

Restaurant owner Jonathan Hughes, 31, of Saundersfoot was on his second visit to the beach. “It’s fascinating, they’ve built an awesome set,” he said. “The detail on the house is very impressive. I was here on Saturday to watch them filming and there was a huge crowd. We saw a couple of the main actors rehearsing, which isn’t something you see every day. “I think it’s great for the area and it’s bringing in lots of visitors. I’ve spoken to people from all over the place. We were speaking to some teenagers from Shrewsbury who had come down for the day.

Pembroke Dock resident Chris Haines, 70, was keen to take pictures of the set before it disappeared for good. “It’s absolutely amazing. I used to work on films a long while ago but I’ve never seen anything like this. I love it.” The set has attracted thousands of visitors over the last week. “It’s a pity they can’t leave it here, people would be flocking here all year round.”

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55 Points

Woah, They’re allready done?.., they moving fast, don’t they.

Posted by blackcatwitch on May 17, 2009, 08:54 PM report to moderator
170 Points

awww! why do they need to dismantle it!! :( it would be soooo cool to leave it there, and peopple could go and visit it :) it would be soooo coool (Y)

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on May 17, 2009, 11:46 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

aaaaawwwww!! i luv shell cottage!!
when the part 2 of DH comes out and i hear hedwigs theme at the end,im just gonna loose it! ill be sobbing and sobbing! and i never cry at movies soo this will be a revelation!
yeah kirk! they must hav got so much money from hp fans!! lol

13596 Points

It’s amazing how quickly they work.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 18, 2009, 03:14 AM report to moderator
1218 Points

Shame they are taking down Shell Cottage :(

Would have been nice to leave it there, although i really doubt that would have been possible :(

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 18, 2009, 03:16 AM report to moderator
6978 Points

Awwwww why are they dismantling shel cotage!!!???? :(

Posted by Slytherin Princess ^hiss^ on May 18, 2009, 04:33 AM report to moderator
243 Points

Too bad they had to dismantle it. I’ll bet it will still be a tourist spot, though.

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on May 18, 2009, 04:45 AM report to moderator
872 Points

I can’t wait to see the movie!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on May 18, 2009, 05:50 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

I predict an auction soon

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on May 18, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
524 Points

cool picks

Posted by HGROSS44 on May 18, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

they should have left shell cottage up for a while, that would definitely bring in the tourists!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on May 18, 2009, 03:30 PM report to moderator
3686 Points

ooo i want the cottage to stay up. They would get soo many visiters like me!!!. it looked so pretty. Oh well the next time we see it will be in dh part 2 i presume haha.

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on May 18, 2009, 05:06 PM report to moderator
25113 Points

Awh, I wish they could just leave the Cottage stay up :(
They worked so hard, and it just looks so cool!

Posted by hpftw on May 18, 2009, 07:45 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

boo dont take it down ill go live in it

Posted by Horcruxalej on May 19, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
1652 Points

It’s cool to see the amount of business they saw come through. Too bad they could leave it.

Posted by mcleod27 -IFC- on May 19, 2009, 01:32 AM report to moderator
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