The Dark Knight Rises – Nottingham

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Nottingham maybe the home of another fictional hero, but in 2012, Christopher Nolan used the famous Wollaton Hall as the Wayne Manor (Batman). In previous episodes of his trilogy, only exteriors of the building were used, but in 2012 also the interior was used for filming.

Wollaton Hall is open for visitors, since it is one of the most famous buidlings of Nottingham and also a museum. It has a large park surrounding it so also very nice for a short walk.

More Batman locations here, and a lot can be found in the London Map (maked by a Bat)

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Shanes Castle

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The tournament scene for the pilot episode of “Game of Thrones” was filmed in Northern Ireland. For the location, the famous “Shane Casle Estates” were used. These estates are also known for their “red hand” legend… spooky…

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Carncastle

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Near the glens in the county of Antrim that were used for the Dothraki sea, lies Carncastle (aka Cairncastle). In the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, this castle was used as Winterfel.

The mountains above the castle are used in season one, here Ned Stark executed Will.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Scotland

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In 1974 a small crew went to scotland to film their movieĀ “The Holy Grail”. The National Trust of Scotland gave them permission to film at several location, but denied them that shortly before filming. With very little time to find alternative locations, Doune Castle was chosen. This one castle became the location for Camelot, Castle Anthrax and Swamp Castle. The hilarious film became a great succes.

If you go and visit this Castle, you can take the audio tour by Terry Jones, one of the original Pythons!

In 2015, this Castle turned from the famous Camelot to the also famous Winterfell for the TV series “Game of Thrones”, who decided to come and film here as well.

Game of thrones – Magheramorne quarry

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The abandoned Magheramorne quarry has been used by HBO for “Game of Thrones”. A complete set of Castle Black has been build here as well as “The Wall” and fully realized Hardhome set. Although some interiors were build here, most were recorded in Belfast at “Paint Hall” studios.

It is not open for public.

Doctor Who – Stradey Castle

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Stradey Castle is a very popular location for weddings and photoshoots, no wonder the Doctor Who production team used this location for “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardwrobe”

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