Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Tomnadashan mine

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A small copper (and gold) mine in the north of Scotland, Tomnadashan Mine. While John Campbell was unsuccessful here mining the goods, a small crew of filmmakers was very successful when they used this location as : The cave of Caerbannog. The crew was Monty Python, the film The Holy Grail. At this location, the Black Beast of Arrrghhh lives and is guarded by the killer rabbit. Luckily, there is the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch….

The Avengers – Age of Ultron – Italy

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For the Avengers – Age of Ultron, the movie starts in the (much used) forrest of Bourne Woods near Surrey in the UK. But the secret Hydra Research facility is much further south in Italy.

The Fort di Bard was used as the Facility.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Los Angeles

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Close to where “Agent Carter” was filmed (the Isodine Building), the crew for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recorded scenes for the “Todorov” building. At 2413 Firestone Blvd. scenes that took place in Belarus were recorded (S01E04). The street scenes are recorded on the Universal back lot. Even if the production had the budget to go to Zloda in Belarus, it would not have been possible… is is not a real town.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Malibu

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In epidode 3 (S01) of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye has to infiltrate a house in Malta and sabotage a project. Ofcourse the crew did not go to the real country of Malta to shoot some scenes, instead they used a location in Malibu. A private mansion at 26880 Pacific Coast Highway was used, now if you have seen the episode and the mansion looked familiar, the same location was used for “True Blood” and “I love you man”.

The World is not Enough – London

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Where else can a Bond movie be filmed then London. For “The World is not Enough” (1999), there is a scene with an exciting boat chase. The Glengall Bridge can be seen in the climatic scene where the bridge closes.

The “Isle of Dogs” where this is recorded has been used in more film and TV productions, including other Bond films.

 

Clash of the Titans – UK – Dinorwic Slate Quarry

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In 2010 (and later for the second installment in 2012), the Perseus Myth “Clash of the Titans” was filmed in Wales. Tthe Harriet Hole in Dinorwic Slate Quarry was used for parts of this film (and “Wrath of the Titans”). Volcano scenes were filmed here.

It has also been used in 1988 for “Willow” and later in 1994 for “Street Fighter”.

Since this was the second largest slate Quarry in Wales, it is open for visitors. It has a museum.

 

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 – Redhall Estate

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In “Game of Thrones” you can find the Inn at the crossroads in Northern Ireland. The private estate that the production company used is “Redhall Estate“. you can actualy book this place for weddings… so if you are a real GoT fan and want to get married in a nice location, why not there…

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Cushendun Caves

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In the very North of Northern Ireland, lie the Caves of Cushendun. The production team of “Game of Thrones” used this location in season two of the very popular TV-show.

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Murlough Bay

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The National Nature Reserve “Murlough Bay“, in North Ireland is the location for Iron Island in season 3 of “”Game of Thrones”. The first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” use many different locations in the North of Ireland. Like the Glens of Antrim.