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 – 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 – Morlais Quarry

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It isĀ  hard to film an episode in a town before total destruction takes place, like in the town of Pompeii. For the “Fires of Pompeii” episode of Doctor Who, the production team went to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, where Morlais Quarry was used for the background of this historical Italian town.

Morlais Quarries booked for filming