Where was King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Filmed? Filming Locations

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The classic story of the Arthurian legends was revisited in 2017 from the particular point of view of director Guy Ritchie.

On this occasion, Arthur grew up in the back streets of the city. Unaware of his real background, he pulls out Excalibur and the adventure begins.

Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam

The cast contains some Hollywood celebrities, like Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, Jude Law as Vortigern, Eric Bana as the father of Arthur, Aidan Gillen (aka Littlefinger from Game of Thrones) as Bill, or Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere.

King Arthur Legend of the Sword was filmed at various locations across England, Wales, and Scotland.

The film was shot in 2015, although it wasn't released until two years later. There are no spoilers ahead:

King Arthur Legend of the Sword Castle
You may be wondering where the castle of the Legend of the Sword is... do not look any further: it was all done by CGI.
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Behind the scenes castle
A large set of the castle was built at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden. The long bridge (the one looking like an aqueduct), was constructed to film some action scenes.
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The Londinium town set
It's amazing how detailed was the full-scale set of Londinium, inspired in the remains of a Roman pre-London.

The place where Arthur draws the sword from the stone was also recreated in the studios.
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Where was King Arthur filmed
The production filmed this scene using fake stones in Windsor Great Park.
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The movie cave and river
Some scenes were shot in the Forest of Dean (near Seven Sisters) and in King Arthur's Cave (The Doward) in Wye Valley.
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Cast and crew shooting in Wales
Also, several locations for King Arthur can be found at the stunning Snowdonia National Park in North West Wales. Pictured, a shot behind the scenes with Tryfan mountain in the background.

The Watchmen filming locations from the HBO series were filmed very close from there, at Penrhyn Castle.
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Knights shoot in the mountains
150 bowmen and the entire Pendragon moved to this area of the Ogwen Valley for filming.
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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Lagoon
Arthur throws Excalibur on the shores of the lake Llyn Gwynant, in the Nant Gwynant valley.

Where was King Arthur Legend of the Sword set
The Mage is standing over a small old Roman bridge in Dyffryn Mymbyr, near Capel Curig.
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King Arthur Legend of the Sword drehort
The Vivian Quarry in Llanberis was used for this scene pictured.
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Actor Charlie Hunnam on the top of Sky island
In Scotland, the movie was filmed at the Bealach na Ba pass on the Applecross, and at The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

Guy Ritchie also directed the awesome movie of spies set in the 1960s The Man from UNCLE - Check out all the locations in our report Where was The Man from UNCLE filmed?

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  1. The picture with Arthur in the river in a gorge is a place in Scotland called The Devil's Pulpit Finnich Glen


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