Where was Transformers 5: The Last Knight filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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Featuring great locations from all over the world, the list of the countries where Transformers: The Last Knight was filmed includes the United Kingdom, Cuba, Namibia, and the United States.

The fifth installment of the mechanic saga about the Autobot and Decepticon wars was the last one directed by Michael Bay.

Transformers scene in Fisher Building Detroit

This spectacular blockbuster released in 2017 grossed more than $600 million dollars worldwide.

The story revolves around Optimus Prime, the legendary leader of the Autobots, who goes rogue against his former comrades. A powerful artifact called the Staff of Merlin is discovered, and a group of humans led by Cade Yeager (played by Mark Wahlberg) team up with the Autobots to save Earth from total annihilation.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Transformers: The Last Knight. You’ll find the locations more or less in order of appearance.

Transformers The Last Knight Locations

Transformers The Last Knight Location
The King Arthur battle against the Saxons in 484 AD was filmed at Bourne Woods in Farnham, Surrey.

This woodland close to Pinewood Studios, ideal to film forest scenes, has been used as a filming location for hundreds of movies, television series, and music videos.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Dark Hedges Ballymoney
This atmospheric avenue of beech trees was filmed at the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.

This location became a world-class attraction after it was featured in an episode of Game of Thrones.
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Cybertronian spacecraft
The wrecked Cybertronian spacecraft was CGI'd into the Old Man of Storr landscape on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

This stunning landmark has been used as a background in many other films, including Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman, and the Netflix series The Witcher.
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Transformers Pontiac Silverdome stadium
The production didn't need to transform the abandoned Pontiac Silverdome stadium in Michigan into a battlefield: it already looked like it had been through a war.

The Silverdome was closed for the first time in 2006. The roof collapsed after a winter storm in 2013 and the demolition of the entire structure was completed by the end of November 2018.
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Packard Automotive Plant
Transformers 5 was filmed at multiple locations in Detroit.

The abandoned former luxury cars factory Packard Automotive Plant served as a setting for the sequence taking place in war-torn Chicago.
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The Last Knight Castle

Castle Folgan
The fictional Castle Folgan in England is an amalgam of locations.

The establishing shots near the sea and some interior rooms of the castle were filmed at the magnificent Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.
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Transformers The Last Knight castle
The impressive round table hall in Sir Edmund Burton castle was filmed at St Bartholomew-the-Great Church in Smithfield, London.

Founded in 1123, this magnificent, Norman-style temple is one of the oldest surviving churches in London.
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High Sea Castle
However, later on in the movie, the aristocratic residence was filmed at Alnwick Castle, also in Northumberland.

Known for its impressive architecture, extensive gardens, and long history dating back to the 11th century, Alnwick Castle was also a featured location in the new Dungeons & Dragons film.
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Viviane Wembly in Oxford
The first scenes in Oxford with English literature professor and polo player Viviane Wembly (played by Laura Haddock), were filmed outside the splendid Bodleian Library and the Divinity School.

The Divinity School, pictured, is a Gothic masterpiece, known in the world of cinema for having hosted the Hogwarts Infirmary in some of Harry Potter's saga movies.

The Dinosaur Gallery is the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
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Cade Yeager junkyard
Cade Yeager's scrapyard was filmed in a junkyard just north of Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.

The establishing shots with the United States Air Force fighter aircraft were filmed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale.
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Walvis Bay dunes
The crew built a small traditional village in a dune area south of Walvis Bay towards Sandwich Harbour in Namibia.
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Poletown East Detroit
The scene of the ambush in the abandoned area was filmed in the dilapidated Poletown East neighborhood of Detroit.

Detroit's iconic Fisher Building was CGI'd into the scene.
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Order of Witwiccans
The exterior of the church is also located in this East Side area, on Medbury and Dubois Streets.
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Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church
However, the interior was filmed at the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church at 44 West Philadelphia Street, also in Detroit.

Topped with a lantern-style dome of stained glass, this beautiful temple built in 1911 has been called a "masterpiece of modern English Gothic design".

Even though the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has been abandoned, falling into disrepair, since the last pastor died in 2005.

We hope that the building was not further damaged during the shooting!
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Farwell Building Detroit
The staircase was filmed at a different location, at the Farwell Building's atrium in Downtown Detroit.

Fortunately, this historic office building closed in 1984, was transformed into luxury residences, and reopened in 2019.
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Fisher Building Detroit
The lift scene was recorded at the gorgeous Fisher Building, an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1928.

Featuring ornate details, intricate carvings, and a green-tiles roof, this 30-story skyscraper is one of the city's most beloved landmarks.
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Syon House Great Conservatory
Sir Edmund Burton's glasshouse in England was filmed at the Syon House Great Conservatory in Brentford.

Built in the 1820s, the Great Conservatory is considered to be one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in the country.
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The Last Knight house
Viviane's house in Oxford is Sir John Soane's Museum in London.

Once the home of the renowned architect Sir John Soane, the house is a masterpiece of neoclassical design and contains an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and antiquities.
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Transformers 5 palace
The Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, was draped with swastikas for a flashback scene taking place during World War II.

This is the same building that appears previously in the movie as a backdrop of the polo match in Oxford.

Built in the early 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of England's largest mansions.
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Transformers round table monastery
The sequence with King Arthur and his metallic knights meeting in Camelot was filmed at Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire.

Founded in 1132, the abbey was left to fall into ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1538.

Today Rievaulx Abbey remains are an impressive sight, open to visitors year-round.
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Trinity College Library
This scene with Anthony Hopkins calling Seymour (played by John Turturro) was filmed at the Trinity College Library in Dublin.

Founded in the 16th century, the library is known for its stunning architecture featuring a barrel-vaulted ceiling and for hosting the beautifully illuminated manuscript Book of Kells.
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Drum Court
In London, the chase scene with Hot Rod starts at the white circular square inside Her Majesty's Treasury building in Westminster, the Drum Court.

Bumblebee picks up Cade and Viviane at St Andrew Undershaft Church in St Mary Axe.

The chase goes on to several famous locations in central London including The Mall and the streets around the Bank of England, with a big crash at Admiralty Arch near Trafalgar Square.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Maps: Drum Court / Church / Admiralty Arch

Detroit downtown street stunt
The chase continues more than 3700 miles away, in Downtown Detroit.

The scene pictured was shot near the former State Savings Bank building on Shelby and West Fort Streets.
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Royal Navy Submarine Museum submarine
The submarine is the HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire.

Launched in 1945, the submarine served during World War II and the Cold War until it was decommissioned in 1973.

The famous White Cliffs of Dover also appear a couple of times during the movie.
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London's City Hall dome
There is a scene with Sir Edmund Burton filmed at the real 10 Downing Street in London.

The European Space Agency headquarters, pictured, are the London City Hall.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Maps: 10 Downing Street / City Hall

Brecon Beacons National Park quarry
A fake Stonehenge reproduction was built near the real prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain.

An abandoned quarry at Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales served to shoot the final action sequence.

Also, it looks like some footage from the green mountains and the dark sand beaches of the south coast of Iceland was used as a backdrop for the scene.
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures - Maps: Stonehenge / Quarry

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