Where was The Last Jedi filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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Episode VIII of the galactic epic saga Star Wars came packed with stunning locations. The Last Jedi was filmed in England, Ireland, Croatia, and Bolivia.

The plot picks up where The Force Awakens left off after Rey meets Luke Skywalker on a remote oceanic planet.

Where was The Last Jedi filmed

Returning to their roles are Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Carrie Fisher. Fisher's sudden death occurred after completing her work on The Last Jedi, in what became her last performance on film.

Welcome to our guide to the filming locations of the Star Wars sequel trilogy's middle episode. We tried to keep spoilers to a minimum, and I think we've done a pretty good job.

The Last Jedi locations

D'Qar planet
The first sequence takes place at the Resistance space base on the planet D'Qar, where the evacuation is taking place.

The former Royal Air Force Station Greenham Common in Berkshire, England, served as a military airfield and base during World War II and the Cold War.

The base was decommissioned in 1992 and is now a public park and nature reserve.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Planet Ahch-To
The twin-peaked Skellig Michael island in County Kerry, Ireland, represents the planet Ahch-To.

It is depicted as the location of the first Jedi Temple and where Luke Skywalker went into exile.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the historic St. Fionan's Monastery and 618 uneven steps.
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Daisy Ridley as Rey with lightsaber
The standing stone that Rey cuts in half is a famous rock formation on the island known as the "Wailing Woman".

This formation, formed by natural erosion, resembles a woman in distress and adds to the mystical and historic atmosphere of the island.

The Last Jedi set
However, the stone dwellings of the small settlement were part of a huge set built on the headland of Ceann Sibéal in the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry.
Image courtesy of Lucasfilm and Mossy Carey - Map

Millennium Falcon set
A replica of the Millennium Falcon was painstakingly built on the grounds of Longcross Studios near London, England.

Much of the movie was also shot at Pinewood Studios near London, England.
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Canto Bight: Filming Locations in Croatia

Canto Bight
Dubrovnik was transformed into the coastal city of Canto Bight, filled with casinos, on the desert planet Cantonica.

The scene pictured was filmed on Frana Supila Street, just above Banje Beach, which also appears later when Finn and Rose are escaping with the horse-like creatures, the Fathiers.
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Filming The Last Jedi in Dubrovnik
The chase scene was filmed on Stradun, the main street of the Croatian jewel.

Locals and tourists could walk around the set in March 2016, the photos went all around the world.
Image by Edostuff and Google Maps

Canto Bight laser fountain
The 15th-century Onofrio's Fountain was spectacularly dressed for the shoot, though it didn't make the final cut.

The Last Jedi set in Croatian city
Medieval portals were decorated with access control panels and very Star Wars-style lights.
Image by DuList and Google Maps

Planet Crait: Bolivia

Planet Crait salt flat
Planet Crait is a remote, uninhabited mineral planet with a white salt surface covering a red mineral layer beneath.

The footage for the battle scene with AT-M6 Walkers and Resistance Sky Speeders was shot in the spectacular salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.

The Salar is the world's largest salt flat, spanning over 10,000 square kilometers. Formed from prehistoric lakes, it creates a stunning, mirror-like surface during the rainy season.
Image courtesy of Lucasfilm and Dimitry B - Map

Die letzten Jedi Drehorte
The producers also considered filming at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. But the Vulptice, or crystal fox, is inspired by the llamas that live in the Andes Mountains of South America.

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