Filming Locations Guide: Where was Britannia filmed?

Where is Britannia filmed
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Britannia is a historical drama, produced by Sky Atlantic and Amazon, following the trail of ambitious productions like Vikings or Game of Thrones. The story of the 10-episode series is set in the year 43 AD, when the Roman army returned to British lands to crush the centre of the Celtic Kingdom of Britannia. The wild territory was then dominated by warrior women and mystical druids, who allegedly had the power to invoke the forces of the underworld.

Heading up the cast will be Kelly Reilly (also starring in the Yellowstone ranch) on the role of Celtic princess Kerra, David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) as roman general Aulus, an unrecognisable Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) as Druid leader Veran, Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter) as Queen Antedia, and Stanley Weber (Outlander) as Lindon among others.

Britannia was filmed on location in Czech Republic and Wales. Although a lot of Britannia was filmed outdoors on location, some interiors were shot at Barrandov Studios in Prague. 10 large sets were built and more than 20 locations are featuring in the series:

Stonehenge set
A monumental copy of the world-famous Stonehenge complex, including some dwellings, was constructed in a meadow near the small town of Mořinka (Central Bohemian Region of Czech Republic). (Tip: you can open most of the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon and Google Maps


Britannia town set location
Velká Amerika -Great America, also known as the Czech Grand Canyon- is a spectacular abandoned quarry near Mořinka. Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon and Jana Schlitzová


Citadel of the Cantii
A large set for Crugdunon, the citadel of the Cantii with footbridges, stalls, carts and boats was ready for filming on the shore of the lake. Image courtesy of Jana Schlitzová


Season one scene
Also the old quarry of Alkazar and its system of underground tunnels, in the valley of the river Berounka, served as filming location. Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon and Sju - Map


Britannia natáčení
A celtic village blended in the woods was recreated near Cesky Brod (east of Prague), at Sembeře River in Doubravčice. Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon - Map


The druids rocks
The crew was also shooting in the Prachov Rocks area near Hrubá Skála.
Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon and Jaroslav Kuba - Map


Battle scene and forest
Some more filming took place in the forests and meadows around the towns of Týřovice, Stará Huť and Mořice.
Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon


Ocean Shore shoot in Wales
The next few locations are based in Wales. A primitive settlement was built near the Nash Point cliffs in the south of the country. Image courtesy of Sky/Amazon and Sally Davies Orchid Films - Map


On horse in the beach
Several scenes were filmed at Rhossili Bay (with Worms Head in the background), a fabulous sandy beach in Gower Peninsula (15 miles west of Swansea). Image by Visit Swansea Bay- Map


Waterfall and lagoon
The series also features the awesome landscapes of Sgwd Henrhyd (Henrhyd Waterfall) in Powys and the lake Llyn y Fan Fach, located behind Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire. Image by Gareth Lovering and Angel Ganev - Map 1 - Map 2


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  1. They were filming near Buttermere in the Lake District on 18/10/18.

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