Where was Indiana Jones filmed? The Dial of Destiny Filming Locations

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Indiana Jones stumbles into his fifth and final great adventure in The Dial of Destiny, filmed in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Morocco.

The opening sequence in Germany feels like an original Indiana Jones movie from the 80s, lost in a drawer until today.

The Dial of Destiny Hotel

The rest of the story, set in the 1960s, shows how the world has changed around the old Indy, the most beloved archaeologist and adventurer in film history.

The globetrotting plot revolves around the Archimedes' Dial, an ancient artifact capable of predicting fissures in time.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in order of appearance. You'll also find a wonderful article revealing all the locations where Raiders of the Lost Ark was filmed following this link.


Where was The Dial of Destiny filmed?

Indiana Jones castle
The fortress where Indy and his colleague Basil Shaw (played by Toby Jones) were captured in 1944 is the Bamburgh Castle in England.

With a history spanning over 1,400 years, this stunning castle stands perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Northumberland coast.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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De-aged Harrison Ford
The interior room where this flashback scene was filmed is the castle's Victorian masterpiece, the King's Hall.

80-year-old Harrison Ford played himself in this sequence thanks to a new AI-based de-aging technology that we've seen previously with Mark Hamill in productions like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
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Grosmont Motive Power Depot
The Grosmont Motive Power Depot at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway was dressed as a German base for the shoot.
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The train scenes were filmed using 12 cars on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, spanning over 24 miles across the North York Moors National Park.

This picturesque heritage railway has been featured in many other productions, including Harry Potter appearing as the iconic Hogwarts Express.
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The Indiana Jones Bridge

Indiana Jones bridge
The bridge is the magnificent Leaderfoot Viaduct near the town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.

Built in the mid-19th century, this impressive structure spans the River Tweed, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
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Indiana Jones apartment home in New York
In 1969, Jones is on the verge of retirement as a history teacher at Hunter College in New York City.

The location of the street where his apartment is located, in Parnie and King Streets in Glasgow, Scotland, is quite hard to recognize under all these layers of CGI.
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Hunter College NY
As the local press reported, the filmmakers transformed downtown Glasgow into Manhattan, dressing up storefronts and facades to recreate the day the city celebrated the Apollo 11 astronauts.

When Jones comes out of Hunter College at Cochrane and John Streets, as if the college were located in Glasgow City Chambers.

This is the same place where CIA agent Mason (played by Shaunette Renée Wilson) first appears.
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Indiana Jones City
The parade, which took three weeks to prepare and seven days to shoot, was filmed along St. Vincent and Cochrane streets.
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59th Street subway station
The 59th Street subway station was a replica of the original station built on Pinewood Studios's legendary 007 stage.
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Hatton Garden London
The scene where Jones is watching the news at a TV store was filmed in Hatton Garden, London, on the corner of Hatton Garden and Hatton Wall streets.

Sallah (played by John Rhys-Davies) takes him with the taxi to Leather Lane, also located in this neighborhood.
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JFK's Pan Am Terminal
The airport scene looks like the old J.F.K.'s Pan Am Terminal (the Worldport), which was unfortunately demolished in 2014.
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The Dial of Destiny in Tangier
Jones boards on a plane to Tangier, Morocco. The tuk-tuk chase was filmed in two other Moroccan cities, Fez and Oujda.

Fez is known for its sprawling medina (the old town), which consists of a maze of alleyways with intricate architecture.
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Hotel L'Atlantique
The exterior of the fictional Hotel L'Atlantique is a building located in the same square as the Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen), whose gates also appear in the background of the previous scene.

If you are in Fez, could you please send us a better picture than the lower pic, please?
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Indiana Jones Hotel Atlantique
The sumptuous interior of the Hotel L'Atlantique was recreated at the Pinewood Studios in England.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays Jones' spirited goddaughter, Helena Shaw.


Indiana Jones Hotel
When Jones, Helena, and Teddy arrive in Greece, where deep-sea diver friend Renaldo (played by Antoni Banderas) lives, there is a shot of Porta Nuova in Marsala, Sicily (Italy).

In the film, the gate appears to be right by the sea, when -movie magic- it is actually about 1600 feet (half a kilometer) away.
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Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
The spot where Renaldo and his friends are in the harbor is located in another town: the scene was recorded in the Marina of Castellammare del Golfo.

The diving scene on the boat was filmed at the port of Marsala.
Image courtesy of Lucasfilm - Maps: Castellammare / Marsala


Cathedral of Cefalú
The group sails to Archimedes' city, Syracuse, although they are actually in another Sicilian town, Cefalu.

Teddy sits on the elegant steps of the Duomo di Cefalù, the gorgeous Arab-Norman cathedral of the city.
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Porta Pescara Cefalu

The arch near the sea where Teddy is abducted by Jürgen Voller (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and his men is Porta Pescara, the entrance gate to a small and beautiful beach in Cefalú.
Image courtesy of Christophe Pinard - Map


Cinzano billboard
The street with the big Cinzano billboard painted (just for the shoot) was filmed at the Lilie's Club restaurant in the center of the Cefalú.
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Castellammare del Golfo scenes
The wedding scene with the tiny Fiat 500 was filmed outside the Church of Saint Joseph (Chiesa di San Giuseppe) in Castellammare del Golfo.
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The Dial of Destiny Temple
The archaeological park was filmed at the Temple of Segesta in the Trapani region os Sicily.

This majestic ancient Doric temple is perched atop a hill in the town of Calatafimi Segesta.
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Ear of Dionysius
Indy and Helena are looking for the Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), a real historical landmark located in the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse.

This is an artificial cave with great acoustics, dug in Greek-Roman times to serve as water storage.

The interior of the tomb was filmed at the studios in England.
Image courtesy of Jeanne Menjoulet - Map


Siege of Syracuse bridge
The scenes on the ramparts of the Siege of Syracuse were filmed at the Castello Maniace, also in Syracuse.

This 13th-century medieval citadel is located in a strategic position at the southern tip of the island.
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Tonnara del Secco
The ruins of the abandoned Tonnara del Secco fishery served to film the final scenes on the rocky beach.

Located near the town of San Vito Lo Capo, this area was used to catch large tuna just by lowering the nets from the shore.
Image courtesy of Digital Cosmonaut - Map

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