King Arthur: Legend of the Sword top 5 film locations

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at The Bealach Applecross Scotland. © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at The Bealach Applecross Scotland. © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved
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    Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has hit the big screen this week. Featuring the varied landscapes of Wales, Scotland and England, the film tells the story that’s as old as time: King Arthur, the sword excalibur, the wizard Merlin and the lady Guinevere. To celebrate the film’s release, we’ve gone behind-the-scenes to bring you our pick of the top 5 film locations.

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, Wales

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, Wales. © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved
    © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved

    Snowdonia National Park in Wales has had a long association with King Arthur, with many of the lakes in the park said to be the resting place of the legendary sword, Excalibur. Could Llyn Gwyant be Excalibur’s resting place?

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at Seven Sisters Wood, Forest of Dean, England.

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at Seven Sisters Wood, Forest of Dean, England. © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved
    © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved

    The mist-enshrouded Forest of Dean is rich in Roman and Celtic history and it is here that King Arthur’s Cave is located. The prehistoric limestone cave that lies in the shadow of the Great Doward was the location for many sequences in the film.

    Snowdon from the Pinnacles and Capel Curig, Snowdonia, Wales.

    Snowdon from the Pinnacles and Capel Curig, Snowdonia, Wales. Credit: VisitBritain
    Credit: VisitBritain

    Snowdonia plays an important part in the legend of King Arthur and its stunning landscape of enchanting snow-topped peaks, springs, and deep blue lakes provide the perfect backdrop for the film. Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, is where legend has it that Arthur killed and buried the ferocious giant Rhitta.

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at The Devils Pulpit, Finnich Glen, Killearn, Scotland.

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on location at The Devils Pulpit, Finnich Glen, Killearn, Scotland. © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved
    © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved

    Scotland also featured as an important backdrop for the film with The Devil’s Pulpit, a secluded gorge, said to be the ancient secret meeting place of druids.

    The Quiraing, part of the Trotternish ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

    The Quiraing, part of the Trotternish ridge on the Isle of Skye. Credit: Visit Scotland
    Credit: Visit Scotland

    The Isle of Skye, the largest of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides is home to the Quiraing walking track, a landslip on the Trotternish ridge, which is another stunning filming location in the new movie.

    For more on King Arthur, see our story on Wales’ myths and legends

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