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Castle Film Locations Sorted By Year of Release

Castle Name

Year

Film Title

Comments

 

Chepstow Castle

1913

Ivanhoe

Starring King Baggot

Bamburgh Castle

1927

Huntingtower

directed by George Pearson.

Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg

1937

La grande illusion

Bas Rhin

Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg

1937

The Grand Illusion

by Jean Renoir

Eilean Donan Castle

1948

Bonnie Prince Charlie

with David Niven

Bamburgh Castle

1952

Ivanhoe

starring Elizabeth Taylor

Eilean Donan Castle

1953

The Master of Ballantrae

with Errol Flynn

Neuschwanstein

1955

Ludwig II

Helmut Käutner's film

Schönbrunn Palace

1955

Sissi trilogy

1955-1957

Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg

1956

Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin

Bas Rhin

Castle Howard

1956

The Spy with a Cold Nose

Neuschwanstein

1959

Sleeping Beauty

The model for the familiar castle in Disney parks and films

Schönbrunn Palace

1960

A Breath of Scandal

with Sophia Loren

Bamburgh Castle

1961

El Cid

with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren

Alnwick Castle

1964

Becket

Broughton Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

with Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole

Castle Howard

1965

Lady L

Neuschwanstein

1968

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Château du Plessis-Bourré

1970

Peau d'âne

by Jacques Demy

Bamburgh Castle

1971

Macbeth

directed by Roman Polanski

Alnwick Castle

1971

Mary, Queen of Scots

Bamburgh Castle

1971

The Devils

starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. directed by Ken Russell.

Dover Castle

1971

The Mind of Evil

Part of the Doctor Who TV serial

Neuschwanstein

1972

Ludwig

Luchino Visconti's film

Bamburgh Castle

1972

Mary Queen of Scots

with Glenda Jackson

Castle Howard

1975

Barry Lyndon

Doune Castle

1975

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Stalker Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Broughton Castle

1976

Joseph Andrews

Eilean Donan Castle

1976

The New Avengers

TV

Broughton Castle

1976

The Slipper and the Rose

Raglan Castle

1976

The Song Remains the Same

Led Zeppelin's film

Alnwick Castle

1977

Count Dracula. BBC TV production

Chepstow Castle

1977

Jabberwocky

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Alnwick Castle

1979

The Spaceman and King Arthur

Belvoir Castle (UK)

1980

Little Lord Fauntleroy

with Alec Guiness

Château du Plessis-Bourré

1980

Louis XI, un seul roi pour la France

(French TV). Directed by J.C. Lubtchansky

Raglan Castle

1981

Time Bandits

directed by Terry Gilliam. The exterior of the castle was used in shooting most of the Napoleon sequence

Castle Howard

1982

Brideshead Revisited

Alnwick Castle

1982

Ivanhoe

Broughton Castle

1982

Scarlet Pimpernel

Alnwick Castle

1983

Black Adder.

TV. first of the Blackadder series

Floors Castle

1984

Greystoke

Alnwick Castle

1984

Robin of Sherwood

TV (1984-86)

Bamburgh Castle

1984

Robin of Sherwood.

TV (1984 - 1986), Starring Michael Praed in the first and second series, Jason Connery in the third.

Eilean Donan Castle

1985

Highlander

Eilean Donan Castle

1985

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Belvoir Castle (UK)

1985

Young Sherlock Holmes

Nicholas Rowe and Alan Cox

Broughton Castle

1986

Lady Jane

Dover Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

The story of Lady Jane Grey told in a film directed by Trevor Nunn, written by David Edgar, and starring Helena Bonham Carter as the title character in her first major film role. Dover Castle was used to represent the Tower of London.

Eilean Donan Castle

1987

Mio in the Land of Faraway

Schönbrunn Palace

1987

The Living Daylights

James Bond Film

Broughton Castle

1987

Three Men and a Little Lady

Arundel Castle

1988

Silver Nemesis (Doctor Who)

TV. (used to represent Windsor Castle)

Château du Plessis-Bourré

1989

Jeanne d'Arc, le pouvoir de l'innocence

(French TV) Directed by Pierre Badel

Pembroke Castle

1989

Prince Caspian

King Miraz's castle in the BBC's adaptation of Prince Caspian, one of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

Palace of Versailles

1989

Valmont

with Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly

Blackness Castle

1990

Hamlet

Dover Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Dunnottar Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Rochester Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Alnwick Castle

1990

The Timekeeper

Old Wardour

1991

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Alnwick Castle

1991

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Château de Beynac

1993

Les visiteurs I

Dordogne

Château Comptal de Carcassonne

—ditto—

—ditto—

Aude

Powderham Castle

1993

Remains of the Day

(staircase, hall, music room and master bedroom)

Castle Howard

1994

Buccaneers

Château de Beynac

1994

La fille de d'Artagnan

by Bertrand Tavernier

Arundel Castle

1994

Madness of King George

Grimsthorpe Castle

1994

Middlemarch

Megginch Castle

1994

Rob Roy

Alnwick Castle

1994

The Dwelling Place

TV

Broughton Castle

1994

The Madness of King George

Arundel Castle

1994

Trails to Doomsday

Used as Carcroft Castle in the MacGyver television movie

Trim castle

1995

Braveheart

Mel Gibson's dire unhistorical version of Scottish history

Eilean Donan Castle

1995

Loch Ness

Eilean Donan Castle

1995

Oliver's Travels

TV

Drummond Castle

1995

Rob Roy

Alnwick Castle

1995

The Famous Five

The BBC TV series (1995-6)

Alnwick Castle

1995

The Glass Virgin.

TV

Grimsthorpe Castle

1996

Moll Flanders

Hoghton Tower

—ditto—

—ditto—

Arundel Castle

1996

The Prince and the

BBC TV

Dover Castle

1996

The Wind in the Willows

Adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel

Alnwick Castle

1997

Ivanhoe.

BBC TV series

Duns Castle

1997

Mrs Brown

Alnwick Castle

1998

Elizabeth

Aydon Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Bamburgh Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

with Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes

The Tower of London

—ditto—

—ditto—

Warkworth Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Château de Beynac

1998

Ever After

by Andy Tennant

Eilean Donan Castle

1998

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Château de Biron

1998

Les visiteurs II - Les couloirs du temps

by Jean-Marie Poiré

Château Comptal de Carcassonne

—ditto—

—ditto—

Aude

Château de Pierrefonds

—ditto—

—ditto—

Alnwick Castle

1998

Monk Dawson

Broughton Castle

1998

Shakespeare in Love

Belvoir Castle (UK)

1999

Haunting

Château de Beynac

1999

Jeanne d'Arc

by Luc Besson

Château de Pierrefonds

1999

Jeanne d'Arc (The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc)

Directed by Luc Besson.

Château de Puivert

1999

The Ninth Gate

Movie version of The Dumas Club, Directed by Roman Polanski. With Johnny Depp

Château de Puivert

1999

The Ninth Gate (La neuvième porte)

Aude

Eilean Donan Castle

1999

The World Is Not Enough

Old Wardour

2000

Billy Elliot

Eilean Donan Castle

2000

Kandukondain Kandukondain

Dover Castle

2000

Kevin & Perry Go Large

A comedy film based on the Harry Enfield sketch Kevin the Teenager. Dover Castle represented the Tower of London.

Palace of Versailles

2000

Quills

Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Alnwick Castle

2001

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Belvoir Castle (UK)

2001

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jim Henson production

Arundel Castle

2001

Victoria & Albert

TV serial

Château de Puivert

2001

Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur)

Winged Migration

Alnwick Castle

2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Château du Plessis-Bourré

2003

Fanfan la Tulipe

by Gérard Krawczyk

Arundel Castle

2003

Henry VIII

Granada TV

Dover Castle

2003

Johnny English

Directed by Peter Howitt. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ben Miller.

Dover Castle

2003

To Kill a King

English Civil War film directed by Mike Barker, starring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. Dover Castle was used to represent the Tower of London

Alnwick Castle

2004

Bloody Britain.

Discovery TV Channel production

Powderham Castle

2004

Churchill: The Hollywood Years

Bamburgh Castle

2004

King Arthur

starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley. 

Château de Ravel

2004

Les choristes

Alnwick Castle

2005

The Virgin Queen

TV

Castle Howard

2006

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Palace of Versailles

2006

Marie Antoinette

Belvoir Castle (UK)

2006

The Da Vinci Code

representing the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo

Eilean Donan Castle

2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Eilean Donan Castle

2007

Made of Honor

Château de Pierrefonds

2008

Merlin

as Camelot in BBC One TV Series.

Raglan Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

TV series. Used the 'Isle of the Blessed'.

Dover Castle

2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

A drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized account of the lives of Mary Boleyn, one-time mistress of King Henry VIII, and her sister, Queen Anne, who became the monarch's second wife. Dover Castle represented the Tower of London.

Arundel Castle

2008

The Young Victoria

Belvoir Castle (UK)

—ditto—

—ditto—

Castel Sant'Angelo

2009

Angels and Demons

Italie

Alnwick Castle

2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Tocnik Castle

2009

Solomon Kane

Czech Republic

Zvikov Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

Czech Republic

Dover Castle

2009

The Clock

Part of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot series with David Suchet

Alnwick Castle

2010

Robin Hood

Bamburgh Castle

—ditto—

—ditto—

directed by Ridley Scott.

Château de Châlus (Châlus-Chabrol)

2010

Robin Hood (Robin des Bois)

Haute Vienne

 

 

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