Snowdonia National Park, north-west WalesWales lays claim to many places associated with the legend of King Arthur, his mighty sword Excalibur and the fabled magician Merlin. One such haunt is Snowdonia National Park and Mount Snowdon, where Arthur reputedly killed a fearsome giant, Rhitta. Llyn Llydaw is supposedly the final resting place of Excalibur, Arthur's sword, after it was thrown in the lake's waters after Arthur's death.
Snowdonia National Park was suitably a key shooting location for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Filming took place in several areas, including Tryfanmountain in the Ogwen Valley – one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain. Cast and crew were also spotted around the village of Capel Curig on the River Llugwy, and the lake-side valley of Nant Gwynant – once the site of a Roman fort and marching camp and now home to the popular Llyn Gwynant campsite used by walkers bound for Snowdon. The film joins many others that feature Snowdonia locations – Angelina Jolie filmed parts of Tomb Raider here in 2001 and Sean Connery shot scenes for First Knight here 20 years ago.
King Arthur's Cave, Wye Valley, England and Wales borderOne of the film's council scenes was shot at a real-life prehistoric cave called 'King Arthur's Cave', located in The Doward area of the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Welsh border. The cave is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and rises about 25 feet high, with an entrance large enough for a man on horseback to ride in and out of. The beautiful Wye Valley and Vale of Usk have the most castles per square mile in Britain, acres of ancient woodland and a host of adventure sports on offer, making it a great holiday spot - and just one hour's drive from Cardiff or three hour's drive from London.
Isle of Skye is home to some of Britain's most iconic landscapes – and film backdrops. Bring your energy and sense of adventure to create your own legend in this magical place! The island has magnificent mountain ranges, captivating history, and miles of dramatic coastline. Lace up your walking boots and explore the island's most majestic geological features, such as the Old Man of Storr, the Cuillin rocky mountain range, and the Quiraing – a massive landslip on the Trotternish ridge where filming took place for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. After a day of hiking, the island's town, Portree, and small villages are welcoming places to try tasty local fare or relax in cosy pubs.