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St Michael's Mount in Cornwall.

Overview

House of the Dragon will have its main production headquarters at Warner Bros Leavesden Studios in Watford, England. This is presumably where all their interior sets will be constructed and filmed.[1]

England

Cornwall

Filming began in Cornwall, England in late April 2021, at the island castle of St Michael's Mount. This is believed to be depicting Driftmark, the ancestral seat of House Velaryon. Filming ended in early May after about two weeks.[2]

Filming returned to Cornwall in Holywell Bay mid-September 2021[3] to shoot scenes believed to be taking place on the Stepstones. It also expanded to film at Kynance Cove, a beach with rock formations which is farther east along the southern coast from St. Michael's Mount.

Derbyshire

After the Cornwall shoot ended in mid-May 2021, exterior filming resumed the first week of September in Derbyshire, in northern England. Spy reports revealed that filming was taking place in the Peak District, the southern end of the Pennine mountain chain, located roughly between Manchester and Sheffield. Matt Smith was spotted in costume, then a large spy report in the DailyMail showed photos of Graham McTavish, Emily Carey, and Milly Alcock in full costume.[4]

Spain

  • Caceres[5] - a returning location from Game of Thrones Season 7, which was used for the streets of King's Landing and Oldtown. According to reports, a dozen different locations in the city will be extensively used to represent the streets of King's Landing.
  • Trujillo[6] - a returning location from Game of Thrones Season 7, the old Arab castle was used for landward side of the city walls of King's Landing, when Jaime and Bronn are standing atop them looking at Daenerys's army arrive.

Portugal

  • Monsanto - a short drive west from Caceres, Spain.[7]

References

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