As with all fantasy series, Netflix’s The Witcher is known for its epic plotlines, tantalizing world-building, sweeping musical score, and eclectic cast of characters.
However, it is also a show renowned for its gorgeous visuals, with a wide range of filming locations that help transport viewers to the fictional continent where the likes of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer reside.
But where was the series filmed in the past, and what locations should fans expect to see on screen in the long-awaited third season?
Read on for everything you need to know about where The Witcher is filmed.
Where else was The Witcher season 1 filmed?
The show’s first season was filmed primarily in Hungary, with the production using the Mafilm studios near Budapest and the Origo studios outside of that city.
Fort Monostor and a nearby forest were also used for exterior scenes, as were the hilltop village of Csákberény, the Skanzen Village Museum, and the Kiscelli Museum in Óbuda.
However, Hungary wasn’t the only stop on what was a particularly world tour for the show’s first season. Scenes were also shot in Austria at Burg Kreuzenstein and a castle near Leobendorf, as well as a ruined medieval castle in Poland, called Ogrodzieniec.
Meanwhile, the Canary Islands were a particular favorite location to film, with Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera all used for filming. Specific locations in Gran Canaria included the Barranco de Fataga area and the Dunas de Maspalomas Nature Reserve, while La Palma’s Garafía became Aretuza for the series.
Where was The Witcher season 2 filmed?
Due to travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entirety of Season 2 was filmed in locations across the UK, including at Arborfield Studios in London.
Outside of London, the show was also filmed in the Lake District, Coldharbour Wood in Chichester, Bourne Wood in Farnham, Deepcut Surrey, Low Force Waterfall in Teesdale, the Isle of Skye and numerous locations around Yorkshire.
Specific locations used around Yorkshire included the Yorkshire Dales, Plumpton Rocks, Fountains Abbey, and Frensham Ponds.
Where was The Witcher season 3 filmed?
Filming began on season 3 in March, with a photo shared from the set at Laghi di Fusine, a frozen lake in northern Italy.
Filming has since reportedly also taken place at Predjama Castle in Slovenia, as well as in Croatia, Wales, and Morocco, with the series resuming its global reach as far as filming locations are concerned.
The series also returned to the UK to film scenes at Longcross Studios and around Surrey, including Guildford Cathedral.
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