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Hurlingham Stadium

Hurlingham Stadium

Hurlingham Stadium
Hurlingham Park
Hurlingham Road
London, UK


Hellís Grannies
High Street, Acton, London, UK


The Itís Man emerging from the Sea (Season 1, Ep 1)
Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, UK


Climbing the Uxbridge Road
South Ealing Road, Ealing, London, UK


Fish Slapping Dance
Teddington Lock, London, UK


New Cooker Sketch and the start of the Ministry of Silly Walks
Thorpebank Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK


Nationwide (Episode 43)

Westminster Bridge, London, UK


Elm Hill, Norwich

Elm Hill, Norwich

Shakespeare Rat Catcher *

Elm Hill, Norwich, UK


Whicker Island *
Winterton, Norfolk, UK


Mosquito Hunters (Australian Hunters) *
Ringland Hills bridge, Norwich, UK


Announcer (Episode 33) #

Bell Hotel, Norwich, UK


Ministry of Silly Walks #

Ludgate Hill, London, UK


Idiot in Society sketch #

Heydon, Norfolk, UK


Science Fiction sketch (aka Man Turns Into A Scotsman) ^

Southmere Terrace, Great Horton, Bradford, UK

Valley Parade stadium (home of Bradford City Football Club), Bradford, UK


Announcer (Episode 9) ^

Corner of Toller Lane and Cross Road, Bradford, UK

Ada's Snack Bar, behind which the Announcer was sat


Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, UK ^

Used in multiple sketches, including:

Episode 7: Opening sequence ("It's...")
Episode 8:  Hermit Sketch
Episode 10: Ron Obvious running to Mercury





Holy Grail


Arnhall Castle, Scotland, UK

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker

Where the famous historian was killed


Bodiam Castle, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England, UK

Seen briefly as the exterior of Swamp Castle


Bracklinn Falls, Callander, Scotland, UK

Some exterior scenes of Arthur and his knights trotting. Also where the Sir Lancelot and Concorde scene ("Message for you Sir"), was filmed (exact site no longer visible as it washed away in a flood in 2004). 


Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK

Location for Castle Aaaargh


Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
"Holy Hand Grenade" scene


Doune Castle, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Used for Camelot and Swamp Castle, and exteriors of Castle Anthrax, the French Castle and the 1st castle (with the guards who know about swallows)

Doune Castle

Doune Castle


The Meeting of Three Waters, Glen Coe, Scotland, UK

"Bridge of Death" scene


Pass of Glen Coe, Glen Coe, Scotland, UK 

"Bridge of Death" and "The Gorge of Eternal Peril" scenes


Killin, Stirling, Scotland, UK


Hampstead Heath, London, England, UK

Where certain exteriors e.g. King Arthur approaching the first castle and Lancelot's dash to Swamp Castle were filmed. 


Tomnadashan Mine, south side of Loch Tay, Scotland, UK (approx GPS coordinates N 56į 30.841 W 004į 07.656)

The Cave of Caerbannog 

(The cave is actually an old abandoned copper mine and about 100m up the hill from the road).


Disused quarry near Duke's Pass on the A821, near Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK

Tim the Enchanter scene 


Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK ~

Used for long shots of the 1st castle (with the guards who know about swallows)


Dumyat Hill, near Bridge of Allen, Stirling, Scotland, UK ~

The scenes of the army of King Arthur drawn up for battle at the end


Rannoch Moor, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Some exterior scenes of Arthur his knights trotting over picturesque scenery ~

The Gorge, Mount Buffalo National Park, Victoria, Australia ~

The Pythons didn't actually go to Oz, but a still of this was used as a long shot for the dark forest of Ewing, where Sir Robin and his loyal minstrels meet the 3-headed knight.


Woodside Hotel, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Okay - this wasn't a location. The Pythons stayed here during filming.



Life of Brian

The Kasbah, Sousse

The Ribat, Sousse

The Kasbah, Sousse

The Ribat, Sousse

Roman theatre, Carthage

Roman theatre, Carthage


London, England, UK


Matmata, Tunisia


The Fortified Monastery, Monastir, Tunisia


The Kasbah, Sousse, Tunisia
Walls of  Jerusalem


The Ribat, Sousse, Tunisia


Roman theatre, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

The amphitheatre when Brian first meets the PFJ



Meaning of Life


Porchester Hall, 45 Porchester Road, London, UK

Where the infamous Mr. Creosote segment was filmed.


Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 71 Fenchurch Street, London, UK

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

The building used for shooting the beginning of "The Crimson Permanent Assurance"


Cartwright Hall, Bradford

Featured in the "Every Sperm Is Sacred" Song


Campsie Fells, Scotland, UK

The battle between the Zulus and the British Army, during which an officer has his leg stolen by a "tiger".


Battersea Power Station, London, England, UK


The Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, UK
School Days segment



You might also like to visit... 


These are other places that have a Python connection, but aren't necessarily filming locations:


Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, UK

This was the location of the Monty Python production offices. Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin bought them for use in animation recording and as an editing suite for the Python films and other projects. Although they sold the building in 1987, a blue plaque remains marking the spot (saying "Monty Python lived here").


The King William IV pub, 77 Hampstead High Street, London, UK

One of London's oldest gay pubs, this was one of Graham Chapman's favourite watering holes.


The Angel Inn, 37 Highgate High Street, Highgate, London, UK

Another of Graham Chapman's favoured pubs, it has a blue plaque outside commemorating Chapman, calling him "A Naughty Boy" and noting that he "Drank here often and copiously".




* Thanks to Michael Seely for these

# Thanks to Kenneth Shabby for these

^ Thanks to Andy Scull for these

~ Thanks to John De-Kisshazy for these





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