Credit: Madeline, Isle of Skye
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves famously uses locations all over the United Kingdom. It beings with main character Robin arriving home from the Crusades on a beach overlooked by gleaming white cliffs. These cliffs are the Seven Sisters, in East Sussex.
Robin then heads north to his ‘Nottingham’ home — which is actually in central England, as well as Northumberland. Other film locations include the Roman’s Hadrian’s Wall and Old Wardour Castle (Robin’s home, known in the film as ‘Locksley Castle’). The river where Robin fights with Little John is Aysgarth Falls, a series of broad limestone steps on the River Ure at Aysgarth, about 25 miles west of Northallerton in the Pennines.
Robin Hood’s ‘Sherwood Forest’ camp was built closer to the film studio at Shepperton in Burnham Beaches. Hulne Park is featured, as well as Alnwick Castle, most famous for portraying Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter film. ‘Nottingham Castle square’ sat on the backlot at Shepperton Studio, though the castle itself – in longshot – is the fortified French city of Carcassonne.
Lastly, the interior of ‘Nottingham Cathedral’ is the Priory Church of St Bartholomew The Great in Smithfield.