List of Star Wars filming locations
Most locations were used to shoot principal photography with actors; more recently as digital filmmaking has become more common, some prequel trilogy locations were shot with no actors present and digitally composited into the films to provide a backdrop of a story setting.
In addition to filming locations, a list of film studios is also included for reference.
Listed below are locations used for filming of the following Star Wars films:
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
|Ksar Hadada, Ghoumrassen||Tunisia||I||Tatooine: Mos Espa slave quarters|||
|Ksar Ouled Soltane||Tunisia||I||Tatooine: Mos Espa slave quarters||30 km south of Tataouine|
|Onk Jemal, Tozeur||Tunisia||I||Tatooine: Mos Espa street set||Location of the lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon Jinn & Darth Maul; Mos Espa;|
|Palace of Caserta||Italy||I, II||Naboo Royal Palace|||
|Whippendell Woods, Cassiobury Park, Watford||United Kingdom||I||Naboo forest scene||First meeting of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi with Jar Jar Binks.|
|Plaza de España in Seville||Spain||II||Naboo: City of Theed||
|Villa del Balbianello||Italy||II||Naboo lakeside||Used for Anakin and Padmé's wedding scene overlooking Lake Como |
|Matmata||Tunisia||II, IV||Tatooine: Lars Homestead||Used for courtyard shots and Lars dinner scene. The homestead also featured in Attack of the Clones|
|Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket||Thailand||III||Kashyyyk||Aerial footage of limestone karst mountains which was later composited into the film for the approach over the Battle of Kashyyyk |
|Guilin||China||III||Kashyyyk||Footage of limestone karst mountains which was later composited into the film for the backdrop of Kashyyyk|
|Mount Etna||Italy||III||Mustafar||The volcano erupted during filming of Episode III and Lucasfilm sent camera crews to shoot several angles of the eruption; footage was later composited into the background of the scenes set on Mustafar including the lightsaber duel of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.|
|Grindelwald||Switzerland||III||Alderaan||Footage of mountain scenery which was later composited into the film for the backdrop of the planet Alderaan
|Chott el Djerid, near Nefta||Tunisia||IV||Tatooine desert and Lars homestead||Area west of Nefta (chott used for the Lars homestead):|
|La Grande Dune, near Nefta||Tunisia||IV||Tatooine desert||Sand dunes west of Nefta used to film the landing area of the escape pod of C-3PO and R2-D2|
|Tikal||Guatemala||IV||Yavin 4 Rebel Base||Exterior panoramic shots over the Yavin 4 jungle towards the Massassi Temple|
|RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire||United Kingdom||IV, R1||Yavin 4 Rebel Base||Interior of disused WWII airship sheds were used for the Rebel Base hangar scenes inside the Massassi Temple on the Fourth Moon of Yavin IV; Shed 1 was used in Ep.IV and Shed 2 was used for Rogue One.|
|Death Valley National Park||United States||IV||Tatooine desert||
|Ajim, Island of Djerba||Tunisia||IV||Tatooine: Mos Eisley Spaceport||Scenes shot in the town include the exterior of the Mos Eisley cantina. An old mosque outside the town ( ) was used for exterior shots of Obi-Wan Kenobi's house.|
|Sidi Jemour, Island of Djerba||Tunisia||IV||Tatooine: Tosche Station||Location for the deleted exterior scenes with Luke and Biggs Darklighter; also used as a backdrop in the Special Edition for the scene showing Luke's landspeeder heading towards Mos Eisley|
|Shubiel Gorge, Sidi Bouhlel (or Sidi Bou Helal), near Tozeur||Tunisia||IV||Tatooine canyon||
|Hardangerjøkulen Glacier and Finse 1222 Hotel||Norway||V||Hoth||Exterior scenes during the battle of Hoth filmed on the glacier, and other scenes filmed from the hotel and surrounding area
|Twenty-Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley, California||United States||VI||Tatooine: Road to Jabba's Palace||Two Tatooine scenes:
|Buttercup Valley, Yuma Desert||United States||VI||Tatooine exteriors||Location used for the Great Pit of Carkoon scene |
Additional footage for the special edition of A New Hope of stormtroopers finding evidence of droids was shot here and cut in with original shots from La Grande Dune, Tunisia 
|Del Norte County, CA||United States||VI||Endor||Forest scenes on the moon of Endor|
|Rub' al Khali||United Arab Emirates||VII||Jakku||Desert scenes on the planet Jakku|
|Derwentwater, Cumbria||United Kingdom||VII||Takodana||Lakeside setting of Maz Kanata's Castle on Takodana; some Lakeland Fells in the background are altered with CGI|
|Thirlmere, Cumbria||United Kingdom||VII||Takodana||Low-level X-Wing flight sequences over Takodana; the background was apparently flipped horizontally|
|Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean||United Kingdom||VII||Takodana||Forest scenes on the surface of Takodana|
|RAF Greenham Common, Berkshire||United Kingdom||VII, VIII||D'Qar||Disused missile silos formed the backdrop for the Resistance Base|
|Eyjafjallajökull||Iceland||VII||Starkiller Base||Snow scenes on the surface of Starkiller Base|
|Skellig Michael||Ireland||VII, VIII||Ahch-To: Luke's refuge||Final scenes: Rey meeting Luke Skywalker for the first time VIII: Scenes of Luke's hideout and Rey's Jedi training|
|Canary Wharf||United Kingdom||R1||Imperial Base||London's Canary Wharf tube station was used as the setting for the Imperial security complex on Scarif. The Norman Foster-designed station's escalators and glass safety doors are particularly noticeable in the film.|
|Laamu Atoll||Maldives||R1||Planet Scarif||The Laamu Atoll makes up 82 of the 1,192 Maldivian islands. The atoll's Gan, which is one of the Maldives' largest islands, stood in for planet Scarif.|
|Reynisfjara||Iceland||R1||Planet Eadu||A 20-minute drive from Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisfjara served as the setting for the planet Eadu.|
|Wadi Rum||Jordan||R1||Planet Jedha||Wadi Rum is a popular desert location, also used in The Martian. This location earned the Royal Film Commission – Jordan the Location Managers Guild Award for best Film Commission in 2017.|
|Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire||United Kingdom||R1||Scarif||Battle scenes on the surface of Scarif|
|Salar de Uyuni||Bolivia||VIII||Crait||This salt flat served as filmed the Battle of Crait|
|Dubrovnik||Croatia||VIII||Cantonica||The city served for the city of Canto Bight|
|Ivinghoe Beacon||United Kingdom||IX||TBC||Hill location covered in grassland|
|Ealing Studios||United Kingdom||II|
|Elstree Studios||United Kingdom||II, III, R1, IV, V, VI||The largest Stage 6 was built specifically for The Empire Strikes Back in 1979 (since demolished)|
|Leavesden Studios||United Kingdom||I|
|Pinewood Studios||United Kingdom||R1, VII, VIII|
|Shepperton Studios||United Kingdom||III, IV||Yavin||Stage H was used for the final awards ceremony at the end of Episode IV|
|Fox Studios, Sydney||Australia||II, III|
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