The middle series of Knightmare used real-life locations as backgrounds to the dungeon.
Starting from Series 4, the producers of Knightmare began to include photographs of real-life locations in the dungeon design. They also captured video footage by helicopter to create flights for Smirkenorff the Dragon.
Locations included re-enactment villages as well as numerous castles and ruins in England and Wales. Often the colour of the images was altered to give a more 'magical' or 'fantasy' look to the dungeon.
After a few seasons, the production crew ventured into Spain, adding further castle grounds and rooms to the inventory.