Knightmare's move to real-world locations and the introduction of Smirkenorff the Dragon provided the context for several castle entrances.
- Series | 5, 7
- Level | 1
- Location | Various
Knightmare's move to real-world locations introduced several castle entrances.
Among the destinations of the dragon's early flights was a moated castle. Smirkenorff would land on an island in the centre of the moat.
From here, the Eye Shield follows the route to the gatehouse, where the team would collect clue objects before proceeding into the castle.
This sequence is based on the Octagon and Moat at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.
A fortress! Although I think it's seen better times.
Series 7 introduced a number of scenes from Spanish castles, which included some entranceways.
These included a facade of La Mota Castle, where a team is treated to Sidriss's latest magical mishap. She has turned Fidjit into a giant toad.
Another is Simancas Castle in Valladolid. Team 1 follow the walled approach towards a door, which Fidjit eventually unlocks.
This appears to follow a regional style, as the nearby Ampudia Castle has a similar entranceway.