Avengers Infinity War: Stay near the filming locations

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Avengers Infinity War UK filming locations

With the release of eagerly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War on April 26th, we take a look at some of the UK filming locations used in the Avengers movie franchise - and find the perfect nearby cottage so you can immerse yourself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Durham

Durham Cathedral a filming location for Avengers Infinity War

Although we won’t know why or how Durham features in Infinity War until its release, we do know that the Cathedral plays a role in the movie. Tom Holland (Spiderman) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) were spotted being driven to the cathedral for filming last May, while directors Joe and Anthony Russo posted a picture of themselves there previously.

Where to stay?  

Cocken Lodge in County Durham is the perfect place to stay before treading in the Avengers’ footsteps. It’s just five miles from the city of Durham, comes with a complimentary round of golf, and is close to the Beamish Air Museum telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s - so you can see what Durham life was like when Captain America was growing up!

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Edinburgh

Slightly north of the border, we head into Scotland - a country which is said to have been well-used in the new Avengers movie. The city of Edinburgh is to be the backdrop to a fight sequence structured, according to director Anthony Russo, “like a horror film”. Scenes take place at Waverley Train Station and on Cockburn Street, and star Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon).

Where to stay?

You may have noticed that Iron Man won’t be in those Edinburgh scenes. That’s probably because he was staying at the magnificent Castle Views Apartment, with dramatic views overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Being able to see the grandeur of such a lavish castle is perfect for Robert Downey Jr’s character Tony Stark, who loves the high life!

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The Scottish Borders and Highlands

Other Scottish locations which are said to play roles in Infinity War are the Scottish Borders and the Highlands. Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Elizabeth Olsen are said to have been spotted in the latter, while Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Johansson were seen filming on St Abb’s Head, Berwickshire, famed for its dramatic cliffs.

Where to stay?

Infinity War claims to be the “most ambitious crossover event in history”, with characters from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s previous 18 movies playing a part. Two of those movies focus on the Guardians of the Galaxy, who will be joining forces with the Avengers in this movie - including Star-Lord, who started his intergalactic life as a bit of a thief… That’s why we think Robber’s Cottage on the Scottish Borders is perfect for them to lay their head!

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Hampshire

Stratfield Saye House a filming location for Avengers The Age Of Ultron

The previous Avengers movie, The Age of Ultron, was also shot in parts in the UK. One of the key points in the movie is when Hawkeye (Renner) retires from the Avengers with the aim of starting a safer life with his family. But did you know that his lovely farmhouse was in Hampshire?! Stratfield Saye House was the location for his homestead.

Where to stay?

Just down the road in Berkshire we’ve found a spitting image of Hawkeye’s family home, complete with stunning views across rolling meadows and farmland. North Fawley - Swallows Nest, found just south of Wantage, offers serenity and peace, perfect for spending time with loved ones. It’s also a great base for exploring, with cycle and walking routes nearby and the Cotswolds a short drive away.

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Kent

Dover Castle a filming location for Avengers The Age Of Ultron

At the start of The Age of Ultron, the Avengers are seen breaking into the bad guys’ fortress. These scenes were filmed in Hampshire, Surrey, Kent... and Italy! It’s Kent that we’re concentrating on though, as the Dover Castle Tunnels were used as the secret entrance to the villainous organisation Hydra’s base.

Where to stay?

We think Marwood Farm Cottage is the perfect place for Avengers fans to stay. Found in a picturesque rural location, the property is surrounded by 30 acres of fields and is just a stone’s throw from the Royal Military Canal - a perfect stretch to play make-believe and “join the Avengers”!

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Norfolk

Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts a filming location for Avengers The Age Of Ultron

You may have thought it was a secret spot in the States somewhere, but it is, in fact, the futuristic-looking Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts that plays a big role at the end of The Age of Ultron, acting as the new Avengers training facility.

Where to stay?

Felbrigg and Blickling may sound like worlds found in Thor’s Nine Realms, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! They are in fact two beautiful National Trust properties found close to Lime Kiln Farm. The cottage is a few miles south of Norwich, and there’s plenty of space for Thor to swing his hammer in the large garden!

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Manchester/Liverpool

We’re heading back to Captain America: The First Avenger now, and retracing Captain Steve Roger’s steps, chasing bad guys through Brooklyn… except it wasn’t Brooklyn, but Manchester and Liverpool! Dale Street acted as the average New York neighbourhood where the baddie base was found, while Stanley Docks in Liverpool, once the world's largest brick building, is where the chase ended.

Where to stay?

You’re going to need to put your feet up and relax after all that chasing, which is why The Old School House is a perfect choice. Based in Chester, not far from Liverpool and Manchester, the traditional black-and-white property has wonderful countryside for miles around and there's lots of awesome places to explore around Chester itself.

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Buckinghamshire