I was watching The Force Awakens and got to the bit where the Millennium Falcon comes swooping into Takodana. I have a very strong suspicion that I know this skyline, particularly this hills in the mid distance on the left and right.

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Is there any official word on it if any real life location was used for this scene or is it simply a huge coincidence that it looks like somewhere I know?

  • I'm in two minds to post a comment/answer of where I think it is - what do people think?
    – Liath
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 12:08
  • Does the answer match your expectation? You got me curious
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 17:55
  • Awesome, good eye for detail
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 15:00
  • @m1gp0z - not really, I've seen that skyline hundreds of times and have climbed almost every hill in that photo. The real fun starts when you try to work out where the lake district stops and the CG begins!
    – Liath
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 18:18

1 Answer 1


This shot was taken at the Lake District.

From Atlas of Wonders

The Millennium Falcon flying over the Lake District. In the movie this is the planet Takodana, where the cantina is located.

Also from IMDb,

Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK

(Approach to Maz Kanata's Castle, Takodana)

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