Where is this shot of Takodana taken from?
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.
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?
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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What sector is Takodana in?Description. Takodana is a forest planet with a temperate climate and a large amount of lakes, located in the Tashtor Sector of the Mid Rim Region of the galaxy.
Who lives on Takodana?Maz Kanata is more than a thousand years old, a diminutive being with vast experience at surviving in the underworld. From her castle on Takodana, Maz has seen galactic powers rise and fall and felt the Force ebb and flow, seeking an elusive balance between darkness and light.
Why did they go to Takodana?When they land at Takodana, Finn asks the same question, and Han says (thanks @DVK for tracking down the quote from the novelisation): \u201cWhy are we here again?\u201d [Finn] asked as they started up a wide, curving stone staircase. \u201cTo get your droid on a clean ship.
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