Where Is ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Filmed? Locations Revealed
Fate: The Winx Saga is Netflix’s live-action remake of the 2004 smash-hit Winx Club. There are currently two seasons of the show out, the first one came out in 2021, and the second one in 2022. The show is aimed at a young adult audience, unlike its predecessor. Netflix used the premise and some of the characters of the original Winx Club, but the story is quite different. In Fate: The Winx Saga, everything is happening in the Alfea School of Magic and its beautiful surrounding grounds we also visit Aster Dale and Blackbridge. Do you know where these wonderful locations are? We have the answers for you. Let’s see where Fate: The Winx Saga was filmed.
Fate: The Winx Saga was filmed in Ireland in several locations. There are seven filming locations confirmed: Killruddery House, Powerscourt Waterfall, Ardmore Studios, Ashford Studios, Bray Head, Village of Avoca, and The Hell Fire Club.
The series follows Bloom, a girl who finds out she is a fairy after living sixteen years in the human world. She is sent to Alfea College, the best school for fairies and specialists in the Otherworld. There she meets Stella, Musa, Terra, and Aisha who help her save the world and help her find out who she is. But, don’t worry there is romance and teenage drama to spare.
Killruddery House, Ireland
Killruddery House and Gardens are the real-life Alfea School of Magic. In the series, it is located in the Kingdom of Solaria, but in real life, it is one of the greatest mansions in Ireland. It dates back to the 17th century, and it is located on the outskirts of Bray, south of Dublin. Of course, to add a little magic some of the parts of the mansion are CGI. One of the central parts of the Killruddery House is the stunning glasshouse, called the Orangery. The Orangery serves as the plant’s laboratory in which we can see Terra, Ben, and her father mixing remedies all the time. The glasshouse was designed by William Burns in 1852, it was inspired by the Crystal Palace in London.
The whole estate is around 800 acres and has a lot of history it has one of Ireland’s most famous gardens and the Beech Circle (the round pond) which can be seen in the show. Winx is not the only production that was filmed in the Killruddery House, it was also used for Far and Away (1992), Angela’s Ashes (1999), The Tudors (2007), and The Turning (2020).
Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland
Powerscourt Waterfall is a part of the Powerscourt Estate and it can be seen in the series many times. It is a magnificent waterfall behind Stone Circle. The waterfall is a famous tourist attraction and an important landmark near Enniskerry. On the other hand, Stone Circle was built for the show to resemble Stonehenge.
Ardmore and Ashford Studios, Ireland
Our heroes spend most of their time in the central courtyard of the school or their suites. All of these sets were built on a sound stage at Ardmore Studios in Bray and Ashford Studios in Ballyhenry. Ashford Studios is the Irish studio best-known for being the home of History Channel’s show Vikings.
Bray Head, Ireland
The mysterious town of Aster Dell was filmed on the southern side of Bray Head, located between the towns of Bray and Greystones in northern County Wicklow. It is located on the rocky coast to give this scourged town an even scarier look.
Village of Avoca, Ireland
In the second season, we are introduced to the small town of Blackbridge, a village like Hogsmeade in Harry Potter. Students can go there to have fun and go shopping. Famously, that is where Sebastian’s First World Goods store is located. Blackbridge is actually a picture-perfect village of Avoca in County Wicklow.
The Hell Fire Club, Ireland
When Beatrix is taken, the heroes find her in an old run-down house. That old hunting lodge is a historical landmark in the Republic of Ireland, called The Hell Fire Club. The Hell Fire Club is located at the top of Montpelier Hill in County Dublin.
Can you visit the filming location in real life?
You can visit the Killruddery House and gardens aka the real-life Alfea School of Magic. It has the Grain Store Café and Framer’s Market among many other attractions. This beautiful mansion can be rented for weddings and other celebrations.
All other outdoor locations are free to visit for everyone. Village of Avoca, The Hell Fire Club, Bray Head, and Powerscourt Waterfall are popular tourist spots in the Republic of Ireland that are open for all. Unlike the Ardmore and Ashford Studios which are closed sets that are not open to the public, and can’t be visited. In conclusion, the whole production of Fate:
The Winx Saga is set in the Republic of Ireland, and it looks like the whole creative team is trying to use as many sets as they can in real-life or outdoor settings and show us the beautiful site of Ireland.