What was filmed at The Headland Hotel Newquay?

What was filmed at The Headland Hotel Newquay?

The Witches hotel The Headland was the iconic location of the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, renamed ‘Hotel Excelsior’ for the film.

When was The Headland Hotel Newquay built?

June 1900
The Headland Cornwall/Opened

Where is the hotel in witches?

The Headland
The Witches Movie In 1990, the film adaptation of The Witches was released. It was created by Jim Henson Productions and directed by Nicolas Roeg. Parts of it were filmed at The Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, and the cast and crew was in residence whilst filming.

Where was the movie witches filmed?

The early portion of the film was shot in Bergen in Norway. Much of the rest was shot on location in the Headland Hotel situated on the coast in Newquay, Cornwall.

Where is the film bait set?

Production. Jenkin filmed Bait using a vintage hand-cranked Bolex camera, using 16mm monochrome film that he hand processed. Shooting locations include Gooninnis House in St Agnes, Charlestown and West Penwith, in Cornwall.

How many rooms does the Headland Hotel have?


Headland Hotel
Architect Silvanus Trevail
Main contractor Arthur Carkeek of Redruth
Other information
Number of rooms 95

What is the name of the hotel in The Witches book?

They will travel to the Grand High Witch’s Norwegian castle, and use the potion to change her successor and the successor’s assistants into mice, then release cats to destroy them.

How does the grandma know the Grand High Witch?

In the book, Grandma is a retired witch hunter that lost her left thumb in an encounter with a witch. In the film, Grandma tells Luke that she searched the world for The Grand High Witch and unlike the book, Grandma lost her left little finger, not her left thumb.