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Where was Fawlty Towers gourmet night filmed?

It was while filming for Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1971 that John Cleese and the rest of the team chanced to stay at the Gleneagles hotel in Torquay, Devon. The visit inspired Cleese to create the classic 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers.

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Thereof, where was Fawlty Towers filmed?

Production. Although the series is set in Torquay, no part of it was shot in Southwest England. For the exterior filming, the Wooburn Grange Country Club in Buckinghamshire was used instead of a hotel.

One may also ask, why was there only 2 Fawlty Towers? Stars John Cleese and Connie Booth both quit the show before the third season. I'm assuming they just couldn't work together. They were married during season one, then divorced before season two, four years later. Their difficulties may be the reason for the gap between seasons.

Besides, where is the Fawlty Towers Hotel in Torquay?

The hotel which inspired the sitcom Fawlty Towers is being knocked down and replaced with retirement flats. The location for the comedy was based on the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, Devon, where John Cleese stayed with the Monty Python team in 1973.

Is the Fawlty Towers hotel still there?

The sitcom went on to become one of the world's most popular TV comedy series'. Churchill Retirement Living have now redeveloped the old Gleneagles Hotel site and named the 33-apartments block Sachs Lodge, in memory of Andrew Sachs, the actor who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers and died in 2016.

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