Led Zeppelin – “Houses Of The Holy” Album Cover Location

Giants Causeway where the album cover for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" was photographed. (photo credit: Chmee2)

Giants Causeway where the album cover for Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” was photographed. (photo credit: Chmee2)

Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The album cover for Led Zeppelin’s Houses Of The Holy was photographed on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The cover shows several naked blond-haired kids but in reality only two kids, Stefan and Samantha Gates, were used, a brother and sister. Atlantic Records added a wrap-around paper title that hid the children’s buttocks, but still the album was banned in some parts of the Southern United States. The inner sleeve photo was taken at Dunluce Castle near the Causeway. The album was released on March 28, 1973.

Required Listening:

  1. Over The Hills And Far Away
  2. D’yer Mak’er
  3. The Ocean
  4. Dancing Days
  5. No Quarter

 

Giants Causeway in Ireland where the album cover for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" was taken.

Giants Causeway in Ireland where the album cover for Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” was taken.

 

Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" album cover.

Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” album cover.

 

Map of Giants Causeway.

Map of Giants Causeway.

 

The inner gatefold for "Houses of the Holy."

The inner gatefold for “Houses of the Holy.”

 

Dunlance Castle was used for the inner gatefold of Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy."

Dunlance Castle was used for the inner gatefold of Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy.” (photo by Kenneth Allen)

 

Map of Dunlance Castle.

Map of Dunlance Castle.