Over this last year, we’ve all had a lot of time to watch a lot of Netflix. Now that we’re so close to being back to normality (whatever that is), there are so many beautiful sets to visit in the UK. Take yourself from small screen to the real thing.
So many great TV shows and movies are filmed in the UK, it would be a crime for any fan not to visit. Britain and Ireland are famous for their beautiful scenery and if you’re up for some exploring this website will help to find nice treks that are suitable for all the family.
Here’s a round-up of some of the screen locations you can visit.
Well, Bridgerton and Rege Jean-Page certainly provided a national service and took our mind off things for a while. Bridgerton arrived on Netflix and the end of 2020 and quickly became the most-watched show in Netflix history. Thanks to its impossible pretty cast and raunchy scene.
A lot of the beautiful Georgian architecture you see in Bridgerton, including that beautifully curved row of splendid houses, is actually in Bath. Known as The Royal Crescent, it was built in 1767 by John Wood. Wood also designed the Bath Assembly Rooms, which were also featured in Bridgerton.
The last screen outing for the boy wizard might have been years ago, but there are legions of fans all over the world who will never get tired of J.K. Rowling’s classic creations.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to visiting Harry Potter sites around the UK. Head north to visit the majestic Alnwick Castle in Northumberland and Durham Cathederal, both used extensively for Hogwarts scenes. Durham Cathedral was also used in some scenes in Avengers Endgame, so if you’re a Marvel fan, it’s a double treat.
In London, you can visit platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station and The Leadenhall Market – the entrance to Diagon Alley and Lincoln’s Inn Fields with doubles as 12 Grimmauld Place.
The Princess Bride
If you’ve not seen The Princess Bride, correct this error at once. It has history, romance, sword fights, and pirates. It also has some beautiful locations. Derbyshire’s Haddon Hall is probably the most recognisable location. It was used a Prince Humperdink’s castle in the fictional kingdom of Florin.
Haddon Hall is quite the movie start, having also featured in The Virgin Queen, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and The Other Boleyn Girl.
The infamous Cliffs Of Insanity in The Princess Bride are the famous Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.
Game Of Thrones
Still not over Game of Thrones ending? Well, you can relive some of the fantastic episodes by visiting some of the beautiful landscapes featured in the series.
Head to Northern Ireland and visit The Dark Hedges, which will be familiar to fans as the King’s Road. The Haunted Forest, where the Night’s Watch first encounter a White Walker is actually Tollymore Forest Park.
Other favourites you might want to visit include the Cashendun Caves (used as The Stormlands), Castle Ward (Winterfell) and Ballintoy Harbour (Lordsport).
Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas of how to spend that special vacation time this summer. It should be stress-free after having gone through a year of lockdown, and definitely well deserved. Let me know if there are more sets to visit in the UK.Love Lilla xx