In one of our earlier posts, we had written about how destinations across the world were competing for the attention of Travelers through films. They know that destinations can see a deluge of domestic as well as international visitors, if the movie that was filmed at those locations, goes on to do well at the box office.
Here we take a look at some of Britain’s magnificent locations that are benefiting From Film & TV Tourism, the better-performing locations being:
- Alnwick Castle, Northumberland (the site of Hogwarts in two of the globally successful Harry Potter films)
- Windswept beach and streets of West Bay in Dorset (where Olivia Coleman and David Tennant investigated murder in ITV’s Broadchurch)
- North Yorkshire’s Castle Howard (the Brideshead Revisited location from the 1980s)
- The Oxfordshire village of Bampton (Downton Abbey)
- Holkham in Norfolk (Shakespeare in Love, The Duchess)
- Lyme Park in Cheshire (The Awakening, Pride and Prejudice)
- Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (Doctor Who, Merlin and the new Star Wars);
- Wollaton Hall, a hilltop mansion in Nottingham (The Dark Knight Rises).
The stunning locations cashing in on Britain's film and TV fame
But it seems the trend is becoming ever more entrenched in the way we travel. It's not just England, of course. Scotland has long had its stunning scenery and elegant cities showcased by films and television … More recently VisitScotland has produced …