Do you ever dream of visiting the locations of some of your favourite television shows and movies? We recently shared the sites to see for Downton Abbey fans, including the show’s iconic castle. And there was our post for Star Wars fans who want to walk in the footsteps of the Jedi Knights.
Now that Game of Thrones is heading into its sixth season, it has fans longing to explore the world depicted on screen (you know, that beautiful scenery behind those fight scenes). Past seasons have been filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco and Iceland. You can create your own tour using this map or find a tour provider offering a packaged deal.
The sixth season includes filmed locations in Spain. Die-hard fans will love this 12-day Game of Thrones Season 6 tour of Spain. You can experience the settings of your favourite storylines, as you experience the unfolding season, and also take in Spanish culture and heritage.
This has us thinking of some of our favourite movies and television shows. Wouldn’t it be cool to visit the real thing, off-camera?! Here are a few ideas….
Walk by the movie house featured in The Notebook. Immerse yourself in the world of lovebirds Noah and Allie when you visit Charleston, South Carolina where the film was shot. Take a tour of Allie’s summer house, aka Boone Hall Plantation.
And if you want what she’s having, visit the Katz Deli in New York to see the set of that iconic scene from When Harry Met Sally. You can tour New York through the lens of this movie by also visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Loeb Boathouse in Central Park and Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village. Visit New York.
Visit Hobbiton, the fictional village from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The entire series was filmed around New Zealand and it’s easy to see that the film location played a central character. When you visit Hobbiton, actually Matamata, you can even experience the film’s hobbit holes which have been left as an attraction. Learn more.
Are you a film or television fan with your favourite destination in mind? Share it with us!