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Britons take inspiration from movies and TV shows including Harry Potter, Bridgerton and James Bond when booking UK holidays

SIX in 10 adults booked trips and outing dates because movies or TV shows were shot in those locations, according to one study.

A poll of 2,000 adults found that 48 per cent were inspired to travel to parts of the UK after seeing films such as Bridgerton, Harry Potter and James Bond.

Films and shows including Bridgerton have been shot across the UK - and have inspired family holidays

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Films and shows including Bridgerton have been shot across the UK – and have inspired family holidaysCredit: Tom Oldham

Nearly half look forward to visiting live filming locations since seeing them on the big and small screens when they were teenagers and younger.

But 61% still have places they hope to visit, with Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland – seen in Game of Thrones – number one on their wish list.

Others include the Eden Project, Cornwall (Die Another Day) and Hampton Court Palace, London (Bridgerton).

Along with Bletchley Park (The Imitation Game) and Glencoe (Harry Potter, Braveheart, Skyfall).

The National Lottery has commissioned research ahead of its annual ‘Open Week’ initiative – offering free or discounted admission to various UK attractions, including many view on the screen.

More than a third have ventured to filming locations in the hope of experiencing ‘the magic of TV’ and three in 10 want to feel closer to their favorite characters.

While four out of 10 people who visited locations featured in film and television did so to gain insider knowledge of a show or movie.

The result is, ‘The National Lottery Week Insider’s guide has been developed – it includes movie and TV show location details, and than.

TV presenter Vick Hope got a preview of one of the locations featured in the guidebook – London’s Hampton Court Palace, learning more about the Bridgerton filming location from team member History Royal Palaces , Rosie Holmes.

“As a big TV fan, exploring the impressive Hampton Court Palace featured in Bridgeton’s opening scenes was a wonderful experience,” said Vick Hope.

Among those polled, 58% said a place would be more attractive if it were included in the screening.

As a result, 46% would happily travel long distances within the UK just to see attractions or places that have appeared in favorite shows and movies.

Darren Henley OBE, chief executive officer of Arts Council England and chairman of the National Lottery Forum, said: “Television and cinema are such an integral part of UK culture, giving them I have great memories.

“Trips to these places are pilgrimages that help bring favorite shows and movies to life.

“National Lottery Week is a great opportunity for everyone to explore some of them, including the Eden Project, Hampton Court Palace and the Black Country Living Museum.”

“Along with hundreds of other sites and attractions, they will be giving National Lottery players free entry and a special offer to thank you for the £30 million they’ve raised for causes. legit every week.”

Conducted through OnePoll, the study also found traveling the UK to see places they’ve never seen before was one of their favorite things to do with 79%.

In addition to visiting filming locations, motivations for visiting specific areas of the country include wildlife exploration, learning something new, getting inspired by history, and being dog-friendly. .

During their visits, more than half of adults also said they looked to venue experts for insider knowledge, with 66% wanting to tell others about what they learned. #

TV presenter Vick Hope with Historic Royal Palace team member Rosie Holmes at Hampton Court Palace in London

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TV presenter Vick Hope with Historic Royal Palace team member Rosie Holmes at Hampton Court Palace in LondonCredit: Tom Oldham

UK’s TOP 20 MOVIES AND TV PLACES WANT TO VISIT

1. Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland (Game of Thrones, Hellboy 2, Dracula Untold)

2. Eden Project, Cornwall (Die Another Day)

3. Hampton Court Palace, London (Bridgerton, Victoria, Pirates of the Caribbean)

4. Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes (Imitation Game)

5. Natural History Museum, London (Paddington)

6. Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland (Harry Potter, Braveheart, Skyfall, Mary Queen of Scots)

7. Snowdonia, Wales (The Legend of King Arthur’s Sword)

8. Durham Cathedral, Durham, England (Harry Potter)

9. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (Pride and Prejudice, Duchess)

10. British Museum, London (Wonder Woman, Night at The Museum 3)

11. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber, Scotland (Harry Potter)

12. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland (Mary Queen of Scots)

13. Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Shakespeare in Love)

14. The Lizard, Cornwall (Poldark)

15. Living Museum in the Black Country, Birmingham (Peaky Blinders)

16. Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England (Harry Potter, Downton Abbey)

17. Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset (Bridgerton)

18. Lincoln Castle, Lincoln (Downton Abbey)

19. National Botanical Garden of Wales (Doctor Who)

20. Bodnant Gardens, Wales (Secret Garden)

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