More than half of Britons have booked outing dates at locations featured in TV shows or movies

The list of TV or movie locations Brits want to visit includes the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland featured in Game Of Thrones and Glencoe in Scotland after watching Harry Potter

TV presenter Vick Hope visited Hampton Court Palace in London, where Bridgerton was filmed
TV presenter Vick Hope visited Hampton Court Palace in London, where Bridgerton was filmed

Six out of ten adults have booked trips and outings because movies or TV shows were shot in those locations, according to a 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.

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 the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland – seen in Game of Thrones – being number one on their wish list.

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

Also on the wish list are Bletchley Park (The Imitation Game) and Glencoe (Harry Potter, Braveheart, Skyfall).

The Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, where it appeared in Game Of Thrones, is at the top of everyone’s wish list


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The National Lottery has conducted 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,” while three in ten want to feel closer to their favorite characters.

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

The result is, ” An Insider’s Guide to National Lottery Week “Already in development – includes detailed information on movie and TV locations, etc.

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.

Of those polled, more than half (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 the Arts Council UK and chairman of the National Lottery Forum, said: “Television and cinema are an integral part of UK culture, bringing give us great memories.

And Glencoe in Scotland – seen in Harry Potter and the Braveheart – is another popular filming location to visit.


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“Trips to these locations 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 raised for causes. legit every week.”

Research conducted through OnePoll also found that more than three-quarters (79%) said traveling the UK to see places they’ve never been to is one of their favorite things to do.

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 look to location experts for insider knowledge, with 66% wanting to tell others about what they learned. .


  1. Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland (Game Of Thrones, Hellboy 2, Dracula Untold)
  2. The 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 (King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword)
  8. Durham Cathedral, Durham (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. Lizard, Cornwall (Poldark)
  15. Black Country Living Museum, Birmingham (Peaky Blinders)
  16. Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire (Harry Potter, Downton Abbey)
  17. Royal Crescent, Bathtub, Somerset (Bridgerton)
  18. Lincoln Castle, Lincoln (Downton Abbey)
  19. The National Botanical Garden of Wales (Doctor Who)
  20. Bodnant Gardens, Wales (Secret Garden)

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