Familiar Locations

How many times have you sat in the movie theatre or in front of your television and recognised a street, a building, or a countryside scene? “I’ve been there!” you exclaim, if even to yourself. Doesn’t it give you a lift that you know this place personally?

Well ,if this has not happened to you, why not have a Real Travel Expert change all that for you. Here are some of the places seen on screen, big and little, in the last few years and filmed in Britain or Ireland. Your travel professional can arrange a private or guided tour, or a pre/post cruise extension excursion. Don’t see the locale of your favourite show? Just ask your agent to add it on to your tour!.

Our 15 Picks (And An Extra For Good Measure)

Here they are, some of the our favourite picks from the big and small screens (in no particular order) that you can visit “across the pond”. What places would you like to add to these?


1. The Da Vinci Code – Westminster Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral & Rosslyn Chapel
Pictured: Rosslyn Chapel, in the village of Roslin, Scotland


2. Harry Potter – University Colleges (Hogwarts) , Alnwick Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Kings Cross Station
Pictured: Alnwick Castle, in the village of Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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3. Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle ( the Abbey) , the Dower House, & Inveraray Castle
Pictured: Highclere Castle, in Hampshire, England

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4. Doc Marten – Port Isaac village, better know as Portwenn to fans of the show
Pictured: Port Isaac, in Cornwall, England

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5. Notting Hill – The Bookstore with famous blue door
 Colorful Houses of Nottinghill, London

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6. Midsomer Murders – Mapledurham House (also used for Inspector Morse & Miss Marple ) & Wallingford (Causton)
Pictured: Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, England


7. Emmerdale – Otley and Esholt, Yorkshire Hatfield House Gardens
 Hatfield House Gardens

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8. Calendar Girls – Burnsall, Kettlewell (Knapely)
Pictured: Burnsall, in North Yorkshire, England


9. Shakespeare in Love – Broughton Castle, Hatfield House
 Broughton Castle and Bridge

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10. Four Weddings and a Funeral – Betchworth Church in Surrey
Pictured: A similar church framed by weeping willows in Surrey, England

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11. Ballykissangel – Avoca and Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Ireland
 Wicklow countryside

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12. Monarch of the Glen – Adverikie Estate (Glenbogle House), Loch Laggan,Scotland
Pictured: A true monarch of the highlands with moor and loch in background

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13. Shetland – Shetland Isles
 a Shetland Lighthouse

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14. Outlander –  Aberdour Castle (Ste. Anne de Beaupre), Culross & more 
Pictured: Aberdour Castle

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15. Game of Thrones – Dunluce Castle, N. Ireland
 The castle ruins

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16. Broadchurch –  West Bay in Dorset, & Clevedon in Bristol 
Pictured: Dorset cliffs along the Jurassic Coast

Your travel professional can put you on an ocean cruise around the British Isles with a pre or post stay in Britain where you can tour all your favourite show  locations. Or inquire about a custom tour. Contact your travel expert for more information.

Want to see more about the Outlander locations in Britain? Check out our Exploration of Outlander’s Scotland. 

Header image is of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, supposed home to the “Derry Girls”. Feature image of the Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct courtesy of  Bigstock.