FILM AND TV LOCATIONS FROM THE LONELY PLANET

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Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide from Lonely Planet Over the years I've been fascinated to discover the exact locations featured in numerous movies and TV shows. In fact, my fascination for this subject has run so rampant, both me and my team have written a vast array of articles about it. Previously we've written about a wide range of movie locations based around a specific theme, such as: gangster movies, martial arts films, western adventures, horror flicks, and yes, you guessed it, even those grand spectacles initially established in the medium of comic books (click on the links for more details). So can you imagine how I felt when I was approached by Lonely Planet who told me about their new book, related to TV & movie locations? No doubt about it, I was head over heals.





Basically, this 128 page paperback, priced at £7.99, will allow you to discover the numerous locations found in some of the most iconic scenes in film history, totaling 92 film locations overall and 9 TV shows. This includes the 1981 horror classic, 'An American Werewolf in London' (Black Mountains, Wales), the 2001 children's adventure, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' (Australia House, Westminster), as well as the 2005 melodrama, 'Pride and Prejudice' (Chatsworth House, Derbyshire). In addition to this, there are also a number of lavish international locations on offer. To name but a few, some of these include...

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Kirkjufell, Snæfellsnes, Iceland
  • Battleship Potemkin (Odessa, Ukraine
  • The Wicker Man (Burrow Head, Scotland)
  • Star Trek, the original television series (Bronson Caves, Bronson Canyon, California
  • The Revenant (Alberta, Canada
  • Game of Thrones (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley (Ischia, Gulf of Naples, Italy)
  • Amélie (Montmartre, Paris, France)
  • The Princess Bride (The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • Plus many-many more. 

Salzkammergut, Austria
The Sound of Music
Salzkammergut, Austria
'Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide from Lonely Planet', has been written and compiled by Laurence Phelan, who's a noted film critic that regularly writes for The Independent newspaper. During the introduction, Laurence states that, “Movies can take you places, while cinema is the mode of transport. In just 90 minutes, you can be whisked all the way around the globe, perhaps with a dotted red-line marking your progress on a map as you go along. Some films take you even farther, out of this world, and to other galaxies far, far away. What’s great is that the converse is also true: there are some places that can transport you into the world of a movie. So if you want to feel like James Bond, try going to ‘James Bond Island', situated in Khao Phing Kan, Thailand! Or if you're feeling in a Holly Golightly mood, have a Danish pastry and some coffee outside Tiffany’s in Manhattan! Better yet, if you want to feel like the title character in Rocky, try running up the steps towards the Philadelphia Museum and put your hands in the air like a champ when you reach the top”.

Here's a collection of images you'll be able to see in this book.


Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

Firefly Cove, Lake Lure, North Carolina, USA
Dirty Dancing
Firefly Cove, Lake Lure, North Carolina, USA

Al-Khazneh, Petra, Jordan
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Al-Khazneh, Petra, Jordan

Palace of Versailles, France
Marie Antoinette
Palace of Versailles, France


Now please feel free to pick up a copy of 'Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide from Lonely Planet' via their online shop. Or if you'd like any more information, please check out the official Lonely Planet facebook, g-plus, and twitter pages.

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