SCREEN TOURISM IS ON THE RISE IN THE UK

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UK Film LocationsAccording to recent research carried out by Creative England, there has been a 35% increase of films being made within the UK, with the industry reported to have generated between one-hundred and one-hundred and forty million pounds from both international and domestic tourist revenue. Well, with so many marvelous movies being shot in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, it only stands to reason that 'screen tourism' is on the rise.





Yes. That’s correct! I said ‘screen tourism’, which is the fancy name given to people who love to visit film-locations, regardless of where they’re situated. Now some of the locations frequently visited include:
  • Somerset House, London: Goldeneye (1995)
  • Princes Street, Edinburgh: Trainspotting (1996)
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highlands: Harry Potter (2001 to 2011)
  • Selfridges Department Store, London: Love Actually (2003)
  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  • Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire: Batman Begins (2005)
  • Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire: The Davinci Code (2006)
  • Keswick, Lake District: Miss Potter (2006)
  • Anthony House, Cornwall: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Dry-Dock, Portsmouth: Les Mis√©rables (2012)
  • Osea Island, Essex: The Woman in Black (2012)
  • Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Paddington Station, London: Paddington Bear (2014)
  • St John’s College, Cambridge: The Theory of Everything (2014)
  • Hawley Woods, Hampshire: Avengers, Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Quiraing, Isle of Skye: Macbeth (2015)
  • Dinorwig Slate Quarry, Snowdonia: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  • Common Quay, Weymouth: Dunkirk (2017)
  • Osborne House, Isle of Wight: Victoria and Abdul (2017)
Now if you want to find out more, please feel free to play around with the following interactive infographic smartly developed by Away Resorts. Go on, check it out, because all you have to do is point, click, and read about your favorite films made in the UK




UK Film Locations
Other relatable facts you might like to know include:
  • At least 32% of tourists plan to visit a film location this year whilst on holiday.
  • On average about a third have already visited a UK film location in the last 12 months.
  • Popular film locations can attract up to £1.6 million every year from international tourists.
  • A recent poll from Away Resorts, has found that 32% of Brits plan to visit a film location whilst on their next UK break.


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