A Picture Of LondonWith more than 7,700 miles of coastline, 250 iconic landmarks, and 15 national parks located throughout the country, it comes as no surprise that more of us Brits are choosing to stay at home for the holidays rather than going abroad. Well, according to statistics compiled by VisitBritain.com, approximately 8.6 million people stayed at home for the last Bank Holiday three-day weekend, and through this, they’ve calculated that’s an increase of 24.6% compared to 2017s figures (the highest recorded since 2012), as well as an estimated £2.1 billion boost for the local economy.

So, as you can imagine, things are looking good in the hood, bro. In fact, they’re looking so good, that Holiday Cottages have decided to commission a series of film posters that reimagine famous UK landmarks. In total, they’ve produced six posters for their collection, and each one has been skilfully designed in order to blend together popular places and charismatic characters seen on the silver screen. Want to know more? Then please check out the following image gallery. An image gallery with facts.

Jaws at Loch Ness
Jaws at Loch Ness 
(Highland, Scotland)

‘You're gonna need a bigger boat.’

Some of the films which have been shot here: The Billy Wilder crime-comedy, ‘The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’ (1970), which starred Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, and Colin Blakely; as well as the fantasy-adventure, ‘Loch Ness’ (1996), which starred Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, and Ian Holm.

Historical facts: The first sighting of the Loch Ness monster was reported in 565 AD, when it allegedly tried to eat one of the disciples that served under the Irish Abbot, St Columba, who’s best known for spreading Christianity throughout Scotland.

The Lion King at the White Cliffs of Dover
The Lion King at the White Cliffs of Dover
(Dover, Kent)

‘Hakuna Matata.’

Some of the films which have been shot here: Clarence Brown’s romantic wartime drama, ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ (1944), which starred Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, and Roddy McDowall; as well as the rom-com, ‘On a Clear Day’ (2005), which starred Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, and Billy Boyd.

Historical facts: During the Napoleonic Wars, a series of tunnels were constructed behind the cliff’s face in order to store munitions and military personnel. Years later, these tunnels were enlarged and used by Winston Churchill for his military headquarters during World War II.

King Kong at the Blackpool Tower
King Kong at the Blackpool Tower
(Blackpool, Lancashire)

‘Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!’

Some of the films which have been shot here: Ken Russell's Rudolph Valentino biopic, ‘Valentino' (1977), which starred Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, and Michelle Phillips; as well as the documentary about Michael Carroll, ‘King of Chavs’ (2006), which starred Keith Allen, Anne Aubrey, and Michael Carroll.

Historical facts: In 1889, the then Mayor of Blackpool, John Bickerstaffe, attended the Great Paris Exhibition and fell in love with the famous Eiffel Tower. So much so, in fact, that he decided to have a similar tower built in his hometown upon his return. The Blackpool Tower.

Jurassic Park at the Eden Project
Jurassic Park at the Eden Project
(St Blazey, Cornwall)

‘God help us, we're in the hands of engineers.'

Some of the films which have been shot here: The James Bond movie, ‘Die Another Day’ (2002), which starred Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Rosamund Pike; as well as the British comedy, ‘The Bad Education Movie’ (2015), which starred Jack Whitehall, Charlie Wernham, and Nikki Runeckles.

Historical facts: The Eden Project was built on top of a clay pit that was used as a quarry for over 160 years. The construction took over 2 years to fully complete, and during that time it used approximately 370 kilometers (230 miles) of scaffolding (which was why the Guinness Book of World Records gave it an award for the “most scaffolding used on a single structure”).

E.T. at Stonehenge
E.T. at Stonehenge
(Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)

‘He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.’

Some of the films which have been shot here: The Michael Bay action-adventure, ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017), which starred Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, and Laura Haddock; as well as the medieval-drama, ‘King Arthur’ (2004), which starred Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, and Keira Knightley.

Historical facts: In 2013, a group of archaeologists excavated the cremated remains of 63 men, women, and children at Stonehenge, believing that they dated back as early as either 3000 BC or 2500 BC. This suggests that the site may have initially been a burial-ground, although it’s not clear if that was its original purpose.

The Wizard of Oz at Pall Mall
The Wizard of Oz at Pall Mall
(St James's, London)

‘Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.’

Some of the films which have been shot here: The historical-drama, ‘The King's Speech’ (2010), which starred Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter; as well as the biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’ (2014), which starred Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior.

Historical facts: Even though it isn’t a yellow-brick road in real life, research indicates that a solid road has been in place along Pall Mall ever since Saxon times (410 AD to 1066 AD). A road not always intended to be regal.

In closing, I’d like to thank Holiday Cottages for allowing me to use their images in this article, before encouraging you to check out their official Website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.


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