I don’t know about you but I love visiting famous TV and Film locations when I travel. I love getting wrapped up in the shows and television that I am watching and to visit the filming locations helps me bring them even more to life. With the new smart television Panasonic have made it possible to feel like you are actually there when you are watching your shows but if you like me would still like to visit the real thing here are my five favorite places to bring iconic English characters to life!
Being James Bond on the River Thames
When I was a little girl, my ideal man was Sean Connery as James Bond. My love of the franchise has only got stronger with each new Bond and if there is one way to feel like you can connect with the character James Bond it is by taking a Rib ride down the Thames. The thrill of the speed boat rushing past the most famous of London sites makes you really feel like you are in an action movie!
Finding Mr Darcy at Chatsworth House
I think any girl growing up in the 90s will be able to tell you about that iconic scene where Mr Darcy comes out of the lake. And what girl doesn’t dream of finding her own Mr. Darcy – if it’s good enough for Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones right! Well you can go and get in touch with Mr Darcy at the fabulous Chatsworth House!
In the footsteps of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace
My all time favorite historical period has to be The Tudors and with every television of film adaption of the life of Henry VIII has only enhanced my fascination with this king! At Hampton Court Palace you really feel like you are walking in the very footsteps on the King himself and all the actor iterations that have been of him!
Feeling like a child on the hunt for Harry Potter in Oxford
Perhaps the most famous English fictional character ever to grace the silver screen. There are Harry Potter filming locations all over the country from London to Derbyshire, but my favorite place to go on the hunt for Harry Potter is Oxford! There are Harry Potter filming locations scattered all across the city from the Bodelian Library, better known to Harry Potter fans as the Divinity Department to the cloisters at New College, the site of Goblet of Fire confrontation with Malfoy, to the Hogwarts Dining filmed at Christ Church College. Oxford is a real gem for Harry Potter fans!
Finding the Railway Children in Haworth
An oldie but a goodie that perhaps started my fascination with train travel. The Jenny Agutter drama is a staple in our household and the majority of the film was shot in an around Haworth. Haworth is a stunning Yorkshire town that still has a nostalgia about it. And if you are a railway children fan, then you could always go on a literary hunt as Haworth is the birthplace of the brilliant Bronte sisters.