Torchwood – UK – The Old Rectory

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Gwen Cooper, from the top secret agency Torchwood, moves out of Cardiff for season four in the TV-series with the same name.

She and her husband (Rhys)¬†and child hide on a lonely cottage on the beach supposedly near Swansea. The cottage is “The Old Rectory“, owned by Brittish National Trust and is available for rent.

 

 

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Redhall Estate

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In “Game of Thrones” you can find the Inn at the crossroads in Northern Ireland. The private estate that the production company used is “Redhall Estate“. you can actualy book this place for weddings… so if you are a real GoT fan and want to get married in a nice location, why not there…

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Cushendun Caves

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In the very North of Northern Ireland, lie the Caves of Cushendun. The production team of “Game of Thrones” used this location in season two of the very popular TV-show.

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Glens of Antrim

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A mythical place by itself are the “Glens of Antrim” in Northern Ireland. 9 glens strech over an area of 80 miles. Some can be seen in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. In season three, they were used as Dothraki Sea.

Other location in Ireland include: Murlough Bay,

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Murlough Bay

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The National Nature Reserve “Murlough Bay“, in North Ireland is the location for Iron Island in season 3 of “”Game of Thrones”. The first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” use many different locations in the North of Ireland. Like the Glens of Antrim.

Game of Thrones – Iceland – Thingvellir

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Game of Thrones - Iceland

Game of Thrones – Iceland


For “Game of Thrones”they did not only go North of the Wall, but also to the North of Europe. In Iceland they found the beautifull national park Thingvellir, where the exterior sceres “North of the Wall” were shot (as well as a bloody battle!).

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Scotland

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In 1974 a small crew went to scotland to film their movie¬†“The Holy Grail”. The National Trust of Scotland gave them permission to film at several location, but denied them that shortly before filming. With very little time to find alternative locations, Doune Castle was chosen. This one castle became the location for Camelot, Castle Anthrax and Swamp Castle. The hilarious film became a great succes.

If you go and visit this Castle, you can take the audio tour by Terry Jones, one of the original Pythons!

In 2015, this Castle turned from the famous Camelot to the also famous Winterfell for the TV series “Game of Thrones”, who decided to come and film here as well.

Iron Man 3 – Wilmington

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Most of the movie Iron Man 3 was filmed in and around North Carolina. Even when the script called for a scene in Bern, Switzerland, the crew did not leave the state. In fact, they used a private gentelmen’s club called “Cape Fear Club“.

Up north in the state, the building used for Stark’s HQ can be found. In Cary, the company Epic Games is located and their building (exterior) was used as HQ. Full address is 620 Crossroads Blvd,Cary.

 

A New Hope – Lars Homestead/Lukes Home

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Want to sleep at Luke Skywalkers place? Well, now you can! The location where George Lucas filmed the Original Star Wars movie, is a hotel. Many locations in the area were used for filming and some names are used in the films as well (Tatooine sounds a lot like a Tunesian town in the neigbourhood). Exteriors for Lars Homestead were filmed at Chott el Djerid.

Sidi Driss Hotel – Tripadvisor