Guy Ritchie's new film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has its anticipated release this week and whether it's a huge success or a box office flop, one thing is for sure, the rugged Scottish and English scenery where it was filmed will certainly get pulses racing. From the Isle of Skye in Scotland to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the epic landscapes and historic locations show off the best of Great Britain. This got us thinking about our favourite films and TV shows set across the UK & Ireland and where is best to soak up the cinematic scenes:
Poldark in the West Country
Although, shirtless scenes with Aidan Turner will always get our vote, we think it is actually the Cornish countryside, where TV show Poldark is set, that is the real star of this show. Explore filming sites such as Bodmin Moor or Wheal Leisure Mines with our expert guides on a Poldark themed tour. Clients staying near Bath can also visit the beautiful town of Corsham (which doubled up as Truro High Street) or we can offer private tours to the house of Trenwith, which is located in the Cotswolds village of Tetbury - perfect to combine with Highgrove Gardens for a lovely day trip.
Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds
Downton Abbey, or Highclere Castle, may possibly be the most famous English filming site of recent years. Private tours of Highclere are extremely rewarding, and seeing the beautiful interiors of this castle without the crowds is a perfect experience for any fans. Visit with our specialist driver-guides who can take you onto other locations such as Bampton, otherwise known as Dowton village. See the church where Lady Edith was jilted at the alter or the green of the village fair. For VIPs we can also offer an afternoon tea etiquette lesson in a private manor house to brush up those manners suitable for a Lord or Lady!
Outlander in the Scottish Highlands
Outlander is a historical period drama that brings the Jacobite Wars of Scotland to life, with a time travelling twist. Fans should head out with our local Outlander experts to visit Castle Leoch, Linlithgow Palace and Blackness to name but a few of our favourite sites. Visit Clava Cairns, the well-preserved group of prehistoric standing stones which were built approximately 4000 years ago. Best for all Outlander fans, there is a large 'split stone' so if you come here on the Beltane and hear the stones begin to buzz - step back! Contact Susie for her special 10 day Outlander itinerary.
Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is a place of fantasy landscapes - made ever more popular after being heavily featured in Game of Thrones. Fans can explore the Haunted Forest, which is actually beautiful woodland of follies, grottos and caves; the Dark Hedges, a quiet country road lined with beech trees, or the House of Greyjoy which is perched on the edge of the cliffs - towering over the crashing waves below. Our local driver-guides can show you the best of best of Game of Thrones locations along with everything else Northern Ireland has to offer.
Harry Potter in the North of England
From broomstick training to a quidditch lesson we can assist with Harry Potter requests across the country. Our favourite wizardry destination is Alnwick Castle, located in the North of England. This castle was used as Hogwarts in both the Chamber of Secrets & Philosophers Stone films. If your clients venture North of Alnwick, a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train, in Scotland is a must. In London, the Warner Brothers Studios is key for any fans, we can enhance this experience with a tour of filming locations across the city of London or for VIPs - ask us about Cursed Child tickets.