Has it ever been on your bucket list or non-existent bucket list to go to the film locations of your favorite film or television series? If you think that it’s time to take a trip to your favorite movie locations, then you’re thinking right. Go for it and live the character you want to be once you’re there.
Below are the places you can go to fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a part of the film location.
Hobbiton in Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand from “The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies”
This is Hobbiton, a quaint town. The storybook-like environment, which is known to be the residence of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, may have been developed especially for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. If you intend to visit this town, you can reserve a number of guided tours that take visitors to locations used for filming, including the Green Dragon Inn, Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and many others.
Al Khazneh in Petra, Jordan from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
If you’re a fan of the movie and want to visit the area where the mysterious temple of the Holy Grail, which is carved into a canyon, as depicted in the movie, you may find the real-life equivalent of this temple in Petra, Jordan, which is an old mausoleum. Unfortunately, tourists aren’t permitted inside the temple, but by staying outside, no one is missing much. In spite of the fact that the interior of this temple is just a modest stone room, the movie portrays it as having complicated chambers and traps.
However, it would still be a beautiful location to visit to capture in a photo.
Mokule’ia Breach in Oahu, Hawaii from the television series “Lost”
Do you wish to experience what it is like to be present at the scene of Oceanic Flight 815’s crash? Mokule’ia Beach on Oahu served as both the location of the survivors’ camp and the crash site for the popular television series “Lost” in its first season. If you’d like to visit it, do so. Fans of the program frequently visited the original location even if the show switched places for later seasons to film. To visit additional Lost places, including the Dharma village, Jacob’s lighthouse, and others, you can arrange a trip.
Dubrovnik, Croatia from the television series “Game of Thrones”
You will quickly identify the cobblestone alleys and gothic architecture as King’s Landing, also known as the capital of the Seven Kingdoms in the series, if you find yourself strolling through the streets of the seaside city of Dubrovnik and you are a fan of the television series “Game of Thrones.” The Old Town district or the Walls of Dubrovnik, where members of the Lannister family spend the majority of the series sulking, are the famous locations.
Not just “Game of Thrones” used this site for a movie. This is the “Star Wars: Episode VIII” filming location if you stroll along The Stradun, which is the major street through the Old Town.
Remember to stop at Fort Lovrijenac, another “Game of Thrones” filming location. On King Joffrey’s birthday, the tournament was held here. This city has a wide variety of places to see because so many of them were used in the show. Cersei’s “walk of shame” took place on St. Dominika Street, while Minceta Tower serves as the House of the Undying, where Daenerys reclaims the dragons that were taken from her. Pile Bay, which appears several times in the show, is Blackwater Bay.
Astoria, Oregon from “The Goonies”
Fans of “The Goonies” who were born in the 1980s should visit Oregon Port because the town is replete with “Goonies” artifacts. Even though there isn’t a tour of all the must-see movie sites, fans of the movie take a town tour by stopping by the 38th Street home of Mikey and Brand, Ecola State Park (where the Fratellis’ restaurant once stood), Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, and other locations.
King’s Cross Station in London from “Harry Potter”
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, both old and new, and you’re traveling to London this year or in the future, be sure to check out King’s Cross Station. The place where witches and wizards arrive at Platform 9¾ and continue to Hogwarts is well known to fans. You can also take a brief photoshoot there if visiting this place is on your plan. However, you may take a tour of Warner Brother Studios to view the train that transports pupils to and from school.
Did you know that the stairs, the cloisters leading to the school’s Bodleian Library, and so many other areas of Oxford University served as locations for Hogwarts? We’re not sure if you can take a tour of Oxford University. Even more astounding is the fact that Hogwarts’ Great Hall was largely modeled after Christ Church College’s Great Hall in Oxford, and the two spaces are virtually similar.
The Hogwarts Express track, also known as the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Inverness-shire, Scotland, is another movie set that Potterheads can visit. Fans from all over the world visit the elevated track, which can be seen in the second and third Harry Potter movies (“The Chamber of Secrets” and “The Prisoner of Azkaban”).
Devil’s Tower in Wyoming from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
The Devil Tower is most likely recognized by “Close Encounters” viewers as the enigmatic peak that drives the plot of the film. This is a true mountain or butte located in northeastern Wyoming’s Bear Lodge Ranger District. In 1906, it was deemed the country’s first national monument. There is a lot of fauna and breathtaking scenery, even if you won’t see any extraterrestrial beings there.
Painted Ladies in San Francisco from “Full House”
Do any of you ’90s kids out there remember the scene from the series’ opening credits? The Tanner family picnics somewhere in front of a picturesque row of colorful homes. They do in fact exist. Alamo Square should be included in your schedule if you’re traveling to San Francisco because that’s where it is. Sit on the grass and stare across the street at the seven famous Victorian houses. To visit the home that served as the Tanners’ residence in the program, go to 1709 Broderick Street, which is located a mile to the northwest.
Apartment Building at 90 Bedford Street in New York City from “Friends”
Massive F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans can visit New York City and snap a quick photo of the structure that served as the setting for the characters’ homes in exterior shots. The greenish-gray facade used for the exteriors can be located on the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, even if the interiors of the two principal apartments were Burbank-based sets.
Skellig Michael, County of Kerry, Ireland from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
If they are prepared to journey to a remote area of Ireland, Star Wars fans can see a portion of the franchise’s past. The rocky planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker and Rey spent time in “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi,” was modeled after the island of Skellig Michael. Did you know that the majority of Skellig Michael that moviegoers see was once a Gaelic monastery that dates back 1,500 years?
Albuquerque, New Mexico from “Breaking Bad”
The residence of “Breaking Bad” character Walter White is the last but not least. If you’re ever in Albuquerque, New Mexico, stop by this house to shoot a few quick pictures. You can also stop by A1A Car Wash, also known as Mister Car Wash in real life, which is located at 9516 Snow Heights Circle. After that, head to Twisters, a Mexican eatery on Isleta Boulevard, which acted as the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos fast food outlet.
There you have it. Some of the places from your favorite films and television series that you can go to on your next visit.
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