Lights, Camera… Action! Vacay locations on the most iconic film and TV sets
“Set-jetting” has become a big thing in recent years, what’s not to love about combining your love of movies and series with sightseeing? In Dubrovnik, you can follow in the footsteps of the Lannisters, in Ireland you’ll feel like a real-life Jedi Master and in New Zealand you can follow the hobbits to Isengard. Here are five film and TV sets that are worth a visit:
• "The Crown": Sip tea with the Queen in London
Are you feeling like Claire Foy’s the Queen in "The Crown"? Then it’s time for a trip to London! “The Crown” was filmed in many beautiful corners of the British capital, but most of the filming took place inside Buckingham Palace. Since the real Queen lives there, filming was eventually moved to another location – Lancaster House – which is also worth a visit.
• "Star Wars - The Last Jedi": Experience the breathtaking beauty of Ireland
At the end of Star Wars Episode VIII “The Last Jedi,” Jedi Master Luke Skywalker retires to a lonely island. It’s no wonder, since the film set on Skellig Michael on the west coast of Ireland is breathtakingly beautiful! Unfortunately, you will not find any of the sweet Porgs on the island – but the scenery on is sure to take your breath away!
• "Dark": Explore the caves in Germany
As the name of this German Netflix series states "Dark" is pretty dark. This is probably because much of the filming took place in forests and caves. You too can immerse yourself in the mysterious network of caves in southern Harz, in Germany. Make sure to visit of one of the most iconic set locations – the Unicorn Cave.
• Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit: Visit the Shire in New Zealand
Dreaming of enjoying a a beer in the Shire with Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry? Well, first you need to take a long flight to New Zealand, because that's where you’ll find Hobbiton – the film set for the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit." One thing’s for sure, fans of these films will have the best days of their lives here.
• "Game of Thrones": the war waged for the throne in Croatia
We don’t yet know who will climb up into the iron throne at the end of "Game of Thrones, but it is clear that die-hard fans should take a trip to Dubrovnik in Croatia and try it out for themselves. This city on the Adriatic Sea has served as a major set for HBO since season 1 as all fans will recognise it as the home of the Lannister family.