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TV loving Brits are booking holidays to visit famous filming locations – this is where some of them are | The Sun
October 11, 2022
More than half of Brits have booked trips and days out to movie or TV show locations.
A poll of 2,000 adults found 53 per cent have been inspired to travel to parts of the UK after watching the likes of Poldark, Bridgerton and Downton Abbey – with 58 per cent claiming it was better than they expected.
But 22 per cent still have places they hope to visit, with London’s Tower Bridge – as seen in Killing Eve – number one on their wish list.
Other places include the set of much-loved soap, Coronation Street, and Holmfirth in West Yorkshire – the filming location of Last of the Summer Wine.
Also on the wish list are the home of Doc Martin (Port Isaac) and St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, which was featured in House of the Dragon.
The research was commissioned by Megabus which has teamed up with TV fanatic, Alex Zane, to launch a series of new, free travel guides featuring some of the nation’s silver screen hotspots.
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Alex went on a show-stopping tour of the UK visiting some of the must-see places that feature in the guides, including Paton Street in Manchester (It’s a Sin), Carnaby Street in London (I May Destroy You) and the Queen’s Arms in Birmingham (Line of Duty).
He said: “As a TV and film superfan, I was thrilled to be part of the ultimate telly treasure trail across the UK.
“I had so much fun on my very own 'mission impossible' in Birmingham, doffing my cap to Peaky Blinders in Manchester and tucking into a fry-up at Top Boy’s ‘Number One Café’, and much more.
“It’s no wonder 58 per cent of Brits said a filming destination they’d seen in a TV show or film was better than they expected.”
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