Everyone has a favourite movie that has affected them deeply and emotionally or even reminds them of something special or maybe they just enjoyed the movie itself. In all these cases people might want to visit the places where their favourite movie filmed and experience the same feelings when they have watched the movie, again in real life in those movie locations. It can be a perfect idea to visit those movie locations, see in real life and maybe feel like a movie star in your favourite movie.
Generally, most of the movies shoot on a closed stage, but there are also movies that filmed in real world and you can actually visit those movie locations. Here you can find 10 different movie locations of popular movies and all the information you need about these movie locations. After reading about these movie locations it is highly possible that you are going to prepare your backpack, getting ready for your favourite movie locations.
1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly | Tabernas Desert
Tabernas Desert is a natural park, located in Andalucia, Spain. Because of the similarities between the North American deserts and also because of its stunning scenery, Tabernas Desert is a very popular movie location and many great well-known movies were filmed here since 1950’s. And it is also very appealing for the film makers since here in this movie location production costs are very low than the United States.
Travellers and film lovers around the world come here to enjoy the exotic landscape and to see the film set where the great movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly filmed. There are also other movies that were filmed in here. You can visit this natural park and see where those great movies were filmed.
2. Lord of the Rings | Matamata
If you are a big Lord of the Rings fan you might sometimes imagine about living in the peaceful Hobbit village Shire. Well, it can happen actually in real life. Maybe living there is not possible but you can actually visit Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island where the set of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit filmed.
You can take a tour to see the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set and hobbit holes in the Shire. You will also have the chance to see Bilbo’s house here in this movie location. There are also very popular cafes around in which you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the town of Matamata to relax for a while.
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3. The Shining | Timberline Lodge
The Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick’s horror movie The Shining actually takes place in the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Clackamas County Oregon, about 60 miles east of Portland. Timberline Lodge were used as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, while the hotel’s interior was fillmed in Elstree Studios in England. It is a great mountain lodge which was built during the Great Depression.
You can visit Timberline Lodge as a movie location or for a vacation on Mount Hood. If you are also a big fan of Stephen King, you might also want to visit the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, in which Stephen King stayed in 1973 and this hotel inspired him the story of the Shining.
4. La La Land | Los Angeles Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory is an institution in Los Angeles, California and this place is widely known as being the setting of many movies. In the famous movie La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle, Griffith Observatory is the place where Mia and Sebastian continue their date.
If you have watched the La La Land movie and planning to make a trip to Los Angeles to see the real movie locations, transportation options to Los Angeles are easily accessible and you can also check out flight offers from Los Angeles to find the best offer.
5. Trainspotting | Edinburgh
Edinburgh in Scotland is one of the great movie locations for the fans of the Danny Boyle’s movie Trainspotting. The iconic opening scene where Renton and Spud running down the Princes Street to the Calton Street Bridge. It is one of the city’s busiest streets and you can actually visit this iconic movie location and experience the movie’s opening scene in real life.
After the first scenes of the film location switches to Glasgow, you can visit Glasgow either to see the other movie locations where Trainspotting filmed. Here is a tip about Edinburgh, you can try to listen to Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life while walking down the Princes Street and it will be like you are in the movie’s opening scene!
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6. The Sound of Music | Salzburg
If you are travelling to Salzburg, Austria and you are a Sound of Music fan you will definitely recognize and enjoy the hills of Salzburg and its beautiful scenery and the movie locations in which the Sound of Music was filmed. Every year more than 300,000 visitors come Salzburg to see where the Sound of Music was filmed and the actual movie locations where the Trapp family lived. You can visit Schloss Leopoldskron, or the lake where Maria and the children fell from their boat, or the fruit market where Maria tries to juggle two balls. There are too many places in Salzburg that the film took place, because of that it can be a good idea for you to take a guided tour to visit all of these movie locations and don’t miss anything.
7. Harry Potter | Oxford
There are plenty of Harry Potter movie locations in all over England and Scotland. You can either visit the Leavesden Film Studios where the movie was filmed or if you want to see the original movie locations you can plan a trip to those places. If you choose to take a trip to originial movie locations, due to the fact that there are plenty of movie locations of Harry Potter series it can be really hard to decide where to start. Well, we recommend that if you are a big Harry Potter fan and always dreamed of wandering through the hallways of Hogwarts, you must definitely begin with Oxford and especially visit the Christ Church College in Oxford.
Many of the Harry Potter’s scenes were filmed in the Oxford’s colleges. You can also visit here in Oxford, Divinity School where the scene after young Harry’s first encounter with Voldemort, Harry is lying in a hospital bed was filmed, Duke Humfrey’s Library the scene where Harry walked through the Hogwarts library hidden underneath his invisibility cloak was filmed and New College Tree in which Malfoy says to Harry ”you won’t last 10 seconds” under a tree in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and you can also visit other Harry Potter movie locations. You can take a guided tour to completely see these Harry Potter movie locations in Oxford.
8. Star Wars | Hotel Sidi Driss
Hotel Sidi Driss also known as the Star Wars Hotel, located in Berber village of Matmata, Tunisia is a great movie location for having the chance to both explore the movie history of the great movie Star Wars and the cultural history of the area’s nomadic people.
Many of the Star Wars scenes were filmed here and this hotel actualy is the setting where Luke Skywalker’s childhood home on the planet of Tatooine takes place in Star Wars movie. Also in Hotel Sidi Driss you will have the chance to stay in your own grotto with an affordable price and the hotel is open all year round.
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9. RoboCop | Dallas
In spite of the fact that the setting of the RoboCop is actually in Detroit, most of the movie’s scenes were filmed in Dallas, Texas. Dallas City Hall attracted the attention for having such a unique and modern architecture and filmmakers of RoboCop decided to turning the Dallas City Hall to the corporate headquarters of Omni Consumer Products which is the place where RoboCop was created.
It is open to public so you can visit this movie location whenever you want. If you are considering to travel to Dallas to see Dallas City Hall, you can also consider to check out flight offers to Dallas and flight offers from Dallas to get the best offer.
10. Pretty Woman | Cicada
The famous business dinner scene at the fancy restaurant called The Voltaire in the movie Pretty Woman is actually called as Cicada. You can visit this restaurant where the movie was filmed and also you can ask for the Pretty Woman table which is a great chance if you have watched the movie Pretty Woman. This fancy restaurant in which Vivian (Julia Roberts) has trouble with the snail is located in downtown Los Angeles. There are also other movie locations in Los Angeles where Pretty Woman and other great movies were filmed.