As we continue to live in these unprecedented times many of us have used television as an escape. And as the world begins the road back to normalcy, and you begin to contemplate our real life getaways, here are three real life travel destinations that served as the backdrop to some of your favorite TV shows.
Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle
The titular location of Downton Abbey is as much a character as any actor in the popular drama. And you can visit it! Highclere Castle in West Berkshire, England, where the majority of the show was shot, allows visitors to roam the castle with each room having a guide on hand to answer any of your questions.
The Walking Dead: Governor's Town
As The Walking Dead enters it’s 10th and final season, the show has taken many twists and turns. Shot on location in and around Atlanta, Georgia, there’s plenty of locations an eagle-eyed fan would recognise in the area. None more so than the home of the evil Governor from season three, the fictional town of Woodbury. The scenes featuring Woodbury were actually shot on Main Street in the very real town of Senoia, Georgia. Located just 35 minutes south of Atlanta this slice of Americana radiates a small town feel with its brick buildings and classic American architecture. Just watch out for the zombies.
Game of Thrones
“Winter is coming.” – that iconic line uttered by Ned Stark is the verbal backbone of, arguably, the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. And while the epic series was shot in dozens of real life locations all around Europe, no other location exemplifies the series’ iconic tagline like the country of Iceland. A great tourist destination all by itself, the Game of Thrones tour is icing on the cake for any hardcore fan of the show. Explore the glacial lagoons and icy landscape that served as a backdrop for all the happenings in the North.
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