Be inspired by the big and small screen

By TPN/PA, in Travel · 15-02-2019 11:58:00 · 0 Comments
Be inspired by the big and small screen

A trip to the cinema is pure escapism, with special effects and epic locations transporting us to many other worlds. Some scenes are so impactful, they even inspire viewers to visit locations, giving rise to a tourism trend coined 'set-jetting'.

So which films and TV are likely to shape our travel plans in 2019?

According to flight booking engine Kiwi.com, these visual narratives are likely to put particular destinations on the map.

1. Game Of Thrones

Where: Northern Ireland

The show, based on author George R. R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series, returns to screens for its eighth and final season on April 14. Venture along the path of the three-eyed raven by visiting one of the many age-old landscapes of the Seven Kingdoms in Northern Ireland. Eager fans can retrace previous filming locations by stopping off at The Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim; Ballintoy Harbour, where the Iron Islands shots are filmed; and Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre had her shadow baby

2. Ratched

Where: Oregon, USA

Based on the sadistic history of Nurse Ratched from the cult classic One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, this new Netflix show will follow her murderous progression through the US mental health system. Sinister thrill-seekers can visit Oregon, the home of her perverse past, and can escape to locations such as Crater Lake, Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge, and Haystack Rock.

3. The Handmaid's Tale

Where: Massachusetts, USA

The dystopian landscape of Gilead returns to our screens in 2019, and is set to inspire viewers to take a trip to the US state of Massachusetts, where the story is set. In reality, much of the filming was done in Toronto, but some scenes were shot in Boston. Fenway Park, the Charles River and Back Bay all feature.

4. The New Pope

Where: Rome, Italy

Following on from first series, The Young Pope, this follow up sees Jude Law return to Italy's Vatican City, where filming took place. You too can tour the Vatican, and explore other Roman locations featured, such as the church Santi Luca e Martina, 17th century Villa Doria Pamphili, and Villa Medici - The French Academy in Rome.

5. Aladdin

Where: Jordan

Following on from the success of The Jungle Book, Disney have commissioned a live-action remake of Aladdin, which promises to be a Middle Eastern delight. Will Smith is playing the Genie, while Guy Ritchie directs. The story is set in the fictional land of Agrabah, and although much of the filming took place in Surrey, England, some scenes were shot in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert.


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