Perfect road trips for film fanatics and TV lovers
When it comes to the production of modern-day films and TV shows, we’re led to believe there’s no expense spared. Whether it’s using the most advanced technology to bring prehistoric creatures to life or filming in some of the world’s most exotic destinations, millions of pounds are invested into film and TV to make both the viewers and critics want more.
When you watch a TV series like the hugely popular Game of Thrones, you’d wonder how a story set in a fictional period of time can be filmed in the modern-day and be brought to life so effectively. Although technology plays a massive part in this, it’s also the locations used for filming.
From luscious beaches in the Bahamas to rustic shacks in the Australian outback, the setting for a film or series can make or break how realistic and successful the product will be. We’ve all got a favourite film or TV series, whether it’s an action-packed movie or a comedy filled series; but has a specific location ever crossed your mind whilst watching it?
A mixture of seven films and TV series have been selected by Tyre City, who have created a road trip for each one, allowing you to visit some of their iconic filming locations across the globe.
Experience the wizarding world of Harry Potter
For any Harry Potter fans you can walk in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione right here in England. The majority of the locations picked for filming were across the UK, but to experience some of the best on a road trip, Tyre City have picked 5 locations in the south of England. Staring the trip at King’s Cross station in London, you can capture a picture at the famous platform 9 ¾. You’ll also get the chance to visit London Zoo, which you’ll remember is the place where Harry talks to the boa constrictor and Gloucester Cathedral, the perfect picture opportunity as this contains the original Gryffindor common room door.
Step back in time to the land of Ice and Fires you experience the Seven Kingdoms
Northern Ireland played host to a number of scenes in the popular series, Game of Thrones. For any fans wanting to visit some of the filming locations, this road trip will take you to some of the best and most recognisable. The house of Greyjoys or Dunluce Castle as it’s known in Ireland is where you’ll begin your trip. After that, you’ll then visit locations such as Ballintoy Harbour, which you may recognise as the backdrop for the Iron Islands, as well as Cushendun Caves, better known for being House Baratheon’s territory. For the true Game of Thrones experience, this road trip is the perfect answer.
Experience some of your favourite locations from film and TV
Creating a road trip based on your favourite film or TV series can be easier than what you’d expect. Whether it’s close to home in the UK or further afield, there are famous locations which you’re sure to recognise from the big and small screen. With the right amount of research, you can tailor a road trip to include some of your favourite filming locations.