Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV Shows

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Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Highclere castle the site of Downton Abbey and the mirrored hall at Versailles plus blog title.I believe that travel should always make an emotional connection. It gives a trip so much more value. An affinity with my destination makes the whole experience more satisfying and vibrant. I have been inspired to travel thanks to the drama, natural beauty and culture on screen. Some places lived up to expectations and some remain on my wish list.

Inspired to Travel by TV

Moving to a bigger screen takes a bit of getting used to. For example a big screen like the Oled TV Panasonic really knocks out some dramatic impact. It’s a while since we increased our TV size but I remember it took me time to adjust to how big all the people are. The landscapes and scenery are bigger too, and I can really appreciate fine cinematography.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: African elephant in the wild.Out of Africa

All my pre-conceived notions of a safari on the African plains came from watching “Out of Africa” in my teens. Years later when we went to Kenya we visited Karen Blixen’s house from the movie. Visiting the house was not a special ambition beforehand, yet it was so memorable.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Temple in Luxor EgyptDeath on the Nile

In the days before children we got a bargain break to Luxor, Egypt. The excursions on that holiday were amazing. As we wandered through the Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple it dawned on us that we had seen it in a movie. The famous falling stone scene from Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile was set here. No stones fell for us and we had a great time.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: A jetty on Coniston Water, Lake DistrictSwallows and Amazons

We’ve had a couple of camping holidays to Coniston water, around the same time that the latest Swallows and Amazon’s movie was released. We are no sailors but we did enjoy the views when it didn’t rain! It’s one of Belle’s favourite films so she liked seeing where it was shot.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: The north Cornwall coast near Tintagel.Poldark

Demelza always looks like the ultimate romantic heroine in Poldark. Her red hair is whipped in the wind atop the rugged cliffs. Seeing Poldark now, I am inspired to travel back to Cornwall. Although we visited Tintagel and Marazion, we barely explored the beaches of the north coast of Cornwall.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Highclere castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey.

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Downton Abbey

Obviously there is no real Downton Abbey but it’s filmed at the beautiful Highclere Castle in Berkshire. I am not sure how much I want to queue to visit the inside as Christy from Welsh Mum of One tells me there is no photography allowed, but it is very pretty from outside. Downton Abbey is set near Thirsk. I am easily inspired to travel to the North York Moors as I love the area. A trip to Castle Howard might be a good alternative.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: The mirrored hall at Versailles

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Versailles

I have wanted to visit Versailles since I was a child. Now there is a fabulous TV series. I’ll have to make do with the sumptuous TV show as it’s unlikely I’ll be able to drag my family there. I am the only one with this ambition, even though we love to go on holiday to France. I most want to see the famous mirrored hall and the fountains.

Make a connection with your destination by visiting places from your favourite movies and TV shows. I was inspired to travel by dramatic views and culture. Be Inspired to Travel by Movies and TV on Falcondale Life blog. Image description: Starry skyStar Trek

I have this thing with spaceships. The real life ones that just orbit the earth and launch satellites are far too dull. However going boldly where Captain Kirk has gone before seems like a great idea (as long as they don’t give me a red shirt). For now I’ll just have to stick to seeing stars in a dark sky from earth. I’m still waiting for that trip on the Enterprise!

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13 Comments

  1. 18th June 2018 / 9:25 am

    Oh wow I have travel envy reading this! Great blog and definitely a few places I’d like to try now

    • 18th June 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you, I think I would like to go back to a few of these.

  2. 18th June 2018 / 7:34 am

    Some great places to visit. There are quite a few places I’d like to visit that I’ve seen from tv or film x

  3. 14th June 2018 / 7:07 pm

    So many great places to visit. We are in Cornwall at the moment and visited Tintagel earlier this week.

    • 18th June 2018 / 12:24 pm

      It’s hard for me to believe anyone actually lived there with all those stairs! A great defensive position for a castle though.

  4. 13th June 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Oh I love Swallows & Amazons! And I love the idea of finding inspiration from the tv, I really need to watch Downton Abbey!

    • 18th June 2018 / 12:23 pm

      The Swallows & Amazon’s movie was really good, but quite a fast pace compared with the book. Downton Abbey is an easy watch. Even my husband got drawn in to the storyline.

  5. 13th June 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I love Highclere Castle, we’re not too far away from it and its such a stunning place. It was so strange seeing it on Downton Abbey!

    • 18th June 2018 / 12:21 pm

      It’s such a pretty building. I think of it as being in Yorkshire now thanks to the TV show, but it’s not!

  6. 13th June 2018 / 9:01 am

    Downton Abbey looks stunning. I love gorgeous stately homes for rare date night away!

    • 18th June 2018 / 12:20 pm

      That sounds nice, I’ve never thought of doing that.

  7. 12th June 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I once met a really interesting lady called Ninette Finch who is a film and tv extra and she took me on a guided walk around some of the locations where she had filmed. Your blog post reminded me of that walk. I’m sure Ninette would be interested in reading your post too.

    • 12th June 2018 / 6:37 pm

      That’s interesting Dom. Feel free to send her the link.

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