It happens that while watching a movie, we are so fascinated by landscapes that we involuntarily begin to think how great it would be to visit that place in reality. And often this is a completely feasible desire. Many filming locations are real-life locations, and we are talking not only about feature films, but also about cartoons.
We invites you to go on a fascinating journey through real places that can be found in famous masterpieces of cinema and animation.
1. Arendel, “Frozen”
The Norwegian Neroyfjord was the inspiration for the animated incarnation of Arendel, Elsa’s kingdom, in Disney’s Frozen.
2. Hogwarts Great Hall, “Harry Potter”
The Great Hall of Christ Church, Oxford became the Great Hall of Hogwarts in Harry Potter.
3. Mordor, “The Lord of the Rings”
Mordor from The Lord of the Rings was filmed in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand.
4. King’s Landing, Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones scenes from King’s Landing were originally filmed in Mdina, Maltese. Combat naval scenes were later taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
5. Island, “Lost”
This popular TV series was filmed almost entirely in Oahu, Hawaii.
6. Dense Forest, “Winnie the Pooh”
Author Alexander Milne lived near Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, and it was this forest that became the prototype for the Dark Forest for the Winnie the Pooh stories.
7. West Egg, The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby’s opulent home was located in Wes Egg on Long Island, based on Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.
8. Car A1A, « Breaking Bad “
The Octopus car wash in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the screen became the A1A car wash that Walter White worked for. Today this business has been bought out by Mister Car Wash.
9. President Snow’s House, The Hunger Games
The historic Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia, became the home of President Snow in The Hunger Games Catching Fire.
10. Pentos, Game of Thrones
Daenerys’ wedding to Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones was filmed near Azure Window on the Maltese island of Gozo.
11. Tatooine, “Star Wars”
Tatooine, home planet of Luke Skywalker, was filmed in the cave city of Matmata in the Sahara Desert, Tunisia. The nearby Tunisian region of Tatooine gave the cinematic planet its name.
12. Neighborhood Hogwarts, “Harry Potter”
Filming outside Hagrid’s hut in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed in the Scottish village of Glencoe.
13. Tardis, Doctor Who
The famous time machine of Doctor Who has its own prototype, which is located in London near the Earl’s Court tube station.
14. Downton Abbey and the film of the same name
Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle in the typical English countryside.
15. Winterfell, Game of Thrones
Castle Ward in County Down, Northern Ireland is Winterfell from Game of Thrones.
16. Shire, The Lord of the Rings
Hobbit Shire from The Lord of the Rings is located on the mountain slope of Matamata in New Zealand. Nearby is the Green Dragon Pub where the hobbits met Aragorn in The Fellowship of the Ring.