New Zealand Ranked Top in Poll of Must-Visit Film Locations

New Zealand has topped the list of must-visit filming locations in a poll commissioned by HBO Entertainment.

The Lord of the Rings film locations were followed by New York (Sex and the City) and The Causeway Coast and Glens, Antrim in Northern Ireland for Game of Thrones.

“One in four adults now regularly pick where to go on their next holiday based on filming locations used in their favourite TV shows or films”, writes Michael Gadd for the Daily Mail.

“While we might have only considered the more well-known tourist destinations before, some shows are introducing us to countries or cities away from the beaten track, and are helping to broaden our horizons when it comes to our travel plans”, said Colin Smith, Director of HBO Home Entertainment UK.
For the full list of Top 30 filming locations people want to visit see below.

Top 30 TV or Movie Destinations

1. New Zealand – Lord of the Rings
2. New York, US – Sex and the City
3. The Causeway Coast and Glens, Antrim, Northern Ireland – Game of Thrones
4. Las Vegas, US – The Hangover
5. West Bay, Dorset, UK – Broadchurch
6. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland – Harry Potter
7. Paris, France – Inception
8. Benidorm, Spain – Benidorm
9. Iceland – Game of Thrones
10. Malta – Game of Thrones
11. Skiathos, Greece – Mamma Mia!
12. Vatican City – Angels and Demons
13. Salzburg, Austria – The Sound of Music
14. Ripon, Yorkshire – Downton Abbey
15. Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand – The Beach
16. Kings Cross Station, London – Harry Potter
17. Highclere Castle, Hampshire, UK – Downton Abbey
18. Petra, Jordan – Indiana Jones
19. Notting Hill, UK – Notting Hill
20. Cardiff, UK – Doctor Who
21. Oregon, US – Twilight Saga
22. Marbella, Spain – The Only Way is Essex
23. Vancouver, Canada – Fifty Shades of Grey
24. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, US – Pretty Woman
25. Wells, Somerset, UK – Hot Fuzz
26. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, US – Jaws
27. Cambodia – Tomb Raider
28. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria – Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang
29. Philadelphia, US – Rocky
30. Wexford, Ireland – Saving Private Ryan

Article Source: Daily Mail, Michael Gadd, June 22, 2015.

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