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The UK's favorite movie locations have been revealed

The UK's favorite movie locations have been revealed

Glenfinnan Bridge in the Scottish Highlands has been voted the best film filming location in the UK by holidaymakers.

Since its debut in 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the railway attraction has become closely associated with magical films.

He has starred in two other films in the series and is known to millions as “Harry Potter Bridge.” Many fans have been inspired to pay tribute – and 2023 has seen a Record breaking Number of Visitors.

The massive, curved structure measuring 21 arches long and 30 meters (100 feet) high on the Fort William to Mallaig line tops a ranking of the country's favorite film locations compiled by Virgin Media 02 From a survey of 2,000 UK adults.

Coming in second on the list is Highclere Castle in Hampshire, a Jacobean country house and the location of several films and TV series, including Downton Abbey.

Glenfinnan Bridge (pictured) topped Virgin Media's ranking of the UK's favorite film locations
Since its debut in 2002 in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (above), the massive, 21-arched, 30-meter (100-foot) curved structure has become closely associated with magical films.
Glenfinnan Bridge is on the Fort William to Mallaig line
Above is Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the site of Downton Abbey, which is ranked second in the Virgin Media rankings

In third place is Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, known to some as Mr. Darcy's residence in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Notting Hill Library It ranks fourth on the list, likely due to its appearance in Notting Hill, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts

Although the interior of the store was not featured in the 1999 romantic comedy, its interior was replicated as a set, and decades later, the location is often crowded with tourists.

Honeysuckle Cottage in Surrey, which was the inspiration for the house in the film The Holiday, which saw Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz swap houses over the Christmas holidays, is fifth on the list.

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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the setting for the historical drama Pride and Prejudice, takes third place
Notting Hill Library, which inspired the Library in Notting Hill, is often crowded with tourists and is ranked fourth in Virgin Media's list

In sixth place is the Royal Liver Building at Pier Head in Liverpool, a historical monument that was recently converted into Batman's Gotham City Police Department.

The Duke of Albany in New Cross, London, ranks seventh. This former grand pub was featured in the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead, starring Simon Pegg.

St Ann's in Nottingham, one of the locations in “This is England”, was ranked eighth, while Piccadilly Circus in London, which has featured in countless films, from Bridget Jones's Diary to Trainspotting, was ranked ninth.

Finally, in tenth place, is another Derbyshire location, Kedleston Hall – the principal filming location for The Duchess, a drama starring Keira Knightley.

The study also found that visiting film locations is a key tourism driver for staycations, with one in four Britons (26%) admitting they would plan a trip to visit a film location rather than a family member or friend.

Social media appears to be playing an increasing role in influencing the locations people choose to travel to, with 28% of Brits more likely to be influenced by a trip they saw on social media than a friend's recommendation (23%). .

The Royal Liver Building at Pier Head, Liverpool (VI), doubled as the filming location for the 2022 Batman film
London's legendary Piccadilly Circus has featured in many famous films and is ranked ninth on the list

Once they've made their film pilgrimage, 79% of Britons revealed they document their travels by taking photos, while 21% went so far as to re-enact a scene from a film.

Some Brits are willing to go that extra mile, perhaps too far, to get the perfect shot, with nearly one in ten (nine per cent) of men surveyed willing to risk being fined.

Google Trends results also reveal that over the past five years, searches for “movie locations” have skyrocketed during the holiday season, likely due to people wanting to visit the locations of their favorite classic Christmas movies.

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Favorite photography locations in the UK

1. Glenfinnan Bridge, Scottish Highlands

2. Highclere Castle, Hampshire

3. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

4. Notting Hill Library, London

5. Honeysuckle Cottage, Surrey

6. Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool

7. Duke of Albany, New Cross, London

8. St Anne's, Nottingham

9. Piccadilly Circus, London

10. Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

source: Virgin Media 02