INFOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS: The Rise in Screen Tourism – A Third Of Brits Plan To Visit A UK Film Location This Summer
UK tourism is booming thanks to so-called ‘screen tourism’ and is contributing huge sums of money to the British economy
32% plan to visit a film location this year whilst on holiday
A third have already visited a UK film location in the last 12 months
Popular film locations can attract up to £1.6 million every year from international tourists
A recent poll from Away Resorts, has found that 32% of Brits plan to visit a film location whilst on their next UK break.
This rise in ’screen tourism’ is probably due to more big budget films making use of our scenery. Recent research, from Creative England, found that film production in the UK has increased by 35%*, with the industry reported to have generated between £100-£140 million from both international and domestic tourism spend.
A Popular Activity
With so many fantastic and world-renowned films being shot on our shores, it’s no wonder that screen tourism is on the rise. Blockbuster films such as ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’, were filmed in England and they’re filled with beautiful architecture and breath-taking views.
The poll respondents who picked visiting a film location as their preferred day out, chose it over other UK break staples, such as theme parks, visiting museums and going to the zoo, which shows that film tourism is becoming a must-do activity for UK sightseers.
And it’s not just domestic tourists lapping up the movie locations – according to the same report, £1.6 million worth of screen tourism comes from abroad every year.
New Infographic Highlights Top Film Locations in the UK
With screen tourism becoming a popular pastime for holidaymakers, Away Resorts has produced a beautifully illustrated, brand new interactive infographic, which shows you where in the UK your favourite blockbuster films were shot. Many locations are even free and are outside the capital, ranging from Dinorwig Slate Quarry in Wales to Derwentwater in the Lake District.
Raking in over $7.7 billion, many have wanted to visit where the Harry Potter franchise was shot and it is easy for you to relive the magic. The Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands was used in many scenes for the Hogwart’s Express.
Also, how about take a trip to the eighteenth century to see the residence of literature’s most famous heartthrob, Mr Darcy? Well, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is just a train ride away.
Find out which other famous blockbuster movies were shot in Britain, visit the infographic, here.
About Away Resorts
Shaking up the Great British holiday, Away Resorts are a bit bonkers, but in the best possible way. They want you to have the most amazing holiday and they pull out all the stops to make your holiday one to remember. Offering tours, events and fantastic activities, Away Resorts have something for everyone and have six holiday parks across the country.
*source: Creative England