You know how sometimes movie sets seem so fascinatingly real that you question the works behind the set décor. Well, we’ve got a secret for you; sometimes, it takes more than just prompts or digital work to create magical movie sets. You’d be surprised by how some of your favourite movies are shot on real-life properties. Here are the top jaw-dropping movie sets we’re booking our tickets now to go visit.
Star Wars, Tunisia
In a galaxy not so far, far away, a place we call Tunisia, was transformed by director George Lucas into the barren planet “Tatooine,” which is also the hometown of Anakin Skywalker, aka, Darth Vader.
The Lord of the Rings, New Zealand
“The Shire” from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies is a real thing! You can actually take The Hobbiton Movie Set tour to see it first-hand.
Harry Potter, Alnwick Castle
You don’t need to be a wizard to go to Hogwarts, you can dream smaller and just pay a visit to the English county of Northumberland where the Alnwick Castle was featured as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies “The Sorcerer’s Stone” and “The Chamber of Secrets.”
The Shining, Timberline Lodge
The mountainside ski resort, Timberline Lodge, located on the on the south side of Mt. Hood in Oregon, was filmed as the exterior of “Overlook Hotel” from the haunting movie “The Shining.” As if we needed one more reason to make that movie even creepier.
Batman Begins, Mentmore Towers
If you think batman is cool, then you must have dreamed of getting invited to stay at the “Wayne Manor.” While you can’t actually stay there, you can go check out the Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, which was featured as Bruce Wayne’s magnificent mansion in the movie “Batman Begins.”