Greater than half of Brits have booked journeys and days out to film or TV present places – and Digbeth and Small Heath among the many most favorite locations for a visit
A brand new survey of TV followers throughout the UK has discovered that 53% of individuals are impressed to journey throughout the nation after watching the likes of Peaky Blinders and Line of Responsibility – each impressed by Birmingham.
And 22 per cent of the two,000 adults polled say they nonetheless have locations they hope to go to, with London’s Tower Bridge – as seen in Killing Eve – primary on their want record.
Different locations embody the set of much-loved cleaning soap, Coronation Street, and Holmfirth in West Yorkshire – the filming location of Final of the Summer time Wine. Additionally on the want record are the house of Doc Martin (Port Isaac) and St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, which was featured in Home of the Dragon.
Digbeth and Small Heath each characteristic at quantity 17 within the high 20, with Tower Bridge in London at primary for Killing Eve and Manchester at quantity two for Coronation Road. You’ll be able to see the complete record on the backside of our story.
Many of the Peaky Blinders BBC collection wasn’t filmed in Birmingham, the closest location was the Black Nation Residing Museum. However the gang hailed from Small Heath, the place creator Steven Knight was introduced up and frequently visited the streets of close by Digbeth, the place they’re mentioned to have dedicated their first crime.
The analysis was commissioned by megabus which has teamed up with TV fanatic, Alex Zane, to launch a collection of recent, free journey guides that includes a few of the nation’s silver display screen hotspots.
Alex went on a show-stopping tour of the UK visiting a few of the must-see locations that characteristic within the guides, together with Paton Road in Manchester (It’s a Sin), Carnaby Road in London (I Might Destroy You) and the Queen’s Arms in Birmingham (Line of Responsibility).
He mentioned: “As a TV and movie superfan, I used to be thrilled to be a part of the final word telly treasure path throughout the UK. I had a lot enjoyable on my very personal ‘mission unimaginable’ in Birmingham, doffing my cap to Peaky Blinders in Manchester and tucking right into a fry-up at Prime Boy’s ‘Quantity One Café’, and way more. It’s no surprise 58 per cent of Brits mentioned a filming vacation spot they’d seen in a TV present or movie was higher than they anticipated.”
The research additionally discovered 19 per cent of superfans would journey greater than 200 miles to go to someplace they’ve seen on TV whereas 22 per cent would spend over £200 to get there.
Regardless of this, 14 per cent have missed out on visiting a particular vacation spot due to the journey prices concerned. For some, it appears the curiosity in filming places started at a younger age as 21 per cent have been compiling a want record of locations they might love to go to since they had been little.
And 28 per cent have even dreamed of travelling to a location since seeing it on TV as a baby. Nearly two thirds (62 per cent) have taken themselves on a guided tour of sure filming locations whereas 38 per cent have booked one with an expert.
Eager to recreate a widely known scene (26 per cent) was the highest purpose for visiting the place their favorite present was filmed, whereas 24 per cent went for the social media selfie.
And 1 / 4 have even gone there within the hope of bumping into one of many forged members. It additionally emerged 31 per cent tune into sure programmes purely for vacation inspiration, in keeping with the OnePoll research. These beneath 35 appear to be main this pattern as 30 per cent declare TV and movies are their important motivation when travelling within the UK.
Mark Venables, at megabus, mentioned: “Whereas all of us love a superb TV binge, there’s nothing like visiting the precise place the place a much-loved film or TV present was filmed to convey it to life.
“And with 45 per cent of individuals planning a visit earlier than the tip of the 12 months based mostly on their favorite present, we hope our guides provide inspiration of the place to go and what to see in a few of the UK’s most well-known TV locations.”
THE TOP 20 TV FILMING DESTINATIONS BRITS WANT TO VISIT:
1. Tower Bridge, London – “Killing Eve”
2. Coronation Road, Manchester – “Coronation Road”
3. Holmfirth, West Yorkshire – “Final of the Summer time Wine”
4. Port Isaac, Cornwall – “Doc Martin”
5. Emmerdale, Yorkshire – “Emmerdale”
6. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall – “Home of The Dragon”
7. Highclere Fortress, Newbury – “Downton Abbey”
8. Truro, Cornwall – “Poldark”
9. Barry Island, Wales – “Gavin and Stacey”
10. West Bay, Dorset – “Broadchurch”
11. Bathtub – “Bridgerton”
12. Margate, Kent – “Solely Fools and Horses”
13. Lyme Park, Cheshire – “Delight & Prejudice”
14. Princes Road and Calton Road, Edinburgh – “Trainspotting”
15. Carnaby Road, London – “I Might Destroy You”
16. Allison Road, Birmingham – “You Don’t Know Me”
17. Digbeth and Small Heath, Birmingham – “Peaky Blinders”
18. Halifax, West Yorkshire – “Final Tango in Halifax”
19. Holywell Bay Seashore, Cornwall – “Home of The Dragon”
20. Dartmouth Park, Kentish City – “Fleabag”
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