The top 50 staycation spots, as seen on your favorite TV shows, have been revealed.
Port Isaac, Highclere Castle, and Truro topped a list of the top 50 staycation spots based on their appearances on television shows. In a survey of 2,000 adults, the houses of Doc Martin, Downton Abbey, and Poldark came out on top among the TV shows that are driving tourism this summer.
People visit Barry Island (Gavin & Stacey), West Bay (Broadchurch), and the city of Bath (Bridgerton) after watching the shows on television. On the Doctor Who trail, Britons are also visiting Cardiff and the Scottish Highlands, where Outlander was filmed.
According to the study, more than half (56%) of people have been motivated to visit a new section of the UK after seeing it on TV.
Virgin Media O2 commissioned the study in preparation for the introduction of TV Mapper, an interactive web tool that maps the filming sites of the nation’s favorite shows around the United Kingdom.
“TV became a lifeline in lockdown, and during the periods when travel was not feasible, we could only escape to these destinations through our screens,” a spokesman added.
“With parts of the world still closed off to us due to travel restrictions, there has been an increase in UK TV tourism, as fans want to walk in the footsteps of their favorite characters or visit new staycation destinations featured in shows.”
It’s normal to feel a pang of nostalgia when we see a familiar location in a big-budget film.
O2 representative for Virgin Media
Adults have also taken it upon themselves to visit Chatham Dockyard in Kent in honor of Call the Midwife, and the Peaky Blinders tour of Birmingham after watching a season.
Meanwhile, London was a popular TV tourist destination, with its streets appearing in films such as The Bodyguard, Black Mirror, and Luther.
In their search for the ultimate TV trip snap, a quarter of Britons have traveled to foreign nations.
More than a quarter (22%) of respondents had visited Dubrovnik, Croatia, to see where Game of Thrones was filmed.
Another 17% took advantage of the opportunity to see the set of Neighbours in Melbourne, Australia.
According to the OnePoll study, visiting a destination they’d seen on TV was “everything they’d hoped for” for eight out of ten people.
A “Brinkwire Summary News” has been observed by more than four out of ten people.