Whether you’re looking for an unusual break from work, or are looking for something to do on your student gap year travels, visiting familiar places doesn’t have to meet revisiting the same old resorts. Why not seek out familiarity through visiting your favourite TV locations? We’ve decided to look at some of the best locations to visit from some of the biggest TV shows, so read on for some ideas!
- E 57th Street, New York City – Evil Corp Headquarters, Mr Robot
While this is more of a ‘something to see’ rather than a ‘something to do’, visiting the building that features heavily in the pilot of Mr. Robot. In the first episode, Elliot is brought to E Corp – Or ‘Evil Corp’ – where he is offered a job by the interim CEO Tyrell Wellick. This towering structure can be found in New York City at 13 E. 57th Street, looking just as menacing and intimidating here as it does in the show! Why not visit the rest of this famous city at the same time? It also played host to the Glee Cast during their New York Nationals episodes, and in the later series as a fixed location for some of the characters including Rachel, Kurt, Blaine and Santana.
Midhope Castle, Abercorn, Scotland – Lallybroch, Outlander
In the series, Lallybroch plays the part of home for the main character Jamie Fraser and this famous location can be visited all year round. Midhope Castle is its true name and can be found in Abercorn, Scotland. The castle is unoccupied, meaning that there are no limitations on when it can be visited or how close you can get, so for fans of Outlander it can be well worth the trip just to see and explore the castle and the grounds around it.
City of London – BBC’s Sherlock
London has played host to many movie and TV stars over the years, but we’ve decided to focus on BBC’s Sherlock this time around. Visit the show’s version of ‘Baker Street’ which is actually situated at 187 North Gower Street just around the corner. The café below the apartment in the show – Speedy’s Cafe – is a fully functioning café that you can stop at for a bite and potentially buy some souvenirs. For the avid fans of the show, there is also the opportunity to visit St. Bartholomew’s hospital where we watched Sherlock fall to his death in the final episode of season 2 and see the phone box nearby that is usually covered with messages from Sherlock fans.
Highclere Castle, West Berkshire – Downton Abbey, Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle in West Berkshire is perhaps one of the most recognisable and visually stunning locations on our list. Known more familiarly as ‘Downton Abbey’ even to those who aren’t avid viewers of the show, this location was the perfect choice for the period drama. The home of the Earl of Grantham and his family is actually the home of the 8th Early of Carnarvon and his wife, though you won’t find the same amount of staff today as there are in the show. Fans can visit this location during certain times of the year, so make sure to check out when it is and isn’t available to the public to get the best experience of the location that you can.