5 Movie Filming Locations You Can Actually Visit

Ready to get away? If you’re a movie-buff, take your love of the silver screen with you and visit one of these gorgeous filming locations. Experience being inside your favorite film with some of the most scenic and breathtaking vacation destinations utilized in Hollywood. These places are the perfect choice for that trip abroad in the new year.

1. Lord of the Rings: Mount Sunday, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings
New Line Cinema

Fans of Middle Earth can get their geek on with New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings tour. With a five star rating on Trip Advisor, trekking across the real mountains used in the famous trilogy is something you want to put on your bucket list. Mount Sunday, used as the fictional city of Endoras, is one of the tour’s most scenic stops. We definitely want to play that Rohan theme music as we trek across these mountains.

2.  P.S. I Love You: Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, P.S. I Love You
Warner Bros.

If you’re ever in Dublin, take a day trip to the picturesque Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. This national park has been host to numerous film and TV sets over the years, such as Braveheart, King Arthur and The Tudors. Its popularity is with good reason! The lush green meadows and stoney hills are truly to die for…and notably seen in P.S. I Love You! 

3. Pride & Prejudice: Derbyshire, England

Pride & Prejudice, Keira Knightley
Focus Features

The 2005 version of Jane Austen’s classic novel has some of the most beautiful sets in modern film. That iconic scene of Elizabeth overlooking gorgeous English valleys atop a mountain? That’s Derbyshire. Tourists can visit stately manors, spectacular gardens, mountains and more.

4. Roman Holiday: Vespa, Italy

Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection

It’s time to grab a handsome man in a suit and a moped! The famous scene of the classic film Roman Holiday includes Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck riding through the streets of Vespa, Italy. Have your Hepburn moment in this very spot!

5. Sound of Music: Salzburg, Austria

The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews
20th Century Fox

The Bavarian Alps are truly alive with the sound of music! The classic 1965 musical was filmed completely in Salzburg, Austria, with its most memorable scenes taking place in this vast mountain range. Who can deny the opportunity to pull a Julie Andrews and twirl around in this spot?