(PRWEB) May 13, 2010
As Robin Hood fever hits an all time high with May 14’s release of the new film, airfare deals comparison site Skyscanner predicts the destinations which could benefit from the renewed popularity of the world’s most famous outlaw and his Merry Men. The English outlaw has been a mainstay of Hollywood films since the early days of movie-making and 2010 brings us a movie shot in spectacular locations in the UK and France.
Nowhere says Robin Hood more than Sherwood Forest in central England, which was of course home to the legendary outlaw. Visitors can see where parts of the new Robin Hood movie were filmed and there is even an annual Robin Hood festival involving archery, sword fights and medieval music.
There are numerous sites in Northern England that are linked with Robin Hood, but it is Nottingham, home of the hero’s archenemy – The Sheriff of Nottingham – which is probably the most well known after Sherwood. Nottingham Castle has teamed up with Universal to bring an exhibition of the costumes, props and weaponry from the new film which will be open to castle visitors from now until October 2010.
Freshwater West, Wales
This part of southwestern Wales is no stranger to fame having starred as a film location in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The stunning wild beach was used for a battle scene in the new Robin Hood film where 600 warriors and 200 horses fight it out on the golden sands.
Aysgarth Falls,Yorkshire Dales National Park
The setting for the scene where Robin Hood battles Little John to cross the river in Prince of Thieves, Aysgarth Falls are one of England's best known spots, famous for its beauty. With pleasant riverside walks linking the upper, middle and lower falls, the area attracts Robin Hood fans and nature lovers alike.
Carcassonne Castle, South of France
Watching over sun-dappled vineyards, this imposing stronghold with fifty-two towers was used for the exterior shots of Nottingham Castle in the climactic final scenes of the 1991 Prince of Thieves film. Carcassonne Castle hosts regular jousting tournaments and renaissance pageants throughout the year.
Scott Carlson, USA & Canada Country Manager commented:
“Films can have a huge positive impact on tourism. The popularity of searches for cheap airfare to London rocketed after the film release of Sherlock Holmes and we expect that we may see this happening again this summer, following the release of Robin Hood.”
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Scot Carlson / Mary Porter
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