No place like the UK: reimagined movie posters

Posted by Blueclaw on 21st January 2020

Movies transport us to another world, or even another reality. They can give us a small glimpse of what it might be like to visit a real-life landmark, experience a far-off land or live a different life through the eyes of someone else. But what if well-known film characters visited our neck of the woods for a change?

With more than 7,700 miles of coastline, 250 iconic landmarks and 15 national parks on offer, there are plenty of parts of the UK that are waiting to be explored. A new poster series sees iconic film scenes reimagined in popular tourist destinations across the UK, to highlight the cinematic sights and picture-perfect landscapes found right on our doorstep.

King Kong at the Blackpool Tower

King Kong at Blackpool Tower

First appearing in the 1933 cult classic flick of the same name, King Kong has swapped aping around on the Empire State Building in New York for climbing to the top of the Blackpool Tower. Measuring 158 metres tall, it’s still not all plain sailing for Kong - but for visitors want a holiday with no monkey business, there are plenty of memories to be made at the beloved landmark. 

The Wizard of Oz at Pall Mall

Wizard of Oz at Pall Mall

Dorothy and her companions definitely aren’t in Kansas anymore. They’ve swapped running from the Wicked Witch of the West for visiting the majestic Queen of England by travelling down Pall Mall, London. It may not be a yellow-brick road in real life, but historical research implies that a road has been in place on Pall Mall since Saxon times, so it’s easy to find your way there - and back home.

E.T. at Stonehenge

E.T. at Stonehenge

It looks like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has taken a detour on his way home to explore Stonehenge, where he’ll find structures almost as mysterious as he is. If he were real, he may well be the only one who could tell us how Stonehenge was constructed; the first stone elements are thought to have been built nearly 5,000 years ago - 9.5 million years after E.T. was born.

Jurassic Park at the Eden Project

Eden Project at Jurassic Park

The Eden Project in Cornwall gets a prehistoric makeover when dinosaurs run riot, proving that life really does find a way. The diverse climates of the world’s largest indoor rainforest may well prove the ideal habitat for the de-extinction resurrection of dinosaurs, with plenty of plants for herbivores like the diplodocus to devour. Welcome... to the Eden Project!

The Lion King at the White Cliffs of Dover

The Lion King at the White Cliffs of Dover

Mufasa and Simba have swapped the pridelands of Africa for the proud cliffs of Dover, taking in the circle of life and stunning sea views from one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks. With a wealth of wildlife and grassy habitats to discover along the 8-mile coastline, there’s not much that the light doesn’t touch in this landscape fit for a king.

Jaws at Loch Ness

Jaws at Loch Ness

The mystery of the Loch Ness monster is the least of our problems when Jaws crosses the pond and arrives in the Scottish Highlands. But rest assured, the real loch doesn’t consist of shark-infested waters. Regular boat cruises operate from the shore to give visitors the chance to spot the 'monster', but watch out - you may need a bigger boat. 

 

These iconic movie scenes may be fictional, but there are plenty of Oscar-worthy attractions to experience across the UK without requiring a blockbuster budget. Perhaps you’d like to see Blackpool from a different point of view, explore diversity in Cornwall, or live like royalty in Dover? Let us know on social media; we’d love to hear from you!

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