If you’re like many other TV series fans, you’ve probably wanted to see some of the places featured on your favorite shows at some point. While most of the things that unfold on your TV or computer screen are likely filmed in studios, many real-life locations have a way of making you want to visit and explore. Here are some destinations for TV show lovers that have become tourist attractions in their own right.
Breaking Bad – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Breaking Bad made its mark as one of the greatest American crime dramas in recent years. It has been watched by millions of people worldwide throughout its run. The iconic TV series was filmed in various locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are over twenty filming locations across Albuquerque and the Breaking Bad Tour gives visitors a chance to see them. Top attractions with Breaking Bad references include the Octopus Car Wash that served as the nerve center of Walter White’s money laundering operation.
Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle, Berkshire
Downtown Abbey fans can add Highclere Castle in Berkshire and Bampton in Oxfordshire, England on their TV-themed destinations. The castle is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. It serves as the primary filming location of the popular TV series. Bampton, on the other hand, is home to various settings like Downton village and Isobel’s house among others.
Game of Thrones – Croatia, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Morocco, and Scotland
Game of Thrones has featured many breathtaking places from the beginning. The TV series’ filming locations have become popular attractions to tourists over the years. Picking one place to go for a Game of Thrones pilgrimage may be a challenge. But Dubrovnik in Croatia is a good place to start if you want to explore the real-life King’s Landing.
Seinfeld (New York City)
New York City is a TV show lover’s haven with so many TV series and movies filmed in the city. Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan is a popular attraction among Seinfeld fans. Known as Monk’s Café in the show, the restaurant has firmly cemented itself in the minds of those who have followed one of the greatest TV series in all time.
Sherlock is a BBC series filmed mainly in London. And the city is teeming with places with Sherlock references. There are several London tours to choose from that will delight every fan and the curious alike. Top attractions include Russell Square Gardens (Camden Town), Speedy’s Café (187 North Gower Street Camden), St Bartholemew’s Hospital (West Smithfield), and Trafalgar Square among others.