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Old 01-10-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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I know I'm going to sound like a dummy, but I'm an American who's never been overseas so forgive me please. I watch a lot of old movies, mainly euro classics/horror. I absolutely LOVE the scenery when they are in those dreary little villages with the narrow roads, old mansions, dark forests etc. Now these are old movies, do places like this still exist or has the population changed all of this?
I'm just posting this out of sheer curiousity. I would like to some day visit the UK and do some back road driving and sight seeing. I mainly like old manors, and things of that nature. Or have I watched too many movies?
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: SW France
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You can often find the locations used in those films by going to imdb and looking up Locations.

That said there is often much editing used, so one apparent place could be an amalgamation of more than one.

The layout of a place may not be as it appears, and they're not going to show the grotty bits if that doesn't fit in with the theme.

One or two gems are pretty much as they appear in film, one that readily comes to mind is Lacock in Wiltshire.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Cong in Ireland where the Quiet Man was filmed has hardly changed at all.. a lovely village with Ashford Castle , where the cast and crew lived while shooting the film..






Falkland in Fife is beauitiful.. I have pictures Ill put on later, and also Culross in Fife used in a few films in the past.

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Old 01-11-2014, 03:16 AM
 
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Oh wow! Love the pictures Those are exactly the kind of places I am looking for. Cant wait to see more pics!
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:14 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Another village in Wiltshire, my home county, suffers from association with a film.

The original Dr Doolittle was partly filmed in Castle Coombe and around the same time was voted as the most beautiful village in England.

It gets a disproportionate number of visitors as a result.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...79.Bf_6er4uVgQ
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
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There's quite a difference between the sorts of little villages you mention depending on where they are in the UK. (The architecture style varies a fair bit.) In Scotland it sounds like you'd probably like somewhere like Moniaive.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=mon...118.73,,0,8.63

It's about a 10 mile walk (or 15 minute drive) mostly through the woods to Drumlanrig Castle which seems to fit the bill of dark forests and scenery.



Moniaive benefits from plenty of places to stay for tourists as it annually hosts an internationally renowned folk music festival which may or may not interest you.

If you wanted somewhere that was more 'glamorous' than rustic (but not quite as remote feeling) then somewhere like Dunkeld might fit the bill.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=dun...359.03,,0,4.44

There are no shortage of castles or manor houses in the surrounding area, probably the most popular is Blair Castle, most famous as the home of Europe's only private army.



Eoin
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The Cotswolds are known for picture perfect scenery.

Burford is one of the nicest towns:

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Old 01-11-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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St Andrews in Scotland

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Old 01-11-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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Look into the manor estates and surrounding small villages in Surrey and Hampshire (sites of numerous movies), especially those on the North Downs. Some examples are Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and Shere Shere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Also, Godalming and surrounding villages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godalming

and areas around Farnham.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Culross used in filming of Kidnapped and some other movies over the years...


Culross Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland




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