You’ll remember that last time, we brought you part one of our top ten movie locations. We’re here again today with part two!
James Cameron’s Avatar is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. It receives praise for everything from its score to its visual effects. Locations were always going to play an important role when telling the story of another planet’s indigenous tribe. To get your own taste of Pandora, take a trip to Kauai, Hawaii, and visit the Keahua Arboretum. This nature preserve surrounds the Wailua River and provided a stunning backdrop for non-CGI scenes.
Movie Locations: Multiple
Have you ever wished you had a superpower? The X-Men would most likely tell you to be careful what you wish for, and none more so than those attending Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. While the mansion itself is a staple of the X-Men universe, it does some serious pond-hopping in the movies! Both interiors and exteriors have been filmed at a variety of locations. These include Casa Loma in Toronto, the Parkwood Estate in Ontario, Hatley Castle in Victoria, and Englefield House in England.
If you’re a winter sports fan, you probably know that Austria is like no other destination. But what do you do on the days where conditions aren’t great? Turn those unfavourable days into a fun diversion by visiting St Michael’s Church in Mondsee. Musical fans will recognise it as the setting of Maria and Georg von Trapp’s wedding from The Sound of Music! Tourists are free to explore the neighbouring monastery courtyards, and make sure not to miss the impressive side altars of the church itself.
Movie Locations: Classics Old and New
Much of Hogwarts has been recreated for the Warner Bros Studio Tour. However for some Harry Potter fans, there’s no substitute for Christ Church College in Oxford. Walking through the grounds lends a feeling of déjà vu that you have crossed the lawn or walked the halls before—and you have, with Harry and friends on screen! The Great Hall is the real treat: it is the inspiration for the stunningly ornate Hogwarts dining hall. A must see!
And finally, for fans of Westerns, we come to Monument Valley. This staggering yet sparse desert location is on the Navajo Nation, and appears in many pictures dating as far back as the 1930s. John Ford, Robert Zemeckis and Clint Eastwood all show favour to the buttes, the ‘totem pole’, and the Ear of the Wind arch—all of which now enjoy iconic status. Most recently, The Lone Ranger filmed numerous scenes in the area, bringing Westerns back home.
All of these memorable movie locations make great destinations for those seeking timeshare with a touch of their favourite films. If you’re interested in buying timeshare in any of these movie locations, get in touch with us today. Our dedicated Buying Team and in-house Legal Department make it simple—you can kick back and re-watch an old favourite while we take care of the work.
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Until next time, stay safe and travel happy!