When Dragon House makes its highly anticipated global debut this week, it won’t just be the fans who will be looking into each scene.
Tourist boards in the UK regions of Cornwall and the Peak District, along with their Spanish and Portuguese counterparts, will also be watching closely – and preparing for a massive influx of additional visitors this year, travelers inspired by their finest scenery, all featured in the upcoming fantasy epic.
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Visit Cornwall chief executive Malcolm Bell said The Guardian newspaper that he knew of local beauty spots such as St Michael’s Mount, Mounts Bay and Holywell Beach, all featured in the new show, and he expected crowds to come out to see the landmarks in real life.
Cornwall has also received a boost from shows such as those on the BBC Poldark (both the original 1970s version and the recent reboot) and ITV Doctor Martin be filmed in the area.
And it’s a similar story on the Iberian Peninsula. In Spain, tourism industry leaders are already planning tours of the sandstone edges of Stanage, Curbar and the village of Hollinsclough, home to the Dragon’s Back ridge, while in Portugal queues are expected to swell. form in the cafes and restaurants of the hilltop village of Monsanto, when its cave houses and massive granite rocks become familiar across the world.
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