In the last decade or so there have been numerous books that captured the imagination of people all over the world. Some of these books took us back in time, while some were a portal to magical worlds. Witnessing the success of these books Hollywood was inspired to make the characters and their adventures come alive on the silver screen. Later, theme parks and the original movie sets were opened for the public so they could step into a world that had sparked their imagination. There are at least four places to visit every book worm should visit in their lifetime.
A couple of years ago the Universal Studios opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for all the Muggles out there. The theme park boasts exciting rides that are either inspired by the events in the book or from the spells. However, the most exciting part for most bookworms would be walking into the magical world that once only existed in their imagination. The theme park has a towering Hogwarts on top of a hill, a snowy Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. The wonderful people at Universal have even created entire menus inspired by the series as well. If you ever wondered what Butter Beer tasted like, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, California should be your dream destination.
The thousand year old Tower of London wasn’t inspired by a book; however, it has in turn inspired countless legends and books in its wake. The old tower has an incredible history. The Tower of London used to be amongst the most loved palaces by different reigning monarchs and later it became a death sentence. A lot of Philipa Gregory’s books have been by inspiring the War of Roses and the Tudor dynasty and most of the key events (inspired by true history) took place in the Tower of London.
All those who have read the White Queen probably still wonder what happened to the two princes in the tower. Who killed them? Their room still exists in the White Tower. Various enactments recreating historical events take place during different times of the day. Also, don’t wait any more book business class flights to London in discounted price with business world travel.
Louvre is a tourist attraction in its own right and rightly so. However, the museum saw tourists increase by thousands when The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was released. Now, people wanted to visit the museum in the footsteps of Robert Langdon and explore the places, works and themes in the heart of The Da Vinci Code. The glass pyramid serves as a question; is Mary Magdalene really buried there? How did Dan Brown come up with his theory?
Where: New Zealand
A picturesque farm outside Malta, Mata, New Zealand was transformed into the Hobbiton Village inspired by the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. For all those who love books, it’s worth a visit. Those who are hoping for thrilling rides may be disappointed. The tour is strictly controlled and bathroom breaks are not allowed during the long walk around the set. Those who loved the books and the movies alike will love the experience despite its strict rules.
The fascinating world of books has been just amazing, sitting in your bedroom or anywhere else when you start reading a book you are instantly transported in another world. But what if the place from the book exists in the real world here are top places to visit from some of the famous books.