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Travel Tip: Fantasy Literary Travel Tours

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In the past few years, we’ve seen movies like Twilight and The Hunger Games create some unexpected tourist attractions. So what’s next for pop culture tourism? This year it’s all about fantasy.

You’ve heard of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, but you may not know about the other Harry Potter experiences elsewhere.

Lynott Tours offers a Harry Potter England-to-Scotland tour where you can catch sight of everything from Platform 9 and three-quarters at King’s Cross Station to Charing Cross Road which was transformed into Diagon Alley.

Alnwick Castle, which you may recognize as Hogwarts Castle, has a daily Harry Potter-themed tour.

Fans of The Golden Compass trilogy will want to head to Oxford, where the university has created a walking tour of the city to showcase recognizable sights.

Can’t get enough of Game of Thrones? The iconic wall from the show was inspired by Hadrian’s Wall, so why not take a walk along the national trail?

Lastly, if you thought Lord of the Rings tourism in New Zealand was old news, think again. The upcoming release of The Hobbit means you can visit places like Alexander Farm to see the filming location of the Shire and other Tolkein-themed sites.

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