IN THE FOOT­STEPS OF Queen Vic­to­ria

The movies can take us to places we never dreamed of

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Just see­ing some of the film­ing locations on the big screen can in­spire a jet-set­ting hol­i­day. Take the beau­ti­ful locations in Vic­to­ria and Ab­dul, the up­com­ing movie star­ring Dame Judi Dench as Queen Vic­to­ria, the fas­ci­nat­ing true story about an un­likely friend­ship that forms be­tween a young In­dian clerk and the monarch.


The film opens in Delhi, In­dia, be­fore the au­di­ence is taken on a jour­ney through some of the UK’S most fa­mous royal sites, in­clud­ing Wind­sor Cas­tle.

As the world’s old­est, and largest in­hab­ited cas­tle still in op­er­a­tion to­day, Wind­sor Cas­tle has been the of­fi­cial fam­ily home to Bri­tain’s royal fam­ily for over 1000 years.

The cas­tle is still used for State oc­ca­sions and cer­e­monies, and is open to the pub­lic for guided and self-guided tours. Don’t miss Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House for a per­fect minia­ture replica of an early aris­to­cratic home.


Just off Eng­land’s south­ern coast, on the Isle of Wright, Queen Vic­to­ria’s pala­tial sea­side home is the cen­tre for much of the movie. Known as Os­borne House, it fea­tures or­nately dec­o­rated rooms and lush gar­dens.

You can tour the house and see cos­tumes from the movie (avail­able to view un­til Septem­ber 30th).

The film also cap­tures sights such as the sweep­ing Scot­tish High­lands, Chatham Dock­yards in Kent and the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum in Judi Dench’s home­town of York.

Vic­to­ria and Ab­dul opens in cin­e­mas on 14 Septem­ber, 2017.

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