IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF Queen Victoria
The movies can take us to places we never dreamed of
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.
FROM INDIA TO ENGLAND
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.
SEE ART IMITATE LIFE
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.