Famous Movie Locations to Visit by Private Jet Charter
These days, many films are shot in a studio. However, some movies are filmed in locations so amazing they steal the show. We’ve assembled a guide to five incredible filming locations you can visit. If you want to turn your silver screen dreams into a reality, we can help you arrive like a movie star. Allow us to arrange a private jet charter to any of these locales to create your perfect big-screen getaway – photo ops guaranteed.
Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, California
Courtesy of John McNair of California Through My Lens
California is littered with famous movie locations, but few are more fun to explore than Paramount Ranch. As seen in HBO’s Westworld and iconic Westerns including Paleface (1948), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), Fancy Pants (1950) and The Virginian (1946), the historic Paramount Ranch is a must-visit for any film buff. “Tucked in the hills of Malibu, Paramount Ranch is a unique cowboy town that was created for the movies. Paramount Ranch is a free park that you can drive up to and explore, even when filming is taking place. It has everything from hiking trails and abandoned buildings to a fake train station and jail.” To visit the Ranch, skip the chaos at LAX and charter a private jet directly to Van Nuys Airport. From there, your cowboy fantasies are just 20 miles away.
Christ Church College, Oxford, England
Christ Church College in Oxford is instantly recognizable as the setting of the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films. The storied 500-year-old campus features Gothic arches, dramatic cloisters and verdant quadrangles that feel every bit as magical as the famous films. The stairway to the Great Hall will be particularly familiar to Potter fans, as will the Great Hall itself, which inspired the film’s more magical take on a great hall. Fly private to London Oxford Airport to land just nine miles from the Christ Church College.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England
Courtesy of Megan at Blenheim Palace
For fans of James Bond’s Spectre, Harry Potter and the live-action Cinderella, Blenheim Palace is an instantly recognizable locale. According to Megan of Blenheim Palace, “James Bond filmed in our Great Court, which is accessible to all visitors. Another popular location is the ‘Harry Potter Tree’ next to the Grand Bridge, and part of last year’s BFG film was shot in the Italian Garden. Disney’s 2015 Cinderella re-make included a shot of the Grand Bridge, and there are many more locations around the palace, park and gardens. We offer a ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ trail for visitors wishing to discover these locations.” To learn more about the movies filmed at Blenheim Palace, visit the official website. We can help you charter a private jet to London Oxford Airport to arrive in comfort and be whisked away to the palace in just five minutes.
Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand
In some films, the setting serves as a backdrop. In the Lord of the Rings films, on the other hand, the scenery is a star itself. New Zealanders are particularly proud of their role in bringing Lord of the Rings series to life – so much so that the safety video on the national airline, Air New Zealand, is Lord of the Rings-themed. While the films were shot throughout the North Island, the most iconic film location is the picturesque village of Matamata, which stood in for J.R Tolkien’s “Middle Earth.” Also known as “Hobbiton”, the location features thatched cottages and bucolic countryside that can make any visitor feel like a hobbit for the day. Charter a private jet from Auckland to Hamilton International Airport to avoid the two-hour drive from Auckland. The forty-minute drive from Hamilton offers beautiful vistas that perfectly set the scene for your LOTR adventure.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fans of the Game of Thrones series don’t need to wait until summer 2017 to return to Westeros. In fact, you can fly there any time you’d like. While Game of Thrones has filmed across the world, some of the most famous scenes were filmed in Northern Ireland. Among the most iconic locations used in the series is Castle Ward, an 18th-century mansion that was used as the site of Winterfell. Another fan favorite is the Kingsroad, which was filmed in Northern Ireland’s beautiful Dark Hedges. This site is open to all and free for visitors. Charter a private jet from to George Best Belfast City Airport to land in the middle of Game of Thrones territory.