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Star Wars The Force Awakens film locations we need to visit

December 9th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.

There’s no doubt about it – Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be one of a biggest films of 2015.

The seventh film in a array has already been likely to take £400 million in a opening weekend, when it finally hits a large screens universe far-reaching on Dec 18, and £1 billion globally within a month in what could be a biggest box-office strike ever.

As a hum builds around a latest release, MailOnline Travel looks during some of a filming locations around a universe including Iceland, Abu Dhabi and a UK, and a few Star Wars themed attractions we can revisit to truly feel a force.

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Scenes from The Force Awakens were filmed all over a world, including Iceland, Abu Dhabi, Ireland and a UK

Scenes from The Force Awakens were filmed all over a world, including Iceland, Abu Dhabi, Ireland and a UK

Fans have been speculating where opposite scenes were filmed given a initial teaser emerged. IMDB has now reliable several sites

Fans have been speculating where opposite scenes were filmed given a initial teaser emerged. IMDB has now reliable several sites

Skellig Michael, Ireland

The island of Skellig Michael (pictured) sits around 8 miles off a seashore of County Kerry in western Ireland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The island of Skellig Michael (pictured) sits around 8 miles off a seashore of County Kerry in western Ireland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

To emanate a epic unconditional vistas and illusory planets featured in a Star Wars movies, filmmakers have selected a accumulation of locations famed for their imperishable healthy beauty. As such it’s not startling that Ireland is one scene-stealing end in The Force Awakens, IMDB has confirmed.

The island of Skellig Michael sits around 8 miles off a seashore of County Kerry in western Ireland and stars as a backdrop in a new movie.

It’s a incomparable of dual Skellig islands and has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site given 1996.

In particular, it’s famous for a nunnery site, that has been on a island given about a 7th century.

The removed plcae of a island also provides home to a whole horde of stable wildlife.

Where to stay: There is no accommodation on Skellig Michael though there are, continue permitting, unchanging vessel services from Portmagee, Valentia Island or Ballinskelligs. 

Stay on Valentia Island to revisit a Skellig Experience and learn about a story of a rocks before we go. Shealane Country House on a island is within walking stretch of Portmagee and a depart indicate for a Skellig rocks.

As good as a 7th century nunnery on a island, Skellig Michael is also famous for a stable wildlife due to a removed locations

As good as a 7th century nunnery on a island, Skellig Michael is also famous for a stable wildlife due to a removed locations

Mývatn lake and Krafla volcano, Iceland

Is this Iceland? Snow-capped plateau featured in a trailer for The Force Awakens suggests a really cold mark was used to film this though it could also have been combined behind during a studio

Is this Iceland? Snow-capped plateau featured in a trailer for The Force Awakens suggests a really cold mark was used to film this though it could also have been combined behind during a studio

Krafla volcano is now asleep though had erupted as recently as 1984. It has a 6 mile void (above), that shaped as a outcome of a prior volcanic activities

Krafla volcano is now asleep though had erupted as recently as 1984. It has a 6 mile void (above), that shaped as a outcome of a prior volcanic activities

Many of a barren wintry scenes in a new film were shot in Iceland. 

Although there has been many conjecture in a build adult to a recover over that regions secretly appear, Iceland Review Online cites Mývatn and Krafla as where a glow took place. 

The dual overwhelming areas are usually 14 miles detached in northern Iceland. The area is densely populated with craters, lakes and active volcanoes.

Krafla is now dormant, carrying final erupted in 1984, though there are still lava fields in a area where jets of steam escapes from a earth.

The volcano also has a caldera, a 6 mile void that’s shaped as a outcome of prior eruptions, that has given turn a teal immature lake.

Lake Mývatn was shaped many progressing than a Krafla caldera and covers a many bigger area.

One of a many famous attractions is a healthy baths, where a H2O is exhilarated regulating geothermal heat.

It also happens to be a good mark for saying a northern lights. iceland examination online

Where to stayHotel Reynihlid is right on a banks of Mývatn Lake and usually a 15 notation expostulate from Krafla volcano.

Mývatn lake has a firth (pictured) where visitors can suffer a healthy bath, that is exhilarated with geothermal appetite interjection to a volcanic activity in a area

Mývatn lake has a firth (pictured) where visitors can suffer a healthy bath, that is exhilarated with geothermal appetite interjection to a volcanic activity in a area

GAMA during RAF Greenham Common, UK 

GAMA during Greenham Common was once used for storing missiles. And when not a film set for Star Wars, it has been used to storing cars

GAMA during Greenham Common was once used for storing missiles. And when not a film set for Star Wars, it has been used to storing cars

The former RAF bottom (above) was denounced as a filming plcae behind in 2014 when a commander drifting over a area took a design of what seemed to be a film set while sharpened broadside photos in a area

The former RAF bottom (above) was denounced as a filming plcae behind in 2014 when a commander drifting over a area took a design of what seemed to be a film set while sharpened broadside photos in a area

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The former RAF bottom was denounced as a filming plcae behind in 2014 when a commander drifting over a area took a design of what seemed to be a film set while sharpened broadside photos in a area.

It was deserted in 1993 and was quickly put adult for sale.

At present, a site is separate into 3 areas.

The airfield is open to a ubiquitous public, nonetheless a runway has been vaporous by plant growth.

The GAMA site, where film set was photographed, is secretly owned. It had once been used to store US missiles though has given been used to store cars.

The Grade II listed control tower, that was purchased by Greenham Common Council in Apr 2014, will turn a cafeteria and caller centre.

Mrs Heather Westbrook, Acting Clerk to Greenham Parish Council, told MailOnline that nonetheless a renovations plan had been behind – it was creatively report for summer 2015 – it’s set to be finished in 2015.

But Star Wars is doubtful to play a partial in a new caller centre as it will be focused on Greenham Common’s fight epoch history. 

Where to stay: The Vineyard during Stockcross is usually 10 mins expostulate from Greenham Common and is one of a many gourmet-centric hotels in a area. As good as a Michelin-starred restaurant, a hotel has about 30,000 bottles of wines for we to select from, including 100 by a glass.

The run approach is no longer manifest interjection to a leaflet in a area though it is open to a public. The barb bunkers, where Star Wars is filmed, is on private land

The run approach is no longer manifest interjection to a leaflet in a area though it is open to a public. The barb bunkers, where Star Wars is filmed, is on private land

Rub’ al Khali dried in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The dried scenes in The Force Awakens were filmed in Rub' al Khali dried (pictured), also famous as a Empty Quarter. It's the largest constant silt dried in a world

The dried scenes in The Force Awakens were filmed in Rub’ al Khali dried (pictured), also famous as a Empty Quarter. It’s the largest constant silt dried in a world

The dried scenes in Star Wars were filmed in Rub' al Khali dried in Abu Dhabi. They were about a integrate of hours out of a city 

The dried scenes in Star Wars were filmed in Rub’ al Khali dried in Abu Dhabi. They were about a integrate of hours out of a city 

The dried scenes in The Force Awakens were filmed in Rub’ al Khali desert, also famous as a Empty Quarter, according to a LA Times.

Although a sandy borders are common with other countries, a film set is pronounced to be usually a integrate of hours outward of a city of Abu Dhabi.

Outside of being a set for Star Wars, a silt dunes of a dried are renouned with engine competition enthusiasts.

However, it’s also a place for dried activities like camel riding, falconry shows and stay glow barbecues. 

Where to stay: For a genuine dried experience, low in a silt dunes try Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara. The review is surrounded by a dried and offers activities such as camel trekking, dune bashing and dried sailing.

 Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara offers a monumental and authentic emirati knowledge low in a desert

 Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara offers a monumental and authentic emirati knowledge low in a desert

Guests during a oppulance review can suffer camel trekking, dune bashing and dried sailing as good as unwinding by a hotel pool

Guests during a oppulance review can suffer camel trekking, dune bashing and dried sailing as good as unwinding by a hotel pool

Forest of Dean, UK

Puzzlewood in a Forest of Dean (pictured) is also featured in a trailer nonetheless fans are still speculating about what world it is on

Puzzlewood in a Forest of Dean (pictured) is also featured in a trailer nonetheless fans are still speculating about what world it is on

Puzzlewood in a Forest of Dean was speckled in a trailer for a film though is it home to Yoda or a Ewoks?

Puzzlewood in a Forest of Dean was speckled in a trailer for a film though is it home to Yoda or a Ewoks?

There has been conjecture that Puzzlewood in a Forest of Dean will be a sensuous immature domain inhabited by Yoda or a Forest Moon of Endor inhabited by Ewoks in a film.

Either approach a ancestral woodland has prolonged been renouned with fans of TV shows such as Merlin and Dr Who, that both had scenes filmed among a unenlightened foliage.

It’s a sold favourite with families penetrating to douse themselves in a inlet trails. 

Where to stay: Set among a backwoods of a Forest of Dean is a Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. All of a bedrooms are themed around chickens – a curtsy to a plantation that a hotel still keeps. 

Lake District, UK

The Lake District competence be some-more closely compared with art and H2O sports though in The Force Awakens, it's a stage of a conflict (pictured)

The Lake District competence be some-more closely compared with art and H2O sports though in The Force Awakens, it’s a stage of a conflict (pictured)

Northern charm: Visitors to a unreal segment can suffer a stay with during Lodore Falls with a 40 hactare drift unaware a lake

Northern charm: Visitors to a unreal segment can suffer a stay with during Lodore Falls with a 40 hactare drift unaware a lake

Since a trailers for The Force Awakens started appearing, Star Wars fans have been bustling perplexing to mark a locations.

In particular, keen-eyed fans have speckled Derwentwater Lake in Cumbria as a environment for some of a battles.

As partial of a Lake District, Derwentwater is equally renouned with H2O competition enthusiasts and artists.

Of sold note is Derwent Island. The residence on a island is open to a open usually 5 times a year and a best approach to strech it is by canoe.

Where to stay: Overlooking Derwentwater is Lodore Falls, a hotel with 40 acres of drift and endowment winning gardens. As good as views of a lake, a hotel is also tighten to a namesake, Lodore Falls.

Another mark seen in a trailer has been identified by keen-eyed fans as Derwentwater Lake in a Lake District in Cumbria (pictured)

Another mark seen in a trailer has been identified by keen-eyed fans as Derwentwater Lake in a Lake District in Cumbria (pictured)

As good as being a renouned mark for H2O sports and moving artists, a lake is also home to Derwent Island house, that is usually open to visitors 5 days a year

As good as being a renouned mark for H2O sports and moving artists, a lake is also home to Derwent Island house, that is usually open to visitors 5 days a year

STAR WARS ATTRACTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

If Star Wars destinations aren’t adequate to keep we assigned afterwards here are a few themed attractions to excite fans.

Disney, several locations

Some of a film set still remaining in southern Tunisia from a prior films 

Some of a film set still remaining in southern Tunisia from a prior films 

A whole horde of new Star Wars themed attractions have non-stop during a Disney World in Florida, including rides, a video diversion centre and a cinema where we can watch abridged versions of Star Wars films. At Disneyland Paris, a ‘Star Tours’ float gets we into a mood for a film. There are also rumours of skeleton to open Star Wars themed lands during Disney World Florida and Disneyland California in a future.

Madame Tussauds, London 

The famous polish work museum has non-stop a new immersive knowledge themed on Star Wars. It will underline 16 of a many famous heroes and villains set in scenes from a film.

Tunisia, several locations

Many of a scenes from progressing Star Wars films were filmed in locations around Tunisia. Many of a film sets, including those during Tozeur, Tataouine and Matmata are still open to visitors.

Legoland, Malaysia 

At Legoland Malaysia, iconic scenes from prior Star Wars films have been reproduced regulating around 1.5 million Lego bricks. There are 2,000 characters in sum and a set also facilities song and audio from a films.

Discovery Time Square, New York 

Star Wars and a Power of Costume is an muster featuring 70 costumes from a initial 6 Star Wars films. It is during Discovery Time Square in New York until Sep 2016 though will be furloughed around a USA.

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