Tuesday 4 May 2010

Good Garage Scheme finds ultimate holiday for fans of cinema and driving – the Brit Flick Pilgrimage

The ultimate driving holiday for fans of cinema has been created by national tourism agency Visit Britain and car manufacturer Vauxhall. The trip, devised to celebrate the introduction of the new British built Astra, covers an impressive 1016 road miles, features 39 films and stops at 23 popular sites across Scotland, Wales and England.

Each stop on the ‘movie map’ details key films shot in the area as well as interesting film trivia. The ‘Brit Flick Pilgrimage’ stops off at film sets including Alice in Wonderland (Cornwall), The Da Vinci Code (Midlothian), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Northumberland), Pride and Prejudice (Derbyshire), Robin Hood (Pembrokeshire), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Stirling) and The Italian Job (London).

Stephanie Lucas, from Vauxhall, said: "It's amazing the amount of UK locations used in international blockbusters, so we thought we'd pay homage to the best of British through devising a road trip with a twist."

The whole trip is available to buy, priced at £956. This includes bed and breakfast accommodation at ten stops and admission fees to all the tourist attractions.

Visit Britain is also running a competition to win a two-week trip around the entire route, with accommodation included and the exclusive use of the all-new Astra. Visit the Visit Britain website to enter the competition and for more details on the Brit Flick Pilgrimage.

No comments: