Castles featured in movies: Part I
A few short decades ago, fairy-tales only existed in books; today, there are motion pictures as well to tell the stories in visually dynamic details and to bring those tales ever closer. Movie sets are just as important as the theatrical talent of actors and directors and to make it more authentic, producers today often choose real-life mansions and palaces for period dramas and other movies telling fantasy stories or depicting the past. Today, I’d like to take you on tour of the most beautiful Castles featured in movies.
Once upon a time, there was a castle deep in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, in a country called legendary Romania. The castle stood tall and proud on the peak of the mountain, surrounded by deep forests and quick springs. Built at the end of the 19th century in the Baroque style, Peles Castle is a beautiful romantic building with simple wood decorations and painted front walls. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe and in the entire world and hosts an impressive collection of artifacts and ample gardens with a fountain and sculptures. Entrance in the gardens is free and the cost of visiting the castle is around 10 EUR. This is an amazing opportunity. Prahova Valley in Romania, where this castle and others are located, can be visited with car hire Romania or with a Bucharest airport transfer. The castles has been the movie set for 2011 film “A Princess for Christmas”.
If you’ve read Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece, “Remains of the Day”, it is also worth admiring the magistral performance of Sir Anthony Hopkins in the 1993 Merchant Ivory motion picture with the same name. The exterior scenes were filmed in Bath, England, in a 1962 baroque mansion called Dyrham Park, which was built in a beautiful deer park.
Join us again as we explore other castle movie sets around the world. To be continued…