Lord of the Ring’s Hobbiton among the most popular film locations people want to visit.

Hobbiton, New Zealand is the most popular movie location people want to visit. Best known for being featured in Lord of the Rings, Hobbiton has an overall popularity score of 9.13/10, comprising of 58,000 searches for its location each month as well as 36.2 million views on TikTok (36,200,000). 

The top 10 movie locations people most want to visit

RankMovie TitleLocationTotal Number of Insagram HashtagsTotal Number of TikTok ViewsTotal Number of Location Searches per monthOverall Popularity Score /10
1Lord of the RingsHobbiton, New Zealand453,00036,200,00058,0009.13
2Harry PotterGlenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland71,50028,600,00048,0008.39
3The ShiningTimberline Lodge, Oregon, USA73,7798,300,00070,0008.26
4Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneAlnwick Castle, Northumberland57,9007,600,000142,0008.02
5The King’s SpeechEly Cathedral, England43,85360,100,00030,0008
6Sleepless in SeattlePike Place, Seattle, USA253,00010,300,00015,0007.77
7TwilightSilver Falls State Park, Oregon, USA58,8513,700,00037,0007.15
8Star WarsSkellig Michael, Ireland33,4001,300,00038,0006.54
9The JokerJoker Stairs, New York, USA20,22211,400,00015,0006.54
10Mamma Mia!Skopelos, Greece224,0008963120,0006.41

Please find the full dataset used throughout this study, here.

PACasino can reveal that Hobbiton, New Zealand, a location used throughout the Lord of The Rings film trilogy, is the most popular movie location to visit in the world. Hobbiton has an overall popularity score of 9.13/10, 29% higher than Skopelos, Greece, which featured in Mamma Mia! and has an overall popularity score of just 6.41/10. With almost 40 million TikTok views (36,200,000) and 58,000 average monthlysearches, the Lord of the Rings’ filming location has 68% more searches on average than Skellig Michael which featured in the Star Wars franchise (38,000). 

Taking second place with 48,000 searches and an overall popularity score of 8.39/10, is Glenfinnan Viaduct, Harry Potter’s second filming location to make the list. With 28.6 million TikTok views, Glenfinnan Viaduct has 73% more viewson the platform compared to Alnwick Castle, which features in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (7,600,000). Glenfinnan Viaduct’s overall popularity score of 8.39/10, is just 4% higher than Alnwick Castle (8.02).

In third place, with a popularity score of 8.26/10, is the infamous Timberline Lodge, best known for featuring in classic horror The Shining. Timberline Lodge has 8.3 million views on TikTok — 99% higher than Skopelos — the filming location of  Mamma Mia!, which has the lowest TikTok views in the top 10 (8,963). Despite this, Mamma Mia!’s Skopleos has 41% more monthly searches on average (120,000) than location of The Shining (70,000).

Taking fourth place, Alnwick Castle has an overall popularity score of 8.02/10. With 142,000 average monthlysearches, Alnwick Castle, which played host to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has 66% more searches than the franchise’s second location to make the list, Glenfinnan Viaduct (48,000). On TikTok, Glenfinnan Viaduct boasts 73% more views (28.6 million), than  Alnwick Castle (7.6 million). 

The least popular movie locations, revealed:

RankLocationMovie TitleTotal Number of Instagram HashtagsTotal number of TikTok viewsTotal number of location searches per monthOverall Popularity Score /10
1.Gooderham Worts Distillery, CanadaX-Men0000
2.Varda Viaduct, TurkeySkyfall4040900.62
3.Dorob National Park, NamibiaMad Max: Fury Road98317,9001001.6

Goodheram Worts Distillery is the movie location people are least likely to visit. As featured in X-Men, Gooderham Worts Distillery has no searches for the location in Canada. The second least popular destination, Varda Viaduct – as seen in Skyfall has just 404 Instagram hashtags and only 90 location searches. Just beating Varda Viaduct by an additional 10 location searches on average. Dorob National Park, Namibia, which featured in Mad Max: Fury Road. Has just 100 searches for the location. Despite this, Dorob National Park has the highest TikTok views out of the three (17,900). 


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