Batman Puts Britain on the Map

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Posted by Shona

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When I saw ‘The Dark Knight’ on the big screen in 2008, it firmly established itself as one of my favourite films. It was action-packed, tense and emotional, it had me one the edge of my seat and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the follow up ever since.

Four years later, the last part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is finally here and I could not be more excited. Christian Bale will be returning as Batman himself, and with any luck he’ll put on that faintly comical deep ‘Batman’ voice. A host of new faces have joined the all star cast including Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Tom Hardy, who is playing the villain of the piece, Bane. We’ll have to wait and see if the Dark Knight can rid Gotham Cityof yet another villain. 

Some scenes from the brilliant blockbuster were filmed on the streets of New York and California as you’d expect, but Christopher Nolan decided to shoot a lot of the film on British soil. Anyone on a short break in Nottingham should pay a visit to Wollaton Hall, which was the set for Bruce Wayne’s luxurious Wayne Manor. Ordinarily, it houses a museum and is surrounded by a deer park, lakes and a golf course, making it the perfect place to visit on a tranquil short break.

A number of scenes were shot in the Farmiloe Building in London. This historic building is highly regarded as being a stunning piece of architecture inside and out, so it was the perfect setting for some of the dramatic scenes. It has always been a popular filming location and is often used to host art exhibitions and galas alike.

Will you be going to see the latest Batman instalment? Would you visit either of these locations on your short break?

 

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