"Fangirl Quest": an epic roadtrip around Britain’s most famous fandom filming locations.
Visiting famous movie locations has always been a popular activity among fans, but the two bloggers behind Fangirl Quest have taken their hobby several steps further.
For the past year, Finnish fangirls Tiia and Satu have devoted their free time to road tripping around Britain, photographing as many Tumblr-popular filming locations as possible—and not just the obvious ones. Tours of the various Harry Potter castles have turned into a major British tourist attraction in recent years, but Tiia and Satu’s Fangirl Quest took them much further off the beaten track.
The Quest began in Cardiff, where both girls now live. When it comes to filming locations, the Welsh capital city is basically the Vancouver to London’s Los Angeles: It’s cheap, there’s plenty of versatile scenery nearby, and there are already multiple established film crews on site. So many of Doctor Who’s alien planet scenes have been filmed in Welsh quarries that it’s become something of a fandom in-joke, and in recent years, Cardiff has also stood in for parts of London (Sherlock) and medieval England (Merlin). [READ MORE]