And the Nominees for Most Dramatic Getaway Are…
This year was a fantastic year for TV dramas, from Game of Thrones to Downton Abbey to House of Cards. Honestly, it’s hard to pick a favorite among the nominees. But the best part about some of our favorite dramatic series (aside from the writing and the acting, of course) is that they took us to a few epic, sweeping landscapes, perfect for inspiring your own dramatic adventure.
A nominee for outstanding drama series, Downton Abbey is chock full of gorgeous castles and rolling hills. Take a tour of Downton Abbey’s must-see locations from Waddeson Manor and Greys Court to the villages of Malton and Bampton. But for you history buffs, get a closer look at Highclere Castle and see the rooms that stand in for the fictional estate.
Now, just because the setting for a series is fictional, doesn’t mean you can’t still make the trip. The production crew of Game of Thrones has to be one of the most well-traveled crews of any dramatic series, creating a fantasy universe using settings from Iceland to Croatia. Check out just a few of the destinations that make up the world of Westeros, and decide whether you’d rather live like a Stark in Scotland or rule like Daenerys in Morocco.
The now iconic series Mad Men is heading into its final season, wrapping up a story that made martinis at lunch cool again and put Jon Hamm on the map. Do New York City like the ad men of the 60s — we show you the places to go beyond Madison Avenue in our Travel like Mad Men photo gallery.
House of Cards might not technically be on TV, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve the Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Series. It’s also technically filmed in Baltimore — not DC – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of DC destinations to visit that certainly inspired that look and feel of the series. Visit these House of Cards destinations for a Frank Underwood-inspired power trip of your own.