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5 must-see Sherlock Holmes locations

5 must-see Sherlock Holmes locations

Excited? Of course you are – it’s elementary (sorry, had to be done! – Ed). To celebrate the release of the new Sherlock film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, this weekend (16th December), Skyscanner reveals 5 must-see locations for die-hard Holmes n’ Watson fans.

1. Strasbourg, France

Sherlock Holmes fans would do well to choose Strasbourg for a handy weekend break. The opening sequence of the new film is shot in the French city, especially around Place de la Cathédrale. Strasbourg was also one of the main locations for the filming of 1958 war film The Young Lions, featuring a truly stellar cast of Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin and Lee Van Cleef. Find cheap flights to Strasbourg

2. Bourne Woods, England

One of the major locations for the second Sherlock Holmes film is Bourne Woods, near Farnham in Surrey, England. This magnificent area of heath and woodland is a well-used film location, being the set for one of the most memorable scenes in modern movie history – the opening battle in Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe. Find cheap flights to London

3. Didcot Railway Centre, England

In the new film, Holmes (Robert Downey Jnr.) and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) again battle their arch enemy, Professor Moriarty. One place where they’re in action is Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire, England. Home to an ‘iconic’ power station, Didcot is also hallowed ground for trainspotters. You may remember it from the much-loved television series, Trains with Pete Waterman. Or you may not. Find cheap flights to Birmingham

4. Old Royal Naval College, London, England

The Old Royal Naval College is one of London’s most famous riverside landmarks, and perhaps the great baroque masterpiece of English architecture. Set in landscaped grounds on the River Thames in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it has provided the setting for a number of famous films before Sherlock Holmes, from Four Weddings and a Funeral to The King’s Speech. Find cheap flights to London

5. Triengen, Switzerland

Admire the backdrops in the Sherlock Holmes scenes filmed in Triengen in Switzerland’s Lucerne region. This is a popular place to visit for lovers of the outdoors, with its forests, mountains and glaciers. The city of Lucerne itself is a pretty place set on Lake Lucerne, ideal for a weekend break. Find cheap flights to Zurich