When watching movies and TV shows, haven't you ever felt like visiting the shooting spots featured in your favorite films and TV programs in person? What about swinging by Edward Cullen's secluded home from “Twilight” or renting the houseboat from “Sleepless in Seattle” or even better, grabbing a cup of tea at the “Downton Abbey” castle?
If you have, you are in the right place, for we are divulging secret details about some of the most iconic Hollywood sets of all time. So put on your finest clothes, get in the car, and don't forget to turn on the GPS for we’re headed to Hollywood, baby!
#1 - “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” House
Since the release of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in the 1990s, Will Smith's Bel Air house has become quite popular. But did you know the house isn't even located in Bel-Air? Yep, you read it right! It's actually located in Brentwood. On 251 N. Bristol Avenue, to be exact.
#2 - The “Home Alone” House
Fans of the family-friendly film will rejoice at the fact that the “Home Alone” house is very much real. The spacious two-story property is located at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, a suburb of Chicago, IL.
#3 - The “Psycho” House
Remember the creepy Bates Motel from “Psycho” where Norman Bates meets Marion for the first time? Well, the establishment is still intact and stands tall on the backlot of Universal Studios in Hollywood.
#4 - The “Full House” House
It is hard to forget the beautiful opening sequence shots of the “Full House” home. But before you make any plans of visiting the spot, know that the property shown in this sequence wasn't the actual house where the Tanners lived. Instead, it was a clip of the Alamo Square in San Francisco.
#5 - The Durselys House from “Harry Potter”
Who can ever forget the famous Durselys house from “Harry Potter?'' If you ever wish to stop by and pay the home a visit, buy an airplane ticket to London and once you exit the airport, drive for about 25 miles until you reach Martins Heron where the house is located.
#6 - “The Brady Bunch” House
Located at 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood, California, “The Brady Bunch” house is still as good as it looked in the sitcom.
#7 - The “Forrest Gump” House
Watching “Forrest Gump”, some of us might have even fantasized about living in the opulent mansion ourselves. We hate to break it to you but as it turns out the house was little more than a set designed for filming and was torn down soon after the movie finished production.
#8 - The “Downton Abbey” Castle
Though the series itself isn't based on a true story, the castle used in its background is absolutely real. Highclere Castle isn't only open to visitors, but it also allows its guests to enjoy tea like an Earl or a Countess. Time to pack our luggage.
#9 - The “Amityville Horror” House
Not many of us would be inclined to visit the creepy house where George and Kathy Lutz experienced the scariest days of their lives but for those horror movie fanatics, you can find the abode at 18 Brooks Drive, Toms River, New Jersey.
#10 - The “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” House
Remember Cameron's crib from “Ferris Bueller's Day Off?” Well, you can see it firsthand at Highland Park, Illinois. And as for Bueller's house, you can find it at 4160 Country Club Drive in Long Beach, California.