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Lights, Camera, Eastbourne! Set-Jetters Invited to Tour Location Eastbourne!

New York, London… Eastbourne! The UK’s sunniest destination has been used as the set on dozens of feature films and television shoots and this summer is inviting set-jetters to check out the locations themselves with its brand new TV & Film Map.

Fast becoming one of the most widely used film locations in the south east, Eastbourne has played a starring role in popular films and TV shows; Beachy Head was used as the backdrop to the Quidditch match in Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire, Eastbourne promenade featured in a ‘Ladies’ sketch in Little Britain, and Eastbourne Bandstand was turned into a café for Foyle’s War.

This summer visitors have the chance to take in these real life Eastbourne sets for themselves and follow in the footsteps of their favourite TV and film stars with a new pocket-sized guide available for free from the Tourist Information Centre.

With VisitBritain estimating that film tourism is worth an estimated £1.8 billion to the country’s economy, Eastbourne is keen to promote its film friendly locations to visitors the world over and offer this new generation of tourists, known as ‘set-jetters’, the chance to discover locations featured on the silver screen.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure Cllr Neil Stanley said “Eastbourne has been popular with TV and film makers for many years now but with recent successes such as Brighton Rock and Made in Dagenham, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to pull all of our filming history together in this pocket-sized visitor guide.

“Film tourism is becoming increasingly popular with visitors flocking to see locations featured in their favourite movies and Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging is a great example of that. It was released at the cinema three years ago but the Tourist Information Centre still get requests from visitors today asking where the locations are! I hope that this exciting new guide will act as a useful information point to set-jetters and offer a great way to explore and recognise Eastbourne’s many film locations!”

Lights, Camera, Eastbourne is available to pick up for free from the town’s Tourist Information Centre or download from www.visiteastbourne.com/film and contains a fold out map with insider Did You Know style facts on one side and a town map on the other showcasing all of the television programmes and movies that have been filmed in Eastbourne.

From Notes On A Scandal to Poirot, and from Pearl Harbour to Wimbledon, visitors can tread the Eastbourne locations that have played stage to stars including Cate Blanchett, Dame Helen Mirren, Kirsten Dunst, David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

Offering acres of open South Downs countryside without a pylon or vehicle in sight and an unspoilt seafront perfect for transforming into any era, Eastbourne presents an ideal landscape and the willingness of the town to accommodate filming has made it a popular choice with film makers.

For more information on Eastbourne’s filming successes or to download the Lights, Camera, Eastbourne guide go to www.visiteastbourne.com » or pop into the Tourist Information Centre to pick up a copy.

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