Featuring a bouquet of beautiful cinematic scenery, Patrick Dempsey’s latest feel good flick Made of Honor marries timeless romantic comedy situations with heartfelt emotions. Here are just a few of the UK locales movie buffs will see when the lights go down in theaters on May 2nd:
Filming Locations in Scotland
Clachaig Inn: This 300-year-old bed and breakfast was a silent spectator as cameras positioned just a few feet away captured the magic of Hagrid’s hut for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Glencoe’s verdant landscape. In Made of Honor, however, it’s the Highland hideaway’s moment to shine, as the friendly facade of the 23-bedroom retreat is cast as the Scottish lodging locale for Michelle Monaghan’s character, Hannah. The images of pick axes on the inn’s welcoming sign attest to the fact that Glencoe is considered the home of Scottish Mountaineering, and climbers determined to scale the heights of the surrounding rocky terrain often stop by the B&B for a beverage at one of its three bars. Proudly serving real ale, Clachaig Inn has been deemed the “Best Pub in Scotland.”
Dunvegan Castle: Having already appeared on the silver screen in the 1986 Christopher Lambert fantasy flick The Highlander, Scotland’s oldest continuously inhabited castle is a star in its own right. However, it is the magic of faeries, and not the magic of Hollywood, that enchants the tourists who walk through this 13th century sanctuary on the Isle of Skye. Although its threadbare remains may not seem impressive at first glance, visitors who take the castle’s 45-minute tour soon discover that the faded cloth housed within a glass showcase in Dunvegan’s dining room is actually a faerie flag. Legend states that a faerie queen once bequeathed the banner to the castle’s laird with instructions that members of her enchanted kingdom would come to his clan’s aide if the flag was waved. Their summons would be granted only three times, and now the banner can only be used once more before the portal into the sprite’s world is closed to the castle’s keepers forever.
Watch this Moviefone trailer for Made of Honor then discover some of the English venues that star in the movie:
Filming Locations in England
Broughton Castle: According to IMDB, this 14th century English edifice also graces the screen by its presence in Made of Honor. Forever linked to movie history by the blood of its present proprietor, a cousin of the celebrated Fiennes siblings, actor Joseph Fiennes found himself walking in the footsteps of his forefathers as he portrayed the Bard in a dance sequence filmed inside the castle’s Great Hall for the Academy Award-winning feature Shakespeare in Love. Utilized by a number of production companies over the years, Broughton’s Oak Room has also echoed with the footfall of actress Helena Bonham-Carter as she inhabited the cinematic soul of the ill-fated queen for nine days, Lady Jane.
The Park Lane Hotel: Like a true star of the silver screen, this 1920’s era architectural beauty knows how to play a challenging character. This 5-star, Sheraton-owned sanctuary in London’s prized Piccadilly area, which became a cinema celebrity after appearing in The End of the Affair with Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes, portrays a New York City hotel in this romantic romp.