Transpennine Express would like you to take a train to get yourselves to Edinburgh and then they encourage you to go for a walk.
The rail company has made some suggestions for your #TPEBehindtheScreens walking tours around the capital which you can see below.
First get to the capital by train and then explore the film locations for Trainspotting, One Day or Chariots of Fire among others. Share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #TPEBehindTheScreens and #Edinburgh for a chance to win the competition detailed below.
Research shows that one in five travellers have visited a destination because they saw it on a TV show 1 and with ‘set-jetting’ showing no signs of waning, TransPennine Express is excited to be able to navigate customers along a digitally assisted tour. Customers can easily access the route, destination points and information online through their mobile phone to experience the exact locations of popular movies and TV shows filmed in Edinburgh such as Avengers: Infinity War, One Day and Trainspotting.
With the choice of two different routes that cover either 5.5 miles or 8.5 miles in distance, visitors can discover up to ten famous ‘Behind the Screens’ locations. Both beginning at Waverley station, explorers can picture the 19 th century streets of London from Great Expectations, the complex fictional tales of Cloud Atlas and the fragmented, lifelong relationship of Dex and Em in One Day.
Those taking part can also visit the popular tourist spots of Edinburgh during the tour including Edinburgh Castle used as a filming location for The Angels’ Share and the choice of an optional walk up Arthur’s Seat that’s been used as the location for a number of films including The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby, One Day and The Illusionist.
To try the Edinburgh tour, simply visit www.tpexpress.co.uk/walking-tours/edinburgh. A PDF is also available to download to save on mobile data.
Whilst out and about on a TransPennine Express walking tour, there is also the chance to win a city break for 2 that includes a behind the scenes tour and weather masterclass at the ITV studios in Manchester. 2 runners up will also win a £50 Netflix gift voucher each. Explorers can enter by simply taking a picture at any destination on the Edinburgh route, sharing them onInstagram or Twitter using #TPEBehindTheScenes and tagging it with #Edinburgh
Caroline Anchor, Head of Marketing for TransPennine Express said: “Our latest
campaign allows walking tour users to discover the rich history of Edinburgh with an added
discovery element. As well as appealing to film and TV buffs, the tours are a new and exciting way to explore the city for both Edinburgh residents and visitors. The Behind the Screens walking tours are the perfect day out for groups of friends searching to find the real backdrops of some of their favourite films and TV shows. At TransPennine Express, we are passionate about the destinations that we serve and hope that our bespoke tours will help others to discover yet more fascinating insights in to these wonderful northern cities that have so much to offer.”