Noida, India (PressExposure) December 28, 2009 -- Tourism officials are hoping the new Sherlock Holmes film will inspire both domestic and overseas visitors to discoverâor rediscover, whichever the case may beâthe various attractions Britain has to offer.
The new film, set to open in UK cinemas on Boxing Day, stars Robert Downey Jr. as the famous detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Watson. Filmed in various locations around London, Manchester, and Liverpool, the film features a variety of famous landmarks as its backdrop including St. Paulâs Cathedral, The Freemasonâs Hall, and Brompton Cemetery in London, The Liverpool Docks in Merseyside, Liverpool, and the Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square, Manchester. VisitBritain (www.visitbritain.com) features a map of tourist destinations relevant to Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In addition to Englandâs attractions featured in the film, Britain features a variety of sites important to the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from his birthplace in Edinburgh, to his studies at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. Furthermore, the fictional home of Doyleâs Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is now the real-life home of the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Located at 221b Baker Street in London, often regarded as the worldâs most famous address, the museum features a variety of Holmes memorabilia and a first-floor study maintained in the style popular in Victorian times.
VisitBritain offers a variety of Holmes-themed itineraries around London, Manchester and Liverpool, or the Southwest at http://www.visitbritain.com
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is open every day except Christmas from 9:30am-6pm. For more information visit http://www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk
For videos of various locations featured in the film, a variety of videos on attractions around Britain are available at.