Have you ever visited a real location from a fictional story?

This week I walked up Glastonbury Tor, which it turns out is quite a significant effort on a climate crisis-infused summer’s day in England. The hill is taller than I’d realised, offering astonishing views across Somserset.

The previous week we’d watched the final episode of the classic BBC TV series Merlin with the 9 year old. Given the way Arthurian legend goes, it’s not too much of a spoiler to say that the Tor features towards the end of the show’s run. Having only just seen it on screen in a mythological context, it was exciting and peculiar to be standing in front of the 100% real version.

Have you ever visited somewhere after first encountering it in fiction? I’d love to hear about it!

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The view from the top of Glastonbury Tor
I looked for a portal, but I think Kieron Gillen misinformed me.