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High-profile feature films and TV programmes are prompting a surge of ‘location lovers’ wanting to visit Wales, says Weston-super-Mare based operator Bakers Dolphin.

Sales and Marketing Director Amanda Harrington says: “Films like King Arthur and the S4C series Hidden, which were shot in Snowdonia, are attracting a whole new audience of coach trippers.”

One location proving particularly popular is the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis.

Hotel Manager Steve Lee says popular productions such as Journey’s End, Requiem and Keeping Faith are all helping to boost the local economy, with ‘location lovers’ now making up a growing percentage of Royal Victoria Hotel guests

“We’re getting a lot of ‘first-timers’ who may have seen the region on their favourite TV show and want to walk in the footsteps of their TV favourites and experience first-hand the stunning landscape they have seen on screen,” he says.

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