Surprisingly, taking the top spot is Netflix’s drama, Virgin River, with 103,310 searches globally in the last 12 months. The series is primarily filmed on Bowen Island, British Columbia, with dramatic mountainous landscapes and scenic lakes as the backdrop. The Virgin River House, known as Breezehurt, is situated in New Westminster, BC. Thankfully, many of the film locations are public spaces that set-jetters can access free of charge.
The hit sci-fi drama series Stranger Things comes in second with 80,110 searches. This Netflix U.S. series has been a total phenomenon, following a group of kids in the 80s, one with superpowers, battling the Demogorgon from the upside down.
The series, set in fictional Hawkins, Indiana, is mostly filmed in the southeastern state of Georgia, U.S.. The Byers’ house is based in Fayetteville, GA, while the likes of Hawkins National Laboratory can be seen at the abandoned psychiatric hospital near Emory University.
In third place is ITV’s hugely popular crime drama series Happy Valley. Filmed across West Yorkshire, the series had 37,890 global searches in the last year. It was filmed in the Calder Valley region, while Catherine’s house is located in Hebden Bridge. Since the final series aired, set-jetting fans have started forking out hundreds of pounds to tour key set locations across Yorkshire.