The 15 Most Fantastical Real Life Locations You Can Travel To

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Travel experts: vote up the coolest tourist destinations that will make you feel like you're in another world.

Have you ever dreamed of being in the extraordinary places of your favorite fantasy stories? Your dreams can come true if you visit these fantastical tourist destinations on your next vacation. According to the people who have been there, you won't regret it. Check out the list and plan your fantasy trip!


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    The Witchy Yellowstone Geysers

    From Redditor u/KiaraTurtle:

    The bubbling black and colorful pools and geysers at Yellowstone also made me feel like I’d encounter a witch or monsters lair.

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    Arthurian Legend - Glastonbury Tor

    From Redditor u/RAYMONDSTELMO:

    Glastonbury Tor.

    It's a bare hill with an empty stone tower; windswept, a haunt of fairies, ghosts, and ancient memories that shout up from the ground.

    Has the obvious fantasy connection as well of supposedly being Avalon from Arthurian legend.

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    The Walkable Island Paradise Of Iona In Scotland

    From Redditor u/FusRoDaahh:

    I've been lucky enough to see quite a few. Wandering the island of Iona in Scotland is a highlight. No cars. Herds of sheep roaming and grazing with the Highland cows, bright green grass, and rolling hills down to a rocky shore. An old stone abbey a little walk from the town, parts of the ruins fallen onto green grass and covered in moss. Other small stone ruins scattered around the island in the sheep fields, now a part of the natural landscape. The whole island is walkable, and it was so magical to just freely explore. I randomly discovered a beautifully carved and polished wooden bench sitting by the shore at the edge of a field, as it had just risen from the earth. The whole island had amazing little discoveries like that.

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    The "Other World" Of New Zealand

    From Redditor u/B_F_Taylor:

    Hiking through New Zealand made me feel like I was in another world. Besides the obvious Hobbiton (which was amazing), seeing the Waitomo Caves and trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was like nothing I had ever done before. I also visited White Island before it erupted which was one of the most surreal places I had ever visited.

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    A Street In Paris That's Completely Out Of Time

    From Redditor u/tegeus-Cromis_2000:

    In Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle. Walls of late gothic stonework at its lightest, framing acres of stained glass, all around you. It's magical. Also in Paris, and much less known -- there is a dead-end street in Montmartre that I once stumbled on, that feels completely out of time called the Villa Léandre.

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    The Ancient Ruins Of Sarmizegetusa

    From Redditor u/tegeus-Cromis_2000:

    In Transylvania, the ancient ruins of Sarmizegetusa: not much left there, just some bits of wall and some reconstructions, but the hilltop location, and the series of rolling hills around it, is breathtaking. Also the medieval hilltop fortress of Deva, and the castle of Hunedoara, which feel like an architectural embodiment of the dark heart of medieval Europe.