Skellig Michael, Ireland
The final scene of Episode VII: The Force Awakens was shot on Skellig Michael, just off Ireland’s west coast. The shoot caused some controversy among conservationists afraid filming would have a negative impact on the UNESCO World Heritage site’s local wildlife. But, the controversy didn't stop crews from returning to the site to film additional footage rumored to be for Episode VIII. Tours to the island can be booked at skelligislands.com. …show more content…
Not only is it said to be the inspiration for Lord of the Rings, but it has been used in many movies and TV shows, including Dr. Who. The location's latest star turn in The Force Awakens has led the local tourism board to create a Film and TV Trail so visitors can easily find all of the key filming locations in the Gloucestershire park.
Rub' al Khali Desert, Abu Dhabi
The Rub' al Khali desert - also known as the Empty Quarter - located just outside of Abu Dhabi, plays the planet Jakku in the latest Star Wars film. The site is already a popular tourist destination as it is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world and can be toured by