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18 May 2012

Hollywood blockbuster showcases Lake District beauty

People visiting the cinema this summer could be encouraged to book one of the many Lake District walking holidays available.

This is because Snow White And The Huntsman, a new blockbuster starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, was filmed in the region, reports the Westmorland Gazette.

The production places the limelight on a number of glamorous locations in the Lake District, including Cathedral Cave, Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes.

In order for filming to be completed numerous areas were closed for a week last October, while a selection of A-list celebrities completed their work for the remake.

Chris Hemsworth will also feature in the movie, following his performance in The Avengers, which has proved to be a highly successful summer blockbuster.

Those behind Snow White And The Huntsman will be hoping that their film attains a similar reception from cinemagoers, and it looks likely to do so.

Hemsworth will play the part of the Huntsman, who is ordered to lure Snow White (Stewart) into the woods and end her life.

However, he instead opts to protect and mentor her as she attempts to vanquish the evil queen, played by Theron.

Richard Greenwood, Cumbria Tourism's policy and research manager, is among those who are hoping for the film to be a success.

"We hope it will be a very popular film because it will help to remind cinemagoers about what a beautiful place the Lake District is," Mr Greenwood told the news provider.

He continued by saying that filming movies of Snow White And The Huntsman's scale can only boost Cumbria's reputation.

"Landowners and accommodation can also benefit. You can be sure Cumbria Tourism will continue to promote the county as a first class location," Mr Greenwood added.

Snow White And The Huntsman will open in the UK on May 30th, offering travellers the chance to see the film and then tour some of the breathtaking locations showcased within it by booking a trip to the Lake District.

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