War and Peace tourist trail launches in Vilnius

On set of the BBC's War and Peace
DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

The new trail will start in the courtyard of Umiastowski Palace and will visit a range of key locations where the series was filmed in the capital.

The BBC’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, much of which was filmed in Lithuania, sparked sparked huge interest in the country abroad.

The series that was directed by Tom Harper featured Vilnius’ Old Town and major sights in Vilnius including Gediminas Castle, Vilnius University and other areas like Trakų Vokė.

More than six million British viewers tuned in for its first episode in January, and the Lithuanian Tourism Department hopes that Britons and other international tourists will be attracted to Vilnius to see where the series was filmed.

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