Normal People is the latest BBC drama that the whole world is obsessing about, and here’s a couple of stunning filming locations across Europe where its lead characters fell in and out of love.
County Sligo, Ireland
Marianne and Connell grew up in a fictional town of Carricklea, but since this place doesn’t actually exist, the scenes were filmed in the small town of Tubbercurry in the County Sligo.
The main characters moved to Dublin and both attended Trinity College after finishing high school, so this historic university ended up being featured heavily throughout the series.
The scenes of Marianne’s Italian holiday to Trieste were filmed at Il Casale con Tenuta Verzano. This property is located only 35 km north of Rome, and it was previously featured in Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.
The city of Lulea in Lapland served as a backdrop for Marianne’s year studying abroad in Sweden. Normal People also featured stunning shots of the frozen Baltic Sea, a natural phenomenon taking place between November and April, which allows people to walk and skate on ice.