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Film & TV Locations In Scotland

This country has produced a lot of well-known Hollywood actors, as well as a surprising amount of films set in Scotland. With rough terrain and ethereal geological features that leave everyone gazing in wonder, the environment provides the perfect backdrop for any film.

Outlander

Claire and Jamie | Outlander

Glencoe

Every episode of Outlander has Glencoe in the opening credits. It is a wonderful illustration of the rough beauty of the Scottish highlands, with beautiful mountainous landscapes. The British Government was tasked with policing the Scottish highlands after defeating the Jacobite rebellion of 1689-1690.

Glen Coe’s road leads you right through the core of an old volcano. Follow the Glen Coe Geotrail to learn more about the glen’s craggy mountain peaks and how glaciers and explosive explosions chiselled them out.

Glen Coe is one of Scotland’s most stunning and otherworldly locations. It’s even been seen in movies like James Bond’s Skyfall and numerous Harry Potter flicks.

Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle has appeared in a number of films and television series, including Outlander, where it served as the backdrop for the episode ‘Fort William.’ Blackness Castle, on the banks of the Firth of Forth in West Lothian, is a strong 15th-century castle. Historic Environment Scotland manages the castle, which is available for self-guided visits every day. Take in the magnificent setting of the castle on the Firth of Forth’s southern side. Learn about the Crichtons, one of Scotland’s most prominent families, for whom Blackness was constructed. Stand in awe of the imposing castle, which served as both an aristocratic home and a military stronghold. For panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and its rail and traffic bridges, climb the towers and curtain wall.

James Bond

Have you ever considered 007’s relationship with Scotland? Aside from gorgeous ladies and smart devices, magnificent locales are an important part of James Bond flicks, and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is the fourth to highlight Scotland’s breathtaking scenery. Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as 007, sees Bond return to his Scottish roots, with the majority of the action taking place at Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge, in the stunning Glen Coe.

Visit some of Scotland’s most renowned film sites to follow in the footsteps of Britain’s most suave secret spy. Follow the same path 007 took in Skyfall to take in the raw beauty of Glen Coe’s craggy peaks, or visit Eilean Donan Castle, the Scottish headquarters of MI6 in The World is Not Enough (1999).

Loch Craignish

Between Oban and the Crinan Canal is the lovely Loch Craignish. The sea loch is a gateway to the Isle of Jura sound, located on the west coast of Argyll. It also serves as a tiny boat anchorage, which you can reach by walking along one of the loch’s many walking trails. While walking through the park, you can see the surrounding islands in the loch. Eliean Righ, Eilean Mhic Chrion, and Island Macaskin are among them. Ardfern hamlet, on the northwestern shore, is not far from the loch. You may unwind at the local bar, wander around the marina, and buy presents and souvenirs. Loch Craignish is also featured in the James Bond film From Russia With Love, which is a must-see for any cinema buffs (1963).

Eilean Donan Castle

When Eilean Donan Castle serves as the Scottish headquarters of MI6, it makes a memorable appearance in The World Is Not Enough. Q (Desmond Llewelyn) gives Bond (Pierce Brosnan) a demonstration of bagpipes that serve as a machine gun, and the film’s creators strongly exploited the Scottish link. One of Scotland’s most renowned locations, Eilean Donan, is known all over the world. It’s no wonder that the castle, which is situated on an island at the junction of three massive water lochs and surrounded by some beautiful scenery, is one of the most visited and important locations in the Scottish highlands today.

You’ll be transported on a journey through time and history when you visit a 13th-century castle in Scotland’s Highlands.

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