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Eilean Donan Castle
Scotland crowned #1 Cinematic Destination in the world ››

Find out why readers of USA TODAY and the 10Best website voted Scotland as the top destination for the silver screen.

Follow the country’s movie trails and discover sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages - all which have taken centre stage, many times over on the silver screen.

  • Buachaille Etive Mor with Allt Nan Gubhas, Glen Coe, Highlands
    Buachaille Etive Mor with Allt Nan Gubhas, Glen Coe
Brave's heroine Merida being guided by a mythical wisp.

Disney•Pixar's Brave

Find out about 'Brave', Disney Pixar's movie. See Scotland's landscapes and legends on the big screen then come and experience Scotland for real!

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) © Sony Pictures Television

STARZ: Outlander TV series

Learn about Outlander, STARZ's TV series shot entirely on locations in Scotland, and read our ideas on how to bring it to life and follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters.

The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Highlands movie map

The Highlands of Scotland have long been a film favourite of film makers for its stunning landscapes and rich and dramatic history. Follow this map to discover a selection fo the wide range of films that feature the north of Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

Looking across a calm Loch Duich to Eiliean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

Film locations in Scotland

Scotland provides the perfect backdrop for the world of cinema with its rugged landscape and stunning scenery and has been used for a number of films, including Braveheart and Harry Potter.

Buachaille Etive Mor


Aside from beautiful women and ingenious gadgets, stunning locations are a key ingredient of James Bond films and Skyfall is surprisingly the fourth film to feature Scotland.