Scotland on Screen - 5 Film Locations0:30
With jaw-dropping cinematic landscapes almost everywhere you go, it’s no surprise that Hollywood directors have cast Scotland in several blockbuster films. As you explore, see if you recognise any of these places from your favourite flicks.
In several of the Harry Potter movies, the Hogwarts Express travels over the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands. Take a trip aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, which travels over the structure during the summer months, travelling from Fort William to Mallaig.
The mysterious Glen Etive is another famous filming location, known for its dramatic role in Skyfall, as James Bond flees for safety along the A82 road. A haven for walkers and climbers, the area is laced with Munros and pleasant walking trails.
In Edinburgh, visit some of the city’s famous landmarks and winding streets which have made appearances in films such as Trainspotting, One Day and Sunshine on Leith.
2018’s Outlaw King tells the story of famous Scot, Robert the Bruce, and saw more than 20 locations across Scotland make an appearance in the feature film, including the Isle of Skye, Glen Etive, Tantallon Castle, Doune Castle and more. The film was also shot entirely in Scotland!
The Calanais Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis are filled with mystery and intrigue. Stand beside these massive stones, which have stood for over 5,000 years and are thought to be the inspiration for some of the animations in Disney Pixar’s Brave.
For more information:
Film locations in Scotland: https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/
James Bond & Skyfall: https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/skyfall/
Harry Potter itinerary: https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/attractions/tv-film/harry-potter-itinerary/
Robert the Bruce: https://www.visitscotland.com/about/famous-scots/robert-the-bruce/
Calanais Standing Stones: https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/calanais-visitor-centre-p253191
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