Film locations in Scotland

The new James Bond movie, Spectre, is launched this week. Guests this summer who were Bond enthusiasts went in search of that iconic Scottish scene from 007's last outing in 2012's Skyfall.....

In 2012's Skyfall, who can forget the final scenes with James Bond and M - namely Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench - driving across the moor to Skyfall in the Aston Martin? These iconic scenes were shot in and around Glencoe, in the shadow of the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor - a 35-40 minute drive from the hotel.

Pierhouse guests, the Snider family from Georgia in the United States, visited Glen Etive this summer during their stay at The Pierhouse. Read the family's account of their trip in the steps of 007 and Harry Potter:

"We were exploring and wanted to drive the same road because it was so stark and beautiful in the movie. I have included several of our pictures that were taken on the same road that follows along the river Etive past Dalness Estate (which was the inspiration for Bond’s Skyfall Estate) all the way till the road ends at Loch Etive. This was one of the most beautiful drives we took in Scotland, there is a small sign pointing out the road about 11 miles east of Glencoe on the A82. On a sunny day I would definitely recommend this drive to anybody looking to get out and explore."

"I have also included pictures from the Jacobite Steam train that we took from Fort William to Mallaig. This was a nice daytrip and included incredible scenery and a trip over the bridge made famous from the Harry Potter movies. Mallaig was a nice little town and we enjoyed eating lunch overlooking the harbor and water. Finally I included my favorite picture taken from the Pierhouse. It is a panoramic, and really shows the beauty of your location. We can’t wait to come back and visit again. Thanks for the hospitality."

Images courtesy of the Snider Family, Georgia.

Scotland is world-renowned for its film locations and many visitors now go in search of the spots where films were made.  See how many film locations you recognise by visiting Visit Scotland's website.

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