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It's no surprise that Scotland features in so many Films and TV Shows with its spectacular scenery and impressive architecture.

Here's a list of some of the top filming locations nearby our routes in Scotland.

Jacobite Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Glenfinnan viaduct – Harry Potter

A drive of 30 minutes from Fort William can take you to Glenfinnan viaduct, most famous for being the route of the Hogwarts Express. Nearby, the Glenfinnan Monument can be found on the banks of the mesmerising Loch Sheil, this area features as the location of the Black Lake in various Harry Potter films.

Corrour station

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Corrour – Trainspotting

Although set in Edinburgh and mostly shot in Glasgow, for many, Corrour is a location that will forever be synonymous with the words of Ewan McGregor’s character Renton in Trainspotting. Known as the UK’s highest and most remote railway station it’s easy to see why this location was chosen for this scene, Corrour was also featured again in a scene from the second movie released  20 years later.

Castle Stalker

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Castle Stalker - Monty Python and the Holy Grain

This 14th century castle can be seen guarding Loch Laich on a road trip from Fort William to Oban and is most famously recognised as the Castle of Arrrgh! From the Holy Grail movie. Although privately owned, there are tours that run in the summer.

Glen Etive

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Glen Etive –Skyfall (Fort William)

The road throughout Glen Etive was featured in the 2012 Bond movie Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. This beautiful section of the Highlands has also been popular amongst other films such as Thor: Dark World, Gladiator and Braveheart.

George Square Glasgow

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Glasgow - World war Z, Batman, Outlander, Fast and Furious 9.

Glasgow has been featured in many films and TV shows, with George Square being heavily featured World War Z and Fast and Furious 9. The Glasgow Necropolis was also featured in the 2022 Batman movie to as part of Gotham City. Outlander also featured many locations within Glasgow including Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow Cathedral.

Cruachan Dam

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Cruachan Dam – Star Wars: Andor (Crianlarich or Fort William)

The Cruachan Dam, built in 1959, is a wonderful feat of engineering. The dam serves a hydroelectric power station which is actually situated inside Ben Cruachan, this is why Ben Cruachan is sometimes referred to as “The Hollow Mountain”. The production designer of Andor, Luke Hull, said the dam has a resemblance to Darth Vadar’s mask meaning the renewable energy site gave them the look they were aiming to capture.

Midhope Castle

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South Queensferry - Midhope Castle

Made famous as “Lallybroch” in Outlander, this 15th century tower house. Although the exterior is relatively intact and can offer a great photographic opportunity, the inside of the building is derelict. Midhope castle can be easily accessed from Edinburgh or Inverkeithing.