Scotland’s Secret Film Locations

With its glacial glens, mysterious lochs and dramatic coastlines, bonnie Scotland has rightfully served as the ideal location for many of our favourite dramas, thrillers and cliffhangers. While James Bond and Harry Potter have introduced us to this historic land, it’s the magnificent moors, mountains, woodlands and waterfalls that have stolen the scenes.


Discover some of the most famous settings in film history, then bring them to life on a Scottish holiday!


Isle of Skye


As seen in: Macbeth

Pic by@a.bouthillier

Explore the fifty misty miles of jagged hills and towering cliffs that set the perfect stage for the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.


Glen Coe


As seen in: James Bond

Pic by @garymcintyrephotographer

The beauty of Scotland has been featured in four James Bond movies, including Skyfall, where Glen Coe was the site of 007’s childhood home.


Glen Nevis


As seen in: Braveheart

Pic by @gordondohertyphotography

In the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, absorb the stunning beauty of the valley where many scenes of Braveheart were filmed.


Culloden Moor


As seen in: Outlander

Pic by @meikethreeoak

The rolling green hills of the famous battle site were used as the backdrop for the fictitious reenactment of the Battle of Culloden that took place early in the Outlander series.


Glenfinnan


As seen in: Harry Potter

Pic by @peteseawardphotography

All aboard to witness the spectacular scenery of this highland village and its famous viaduct that carried the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.

Interested in exploring Scotland’s magical landscapes? Check out our Cosmos Scotland tours today!