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Discover Enchanting Scottish Locations from Film and TV in the Highlands

Welcome to the majestic Scottish Highlands, a land of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and a tapestry of film and TV locations that have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. Join us on a cinematic journey as we explore the stunning sites that have graced the silver screen. Whether you're a film buff, a TV fanatic, or simply a traveller seeking adventure, these Highland locations will leave you spellbound. So grab your popcorn and get ready for a reel treat!


1. The Highlands: An Epic Backdrop

Your first stop upon reaching the Scottish Highlands has to be the mesmerising sight of Eilean Donan Castle surrounded by Loch Duich – it is without a doubt one of Scotland’s most iconic castles.

It has set the stage for numerous cinematic masterpieces including Highlander, The World Is Not Enough, and Maid of Honor. Then venture to Loch Ness, home of the Loch Ness Monster and the inspiration for the film The Water Horse – Legend of the Deep.

Check out our Culloden Battlefield & Loch Ness Tour from Inverness for a thrilling exploration of the Highlands’ movie magic!

2. Isle of Skye: A Fantasy Come True

Next, why not set sail (or pop over the bridge!) to the enchanting Isle of Skye? It’s a haven of natural wonders that has left its mark on the big (and small) screens.

Discover the mystical Quiraing, where magical creatures and heroes have roamed in films like Stardust and Game of Thrones. Or traverse the fairy-tale landscapes that captivated audiences in The BFG. To explore some of these locations for yourself, join our Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness and let your imagination soar amidst the breathtaking vistas of this cinematic paradise.

3. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Great Glen: Iconic Moments

Prepare to be awe-struck as you venture to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, an engineering marvel that has become an emblem of cinematic grandeur.

Cross the tracks of the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter series, and relive the iconic scenes that whisked us away to a world of magic. Then visit landmarks such as the Glenfinnan Monument, which was erected to commemorate the Jacobite Rising of 1745. It has been featured in films such as Highlander and Charlotte Gray.

Our Glenfinnan Viaduct & Great Glen Tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through these iconic landscapes.

4. Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery: Elegance and Spirits

Indulge in a taste of aristocratic living as we visit Dunrobin Castle, a true gem of the Scottish Highlands. This enchanting castle has graced the screen in films such as Barry Lyndon and Winter Solstice. Delight in its magnificent gardens and immerse yourself in history.

For those seeking a wee dram, our Dunrobin Castle & Glenmorangie Distillery Tour is the perfect blend of elegance and spirits.

5. Invergordon Port: Gateway to Adventure

If you’re arriving by cruise ship, the wonders of the Scottish Highlands await you at Invergordon Port. Embark on one of our captivating tours from Invergordon Port and experience the best the Highlands has to offer.

From the mythical Loch Ness to the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye, embark on an unforgettable journey that showcases the Highland’s most iconic locations – including the backdrop to Local Hero! This charming comedy-drama was partly filmed in various locations across the Scottish Highlands, including Pennan and the village of Invergordon, showcasing the scenic beauty of the region.

6. Private Scottish Tours: Tailored to Your Imagination

For those seeking a more personalised experience, our private Scottish tours from Inverness offer the flexibility to create your own cinematic adventure. Craft your itinerary to include your favourite film and TV locations, historical landmarks, and hidden gems. Our experienced guides will bring your dream Highland tour to life.

The Scottish Highlands are a treasure trove of cinematic magic and awe-inspiring landscapes, and the above list is just a small portion of the region’s film history. There are countless other Scottish locations inspiring film sets or featuring in the latest blockbusters – like Dunnottar Castle which served as the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Brave, or the stunning backdrop to Skyfall provided by the breathtaking views at Glencoe and Glen Etive in the Highlands.

From the dramatic vistas of Loch Ness to the fairy-tale wonders of the Isle of Skye, each location holds its own story and allure. So, be sure to unleash your inner adventurer and join us on a journey through time – and film – as you explore these remarkable Scottish Highland locations.

Remember, the magic of the Scottish Highlands awaits—lights, camera, action!

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