Scotland is famous for many things but it may come as a surprise to discover Scotland was voted, the world’s best Cinematic Destination in 2015 via an online poll by USA Today. Ian Fleming “Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise, you’ll lead a very dull life.” created James Bond 007 in 1953 with his first book – Casino Royale. Did you know Ian Fleming’s father was Scottish? This is more than likely how James Bond’s father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe was created. Here are some James Bond film places in Scotland that you must visit if you are a 007 fan.
Scottish Connections: James Bond Film Places in Scotland
Stromness, Orkney was once home to actor Robert Shaw, code name Grant – From Russia With Love 1963. With his paternal grandparents from Argyll in Scotland. A picture of Robert Shaw taken in 1935 at Stromness Primary School, is on display in the Orkney Library and Archives in Kirkwall, Orkney.
Sir Sean Connery
The first of six actors to play James Bond 007, Sir Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh. Starring in seven Bond films including From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball. In 2010 Sir Sean re-visited Edinburgh and where once stood his childhood home in Fountainbridge. Springfield boasts a plaque “Sean Connery, Born Fountainbridge, (25 August 1938), Oscar-winning actor, International film star”, has been erected to mark his childhood home.
007 Film Places In Scotland
In the unofficial 1967’s Casino Royale scene David Niven driving past the Falls of Dochart, located in the village of Killin, in the heart of Perthshire.
The famous helicopter chase, also shown in the opening credits was filmed in the hills above Kilmichael Glen, a few miles north of Lochgilphead in Argyll.
The World IS Not Enough
Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie 13th-century castle is one of the most visited sites in the Scottish Highlands. Serving as the Scottish headquarters of M16, in The World Is Not Enough.
Daniel Craig drives the iconic Aston Martin DB5 through the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, created centuries ago by melting ice caps and volcanic explosions.
Are you a huge 007 fan? Did you know you can hire a prestige car such as an Aston Martin? Be your own 007 and visit the dramatic James Bond film places in Scotland.
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