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6 iconic filming locations in Scotland

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If you are looking for breathtaking scenery and iconic filming locations, Scotland is the place for you! The country has some of the most breathtaking and famous filming locations in the world. From dramatic mountain ranges to shimmering lochs, there are many places in Scotland that will captivate and inspire you. We take you on a journey through the 6 most beautiful and famous filming locations in Scotland.

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Glenfinnan Viaduct - Harry Potter

One of the most famous places in Scotland is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which features regularly in the Harry Potter films. The viaduct appears in the scenes where the Hogwarts Express crosses the bridge. Are you a real Harry Potter fan? Then you will want to admire this beautiful place in the flesh. After arriving in Newcastle on the DFDS ferry, the viaduct is within easy reach. You can take the train to Fort William and from there take the Jacobite Steam Train, which goes over the bridge and offers an insanely beautiful experience. Would you rather drive? Then you are about 5.5 hours away.

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Glen Coe – Skyfall (James Bond)

Glen Coe features in the opening scene of the James Bond film Skyfall. The area offers dramatic and beautiful mountain scenery and is a popular destination for walkers and climbers. So a visit to this place is recommended for everyone. From the arrival point in Newcastle, you can take the train to Glasgow and from there take the bus to Glen Coe. Do you prefer to drive? Then you will be on the road for about 4.5 hours.

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Isle of Skye - The BFG

The Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland was an important filming location for the movie The BFG. The island offers breathtaking scenery with spectacular mountains and beautiful lochs. So a true fan of the film must definitely go there. However, it is a long journey, so it is advisable to plan several stops if you are travelling by car, for example. The journey takes about 7.5 hours. You can also take the train from Newcastle to Inverness and from there take a bus to the Isle of Skye.

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Eilean Donan Castle - Highlander

Eilean Donan Castle was filmed in the movie Highlander and is one of Scotland's most famous castles. The castle also featured in the Bond film The World Is Not Enough and in the romantic comedy Bewitched. The castle is located on the west coast of Scotland near the village of Dornie and is easily accessible from the arrival point of Newcastle. You can take the train to Kyle of Lochalsh and from there take the bus to the castle. By car it is about 6.5 hours away.

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Edinburgh Castle - Avengers: Infinity War

Featured in the film Avengers: Infinity War, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland. Located in the heart of the city, the castle offers stunning views of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. From Newcastle you can take the train to Edinburgh and from there it is just a short walk to the castle. By car, the castle is 2.5 hours away. The castle is a popular attraction for film and history buffs and has an impressive history dating back to the 12th century. The castle houses a number of special exhibitions, including the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone.

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Doune Castle - Outlander

Doune Castle, in der Nähe von Stirling gelegen, war ein wichtiger Drehort für die beliebte Fernsehserie Outlander. Die Burg ist eine der am besten erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Burgen in Schottland und bietet Besuchern einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben im Mittelalter. Von Newcastle aus können Sie mit dem Zug nach Stirling fahren und von dort aus eine kurze Busfahrt zur Burg unternehmen. Mit dem Auto dauert die Fahrt etwa 3 Stunden.

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