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Scottish Highlands Film Locations

Date published: 27/11/2023

Film locations to visit near Eagle Brae

Welcome to the magic of Scottish Highlands film locations, where the stunning landscapes and historic spots become the backdrop for some of your favourite movies and TV shows.


Explore the captivating world of Outlander. The time-travel romance that unfolds against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. Just a short drive from Eagle Brae, Inverness holds a variety of Outlander spots within an hour’s reach. From ancient sites that inspired the books to the actual filming locations. There’s so much to explore. Make sure to check out Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Urquhart Castle. So, whether you’re an Outlander fan or just eager to experience the magic of the Scottish Highlands on film, these places are a must-visit! 

Urquhart castle lit up in the evening on loch ness
Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.

James Bond 007

Let’s dive into the world of James Bond in the Scottish Highlands. Did you know Bond’s family estate is in Glen Coe? The creator Ian Fleming, was so impressed with Sean Connery’s Bond in Dr. No (1962) that he gave Bond a Scottish background. In Skyfall starring Daniel Craig, Bond heads back to his Scottish roots. Most of the action takes place at his family home, Skyfall Lodge, nestled in the stunning Glen Coe. You’ll remember the iconic scene of Bond with the famous Aston Martin. Glen Coe is around a 2-hour drive from Eagle Brae. If you can pass through on your way to or from our luxury lodges it really is worth a visit for the spectacular views. 

The Three Sisters, Glencoe, Scotland route
The Three Sisters Valley Glencoe.

Harry Potter

Embark on a magical journey into the Scottish Highlands Film Locations that brought the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life. J.K. Rowling wrote most of the books here and pictured Hogwarts in these magical landscapes. In the films, the Glenfinnan Viaduct became a part of the iconic route for the Hogwarts Express. If you’re a Potter fan there are Harry Potter tours from Inverness that take you to see the viaduct and some even let you ride over it on the train.

Steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct
Steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct.

The Traitors

Discover the latest addition to the realm of Scottish Highlands Film Locations with the BBC Series The Traitors. This gripping series unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of Ardross Castle. This stunning estate is nestled in 100 acres of land near the banks of the River Alness. The castle is not only a setting for television series but also opens its doors to guests as a venue for corporate events and weddings. Less than one hour from your Eagle Brae lodge, a trip to Ardross Castle is a great day out for all the family. 

Ardross Castle on Ardross Estate.
Ardross Castle on Ardross Estate.


Get ready to explore the Scottish Highlands Film Locations that inspired the animated gem, Brave! This Pixar classic follows the adventures of Merida, a Scottish princess as she tries to bring order to her kingdom. The animators made two trips to Scotland to capture the beauty of Scottish landscapes. The two standout locations were Dunnottar Castle and Glen Affric. Glen Affric is the close of the two to Eagle Brae, less than a 25-minute drive away. There’s something for everyone at Glen Affric if you love nature and adventure. If you’re into hiking there are marked paths with fantastic views of the glen. Keep an eye out for wildlife like red deer and golden eagles. When night falls the dark skies are also a treat for stargazers.

Glen Affric in autumn
Views over Glen Affric in autumn.

A trip to Eagle Brae isn’t just a getaway, it’s a chance to dive into the film and TV magic of the Scottish Highlands. Explore the rugged beauty that inspired these stories and then come back to the cosy comfort of your log cabin Eagle Brae.

Whether you’re a movie buff or just seeking a peaceful getaway, Eagle Brae and the nearby Scottish Highlands film locations create a magical escape for everyone.

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