Many films have been set in Scotland . One of the most famous films which I imagine everybody can recall is Braveheart – the story of William Wallace, although this film is about a specific part of Scottish history with its most famous phrase : “the English may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”, it was mostly filmed in Ireland. Its quite surprising that a film about Scotland is filmed in another location.
Other films that have used specific parts of Scotland are “One Day” a romantic film which starts in the early eighties in Edinburgh University, also James Bond Skyfall, the last part of this film is from Scotland and you can appreciate scotlands fantastic views.
Harry Potter used one of Scotlands most famous steam trains “The Jacobite” as known on the film The Hogwarts Express. The famous image is of the Steam train going through Glenfinnan viaduct.
The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan. Beyond Glenfinnan are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. You may alight at Arisaig by request to the guard. From here, on a clear summer’s day, you can see the “Small Isles” of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. The train continues on from here passing Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films “Highlander” and “Local Hero”.