Film Locations

You’ll recognise many film locations as you drive through Glen Coe and around Lochaber

There are many film locations in the area, how many have you spotted?  It’s also a popular spot for TV adverts too.

 Perfect Strangers

Due to be released Christmas 2020.  Filmed in and around the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe.  One scene was filmed in the car park opposite Fern Villa so we are hoping that there might be a fleeting glance of the house in one of the shots. Perfect Strangers tells the story of 2 stranded strangers trying to get home in time for Christmas.

Harry Potter

Hagrid’s hut was built near the Clachaig Gully in Glencoe.

The scene with the Ford Anglia flying over the train is Glenfinnan Viaduct in The Chamber of Secrets.

Hogwarts Lake is Loch Shiel.

Rannoch Moor is the the place where the Death Eaters board the train in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Loch Eilt is a freshwater loch between the villages of Glenfinnan and Lochailort. The island featured in Harry Potter is called Eilean na Moine. It was used as Dumbledore’s grave, which was later, digitally placed on Loch Arkaig, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1


The scene where Bond and M get out of the car and look down a glen was filmed in Glen Etive.  The scene after that is actually filmed in Glen Coe.

Local Hero

Although the village that was used in the film is on the east coast, the white church is the deconsecrated Our Lady of the Braes Roman Catholic Church. It occupies a prominent site overlooking Route A830, the main road to Mallaig.

The fabulous beach used was Camusdarach Beach at nearby Arisaig.

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots shot pivotal scenes featuring Saoirse Ronan as Mary at General Wade’s Road and the Three Sisters, which is under the protection of the National Trust for Scotland.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The ‘Bridge of Death’ crosses a gorge at the Meeting of Three Waters, where the mountain waterfalls become the River Coe in Glen Coe.

On the A828 to Oban you will find Castle Stalker which was used as Castle of Aaargh.  The castle is open for limited tours.

Rob Roy

You’ll spot Eas Chia Aig waterfalls near Loch Arkaig as the falls which Rob took a tumble in.


Glen Nevis featured in some of the filming in Braveheart.


The opening scenes from Season 1 featured Glen Coe.