Glencoe and Glen Etive - Film Location Tours

Available from Edinburgh and Glasgow


Entering Glencoe still has the power to stir an emotional response to what has become known as "The Massacre of Glencoe."

Caught up in a dynastic struggle between the Stuarts, and a bigger plot to destroy the clan system, in winter of 1692,  Hanovarian troops under the Earl of Argyll's Regiment of Foot, which consisted of approximately 120 men under the command of Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, were given the order to kill men, women and children of the MacDonald clan after having enjoyed their hospitality!
Even today Campbells are not welcome at the local inn.


Harry Potter

The western entrance to Glencoe and the Harry Potter connection
These mountains provided the background to Hagrid's hut, pumpkin patch and covered bridge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and subsequent sequels.

The sets were built across from the Clachaig Inn, a most excellent hostelry serving good food and great real ales.

It was a condition of filming that all traces of the film set (standing stones, the covered bridge, Hagrid's Hut and the pumpkin patch) be removed after filming.

Glencoe has also appeared in Braveheart, Rob Roy and many adverts

 Glen Etive, Skyfall and the Ian Fleming Connection

Glen Etive
The estate is now owned by the National Trust of Scotland but once belonged to the family of James Bond's creator,  Ian Flemming.

Skyfall: filmed on the Dalness Estate in Glen Etive, the road where Bond tells M that this is where he comes from, is single track with passing places and not suitable for large vehicles.

n.b. The exterior of the Skyfall House  and church was a film set in Surrey, England CGI recreated the banks of Loch Etive at the head of Glen Etive.

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