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Lochaber is the heart of Hollywood in the Highlands!!

Below is a small sample of the many films and TV series that have been filmed in the Lochaber area:

  • Outlaw King

Glencoe

  • Harry Potter –

    Glenfinnan Viaduct – First seen in the second film when Ron and Harry fly the Ford Anglia car to Hogwarts. 

    Loch Shiel – Used as a stand-in for Hogwarts Lake.

    Clachaig Gully and Torren Lochan – Hagrid’s Hut sat beside Torren Lochan in Clachaig Gully in the third film. 

    Eilean na Moine and Loch Eilt – The site of Dumbledore’s final resting place.

    Loch Arkaig- Backdrop of Dumbledore’s resting place island.

    Steall Falls – Can usually be seen in the background during Quiddich matches.

    GlenCoe – in several background shots from the third film onwards.

    Rannoch Moor – where the Death Eaters halt and board the train in The Deathly Hallows Part 1.

  •  Outlander –

        GlenCoe – Season 1 opening credits

Although not many of the filming locations are in Lochaber much of the story’s history is from this area, including our closest town Fort William.

  • James Bond Skyfall

Scenes from Skyfall were shot in GlenCoe as well as in nearby Glen Etive, in a driving sequence filmed on the A82.

  • Braveheart –

The village of ‘Lanark’, where the young William Wallace grows up, and falls in love with Murron was constructed in the Glen Nevis Valley at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain peak in Britain. Although the set was dismantled after filming and the area returned to its former state, the Braveheart Car Park, constructed to service the location, has been retained.

  • Trainspotting –

The scene where three of the guys led by their doomed friend Tommy, head north for a short-lived day of fresh air, but walk barely further than the railway platform, was filmed at Corrour train station.

Click for the VisitScotland Highlands Movie Map where you can discover many more of the films made in the Highlands of Scotland.

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