Scotland is well known for its enviable range of landscapes and cultural offerings, from impressive historic sites and buildings, to fantastic art, literature, and food. However, it may be lesser known as a haven for film lovers, boasting an unrivalled collection of some of the world’s most famous filming locations.
To complement your tour of spectacular movie sites, Luxury Scotland offers a collection of 26 of the most luxurious properties in Scotland for visitors to stay.
Admire the location of some of cinema’s most seminal moments in the magnificent Glencoe National Park
Immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape of Glencoe National Park – a hugely recognisable location, featured in iconic cinematic moments such as the final action in Skyfall, with Daniel Craig racing across the rugged terrain in his Aston Martin, as well as being the site of Hagrid’s hut from the Harry Potter series. For Braveheart fans, many will recognise the national park as the site of the film’s historic battles.
Just three miles from this awe-inspiring valley is 5-star mansion Glencoe House, located in ten acres of private gardens and with stunning period features. Glencoe House boasts suite-only accommodation, with panoramic sea and mountain views at every turn, as well as endless opportunities for both adventure and quiet contemplation; there is truly something for everyone.
Prices start from £510 including breakfast. Glencoe House in the Scottish Highlands | Luxury Scotland
Transport yourself to the world of Hogwarts by riding on the Harry Potter films’ iconic steam train in Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan is perhaps one of the most iconic Harry Potter locations, where the Hogwarts Express travels across to reach the school in three of the eight films. The Glenfinnan viaduct quickly became synonymous with the films, after Harry and Ron notoriously flew over the structure in a blue ford Anglia in the second film. Tourists can experience the train journey themselves, as well as admire the impressive steam train pass over the viaduct from the surrounding fields and gorse.
Roughly 17 miles away is the town of Fort William, nestled in the foothills of Ben Nevis, where you can find the stunning 19th century retreat of Inverlochy Castle Hotel. All 17 rooms include views of the breath-taking surrounding countryside and private loch. Visitors to this iconic region are guaranteed an outstanding stay with incomparable views and sumptuous dining.
Prices start from £330 per room, per night on a bed and full Scottish breakfast basis and based on 2 people sharing. Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William | Luxury Scotland
Roam the streets of Edinburgh to spot a multitude of classic locations from Blockbuster movies
Edinburgh has been the backdrop for many films and TV shows alike. Both Royal Mile and Cockburn Street feature in the huge recent blockbuster: Avengers: Infinity War, as well as in the heart-breaking film One Day, starring Anne Hathaway.
Walk to the Regents bridge, which serves as the backdrop for one of the most central scenes of the gritty cult hit film, Trainspotting.
After a long day of exploring the city’s sights, enjoy a blissful stay at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa. Located in the heart of Edinburgh within minutes to Princes Street, the Sheraton offers unique views of the city’s castle, which can be relished from the rooftop hydro pool.
Prices start from £255 for a double room with breakfast included. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh | Luxury Scotland
Alternatively, for a slightly more cosy and boutique feel, why not stay at The Dunstane Houses – a 5-star boutique hotel situated close to the city centre, whilst simultaneously offering an almost country-feel in the quieter area of Edinburgh old-town. Comprised of two Victorian townhouses which together offer 35 individually styled bedrooms, the interior draws inspiration from the spirit of Orkney, where the hotel’s owners originate from.
Prices start from £204 for double rooms, with breakfast included. Winner of “Best Boutique Hotel Experience in Scotland 2020”. The Dunstane Houses in Edinburgh | Luxury Scotland
To maximise the sense of adventure on this unforgettable trip, why not stay aboard the Fingal, Scotland’s only floating luxury hotel, permanently docked on Edinburgh’s glorious waterfront. Once a lighthouse tender, this magnificent ship has now been converted into a unique 23 cabin boutique hotel where guests can enjoy mesmerising views and a delicious dining experience all on water, and just a short distance from the city centre. Every guest to the Fingal will also receive two complimentary tickets to its nearby sister ship The Royal Yacht Brittania, which was used as a key filming location in the most recent Downton Abbey film!
Prices start from £300 Inclusive of accommodation, full Scottish breakfast and two tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia. Fingal Luxury Floating Hotel Edinburgh | Luxury Scotland