James Bond filming locations
Whether its nail-biting car chases through Scotland’s hills and glens or martinis (shaken, not stirred) in some of England’s grandest stately homes, discussing art in London’s National Gallery to tactics at Thames House, the real MI6 building in London, or just a simple 18-hole round of golf with his nemesis in Buckinghamshire’s Stoke Park, you’ll be pointing a finger (gold or otherwise) at where to visit next as we reveal some of Britain’s best-loved 007 filming locations.
Britain’s greatest palace is in the Cotswolds – the magnificent Blenheim Palace and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. One of the most popular attractions in the Cotswolds, you can take an upstairs or downstairs tour and wander around its famous maze.
The best Bond filming locations
Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore, Scotland
In No Time to Die, the car chase scene that features a fleet of Range Rovers and a helicopter chasing Bond’s old Toyota was shot at Loch Laggan in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.
Vauxhall Cross SIS Building, London, England
Also known as the MI6 Building, the real headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service overlooks the River Thames and features in GoldenEye, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Skyfall and Spectre.
Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle in the western Highlands of Scotland served as Castle Thane – the Scottish headquarters of MI6. Bond and M relocate to the castle in The World is Not Enough.
Eden Project, Cornwall, England
Cornwall’s Eden Project doubled as Gustav Graves’ ice palace in Pierce Brosnan’s final Bond film, Die Another Day. James Bond drives his Aston Martin through the side of one of the geometric domes during his rescue of Jinx Johnshon, played by Halle Berry.
National Gallery, London, England
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is where Bond first meets Q in Skyfall as they discuss Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire painting. The painting of the old ship, tugged to her last berth to be broken up, can be found in room 34.
Gare Loch, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, found on the eastern shore of the Gare open sea loch, is where Bond discovers that the theft of a British and a Soviet ballistic-missile submarine is part of Karl Stromberg’s plan to start a nuclear war and survive in an underwater civilisation in The Spy Who Loved Me.