As the location of one of James Bond’s homes, the rugged landscapes and waters of Scotland provide an idyllic backdrop for those wanting to experience a day in the life of a secret agent. From luxurious countryside escapes to adventurous outdoor pursuits, visitors seeking a taste of the Bond lifestyle will have ample opportunity to experience it among Scotland’s diverse landscapes…
Adventurers can start this Scottish adventure with an exclusive behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central. They’ll discover the untold stories of the railway while walking subterranean passageways beneath the city streets, visit railway vaults, and hear tales of the famous and infamous who have travelled the tracks and stood on the platforms of Glasgow Central Station.
Tickets from £13 for a standard tour, evening tours are also available.
Afterwards, visitors can tuck into lunch at the award-winning The Gannet in the city’s vibrant and edgy Finnieston neighbourhood. With its mix of multi-course seasonal and vegetarian menus that celebrate the best of Scottish produce, it’s perfect if visitors are looking for a light lunch or something more extensive.
Foodies can stop off at Ubiquitous Chip on Glasgow’s bohemian Ashton Lane, renowned for its hospitality and pioneering approaches to Scottish produce. An icon of the city since its creation in 1971,
you visitors can pick from an array of fine dining and brasserie options.
Bond is no stranger to icy environments and visitors can try their hand at getting to grips with snow and ice at Snow Factor. The walls at the vast urban ice climbing facility are suitable for beginners and even the most hardened winter mountaineers, providing a range of testing ice climbs designed to mimic natural Scottish climbing conditions.
Ice climber taster sessions cost £30 per person for those aged 12 and over. Other experiences are available for those with pre-existing ice climbing experience and prices vary.
With its mix of Victorian and art nouveau architecture, the streets of Glasgow have plenty to keep visitors busy. They can discover the interactive displays and exhibits of the Riverside Museum, explore the numerous galleries of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or look over world-renowned art at the Gallery of Modern Art.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Riverside Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) are all free to enter.
Offering contemporary refined dining in luxurious high-ceilinged surroundings, Ox and Finch has a menu packed with creative tapas-style dishes. Named in the Michelin Guide 2020 Bib Gourmand list, visitors can expect explosive flavours and twists on the classics.
Adventurers can take flight aboard a Loch Lomond Seaplane tour to see Scotland’s mesmerising landscape from heights of 500 to 3,000 feet! Departing daily from the shores of the loch, the Discovery and Explorer Tours pass over the region’s iconic mountains, lochs and glens.
The Discovery Tour covers more than 60 miles and is available from £119. The Explorer Tour covers more than 90 miles and costs from £189.
After all the excitement of previous days, visitors can relax amid the tranquil surroundings of the Cameron Spa – an opportunity to refresh and regenerate while the glorious surroundings of Loch Lomond provide the backdrop. With a range of treatment rooms, a highlight of the spa is its rooftop infinity pool, complete with striking views out over The Carrick golf course and the Scottish mountains beyond.
Spa treatments range in price depending on the chosen treatments, all should be booked in advance.
Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, Colquhoun’s Restaurant offers a refined and sophisticated dining experience, coupled with spectacular views out over the water. Gourmands can sample a seasonal lunch menu packed with local produce in a chic setting, while savouring the abundance of eye-catching vistas on offer.
Adrenaline lovers can uncover Loch Lomond's world famous landscape from the hilltops and experience the thrill of off-road driving with 4x4 Adventures Scotland. They’ll have the chance to tackle inclines, declines and rock crawls in a Land Rover Defender or Discovery with spectacular views in every direction. Alternatively, they can leave the driving over challenging terrain to a highly-skilled, kilted adventure guide on a private guided tour, who’ll detail the history of the area while they look out for deer, stags, osprey and golden eagles, among an array of other wildlife.
Off-road driving is priced at £385 per vehicle for a half-day experience. Guided Tours are priced at £385 per vehicle for a half-day experience. Full day tour experiences are also available for £575 per vehicle. Booking in advance is required.
Restrictions on travel to and around Britain are in place due to Covid-19. Visitors are encouraged to always check individual websites for the latest information, as details are subject to change.
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