Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – for several weeks in 2003 filming took place adjacent to the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe. Hagrid Hut was built overlooking the Torren Lochan.
The Bridge that carries the Hogwarts Express – Also known as the Glenfinnan Viaduct near Fort William.
Rob Roy – this blockbuster which starred Liam Neeson and Jessica Lang was also filmed in 1995 at locations such as Glen Nevis, Glen Coe, Loch Morar, Loch Leven, Rannoch Moor, Castle Tioram and Cia-Aig Falls near Loch Askaig.
Highlander – (1986) was a run of three movie sequels plus a television series. Highlander has scenes shot at various locations in Scotland including Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe, Glen Nevis, Loch Shiel, Torridon and Skye. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The storyline is based around Connor Macleod, played by Christopher Lambert. Born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1518, Connor Macleod is immortal. When he is wounded in battle but does not die, he is banished from his village. He meets another like himself, Ramirez, who teaches him swordsmanship–the only way to kill another immortal is to take his head–and the ways of the immortals. Modern-day New York is the location of “The Gathering,” where Connor and the few remaining immortals must battle to the last for “The Prize.”
Bonnie Prince Charlie is a 1948 British historical film depicting the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and the role of Bonnie Prince Charlie within it. It was directed by Anthony Kimmins and starred David Niven, Jack Hawkins and Margaret Leighton. The main filing locations were Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan, Skye.
Kidnapped – The 1960 Walt Disney version of Kidnapped has scenes filmed at Seil Island, Glen Nevis, Glen Coe and other locations in Scotland. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and starred Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, Peter O’Toole, Finlay Currie, Duncan Macrae, John Laurie, Andrew Cruickshank.
The Master of Ballantrae – based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and starring Errol Flynn, The Master of Ballantrae has scenes filmed at Eilean Donan Castle and Glen Coe and also has re-cycled footage from the movie Bonnie Prince Charlie made 5 years previously. Directed by William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell, Yvonne Furneaux, Felix Aylmer, Mervyn Johns.
The 39 Steps – all 3 versions of The 39 Steps have had filming done in Scotland but Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 movie of The 39 Steps, although mainly filmed in the studio, has scenes shot in Glen Coe and Rannoch Moor. This version starred Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail – despite telling the very English story of King Arthur and his Knights, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was almost entirely filmed in Scotland. The movie has scenes filmed at Glen Coe, Perthshire, Rannoch Moor and a variety of castles across Scotland. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and starred Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Neil Innes, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland.
The Da Vinci Code – The final scenes in the Da Vinci Code where Tom Hanks wants to find the Holy Grail was shot in Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh. With more than 100 carvings and scenes depicted in stone, the exquisite masonry of Rosslyn Chapel has to be seen to be believed. Look out for angels playing bagpipes, people dancing with death and the famous apprentice pillar – the story goes that the apprentice mason who carved this exquisite pillar was killed shortly afterwards by his jealous boss.