Popular Film and TV locations in the UK and Scotland

How many times have you watched a film or television show and saw a beautiful or striking location? Maybe it was a James Bond, or Harry Potter film, a weekly comedy television show, or even a romantic love story about a prince and princess who lived hundreds of years ago.

Well what you may not know is that many of those filming locations are located in the United Kingdom and Scotland. These two countries play host to dozens of films and television productions every year. Some of these productions are for local television, while others are made for audiences all around the world.

When you think about it, these two countries offer ideal locations for film and TV. Both have sprawling urban cityscapes, iconic attractions and sites, romantic and terrifying castles, and lush green hills and valleys. And these locations exude a sense of history, and culture that adds to the mood and ambiance of any production. Many fans seek to visit these movie locations but find that the information on how to get to them or their actual location is inaccurate. Companies that post this information on the web should strongly consider using software that can fix address errors and eliminate frustration for those trusting the accuracy of the info. Companies like www.pcapredict.com/data-cleansing-software provide this type of software. It is easy to use and cost effective.

Here are some of the most popular and recognized locations for film and television filming in the UK and Scotland:

Harry Potter

There is no more recognized film franchise in the world than Harry Potter. The story of the young wizard who survived an attack by “He who must not be named”, Lord Voldemort and is on a course with destiny to either defeat Lord V or be vanquished in the process, is the second most popular film series of all time. The nine Harry Potter films were filmed in the UK, and Scotland. A few of the places where the most recognizable scenes were filmed are:

Alnwick Castle based in Northumberland, England is the location used for the exterior shots of Hogwarts Castle in most of the films. It has been featured in other famous films as well, like ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.’

Christ Church, in Oxford, England was used for many interior scenes in the film including when the young wizards were on staircases and Hogwarts Great Hall was actually modeled after the Great Hall at Christ Church.

Glencoe, Scotland was the location for many of the beautiful exterior scenes in the film series. The areas lush rolling hills provided the perfect backdrop for many of the scenes featuring Harry and Hagrid, the giant.

James Bond

James Bond is the most iconic UK based film franchise ever. The film series has 25 films that have been produced at the most stunning locations in the world. The series has filmed on every continent and on every terrain, but some of its most memorable scenes have been shot in the UK and Scotland. Here are a few:

Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most recognized landmarks, served as the headquarters of MI6, in The World is Not Enough featuring Pierce Brosnan as Bond.

Dalness Estate, Glen Etive in Scotland was the beautiful location for the scenes in Skyfall when Daniel Craig as Bond took Judy Dench’s Q to hide out in his ancestral home.

Westminster Bridge, London has been featured of dozens of films and TV shows and also made an appearance in Daniel Craig’s Bond extravaganza Spectre.

The Crown

The Crown is one of television’s most expensive mini-series ever filmed. The Netflix historical period drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. The show is one of the highest rated of the year and has brought lots of acclaim to Netflix for its great story telling, wonderful acting and beautiful cinematography highlighting the period dress and stunning locations. The Crown was shot in a number of UK locations including London, Ely, Aberdeenshire, Guildford and Hertfordshire.  Ely Cathedral where the royal wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip was shot, doubled as Westminster Abbey. And the production called into service, Balmoral Castle in Scotland and a nearby village, Cruden Bay in many scenes in the film. All in all areas throughout the UK and Scotland are featured in the series.