James Bond places to visit

James Bond places to visit in a roadtrip 

  The ultimate James Bond road trip 

If you’re looking for a road trip that’s shaken, not stirred, then you’ll love following in the footsteps of 007. With the release of the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, we’ve got Bond fever and wanted to share our chosen CamperHoliday route for avid Bond fans. 
 
Of course the added bonus is the beautiful scenery and stunning backdrops you’ll discover along the way, as well as plenty of other exciting places to visit to make this James Bond Scotland road trip  
one to remember. 
 
So let’s Live and Let Die, but please...no stunts in the campervans! 
 
 
 
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James Bond Film Locations, Scotland 

1st Stop - Gare Loch in Argyll and The Spy Who Loved Me 

James Bond places to visit Loch Argyll

Gare Loch in Argyll 

 
Once you’ve picked up your campervan it’s up to Scotland and first stop Gare Loch in Argyll. You may recognise Gare Loch for its appearance in the 1977’s James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me. Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde based on the eastern shore of the loch, is where Bond, played by Roger Moore, discovers the sinister plot by Karl Stromberg and the destruction of British submarines. 
Dog friendly 
 
Distance: 261 miles from base 
 
 

Recommended camp site 

Luss Caravan & Camp Site 
Old Luss Road 
Luss 
Argyll & Bute 
G83 8NT 
Tel: 01436 860 658 
Description 
 
Luss Caravan & Camp Site offer a range of pitches for campervans, with modern facilities on site. What’s more, the tucked away pitches offer plenty of privacy and are right next to Loch Lomond offering spectacular views! 
 
Things to do 
 
While here you’ll find plenty of things to do, including beautiful walks followed by hearty pub meals. If you’re travelling with little ones they’ll love the Loch Lomond Faerie Trail. 
 
If Bond-fever has made you feel adventurous then check out the 4x4 Adventures on Loch Lomond. Enjoy a thrilling off-road tour or learn to drive one of their specially converted Defenders. 
Amenities 
Dog Friendly 
Electric hook up available 
Heated Toilet and shower blocks 
Hardstandings  

2nd Stop - Loch Craignish, near Crinan, Argyll   

James Bond places to visit Craignish
 

From Russia With Love 

Make your way around the beautiful Scottish coastline to Loch Craignish and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Here you’ll find a surprising film location for the 1963 Bond Film, From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery as 007 and Deaniela Bianchi as Russian agent, Tatiana Romanova. Not many fans know but during the speed boat pursuit with Spectre agents in Turkey, the final boat chase was actually filmed in Loch Craignish and not Turkey due to filming difficulties. 
James Bond Scotland road trip
Distance: 75 miles 

Recommended camp site 

Ardfern Motorhome Park 
Barrfada Farm 
Ardfern 
Argyll 
Scotland 
Tel: 07808 276944 
Description 
This small campsite is just a stone’s throw from the sea and based on a smallholding which grows organic vegetables. It boasts plenty of open space and gorgeous views, and just half a mile from the village of Ardfern, where you’ll find a pub, cafe, and gift shop. 
 
Things to do 
 
You’ll find plenty to do in this stunning location, from horse riding along beautiful trails, to kayaking on the Loch. 
 
Take a boat ride to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, a narrow straight between the islands of Jura and Scarba, famous for its strong tidal currents and standing waves which form a whirlpool, the 3rd largest in the world! Take a cruise to the whirlpool and find out about factual and legendary tales, you may even spot dolphins! 
Amenities 
Free wifi 
Toilet and Showers 
Chemical toilet disposal facilities 
 

3rd Stop - Glen Coe 

James Bond places to visit Glen Coe
Distance: 62 miles 
 

Skyfall and the Aston Martin 

Bond’s family estate is located in Glen Coe, and scenes from the 2012 film Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as Bond, were filmed in Glen Coe and nearby Glen Etive. You might also recognise the A82, a stretch of road in the Highlands with a backdrop of Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag. Here Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 makes its way across this magnificent setting, which continues to play the backdrop in the events that follow. 
 
 
 
James Bond Scotland road trip
 

Recommended camp site 

Invercoe Highland Holidays 
Invercoe Highland Holidays 
Glencoe, Argyll 
PH49 4HP 
 
Tel: +44 (0) 1855 811 210 
Description 
If you want to pitch up with a stunning backdrop, this is the place to be. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lochs, you’ll be hard pressed to find such a beautiful base. With pitches available with views across Loch Leven and the snow peak of Ben Nevis in view, what’s not to love? 
 
Things to do 
Fancy a view like no other? The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola will take you from 100m to 650m up the mountain in roughly 15 minutes each way. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Glen and Ben Nevis, and be able to enjoy two relatively easy walks from the top station - even better, your four-legged friend is allowed to join you! 
 
Remember the children’s TV show Balamory with it’s memorable colourful houses? What’s the story Balamory? Well, whether you do or don’t it’s worth a trip to the Isle of Mull to visit Tobermory where the show was filmed and you can see the spectacular site of the multi-coloured buildings that line the harbour. You can also soak up the island's history, culture, and beautiful scenery while you’re there. 
Amenities 
Dog Friendly 
Childrens play area 
Toilets & Shower blocks  
Fast WiFi 
 
 

4th Stop - Eilean Donan Castle 

James Bond places to visit Eilean Donan Castle
Distance: 74 miles 
 

The World is Not Enough 

Probably one of the more recognisable Bond filming locations, Eilean Donan Castle sits on the small tidal island of Eilean Donan in the Western Highlands. It featured in The World is Not Enough in 1999, with Pierce Brosnan playing Bond. The castle was used at the Scottish headquarters of MI6, and is memorable for the scene where Q, played by Desmond Llewelyn, demonstrates a set of bagpipes that double up as a machine gun.  
James Bond Scotland road trip
 

Recommended camp site 

Glenshiel Campsite 

Glenshiel Campsite 
Shielbridge 
Glenshiel 
Kyle 
IV40 8HW 
glenshielcampsite@gmail.com 
 

Description 

Glenshiel is perfect for your base to explore the Scottish Highlands. Recently under new ownership, all amenities have been fully refurbished and are available for you to use 24/7. This intimate rural setting is popular with hikers and mountain climbers looking to explore. 
 
Things to do 
 
Unlike most of the filming locations where you have to use your imagination a bit more to picture the scene, you can actually visit Eilean Donan Castle and explore the iconic castle yourself. You’ll need to pre-book, but it’ll be well worth the visit. 
 
While you’re in the Highlands there’s not much that beats exploring by foot. With so many locations to grab a picture-perfect view. Head to the Causeway and grab a photo from the Loch Duich View Point, and explore the waterfalls found at Allt Grannda and River Shiel. 
 

Amenities 

Dog Friendly 
Electric hook up  
Toilets & Showers 
Hardstanding 
Children’s Play Area 

5th stop - Ulverston  

Copyright credit to Cumbrian Crystal and James Bond Casino Royale
 

Cumbria Crystal 

Fans will recognise this scene from the film, Casino Royale.  
Bond (Daniel Craig) has a hard earned whiskey after an intense fight on the hotel stairway. 
You can buy your very own Grassmere tumbler from Cumbria Crystal factory outlet in Ulverston and take a factory tour whilst you're there. You can watch the entire glass making process in what is one of the last working lead crystal factories in the country practicing traditional glass making methods. 
The factory is open all year round except on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year. There is no charge for entry and parking is also free.  
Open Monday-Friday between 9:00 am-12:30 pm and 1:00-4:30 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm on Fridays. 
Ideal as a stop over on the way back from scotland to break the back of the journey south. See all Ulverston has to offer then stop over at Fisherground. 
It's about 2.5 hours back to base from here so no early start necessary. Situated on the West side of the Lake District and Scafell, this area of Lakeland recieves more sun and less rain than it's neighbours in the East. This fantastic Campsite is one of the best in the UK for Children of all ages. 
 
 

Recommended camp site 

Site name and details 
Fisherground Eskdale campsite 
Eskdale 
Holmrook 
Cumbria 
CA19 1TF 
booking@fishergroundcampsite.co.uk 
01946 723723 
Description 
Situated on the West side of the Lake District and Scafell, this area of Lakeland recieves more sun and less rain than it's neighbours in the East. This fantastic Campsite is one of the best in the UK for Children of all ages. 
 
Fisherground Eskdale campsite has the Peace and Tranquility that you dream of and would hope for in abundence unlike some of the better known Lake District destinations on the other side of the Hills. 
Walkers, Climbers, Adventure seekers and Families will all find this a perfect base to prepare or unwind.Campervans and tents, no big statics or tourers. Family friendly with some lovely private pitches. 
A perfect getaway site that doesn’t feel like a car park. Campfires in provided fire pits are allowed but please supervise children at all times. 
The Adventure Playground is a childs dream, with rafts on the pond, a tree house, a zip wire, Tarzan ropes, and an adventure course. 
Amenities 
Electric hook up available 
New Toilet block 
Shower Block (Coin operated) 
Laundry 
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