Braveheart to Bond: Explore some of Scotland’s stunning film locations with the Caravan and Motorhome Club

02/02/2018

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From the valleys of the Borders to the heart of the Highlands, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers a Scottish Site to suit everyone – including some near locations that film fans will find very familiar.

With membership starting from just £51 per year for two people, why not take advantage of the year round benefits and set off on a Scottish adventure?

Here are six of the Club’s idyllic sites with a famous connection to explore in 2018:


The Highlands: Stardust

Kinlochewe Club Site

Set at the bottom of the rugged slopes of Beinn Eighe and along the shores of Glen Docherty, Kinlochewe Club Site is somewhat famous on the network. The Site played host to the stars of 2007 romantic fantasy film Stardust; including Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, when it was used as a base camp for filming in this beautiful region. Kinlochewe offers a slower pace of life and is a great spot to wind down after a busy day outdoors exploring the surrounding mountains. This Site is also popular with bird lovers trying to get a glimpse of the golden Eagle at nearby Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

From £18.70 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing


Cairngorm National Park:
Brave

Grantown-on-spey Caravan Park

Located in the heart of Scotland, Cairngorm National Park is the real life inspiration behind Disney Pixar’s 2012 movie, Brave. Fans of the fictional Clan Dumbroch and Disney Princess Merida can visit the iconic Braemar Gathering which inspired the competition of suitors in the movie, or take a short drive from Dunnottar Castle which inspired the magical animated castle used in the film. For the ultimate getaway to this striking region, stay at Grantown-on-spey Caravan Park Site in the Cairngorm Mountains. The Site is the perfect base for those that enjoy snow sports in the region during winter but is also very popular with families.

From £22 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing


Glencoe: Skyfall

North Ledaig Caravan Club Site

Home to one of the most famous battles between Scottish Clans, Glencoe also played host one of the most recognisable Special Agents in the country. Featuring in the 2012 film Skyfall, the childhood home of James Bond, Skyfall Lodge, was set and filmed in the natural beauty of Glencoe. For 007 fans, combine a visit to this stunning landscape with a stay at the North Ledaig Club Site. This 30-acre Site is located on two miles of sandy beach and has been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Award. The Site is ideal for those who love watersports and is only a 40 minute drive to Glencoe.

From £20 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

Fort William: Harry Potter

Bunree Caravan Club Site

Deemed one of the most iconic film locations in Scotland, Fort William and the surrounding area welcomed the magic of the Harry Potter movie series for over ten years of filming. Muggles will recognise the infamous Rannoch Moor in the area, where the dementors boarded the Hogwarts Express in the first instalment of the final movie. The West Highland Line also runs through Fort William with services from Edinburgh and Glasgow and will be familiar to Potter fans as the route of the Hogwarts Express.  For those looking to be close to all of the enchanted action, Bunree Club Site offers a great pit stop. The Site is only a 20 minute drive from Fort William town centre and is on the water’s edge of Loch Linnhe.

From £17.50 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing Mon-Thurs during mid-week discount periods


Perth: Braveheart

Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site


Situated just north of Edinburgh, Perth plays host to the filming location one of the most iconic Scottish movies of all time, Braveheart. Some of the best known scenes of the 1995 classic starring Mel Gibson, were filmed at Loch Leven in Perth including the famous mountain walk of William Wallace after the killing of Mornay. For the perfect Scottish getaway this year, combine a trip to Loch Leven with a stay at nearby Balbirnie Club Site only a 30 minute drive away. The Site is set within 400 acres of parkland and is a popular stop off point on the network with hikers, cyclists and dog walkers.

From £13.50 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing Mon-Thurs during mid-week discount periods


Isle of Skye: MacBeth

Morvich Caravan Club Site  

As one of the most iconic takes on the Shakespearean classic, Justin Kurzels’ 2015 adaptation of MacBeth is set on the ruggedly pretty Isle of Skye. The Island’s mysterious landscape provided the moody backdrop for the timeless tragedy and played host to the gruesome murders and scary death scenes that feature in the film. Located just over an hour’s drive away, Morvich Club Site is the closest on the network to this intriguing area. The Site is hidden within the green valley of the Highlands and offers guaranteed beauty to all visitors since the area has been designated a National Scenic Area by the National Trust. In addition to this, the National Trust also organise guided walks from the Site so it is a great choice for those looking to explore the surrounding area on foot.

From £17.80 per standard pitch per night based on two adults sharing

Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, “Each year the Scottish economy sees a significant boost from Caravan and Motorhome Club members who spend around £40m off-site when holidaying in the region. 

Scotland has some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world, it’s no wonder it provides the backdrop to so many iconic films. Scotland is the ideal location for anyone who wants to experience adventures in the great outdoors and also enjoy City culture.”

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Notes to editors

About the Caravan and Motorhome Club

Champions of the great outdoors, the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over one million caravanners, motorhomers and trailer tent owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has over 110 years’ experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality sites for caravanners and motorhomers.

Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £51 per year and provides members with access to over 200 Club sites and 2,500 privately owned places to stay in the UK. 

The Club also offers a choice of 300 sites across Europe including France, Spain and Germany amongst other destinations. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts. There is no membership requirement for campers who want to pitch up at over 40 Caravan and Motorhome Club sites.

For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club please visit www.camc.com or call 01342 318 813.

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