Skyfall Road

Skyfall Road, a James Bond location in Scotland

Located in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, the road to the Loch Etive was featured in the 2012 Bond blockbuster Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. The road is frequently narrow with many hairpin bends not wide enough for two vehicles and a busy tourist route.

Located in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, the road to the Loch Etive was featured in the 2012 Bond blockbuster Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. The road is frequently narrow with many hairpin bends not wide enough for two vehicles and a busy tourist route.

It’s a single track road. So use passing places to permit overtaking. Beginning at the A82 Road, the road is 12.5 miles long. It’s paved but extremely narrow. The road where Bond tells M that this is where he comes from, is not suitable for large vehicles. The shot was taken on the Dalness Estate in Glen Etive. The water to the left is the River Etive. This road ends at a small car park and disused pier at the head of Loch Etive, though rough tracks continue along both shores.  Loch Etive is a 30 km sea loch in the spectacular Scottish Highlands location of Glen Etive extending for nearly twenty miles between the foot of Glen Etive and the open seas of the Firth of Lorn, on the West Coast of the country.

This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The area is a popular location for film makers. Incredible place, if you're lucky enough to live nearby you are able to just wander up to many of the film sets. The resulting influx of visitors has led to concerns about the despoilation of the glen through littering and fly-tipping. It has hosted many huge films such as: Thor: Dark World, Gladiator, Sherlock Holmes, The Deathly Hallows Part 1, Order of the Phoenix, Braveheart and The 39 Steps.

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.