Skyfall Road is a Scottish road for James Bond

Situated in the west of the spectacular Scottish Highlands, Loch Etive is a beautiful lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The road to the lake was featured in the 2012 Bond film "Skyfall."

Skyfall Road

Can you drive to Loch Etive?

Located near Glencoe, the paved road to the lake is called Glen Etive road. It’s a dead single track, frequently narrow with many hairpin turns, not wide enough for two vehicles, and a busy tourist route. So, use passing places to permit overtaking.

How long is the Skyfall Road to Loch Etive?

Beginning at the scenic A82 Road, the road is 20.11 km (12.5 miles) long. It is well worth the trip. 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 long salty lake in the spectacular Highlands.

Where was James Bond Skyfall filmed?

The road to the lake was featured in the 2012 Bond blockbuster Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. 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. James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 finds itself momentarily eclipsed by the breathtaking and atmospheric Scottish landscapes. Regrettably, the iconic Skyfall house depicted in the film was a product of movie magic and constructed as a set in Surrey, England.

How many movies have been filmed here?

The incredible area is a popular location for filmmakers as it offers a panorama of unique and majestic scenery. 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," "Braveheart," and "The 39 Steps." It’s also the loch where Harry, Hermione, and Ron jump into after escaping Gringott’s Bank on the back of a dragon in "Deathly Hallows part 2."