Have you ever found yourself watching a movie or TV show and suddenly shouting out: “I know that place!”?
Well, it’s no surprise. Scotland’s cities, towns and wild places have been the backdrop for many a famous scene.
So let’s enjoy a whirlwind tour of locations that have graced the silver screen . . . and find out what’s on offer there for you.
Edinburgh’s Old Town
Choose Trainspotting. Choose Edinburgh.
Yes, Scotland’s capital played a starring role in the original 1996 film and recently released sequel. In the new film, Renton has a run-in with Begbie in a nightclub and makes a run for it through the streets of Edinburgh’s mediaeval old town. It gives a great showcase of the city’s most charming quarter.
Given the location, it’s safe to say we have beautiful flats all the way in terms of housing.
For a prized address such as Canongate on the Royal Mile, a two-bedroomed flat commands prices around £300,000. A one-bedroomed flat in one of the postwar buildings on the same street is around £200,000.
There are also top-end luxury flats to rent, priced from around £900 to £2,000 per month.
Located in the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Rosslyn Chapel featured in the 2003 best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code and film adaptation.
The Chapel is privately owned and not for sale but there are other heavenly properties for sale.
Most homes in the village are houses and range in price from two-bedroomed semis for around £150,000 to the £350,000 mark for three and four-bedroomed traditional detached properties.
The hit TV BBC series Monarch of the Glen, which attracted audiences around the world, was filmed in Badenoch in the Highlands – with Ardverikie House on the banks of Loch Laggan featuring as Glenbogle Castle.
Badenoch and nearby Aviemore both offer good value for money when it comes to property. In Laggan and surrounding area you can live like a monarch yet pay under £300,000 for a five-bedroomed home and less than £100,000 for a one-bedroomed cottage.
Glasgow’s Merchant City
When Brad Pitt came to town in 2013 to film zombie thriller World War Z, traffic was literally stopped.
Much of the city’s Merchant City was used for filming including Cochrane Street, John Street and George Square which starred as Philadelphia.
Today flats of every kind are available in Glasgow’s most glamorous quarter. It’s a good place for first time buyers as there are one and two-bedroomed flats for under £100,000. You can pay up to £300,000 for a three-bed duplex flat in Brunswick Street.
If renting is more your bag, a one-bedroomed flat can be yours for under £500 a month. Or perhaps a fully furnished, three-bedroomed apartment in The Italian Centre for £1,600 a month? (zombies not included).
Doune near Stirling
Doune Castle was so good they used it twice. The 14th Century courtyard castle has featured as Castle Leoch in the hit series Outlander. It also starred as the Castle of Guy de Lombard in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The village is a picturesque pocket of Stirlingshire between the hamlet of Thornhill and larger settlement of Dunblane, on the train line for Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Properties include charming traditional terraced homes and flat conversions, large family bungalows and luxury homes in the more modern developments.
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Caption: Location, location, location: The Outlander effect has attracted visitors and house hunters.