In our post this month we’re taking a look at some of the most famous locations where some of the best movies have been made. For those of you who enjoy visiting film locations, we believe that Edinburgh has its fair share of some of the most impressive. Therefore, we’ve chosen just 5 of the best, and you’ll soon see that if you’re a film fanatic, Edinburgh is the place to visit.
1 Chariots of Fire
One of the most famous sports movies of all time was filmed in Scotland and in the film the Edinburgh skyline and statue of John Knox both featured heavily. You can visit both while you’re in Edinburgh and enjoy Arthur’s Seat, where the skyline was viewed from in the film.
2 One Fine Day
One Fine Day was filmed in Edinburgh and starred Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, who meet at the university and from then on spend their lives together. Moray Place, Forres Street and Arthur’s Seat all feature prominently as do other landmarks. It’s definitely a fun way to explore the city and remember the film’s most famous scenes, including that kiss on Forres Street.
3 Hallam Foe
This film is a comedy mixed with murder and intrigue was filmed on the Scottish Borders and in and around the city of Edinburgh including the Waldorf Caledonian Hotel and the City Art Centre. Why not even stay there? That way you can relive some of the film’s most famous scenes.
4 Cloud Atlas
This is another famous movie filmed in Edinburgh. This one featured Tom Hanks and Ben Whishaw with some scenes filmed in the city. The film covered a breath-taking 5 centuries so there was a lot to cover! Scenes were shot around the city covering the Royal Mile and Victoria Terrace.
5 Trainspotting Films
probably the most famous ones ever made in Edinburgh with key scenes filmed in and around the city throughout. The sequel made 20 years later was every bit as good and again featured Edinburgh’s most famous streets.
Escape Edinburgh For Games With Character
Finally, there’s our Escape games here in Edinburgh where you can get into character, any character and forget the outside world for an hour while you try to escape a locked room with a team of friends. Each room is themed, so you can be whoever you want to be. In the 60 minutes you’re trapped you’ll have clues and puzzles to solve before you get out – question is can you escape before the 60 minutes are up? Get in touch today!