13 Sep 2012

Eilean Donan thrills with James Bond!

On Monday 17th September, Eilean Donan Castle, close to Glenelg, will be the starting point of a 7 day UK Tour marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films. Eilean Donan was used in 1999 Bond film “The World is Not Enough”

Eilean Donan Castle

The tour begins at 10:07am when Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in DR. NO (1962) and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963), will appear at Eilean Donan Castle.
The Castle location and backdrop has been used for many film and TV productions over the years, it's also noted as inspiring scenes in this years Disney blockbuster "Brave".

Of course, Eilean Donan is not the only local link to 007. The parents of Ian Fleming, the James Bond author, owned Arnisdale House at the end of the road, just a few miles past The Lodge.

Arnisdale House, previous home to Ian Flemings parents.

His father, Major Valentine Fleming was killed during the Great War and his name is marked on the Glenelg War Memorial.

Glenelg War Memorial

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