Thrillseekers invited to celebrate Global James Bond Day with weekend away in Scotland
Thrillseekers are being tempted to celebrate today’s Global James Bond Day (Thursday, 5 October) by booking an Aston Martin 007 Weekend, which takes in some of Scotland’s scenic film locations.
Today marks the 1962 release of Dr No – the first film in the series – and although the next James Bond film isn’t set for release until 2019, those looking for a stylish 007 experience sooner are invited to combine the thrill of driving a convertible Aston Martin past some of Scotland’s scenic 007 film locations with a stay in a five-star hotel on its own private island.
Location highlights include Faslane Naval Base, which featured in The Spy Who Loved Me; the Loch by Crinan, the scene of a boat chase through the Bosphorus in From Russia with Love, and Glencoe, the setting for the dramatic finale in Skyfall.
The two-night trip includes three days’ hire of an Aston Martin DB9 (from Edinburgh or Glasgow), a two-night stay at the luxurious Isle of Eriska Hotel with breakfast, dinner and a Martini master class, a private speedboat ride to the Isle of Mull and entrance to Duart Castle – an island fortress and the ancestral home of Clan Maclean, which is thought to have inspired Ian Fleming’s James Bond.