As No Time To Die hits cinemas this week, you’re sure to be wowed by the incredible scenery, as Bond travels from Italy to the rocky Faroe Islands.
Even if you’re not on Her Majesty’s Secret Service, you can visit the film’s amazing filming them for yourself, and we’ve even found places to stay that are fit for a superspy.
From Ian Fleming’s old haunt in Jamaica to the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean Road, here are the best spots from the new Bond movie.
No Time To Die utilises multiple locations around boot-shaped Italy’s sun-baked south.
Mostly featuring Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux’s returning heroine, these include the ‘Midnight Canal’ swimming cave near small seaside resort Sapri, cute cliffside port Maratea and secret cove Spiaggia dell’Arcomagno, hidden by a natural rock arch.
The trailer’s opening moments also see Bond leap off Ponte Acquedotto, a two-tier Roman bridge below the Puglian town of Gravina.
Just south, the ancient white-stone settlement of Matera — featuring hundreds of cave houses cut into its tufa-rock hillside — hosts an epic car and motorbike chase.
STAY: Once slum-like, many of Matera’s cave houses are now cool hotels such as the Sextantio le Grotte della Civita.
Alongside 18 rooms, its restaurant occupies a rock-hewn church. From £150pn, mrandmrssmith.com.
Ever since introducing Ursula Andress’s conch-clasping Honey Ryder in Dr No, tropical Jamaica has been a Bond-movie regular.
In this latest cameo, the Caribbean island hosts a temporary seaside cabin in which we find Bond retired from active service, plus scenes involving old CIA chum Felix and Lashana Lynch’s new double-O.
STAY: Ian Fleming’s villa on the plush GoldenEye estate still contains the late Bond novelist’s furniture. Nightly rentals start at £4,188 (worldwidedreamvillas.com).
Or stay by the Blue Lagoon at Moon San Villa’s cheerful hotel. From £133 B&B, with complimentary boat trips, moonsanvilla.com.
The location of Bond’s dilapidated family mansion in Skyfall appears again inthis 25th instalment.
It’s the backdrop for — you guessed it — yet another car chase, this time along the banks of Loch Laggan’s Ardverikie Estate just outside the Cairngorms National Park. Most memorably glimpsed in the trailer as a vehicle flips over, the same domain’s ancient deer forest also features.
STAY: Its focal point, Ardverikie House — best known as baronial Glenbogle from the BBC series Monarch Of The Glen — is a turreted, Victorian Gothic manor dating to the 19th century.
Staying in one of six cottages nearby, guests can fish, rock-climb and hike in between inspecting those filming locations. Seven nights from £765, self-catering, ardverikie.com.
No Time To Die’s denouement will showcase the Faroes, a small, self-governing archipelago overseen by Denmark.
The slender, northerly island of Kalsoy was used. Eleven miles long, with just four villages and about 75 inhabitants, it’s an especially dramatic place where roads snake down deep valleys and spiky peaks plunge to wild shores populated by puffins.
Set to appear in the film is dinky Kallur Lighthouse, perched precariously atop a steep cliff. Featuring some hiking, privately guided James Bond Sightseeing Tours promise to take in all the main locations. They cost from £325pp including a ferry crossing from Klaksvík (guidetofaroeislands.fo).
Other Faroe Islands have Michelin-starred eateries, haute-couture knitwear shops and wild waterfalls.
STAY: Using the fully-sustainable Hotel Brandan outside capital Tórshavn on main isle Streymoy, four-night fly-drive trips let you explore by car and/or ferry. From £1,095pp, including direct flights and car hire, regent-holidays.co.uk.
Norway supposedly paid more than £4m to have director Cary Joji Fukunaga shoot on location in the Scandinavian country.
They got their wish — Rami Malek’s masked baddie Safin patrols frozen Langvann, a forest-hugged lake north of capital Oslo, near the village of Hakadal, while another car chase — involving, naturally, James Bond in an Aston Martin — follows the legendary Atlantic Ocean Road (or Atlanterhavsveien).
Skipping between and over empty islets via viaducts, causeways or bridges south of Trondheim, this five-mile drive ranks among the world’s most scenic — making it perfect for our favourite spy.
STAY: For Langvann, hole up centrally at Oslo’s Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus — home to slick rooms despite being a century old — and take a train to Hakadal. Three nights from £540pp, including flights (sunvil.co.uk).
Best Served offers self-driving trips along the Atlantic Ocean Road, from £1,100pp; best-served.co.uk.
At your service: Three Bond experiences right here in the UK
1. Learn surveillance tips, sample James Bond’s favourite fragrance, tour Ian Fleming’s old haunts and sip a vodka Martini with Imagine’s Bond for a Day experience.
The five-hour jaunt starts, appropriately enough, at the Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard.
2. On the James Bond Bus Tour of London you can see locations from films such as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (the College of Arms) and Skyfall (MI6 HQ).
The tour, which starts at Temple Tube station and ends at the London Eye, tells the stories behind each scene.
£35 per adult, britmovietours.com
3. Wish you were 007 for a day? Jump behind the wheel of Bond’s favourite cars and enjoy a three-mile blast in an Aston Martin Replica DB5 and V8 Vantage, with the moment captured on camera and video. Choose from a variety of locations.
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