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While Scotland’s capital is more known for its beauty than broadway, there are number of movies filmed in Edinburgh worthwhile binging on. Spot iconic locations in the following films covering all niches from crime to comedy, Marvel to musical. Which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.
Oh, you might want to read our guide to Scottish slang words before settling down to a film!
2012, Ken Loach starring Paul Brannigan
2012, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski
2020, David Dobkin starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams
2013, Jon S. Baird starring James McAvoy
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2011, Lone Scherfig starring Anne Hathaway
*Not as good as the book ~ Gemma, Everything Edinburgh
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2018, David Mackenzie starring Chris Pine
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
2018, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Sunshine on Leith
2013, Dexter Fletcher starring Jane Horrocks
The Da Vinci Code
2006, Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1969, Ronald Neame starring Maggie Smith
1996, Danny Boyle starring Ewan McGregor
Danny Boyle starring Ewan McGregor
While the Harry Potter movies are not actually films set in Edinburgh, their impact on the city can’t go unnoticed so we would like to extend an honourable mention to the series.
Why do people associate Edinburgh with Harry Potter?
JK Rowling, the author, dreamed up the story of the boy wizard while living in Edinburgh and many cafes claim that she penned chapters while drinking coffee in their establishments.
There are lots of locations which Potterheads should visit in Edinburgh including Greyfriars Kirk, The Elephant House, Victoria Street (Scotland’s Diagon Alley) and the City Chamber.
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