A round-up of six attractions in the UK that have – sometimes unexpected – links to James Bond.
Nene Valley Railway, Cambridgeshire
In 1982 scenes from Octopussy were filmed at Nene Valley Railway, with Roger Moore starring as James Bond. Cast and crew members spent six weeks filming on location. One of the toughest scenes to film at the attraction was one in which a Mercedes car was shot out over the tracks as a train was travelling towards it.
Groups can arrange to travel on steam trains at the railway, and book catering that ranges from cream teas or ploughman’s lunches to fish and chip suppers.
The Eden Project, Cornwall
The Eden Project was used as a filming location for the 2002 James Bond film, Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan.
The vast dome-shaped biome at the attraction doubled up as a lair for Bond villain Gustav Graves. Film makers had to capture their scenes in the evenings as the owners of Eden didn’t want it to be closed to the public in the day.
Groups visiting The Eden Project can take advantage of a long list of benefits including discounted admission, guided tours and catering options.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace doubled as Palazzo Cadenza in Rome in Spectre starring Daniel Craig. Bond was filmed racing through the grounds of the palace while under fire from gunmen.
Group discounts are available to parties of 15 people visiting the stately home and birthplace of Winston Churchill. Guided tours and catering can also be arranged.
Amberley Working Museum, West Sussex
The quarry tunnel at Amberley Working Museum appeared as Main Strike Mine in A View to a Kill starring Roger Moore. It’s where Bond girl Mayday turned her back on being a baddie after learning about villain Zorin’s double cross.
The museum is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east and exhibits include a narrow gauge railway, telecommunications hall and electricity hall.
Groups of ten plus are entitled to discounts on admission and lunches can be arranged in the Limeburners Café.
Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, was filmed at Ascot in 2011. The racetrack’s grandstand structure doubled up as Shanghai Airport.
New signs were erected at the course with Shanghai International Airport logos, with blue banners matching the real airport exactly, as well as complimenting the grandstand's existing colour scheme.
Groups visiting Ascot can arrange special viewing, betting and refreshment options. Discounts are available for parties of ten plus.