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I know Scotland very well and have several theories of my own but can anyone tell me where this iconic shot was taken?

Ideally I'm after as accurate a location as possible as I'm fairly sure I can narrow it to one of two valleys (bonus points for a streetview link!)

Skyfall Shot

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The Skyfall House was actually a mock up and filmed on Hankley Common in Surrey - nowhere near Scotland! –  user6804 Nov 19 '13 at 12:51
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They use a shot of scottish mountains in the build up to the scenes at the house. But the house, grounds, drive and gate were built in Surrey. Bourne Wood to be specific. A popular location for film makers, it has hosted many huge films such as Thor: Dark World, Gladiator, Sherlock Holmes, Skyfall (to name a few!). Incredible place, if you're lucky enough to live nearby you are able to just wander up to many of the film sets. –  Charles Baker Nov 21 '13 at 11:31
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Actually I think it's here:

Skyfall in Glen Etive

The little bridge in front of Bond is the land mark.

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I'm going to swap the accepted answer to this one because I believe you're closer - good work :-) –  Liath Nov 6 '13 at 10:53
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Good catch, Rob! You are spot on. –  Paulster2 Nov 6 '13 at 13:00
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I know the area pretty well having climbed all the hills in the Glen Coe area. I wonder if the mist was added digitally or they were just lucky. Then again, Scottish hills often look like that ;-) –  Rob Nicholson Nov 7 '13 at 17:21
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When I was preparing for the trip through Scotland, a colleague of mine kept talking about the mist. I asked, "O.K., mist... but what about the rain there?". He said: "No, you don't understand. Scottish mist is rain." :-) –  Vedran Šego Nov 20 '13 at 11:27
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The shot was taken in Glen Etive, Highland, Scotland. The water to the left is the River Etive. I believe this link is the exact spot, but not entirely sure.

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That was pretty much exactly where I was thinking too but I wasn't sure! Funny, I was down there last week getting bitten by clegs - didn't see a blown up house ;-) –  Liath Aug 1 '13 at 10:57
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HAHA! Yup ... I'm thinking the site of the "Skyfall" house is probably not in that area ;-) –  Paulster2 Aug 1 '13 at 11:06
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I did actually see some pictures of them building out of wood so given the darkness of the scene it could be anywhere. –  Liath Aug 1 '13 at 11:14
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