James Bond films have always boasted some pretty spectacular filming locations , and it seems that the 25th instalment of the franchise will be no different.
Nicknamed Bond 25, the latest Bond offering is currently being filmed ahead of its April 2020 release, with stars such as Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes and Naomi Harris spotted heading to some glamorous locations.
We’re talking sun-soaked hotspots in Jamaica and Italy, beautiful Norwegian landscapes.
But there’s also good news for Brits on a budget as UK locations are also featuring on the production schedule, with the cast and crew having been spotted filming scenes in London and the Scottish Highlands.
We take a look at all of the Bond 25 locations we know so far – and where to find the deals if you want to visit and have your own luxury break (without all of the spy drama of course)…
The live launch of Bond 25 was unveiled in Jamaica, so it comes as no surprise that the breathtaking Caribbean island has served as a filming location.
The crew even shared a behind-the-scenes video of the filming.
© Getty Images/iStockphoto Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios was one of the spots where scenes were shot – and it’s actually already part of a slice of James Bond history having served as a location for 1962 hit Dr NO starring Sean Connery.
Jamaica is also home to the Fleming Villa where Ian Fleming himself lived and wrote some of the James Bond novels.
There are so many incredible places in Italy that it’s no surprise it was on production’s radar.
Matera in the region of Basilicata served as one of the locations thanks to its beautiful cobbled streets, Romanesque cathedral, historic squares and even a complex of caves carved into the mountainside.
It’s believed that some of the opening scenes may take place here.
© Getty Images/500px Prime Matera, Italy
If you want to visit, your best bet is to opt for flights to Bari, which is the nearest airport at around an hour and a half’s drive away.
easyJet has fares from £25.23 each way , while you can also find returns from £25 on Skyscanner although it’s worth noting that the latter may not always include direct routes.
© Getty Images/iStockphoto Matera, Italy
Meanwhile, Gravina in Puglia was revealed as another filming location with the cast and crew expected to head over in late summer to shoot some scenes.
A statement from the local press office of the Municipality of Gravina revealed that they were anticipating the crew to arrive in August and September and film for two months.
© Getty Images/iStockphoto Gravina, Italy
Gravina already looks like something out of a film set with its historic buildings, eye-catching architecture, impressive cathedral and breathtaking surroundings from its iconic bridge to the Alta Murgia National Park.
3. Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are filled with beautiful landscapes making for picture-perfect backdrops, but it was Aviemore in the Cairngorms which caught the production team’s eye for this film.
Aviemore has quite a handy location for exploring the surrounding scenery filled with lochs, ancient forests, mountain trails and even a ski run or two.
© Getty Images/iStockphoto Cairngorms National Park
It’s not the first time the Highlands have served as a location, as Skyfall had scenes in Glen Coe and Glen Etive.
We’ve picked out our favourite cheap hotels in the Scottish Highlands with breathtaking views in case you’re feeling inspired.
Although producers always try to surround filming in total secrecy, sometimes locations get revealed by fans and locals who spot the crew, as was the case here.
Locals in Nittedal, Norway, spotted set-makers constructing a wooden house near a frozen lake in the Norwegian spot, which is about 18 miles north east of Oslo.
There are also claims that car chases were filmed along the scenic Atlantic Road, an 8.3km long road which runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy.
© iStockphoto London also has the highest reported rate for ticket fraud
Pinewood Studios, which sits just outside of London, has been used for every Bond film – except Moonraker and Licence to Kill – so it’s no surprise that the cast and crew do venture to the English capital when sets just won’t do.
In fact, fans spotted Daniel Craig filming scenes in a seriously cool car – the Aston Martin V8 model.
Other London hotspots which have featured included the London Docklands and Millennium Dome in 1999 hit The World is Not Enough starring Pierce Brosnan.
Don’t live near the city but fancy a short break? We’ve picked out the best cheap hotels in London as well as cheap days out to try in the city.