THE PERFECT TV AND MOVIE FILMING LOCATIONS
Readers of USA Today voted Scotland the world's Best Cinematic Destination in 2015. Wow, what an accolade to have! From Stanley Kubrick and James Bond to Outlander and Braveheart, Scotland is a prime filming location. There has even been a Bollywood blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which used Scotland as a backdrop.
Lagganlia has even had its share of the spotlight, with the filming of the BBC Children’s fantasy game show, Raven using Lagganlia for their outdoor location. Both centres in Cairngorm and Argyll are ideal for a wide range of TV and movie locations due to their large grounds and surrounding scenery, including mountains, forests, rivers and hills.
Both sites offer excellent accommodation options, including, lodges, camping pods and large main houses. At Benmore Outdoor Centre, there is a 19th Century farmhouse and cottage and the main house which can all be used for sets and would be great for period dramas due to their isolated, rural locations and few pylons or signs of modern technology.
Lagganlia, Cairngorms location checklist
- Large main house accommodation
- Main house meeting rooms and canteen
- Five lodges perfect for filming and accommodation
- Ten camping pods set in woodland
- climbing and rope course
- Large parking area
- Near A9 and under 1 hour from Inverness
- Rivers, forests, hills and mountain backdrop
- Year round location, perfect for winter filming.
Benmore, Argyll location checklist
- Large country house ideal for group accommodation
- 19th Century main house perfect for period filming and backdrop
- 19th Century white-washed farmhouse and cottage set in a woodland location
- 19th Century grand gates and gardens
- Extensive grounds with giant Sierra Redwoods
- Close to rivers, caves and coastline
- Close to Dunoon with ferry links to the west coast and Glasgow.
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING AND COACHING BREAKS
Team building is essential for any organisation. Local authorities, the third sector and corporations all see the benefits of time away from day to day routine and bonding with each other. Our outdoor learning centres are the perfect location for any team building events. With our range of onsite activities, we can help tailor a package which exceeds your team's expectations.
Our centres are in two locations and have wide-ranging facilities, activities and accommodation options. Lagganlia Outdoor Centre in the Cairngorms is close to Aviemore and has excellent road and rail connections to the central belt of Scotland and the UK.
The Benmore Outdoor Centre is in Argyll near Dunoon in the coastal area of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Benmore Outdoor Centre is more remote and secluded, which is perfect for groups who want to get away from the distractions of technology and urban areas.
Whatever your objectives to support, train or motivate your team, our centres provide the perfect base.
A variety of activities are available at both our locations. Contact the centre to discuss.
We can help arrange activities, and offsite trips in the surrounding areas and our team can discuss options when you inquire. You can explore our locations and accommodation options below.
LAGGANLIA ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE CAIRNGORMS
We have a wide range of accommodation options to suit all sizes of groups with our lodges able to accommodate from six up to 58 people. Ptarmigan Lodge, which sleeps six, even has a hot tub for relaxing after an energetic day of activity. In the woods around the site, we have 12 camping pods which each sleep two people. There are some BBQ huts and picnic areas throughout the site to help you make the most of the outdoors.
For larger groups, our main house can accommodate up to 58 and has some meeting rooms, common areas and bedrooms in a variety of twin rooms and bunk rooms. With drying rooms and plentiful parking around the site, no matter what size your group is, Lagganlia Outdoor Centre delivers a fantastic base when visiting the Cairngorms.
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BENMORE ACCOMMODATION IN PICTURESQUE ARGYLL
We’ve often heard from visitors that Argyll has just taken their breath away. Our self-catering accommodation at Bernice Farmhouse which sleeps up to 20 and Bernice Cottage which sleeps up to five provides the ideal location for those you want to get away from it all or as a base for exploring the full Argyll area. For larger groups and schools, Benmore House delivers the perfect residence for outdoor learning, accommodating groups up to 122 people.
Relax, take in the scenery, get active and learn when you visit the Benmore Outdoor Centre.
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