Much of Trainspotting was actually filmed in Glasgow, but the iconic opening scene with Ewan McGregor hurling around the centre of Edinburgh to Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust for Life’ is unforgettable. You can sprint in his footsteps along Princes Street, but if you have Iggy Pop’s classic blasting through your headphones, beware: you may end up barrelling over the bonnet of a car as McGregor does when he hurls himself down the steps on to Calton Road. Look out too for the characters Renton (McGregor) and Spud in nearby Waterloo Place.
Watch the trailer on Vimeo to see Princes Street.
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