Think iconic British spy, Ian Fleming's James Bond, has nothing to do with the Isle of Wight?

Think again.

From Britten Norman's Islander plane to filming locations and even a submarine, there are plenty of ways to play homage to 007.

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Filming Spectre in Austria, in a Britten Norman Islander plane

Isle of Wight County Press: The James Bond team was attracted to Solden, Austria by its ice Q restaurantThe James Bond team was attracted to Solden, Austria by its ice Q restaurant (Image: Rudi Wyhlidal)

In the Austrian Alps, lies a high tech, high design James Bond museum, called 007 Elements.

It is located more than 10,000 feet above sea level, at the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain, with views to the ski resort of Sölden.

Here, scenes from Spectre, which was filmed in the town 2015, are brought to life, in vivid colour and effect.

The €10 million brutalist-style bunker is carved into the mountainside and, PA reports, has the appearance of a villain’s lair.

There are nine zones in total, including The Action Hall, which features the front portion of an aircraft piloted by Bond in Spectre - none other than an Isle of Wight-designed Islander.

The attraction says: "This is an installation that centres on the work of the special effects and stunt departments."

The bullet-ridden and partially-destroyed Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander was flown by Daniel Craig and forms an impressive centrepiece, suspended from a ceiling in front of a wall of windows showcasing the region’s majestic mountains.

007 Elements was opened by owner Jakob Falkner and Bond star Naomie Harris.

Stay in a submarine

Isle of Wight County Press: The prop James Bond submarine is now a glamping locationThe prop James Bond submarine is now a glamping location

At the Isle of Wight's famous and quirky Windmill Campersite, there is the chance to sleep in a submarine that was used in The World is Not Enough.

The prop Soviet Victor III class nuclear-powered vessel was used in filming for the 1999 Bond movie, which starred Pierce Brosnan and Sophie Marceau.

These days, it enjoys a quieter life at Froglands Farm, near Carisbrooke, as glamping accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker.

Featuring two double beds and a single bunk it is described as having 'little head room but loads of character'.

It cost campsite owners Rhys and Stew around £40,000 to convert it, starting over the winter months of 2021/22.

Vantage point off Ventnor

Isle of Wight County Press: Ventnor seafront and the English ChannelVentnor seafront and the English Channel (Image: IWCP)

For No Time To Die, the Royal Navy's HMS Dragon was stationed off the Isle of Wight, in the English Channel.

The filming location doubled-up as the site of an altercation between two superpowers, but in reality, it was much closer to home.

A navy ship and helicopter were spotted at the time and some of the film crew even stayed in the seaside town.

Islanders spotted the goings on, off the coast, but had to wait to see why, because the film's release was delayed by Covid-19.

The film was to become Daniel Craig's last as the iconic character. 

Down a gin for the Island

Isle of Wight County Press: Daniel Craig and Ana De Armes with distinctive bottles behind the bar..Daniel Craig and Ana De Armes with distinctive bottles behind the bar.. (Image: No Time To Die/IW Distillery)

We know Bond likes a martini, but it was bottles of Mermaid Gin and Mermaid Pink Gin that caused a stir in No Time To Die.

The products are made on the Island, by the Isle of Wight Distillery.

Their distinctive design can be seen on the bar, behind Daniel Craig.