Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan

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At Glenfinnan Monument, view the tribute to the brave Jacobite clansman who fought for the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising. Designed by renowned Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham, the monument was built in 1815 to commemorate the raising of the Prince's standard here. Climb to the top of the tower to take in great views of Loch Shiel and the typical Highland scenery. Stop by the visitors center to learn more about the history behind the monument and the uprising through various exhibits. To visit Glenfinnan Monument and get the most from your holiday in Glenfinnan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glenfinnan day trip site .
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  • After visiting Culloden it would of not been right to have not visited the site of Bonnie Prince Charlie first raised his standard in memorial to the clansmen who died. Brilliant Visitor Center across...  more »
  • We stopped here on our Scotland road trip as we were very interested in the Jacobite history. The views in every direction are breath taking. Well worth a short or long stop for photos.  more »
  • It is a memorial to fallen clan during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. beautiful is the landscape, which as usual is magnificent. close you can see the bridge seen in the Harry Potter films.
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  • Great place to visit the scenery is to die for if the weather is good. Robert one of the tour guides is a fantastic person to talk to as he has a wealth of knowledge about just about everything..Can't wait until.next year till I go back again!!
  • A very peaceful spot. Does get a lot of tourists considering how remote it is. As ever with Scotland, fantastic views
  • Tourist trap! Insanely packed with tourists​ and not sure why. I stopped here on the way to the Isle of Skye ferry so it was right on the way for me. But if I went out of my way to stop here, I'd be quite disappointed. Yes, the scenery around here is beautiful but the same is true for most of the highlands. No reason to waste your time here seeing a monument like this.
  • Great view of the viaduct and only a short walk out to the monument. The climb up to the viewpoint was worth it. Good cakes. Shop and exhibition a bit small.
  • Very informative museum very much enjoyed my visit. The car park could do with upsizing by a lot however this wasn't a problem for us as we found a space. I can see why this place is so busy as the monument is a very nice tribute to the history that took place in the area. Also Harry potter film location which is cool.

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