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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 other attractions in Glenfinnan, use our Glenfinnan holiday planner.
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  • With the monument closed due to lack of volunteers to man the site we could only walk around the bottom and enjoy the scenery. The tea room was nice but the chaffinches were a real menace, hovering an...  more »
  • Glenfinnan Monument / Viaduct at the north end of Loch Shiel is one of the best stop-over spot en-route from Mallaig to Glen Coe, vice versa. Take the path leading from car parking area up on the hill...  more »
  • We drove out to Glenfinnan to see the Monument and Viaduct. There are some good walks and it is a lovely area. The monument does fell as if it in the middle of nowhere. Worth a visit if you are in the...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit if your in the area.. The views are breathe taking
  • The monument itself isn't particularly impressive, but it does add significantly to the view down Loch Shiel, transforming it from good to great.
  • Fantastic scenery when the sun shines and atmospheric when it doesn't! Also best place to see the Harry Potter train passing over the viaduct.
  • A nice place to stop off and view the area when you climb to the top of the hill. Looking at the surrounding view in person, it looks almost like a painting.
  • Great place with breathtaking scenery. However we weren't able to climb up the monument even though it was supposed to be open.