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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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  • If you're in the area, this is a great sight, but nothing to travel a very long distance to see. The tower down by the lake is nice, nothing particular about it. You can walk up in the tower, but only...  more »
  • The monument (or the visitor centre) wasn't open when we visited out of season. However it was still worth stopping the car as the site has historic and atmospheric qualities and you are able to take ...  more »
  • I visited here as it was on a list of must sees and I don't think I really appreciated how amazing it was going to be beforehand. I arrived around 2pm on a sunny autumn day. It's a really quiet place ...  more »
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  • Excellent views of the viaduct with a viewpoint no more than a 5 minute walk from the car park, it is a little steep but easily doable for the average person.
  • This is the most beautiful place I visited during my time in Scotland. Just a short five minute incline on a footpath from the gift shop and restaurant - the view at the top is worth every single footstep up there. On one side, there is a loch opening out, a monument and trees everywhere, and if you turn 180 degrees, you have a view of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where if you visit at the right time, you can watch the Jacobite steam train go over and feel like you're watching Harry Potter all over again!
  • Another wonderful piece of Scottish history, accompanied by fabulous scenery and delightful views. As ever, overpriced caf├ęs and git shops abound.
  • Good access, placed in a very nice place with a lake as background and facing the mountain.
  • If you are into monuments this is for you, else just take a picture of the railroad bridge, made famous by Harry Potter, and continue your road.