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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  • A great place to visit and think about and learn about the 1745 Jacobite rising. Climbing to the top of the monument is a must but only if you have the head for heights and climbing out through the hatch might be difficult for some. The staff are friendly and the site is well run. The view point is a great place to look over the monument and the loch.
  • The views from here are simply stunning as you can from my photos. It doesn’t matter what the weather is but this place will never disappoint. I wish I had enough time to trek up to the viaduct. Careful where you park there are a few pay and display car parks.
  • Unbelievable scenery down near the monument. The view of the loch with the mountains rising on either side is arty picture postcard territory. Bring a tripod and take some time (I just had a phone unfortunately). Good strong tea with friendly service at the shop. The viaduct? It’s certainly stunning but I went back to the shores of the Loch a couple of times as the light changed through a wet April morning.
  • The guide at the monument was a font of information, as well as history, he was a fan of Animé. Really enjoyed the views too. Cafe exhibition all good. plus entrance and parking free to Trust members.
  • The area where Bony Prince Charlie raised his colours to start the Jacobite Rebellion. Amazing views and the trip up the winding stairs to the top of the monument is well worth it. Pop up to the viewpoint beging the visitor center to see Harry Potter's viaduct.
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