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Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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No lie, the Glenfinnan Monument AND the Harry Potter Train Bridge are right next to one another. You can stand right at the visitor's center, looking at the monument, turn 180 degrees and POOF the tra... read more »
This is truly another beautiful gem of the Scottish countryside. The views of the monument, loch and the viaduct are truly stunning. A visitor centre , café and car park. Worth a small climb to view t... read more »
It's worth the visit if you are driving close. Small walk up the hill to enjoy a wonderful view over the loch, the monument and the viaduc
This place took my breath away, the views early in the morning in May of Loch Shiel are amazing, the stillness and reflections and low cloud cover, sets this view up like a perfect postcard, the monument stands up in the field next to the loch, as a reminder of 1745 Where the Jacobite Rising began here Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel. Wonderful place.
Awesome place that just makes your spine tingle when you know the history. There is a memorial bench to a VC as well which just adds to the atmosphere. Worth climbing to the Viewpoint on the other side of the road too.
Impressive monument in a spectacular location, if the visitor centre could charge for the air they probably would..
I visited here in 2003 and it was very cool to see. It was built when men were smaller. I'm a fairly big guy at 6'3" 235lbs and when I got to the top I had to put my arms over my head to fit my shoulders through. On another note, if you're lucky, you will see a steam locomotive crossing the bridge featured in the Harry Potter series.
Great views and a chance to see the Jacobite Express from behind the visitors center.
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