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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  • August 16, 2017
    Whilst you're rushing around in Scotland, take a moment to stop and have a look at the exhibition and tower, particularly if you're a National Trust member (free parking and free entry to the tower). ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The monument, the surrounding countryside and the inlet and the associated history of the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the last attempts of the Scottish clans for independence from England make this place a special experience. To take some time, m.E. worthwhile in any case. If the time can be set so that the steam train can be observed when he drives on the other side of the Glenfinnanviadukt the experience in Glenfinnan is perfect. For the observation of the train on the viaduct is necessary from the hill behind the restaurant either some time for the March to the rear or a great lens to zoom.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The monument is cool and if you're out there will see it anyway, if it's worth going for him? No!
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  • August 1, 2017
    Staff were rude. Couldn't go up the monument no explanation given. Gift shop is bigger than the experience. Only good bit was the nearby walks.
  • July 19, 2017
    Excellent scenery. Fantastic views and even Harry Potter filming locations to see.
  • July 20, 2017
    Enjoyed my walk here great views all-around. Learned a lot here.
  • August 6, 2017
    A big of Scottish history. Good old Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • July 18, 2017
    Fantastic view, history abounds, totally spoiled by disgraceful visitor centre, cafe and toilets. The £2 charge just for stopping and parking should have forewarned me. However it didn't prepare me for £2 for a very, very small cup of tea in a paper cup nor the toilet floor awash with water, dirt and toilet paper. The staff's excuse for the state of the toilets? "Oh, we're a bit busy just now and they were clean at lunchtime" - which was 2 hours previously!! The National Trust for Scotland should be ashamed at the quality of the visitor centre and the uncaring attitude of it's staff.

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