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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Great place to visit the scenery is to die for if the weather is good. Robert one of the tour guides is a fantastic person to talk to as he has a wealth of knowledge about just about everything..Can't wait until.next year till I go back again!!
  • A very peaceful spot. Does get a lot of tourists considering how remote it is. As ever with Scotland, fantastic views
  • Tourist trap! Insanely packed with tourists​ and not sure why. I stopped here on the way to the Isle of Skye ferry so it was right on the way for me. But if I went out of my way to stop here, I'd be quite disappointed. Yes, the scenery around here is beautiful but the same is true for most of the highlands. No reason to waste your time here seeing a monument like this.
  • Great view of the viaduct and only a short walk out to the monument. The climb up to the viewpoint was worth it. Good cakes. Shop and exhibition a bit small.
  • Very informative museum very much enjoyed my visit. The car park could do with upsizing by a lot however this wasn't a problem for us as we found a space. I can see why this place is so busy as the monument is a very nice tribute to the history that took place in the area. Also Harry potter film location which is cool.

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