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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan

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Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.ConstructionThe Glenfinnan Viaduct, however, was complete enough by October 1898 to be used to transport materials across the valley. It was built at a cost of.A legend long-established attached to the Glenfinnan Viaduct was that a horse had fallen into one of the piers during construction in 1898 or 1899. In 1987, Professor Roland Paxton failed to find evidence of a horse at Glenfinnan using a fisheye camera inserted into boreholes in the only two piers large enough to accommodate a horse. In 1997, on the basis of local hearsay, he investigated the Loch nan Uamh Viaduct by the same method but found the piers to be full of rubble. Using scanning technology in 2001, the remains of the horse and cart were found at Loch nan Uamh, within the large central pylon.DesignThe viaduct is built from mass concrete, and has 21 semicircular spans of. It is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland at, and crosses the River Finnan at a height of. The West Highland Line it carries is single track, and the viaduct is wide between the parapets. The viaduct is built on a curve of.
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  • This place is a must for fans of Harry Potter and all the same wonderful rest for those who do not know the saga. a side view of the viaduct, the other a wonderful panorama on a lake and glenfinnan monument. well informed on the train schedules. Only downside is parking £ 2.
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  • Amazing place for a day out. I went there with family . We walked up and down the mountains , enjoying scenic landscape and praising the natural beauty of the area. After 30-45 min to the train statio...  read more »
  • We thought we went the wrong route as coming from Mallaig. But we ended up with the best route. We went and parked at the Railway station. Went under the railway track to the other side and went up th...  read more »
  • Came here on my travels in May 2015 got there early to catch a photo of the Jacobite trains first day back, it poured down as I waited, but standing up on bank left side of viaduct you get the best of views, such a beautiful structure and with the steam train going across it, it puts you back in time of days gone by, got some great images. I didn't even care I was drenched. Well worth going to see.
  • really nice place to visit but don't walk up to the viewing point. you have a better view from the other side. before you visit it look after the times where the steamtrain driver above it. then you have found the train to hogwarts!
  • It's very hard to get here, and I think that it's a part of the Viaduct's awesomeness. It's also the viaduct shown in the "Harry Potter", so a must-see for all HP fans.
  • What a views. Even if you do not like the viaduct which I think is awesome get there for magnificent views. Breathtaking
  • Beautiful valley complete with the viaduct at the top and a sill water lake at the bottom. One should reserve at least 3 hours to walk around the magnificent surroundings of the viaduct
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