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Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Glenfinnan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Seeing the steamtrain on the viaduct is great! But maybe even more special was the airplane flying over the viaduct. The best way for great views is to walk the "Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail" (starts at the trainstation): also superb view of Loch Shiel..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There's two sites to see at the Glenfinnan location - the Jacobean steam train and, in the opposite direction, the scenery frequently used in Harry Potter films. It's about 30 minutes west of Fort William and easy to access. While we were waiting for the 3 pm train, coming from west to east, we had a scone and tea in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't be put off by one or two of the recent reviews - the viaduct is easily reached on a paved road which passs right underneath it. There are optional side routes to get views from an alternative angle - and these too are on solid ground. If you do plan to branch out and walk to Glenfinnan station after... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful, world-renowned viaduct made even more famous by being in the Harry Potter films. Stunning scenery and if you climb the small hill behind the visitor centre, you'll discover even more breath-taking land and seascapes. Take 5 minutes out of your journey to Mallaig to experience some of the finer things this spectacular country has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walked up the footpath to the same level as the Viaduct at approx 10:30am to watch the Jacobite Steam Train pass which was great fun as I love steam trains and would recommend for anyone who loves trains.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ok, I know it was just a movie but the reality is a bit of a let down. You can just see the thing from the carpark and to get closer you tramp over a very muddy patch of marshy ground. We just stopped to check it out and take some photos for the kids but honestly unless you do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We caught the Jacobite Steam Train going over the Viaduct! Great timing! Nice tearoom, giftshop and short stroll over the road to the monument and shore of Loch Shiel. A Must Do stop on the road to Mallaig.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's juuuuust so fun. We're proper Potterheads and drove from Stirling for the day just to see it, but I think it's worth a visit even if you haven't seen the Viaduct featured in any films. We parked the car at a little parking spot a few hundred meters away and walked up. We aimed to be there at 3... More

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are a Harry Potter fan or train enthusiast this is a must see! The view of the viaduct either from under it or on it is truly amazing

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Whilst the viaduct is not visible (generally) from the road there are several parking places along the road (including the visitors centre) to leave the car and do a short (5 to 10 minutes) to see the viaduct. The access path to the viewing location is bitumen so no need to walk through grass or muddy tracks. There is also... More

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