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Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Awesome views, and landscape

Climb up the hill by the road for the best views of the viaduct and the area. The views of the Monument and Loch Shiel are to die for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Climb up the hill by the road for the best views of the viaduct and the area. The views of the Monument and Loch Shiel are to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery - a perfect stop on a trip through the highlands. Be sure to do a walk around the area too...we parked at the Glenfinnan train station museum - free parking as opposed to the paid car park down at the viaduct visitor centre which was super busy. A 20 minute walk from the train station gets you to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The train journey was lovely, great scenery and viaduct was amazing? However we paid extra to go 1st Class and that was very disappointing. The carriage was grubby and window ledges had dead flies on them and windows were dirty. Afternoon tea was disappointing and came without a side plate or knife. The tea was lukewarm, and it was more... More 

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Midlothian Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Found my perfect location on hillside to photograph the steam train coming over viaduct. Do it on way from Fort William not the return journey as steam train is in reverse on return.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited the Glenfinnan viaduct after finding out the location from going on the Jacobite steam train. If you are traveling by car your sat nav will take you to the visitor centre, the viaduct is a five minute walk behind the visitor centre. Unfortunately I didn’t get to take any pictures with the train going over the viaduct which you... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Marvellous viaduct in stunning scenery, also used in the Harry Potter films. Great piece of engineering.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A wonderful experience to travel over the viaduct on the Jacobite steam train with plenty of photo ops along the way. Or, alternatively, visit the Glenfinnan monument and take the short walk up the hill behind the Center for a spectacular view if the viaduct (of course, of Harry Potter fame).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It was a pleasant experience watching the Jacobite Steam Train pass by the viaduct. A short walk from the back of the visitor centre (signage available and train schedule listed) took us to the lookout. While waiting for the train to arrive, we were able to appreciate the fantastic view of Loch Shiel. Not only did the Steam Train pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great little stop. My only recommendation is to time your visit with the train crossing. Was 10:30-45am for us. Makes the trip that much more special. Plan on arriving early as parking is limited. If it overflows drive past to the church up the hill on your left. 5min walk back.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The short walk from the visitors centre to the viaduct provides an excellent view across Loch Shiel and the mountains behind the viaduct.

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