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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, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Being in November, everything is closed and there are also fewer people. We had lovely weather. We parked at the opposite of the Glenfinnan house hotel and started walking on the path, this path will take you to the viaduct, up the hill to watch the beautiful scenery, than to the trainstationw, the church and the monument. We were lucky... More 

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Golden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kids LOVED seeing a Harry Potter location in person! Wonderful walk as a family, with some puddle jumping and deer sighting too! :)

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United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The trail from the Glenfinnan rail station along the hillside and over to the viaduct is wonderful. It is a well-marked trail (you really can't stray from it without purposely attempting to do so) that crosses small streams, hugs the edge of the hill, and has several overlooks with views of the valley and the viaduct. It takes you directly... More 

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Leicestershire
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My daughter was so excited to visit this place. She was not disappointed. We chose to park in the second car park and walk down the road which took us to the foot of the bridge. To top it off there was a stag grazing. Lots of photos taken.

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I viewed this from the Glenfinnan Monument. I could not see a way to get closer from there without going across fenced land. However, I did not have time to scope this out more as the stop was part of a tour group.

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When the weather is fine, it's suitable for family and friends for one day trip. A great sight for Harry Porter's fans.

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Caernarfon
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Well where to start absoultely incredible scenery all around. The viaduct's an incredible achievement in itself. The train didn't pass when we visited, but I can imagine it's magical. All in all a must see if you're visiting surrounding area. The walk to the viaduct is tarmacked and is a 15 minute walk (at most) from the nearby car park.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great wee trail nearby the Glenfinnan monument. It climbs above the viaduct giving great views in all directions. Walking boots recommended.

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Toronto, Ontario
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

One of the most memorable parts of my trip to Scotland! Hike up a mountain path - there are two paths - when we were on our way back down we realized that we had definitely taken the more challenging way up!! The views are just amazing, and we lucked out and caught the steam train passing right when we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The whole "viaduct" experience is magic. It starts in the lovely Glenfinnan railway station - then a walk up a mountain path (complete with views of the mountains and lake) to the viewing point over the viaduct. Then the thrill of waiting for the stream engine from Fort William to arrive around the bend and cross the viaduct - very... More 

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