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Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Great trail from the Glenfinnan railway museum,

Starting from the Glenfinnan railway museum there is great walk to the Glenfinnan viaduct. The route is greatly maintained by the people of the museum. The walk is about 2,5 miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Starting from the Glenfinnan railway museum there is great walk to the Glenfinnan viaduct. The route is greatly maintained by the people of the museum. The walk is about 2,5 miles long and takes about 1 - 2 hour. It is a steep walk but the payoff is superb, great view's of the Glenfinnan viaduct. One of the best short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in advance when the train passes: this is a great place to visit and it has a great view, but if you'd just look at the bridge with nothing going over it, I reckon there are better places to visit in Schotland.

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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to visit this viaduct while in the area, such a spectacular views from the viewpoint at the top, quite a climb but well worth it once you get to the top

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Glenfinnian Viaduct carpark at 10:15 and strolled up to the high side of the viaduct to watch the steam train go over the viaduct approximately 10:45am daily. The walk is easy and takes about 15 minutes to reach viaduct then 5 minutes walk up to a great viewing point. This place is not well signposted and thus... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now this is one overrated sight. If you are coming from Fort William, go past the parking lot and visitor center and you will find an area of free parking. If you have just arrived in Scotland, keep driving; you will see so many more things that are more beautiful and interesting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We hiked from the Glenfinnan railway station to get a great picture of the "Harry Potter" viaduct for our granddaughter.

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Fermoy, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Beautiful place in the Autumn , the colours and scenery are amazing. There is charge for the car park and tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

For those who like Harry Potter this is a must see, but even if you don't care about the movie, it's a beautiful place to visit. Wait for the train if you can. There is a sign in the visitor centre with the time it passes by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a great sight but I have just read in the paper that some visitors have been trespassing on railway property by walking on the viaduct. Not only is this against the law but it is incredibly stupid - if you are hit by a train you most likely will not survive. Enjoy the viaduct from a distance. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Travelled to Skye via Skye bridge ,on to Harris ( unforgetable ) by ferry. Back via ferry to Mallaig and along to Glenfinnan

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