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Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland

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Amazing structure

How exciting to be able to finally view this fantastic structure. I have seen it shown in travel brochures over the years, and viewing it is something special. Best vantage point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

How exciting to be able to finally view this fantastic structure. I have seen it shown in travel brochures over the years, and viewing it is something special. Best vantage point for viewing is up a short and reasonably steep pathway, and from this point, the whole scene is fantastic. Certainly recommend a viewing while in this part of Scotland.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Fort William and decided to take a quick look at Glenfinnan. We are so glad we did. This is the most stunning of viaducts and the outlook from the carpark right across Loch Shiel was stunning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is also called the Harry Potter bridge. One does'nt have to go close to it for a view. There is a hill by the lake and one can walk up to click some great pictures of the place. The walk is steep but not tough at all. 20 minutes is all you need at this stop

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The journey between Edinburgh and Glenfinnan is simply fantastic. Amazing mountain scenery, beautiful lochs with small spaces between each other. You can't miss the route A84 road, it may however be slightly longer than alternative routes but is an absolute must for any photographer. The viaduct is great for a small 15 minute walk and the restaurant/hotel opposite the car... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Park in the next lay by - its free. Unless its busy of course! Worth the trip to the top (less than 5 minutes) and watch for trains going by. FYI you dont have to pay a fortune to go on the 'harry potter' train you can take a local service for a fraction of the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed at the steading in Glenfinnan for a week and walked the local trails one being past the viaduct, with my daughter being a massive Harry Potter fan we walked to the viaduct the on the trail which takes you above it for interrupted views it is set in an amazing setting with views beyond over loch shiel, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Glenfinnan viaduct amazing view over loch Sheil and Jacobite monument pity it's too early in the season to watch the steam train making its way over the viaduct but we did get to watch it last September on our first visit to glenfinnan.theres a reasonable trail from viaduct approximately 90min which takes you down to the train station you may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited the Viaduct in April just at the beginning of the tourist season. It was easy to find, well signposted. On a steep graveled path you can climb up to a viewpoint which was amazing. To see the snow covered mountain, the viaduct and the lake on the other side. There was a small gift shop on site wich... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You can walk from the National Trust Centre under the viaduct and end up at the Glenfinnan railway station. Great views on the way as you climb well above the railway tracks. It is moderate walking with some stony sections and a small burn to cross.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Glenfinnan Viaduct at the beginning of April and it was spectacular! It was still pretty cold and there was snow on the hills all around. The views were beautiful. We parked at the National Trust building for the Glenfinnan Monument and walked along the road to a path that took you to the Viaduct. The walk was... More 

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