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Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland
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A must-do for Potterheads.

It is just a short walk that brings you directly to the viaduct. Best leave your car at the visitor's car park of Glefinnan Monument (there is a small parking fee). Turn right at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is just a short walk that brings you directly to the viaduct. Best leave your car at the visitor's car park of Glefinnan Monument (there is a small parking fee). Turn right at the car park (facing the lake) and walk alongside the main road for 150 metres, then turn right again along a narrow driveway that leads you... More 

1 Thank carina1122
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing views. If feeling fit enough can do the hike along the trail. Wear sensible footwear though. Sadly did not see the steam train going over the bridge but heading back again in march so fingers crossed will see it then. If you are a harry potter fan then the viaduct is a must see

Thank Michelle B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magical journey to go over Glenfinnan viaduct, famous for being in the Harry Potter movies. You also see Neptune's chair along with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. You must give this a go.

Thank Hugh P
Seven Mile Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area to hike, walk, explore with family or friends. So much to do around here!! Took almost 200miles to drive from Edinburgh, or 5 hours. Train comes here too!

Thank Mei Y
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

You have to see the whole package here. Loch Shiel, the glens that meet here, the Momonument and the viaduct - taken together it's just stunning. Went on the train as daughter a HP fan, but to be honest, none of that really matters when you see the place, although it made her week. We came to Scotland for the... More 

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

You may not recognize the name of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, but if you've seen the Harry Potter movies you will surely recognize this trestle! This is where part of the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Remember the train to Hogwarts heading over the arched train trestle? Well this is it!! If is a short walk from the parking area to... More 

Thank Lynn B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We saw the steam train around 3pm. It's what I watched in the Harry Potter movies! You can ask the time in the national trust shop for Glenfinnan Monument or Glenfinnan Station Museum Dining Car.

Thank Ayako M
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

Thank Marvyn K
Keith, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Tracy2319

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