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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
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Nottingham
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are a Harry Potter fan or train enthusiast this is a must see! The view of the viaduct either from under it or on it is truly amazing

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Whilst the viaduct is not visible (generally) from the road there are several parking places along the road (including the visitors centre) to leave the car and do a short (5 to 10 minutes) to see the viaduct. The access path to the viewing location is bitumen so no need to walk through grass or muddy tracks. There is also... More

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Burgkirchen
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28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Next to the rather small carpark there's a really nice tearoom inside an old railway coach. The homemade soups are delicious. The museum is really small and costs only 1 £, but you can get a voucher at the tearoom and them the enty is free. The trail to the viaduct is well made and it's an enjoyable walk to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The viaduct is a beautiful masterpiece. A must see for every Harry Potter fan :) You can see it from the main road, but there is also a car park and short walk to the viaduct :)

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've a personal letter somewhere from J K Rowling but I've never read a Harry Potter book nor seen a film. I am however old enough to remember steam trains and the sight of the engine leaving its white plume over the tops of the following carriages was very emotional. Add to that the obvious enthusiasm of a few hundred... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not a Harry Potter fan, so I was nit that interested. The viaduct is beautiful though and nice that it is still standing.

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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

the view from around the viaduct was fab the sight of eagles soaring above and young Stags walking next to you outstanding

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went by car to a parking near the viaduct. After 5 minutes walk, we could see the viaduct. We waited some minutes to the train pass (it passed exactly at 19:48). It was very nice to see the locomotive and its smoke like in the Harry Potter movie.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Loved this, have travelled all the way from Essex to do two return trips! Worth it. If u can afford it, go on the Jacobite Steam Express First Class seats as better views. It's EXACTLY as in the films

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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were able to view the distant viaduct from the visitors parking lot by the Glenfinnan monument. There is a pathway available that takes you closer, but I wasn't up to the trek (suffering from a nasty summer cold). Great excitement when we heard a train whistle hoping to catch a glance at the Jacobite Steam Train, only to discover... More

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