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Glenfinnan Viaduct

The "Hogwarts Express" (really the Jacobite) steams twice daily across the viaduct in this picturesque glen that appeared in Harry Potter films. The Glenfinnan monument is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The "Hogwarts Express" (really the Jacobite) steams twice daily across the viaduct in this picturesque glen that appeared in Harry Potter films. The Glenfinnan monument is nearby, overlooking beautiful Loch Shiel. A steep path leading from the tourist center rewards you with a great view of the train puffing across the bridge. Of all the pictures I posted, that video... More 

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Such a pretty setting, experienced it on the jacobite train and from the meadow below. Try to time a visit with the steam train passing!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This was what I came to Glenfinnan to see, and certainly wasn't disappointed. The weather wasn't brilliant on the day I visited .. rain, wind and very misty. I walked up the hill behind the visitor centre to the viewpoint. The views were pretty spectacular, despite the weather. Though I did nearly get blown off the hill while trying to... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

One of the more anticipated stops on our tour of Scotland was the famout Glenfinnan Viaduct, located just above Loch Shiel. For those that don't know, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is the railway bridge that was shown in the Harry Potter movies. Unfortunately, the steam locomotive that makes that run several times a day didn't come while we were there or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Easy mile or so walk, from fabulous buffet car restuarant, to viewpoint over the viaduct, time it right and you can see the Jacobite Steam train come over the viaduct, Unfortunately it was very wet and misty for us but still thorughly enjoyable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We opted to climb to the viewpoint. It's steep but only a few minutes to the top. The train arrived at 10:50am and didn't stop on the viaduct. Still plenty of time for photos though. Bring change to pay for parking (2 pounds for a ticket). The free parking further down the main road were you can walk along under... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you have Harry Potter film fans, they cannot help be thrilled to see this wonderful 21 arch viaduct which is massive and impressive. You cannot help being wowed when you get up close to it. We were able to wander under one of the arches and found a great vantage point for seeing the full length of the curved... More 

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is such a great sight and if you're a Harry potter fan then a walk around it along the river is a must. Great if you're a photo fanatic too. Great in all weathers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After a delicious dinner at the Glenfinnan House Restaurant, we walked to the Viaduct. It was about a 15 minute walk. Several Harry Potter fans were in our group and they thought it was pretty cool to see the train line that the Hogwarts Express travels to get to the school.

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Blind River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There is a path up the hillside - a bit strenuous for some, but take your time and go to the top because it gives you a great view of not only the Glenfinnan Viaduct but also of the monument across the road of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Loch beyond. A small cafe by the parking lot serves good... More 

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Address: Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Glenfinnan

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