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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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Newtown Vic Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Of course Harry Potter made it famous but it is a great feat of engineering for it's time. If you take a walk up the road from the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre you can follow a path that goes under the viaduct up the hill and climbs up over the pass. Look back as you walk and you will see the... More

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

People just love watching steam train going across. Pick the time to see it. It's a grand site. Brought back my days as a young boy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

excellent walk to the base along a private round then take the new hill track back to the station. The track is a bit rough and wet in parts so come prepared but the views are stunning.

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Cupertino, California
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this when we were not looking for this but we're lucky to catch a steam train a top the viaduct! A real moment for Harry Potter fan.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Parking is at the NT monument site and then there's a 10 minute or so walk to the Viaduct. On it's own it was not as big as I was expected, and is somewhat overshadowed by the valley. Of course the only real purpose to visit is to hopefully catch the "Jacobite" steam train crossing it, which I did just.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went for a lovely walk from Glenfinnan monument to the railway station past the viaduct. The viaduct is spectacular and the views along the track of the loch were beautiful. Food and bathroom facilities at visitors centre.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was raining a little bit when we went. We donned our ponchos before hiking. Our children were with us ages 5 and 6. We did the hike quite easily. It took about 15-20 minutes. As you get close to the viaduct there is a turn off on the left side where another path goes up the hill steeply. This... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely view down the loch. Monument not as tall as I expected! Nice walks around too. A little way up the road and you can walk to the base of the viaduct.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For such a legendary thing, I was distinctly underwhelmed. The view from the viaduct is nice, but not actually the best of Loch Shiel. The walks near the viaduct are pretty, but again, Loch Shiel is the star. In terms of viaducts, I thought the view was actually better from some further down the line nearer to Mallaig. Yes its... More

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Birmingham, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The best views are when the train rumbles over the viaduct....lots of people are on the nearby hills for the panoramic view, but getting close to the viaduct also gives a different perspective. There is a mini car park near to the Glenfinnan monument car park, and a short walk from there takes you to the viaduct....we even spotted some... More

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