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We were trying to get there in time to see Hogwart's Express, but we had done our math wrong so we figured we might miss it. Imagine our surprise as we were driving along the road towards the Viaduct when we realized that the Hogwart's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thursowick
Reviewed yesterday

We had driven to the monument after not being able to get train tickets, but as we were down by the water, we heard the puff-puff-puff of the train smoke...and realized we were in the perfect place to take beautiful photographs of what is known...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank melindahemphill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit here this past summer 2018. Lovely views all around. The train coming across the Viaduct was thrilling and beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cyndalaska
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy this place, the Viaduct is a great engineering feat set in beautiful landscape. Would recommend getting there early though - we visited in the summer at just gone 9.30am and it was already incredibly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tomlL623DL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This viaduct was featured in Harry Potter. We only viewed from the road and were able to get photos but if time permits and season is open, I recommend you do the Jacobite Steam train and travel over the viaduct.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for train and Harry Potter fans. The viaduct is easily seen from the visitors centre on site, or you can choose to walk right up to it on a designated track. An easy walk but if it is raining a suitable pair of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lormesher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a great construction. It was built in 1898 out of concrete, without any steel reinforcement! It carries a railway line. It has 21 arches with spans of 15 m and reaches a height of 30 m above the valley. From a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We made the effort, along with many more people, to climb the hill near the viaduct so that we could see the Jacobite Steam Train traverse the viaduct and the view was terrific. The train slows down a little to give people a chance to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

One of the treats of the visit was firstly travelling over the viaduct by steam train and then looking at the structure from the monument. Unbelievable on how it was constructed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob N
Reviewed October 30, 2018

In one direction, you see the viaduct, and in the other you see a lovely loch and monument for Bonnie Prince Charlie. It's a really nice stop for these reasons. The walk up to the best view of the Harry Potter train is a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Susan B
September 12, 2018|
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Response from WeeFergus | Reviewed this property |
Yes , we took the local train from Fort William to Mallaig and that does exactly the same journey as the Jacobite steam train and goes over the Glenfinnan viaduct.
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from madlizzie04 | Reviewed this property |
Park in the Glenfinnan Monument Car Park (National Trust) it costs £3 in coins. Once parked walk back to the road with the monument in front of you. Once on the road walk to your right and cross a small bridge (less than a... More
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