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Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is about half an hour train ride from Fort William. It is the station just after the viaduct. The announcement on the train is not accurate. The best schedule is to take the 830 from Fort William and the 1100 back from Glenfinnan. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Soumen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for train and Harry Potter fans. The viaduct is easily seen from the visitor's centre by the Glenfinnan Monument, There is a small charge for parking in the parking area by the visitor centre but this money goes into maintaining the area The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get off at Glenfinnan Station on the ScotRail. We went in end November and the train timetable only had a couple of trains running daily, so do check when you plan. Got to climb the mountains in the strong, cold wind to walk back down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here cuz the Mrs is a big HP fan, but I enjoyed the trip too. Nice drive up from Fort William, plenty of the water along the way. Parking is limited, you may have to pay to park at the visitors centre just down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank xsheepx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is everything and more than you can imagine! Watching the Jacobite Steam Train pass by on the Viaduct was fantastic! Harry Potter fans will love this. The scenery around the Viaduct is stunning, as is all of Scotland. A must see when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bdLees
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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
1  Thank thursowick
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
1  Thank melindahemphill
Reviewed December 9, 2018

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 December 9, 2018 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 tomtom623dl
Reviewed December 5, 2018

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
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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.
July 29, 2018|
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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