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Glenfinnan Monument

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Address: Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.

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2 great views from one location

The monument (or the visitor centre) wasn't open when we visited out of season. However it was still worth stopping the car as the site has historic and atmospheric qualities and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument (or the visitor centre) wasn't open when we visited out of season. However it was still worth stopping the car as the site has historic and atmospheric qualities and you are able to take whatever photographs you wish without the inconvenience of lots of fellow tourists spoiling the shots. Also a short path from the car park takes... More 

Thank Papacha53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here as it was on a list of must sees and I don't think I really appreciated how amazing it was going to be beforehand. I arrived around 2pm on a sunny autumn day. It's a really quiet place but the views surrounding it are stunning. There is something so haunting about this monument. And so peaceful too.... More 

Thank misselliejay
Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument and viaduct were both very interesting to look at, but it did seem very strange that the visitor centre was shut. Not clear why, as other centres in the surrounding area were open. Still had to pay to park

Thank KatieinMatlock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked in car park, £2 parking but well worth it when you consider the money spent making this a wonderful attraction. ( please give the £2, saw lots of people not bother). A short steep climb gives you wonderful view of both the monument and the viaduct as seen in harry potter movies. Theres a walk along a wooden walkway... More 

Thank geozed
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a fantastic location to build the monument, it takes your breath away. At the head of the Loch with dramatic mountains on both sides, spectacular. Best viewed from the viewing platform up the hill. Highly recommend!

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here at Glenfinnan Monument,it is a very tranquil place,but it feels quite emotional too. You can almost imagine the Highlanders coming over the hills,coming to join Prince Charlie to raise the Standard at Glenfinnan.A new walkway has been created,it really is a lovely walk,it will be even better,once the trees have come into leaf. The... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Even though the visitor centre was closed when we visited it was still stunning to be able to walk down to the monument whilst the sun was setting. Absolutely stunning

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Located about 10 minutes north of Fort William, this site is well worth visiting. As well as the actual monument, which is on the shore of Loch Shiel, there is also the the famous Glenfinnan viaduct which will be well known to all you Harry Potter fans as being on the rail route to Hogwarts. For those who are able... More 

Thank David P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Car park available across from monument, memorial is worth seeing and the view down the loch is lovely.

Thank JUDE F
Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Driving to Mallaig saw the sign and decided to pay a visit. In January the visitor centre was not open but we were the only ones there. Be aware you have to cross the road from the car park to see the monument, and even in January it was busy. Take care in summer. Short walk to the monument which... More 

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