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“Jacobite monument visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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Owner description: Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
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Greensboro, Vermont
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7 reviews
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“Jacobite monument visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We'll worth the visit, even in the heavy rain! The stairs can be slippery so be cautious. A great view of Loch Shiel when it is clear.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A monument to a piece of Scottish history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is an impressive monument tower to Bonnie Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) who raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.The Glenfinnan Monument has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland since 1938. The Trust have constructed a visitor centre, which provides information and tickets and there is a shop, cafe and toilets. The visitor can walk around the outside of the tower for free. The tower has also become a monument to Alexander Macdonald, who died before it was completed. We visited on a very damp dreary Sunday afternoon in November and there is a certain "something" about the place. Behind it is the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct which appears in one of the Harry Potter films.

Visited November 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Must-See Location for a Historian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

If, like me, you're interested in the '45 then this is an area of Scotland you need to visit once in your life.
Don't expect a Disney experience as that is not what this place is about. If you, your spouse or kids get bored easily then don't take them here as, apart from the monument and scenic splendour, there isn't anything to see; although the kids might be distracted for a while with the 'Harry Potter' viaduct running past the monument.

If you are able to get up to the top of the tower then I recommend it; the view is superb although the journey up there isn't for those of limited mobility; my father, who is 80 and uses a walking stick, managed to get to the top....and got stuck in the hatch at the top, our laughter apparently could be heard a long way off!

Parking is OK, there is a shop that sells the normal NTS merchandise and snacks; the tickets were just over £3 per adult.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

So glad we visited the monument, when we visited it was overcast but clear. As we walked down to the monument we could hear the faint sound of a lone bagpipe coming in from across the loch, it was spine tingling. We climbed the monument and was greeted by spectacular views across the loch, good views of the viaduct too!
We had a pleasant, easy walk to the viaduct which was also pretty spectacular. Next time hope to get a train across.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Really great views of the loch and monument, and of the viaduct, especially after climbing up to the viewpoint (fairly steep and muddy!). The monument itself is quite impressive with the memorial plaques on the surrounding wall and the statue of the highlander (not Prince Charlie) on the top. A very interesting and helpful guide at the base. Good visitor centre with an interesting display and helpful staff. Free to members of the National Trust for Scotland. A worthwhile detour from wherever!

Visited September 2013
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