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Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank dreamspeaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Spectacular place to see. We had just missed the train going over the bridge, but the bridge itself is magnificent to look at. The area is out right crazy around the time of the train, so if you want to see the train pass...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while on a three day tour and our guide/driver knew the exact time that the train would be coming over the viaduct (about 3:10 pm) in October. We arrived just a few minutes before hand and then the train started descending the...More

Thank christine102262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a car park close to the viaduct and one can walk under the viaduct and get up on the other side to view the viaduct . There is also a circular walking route from the train station , takes just over 2 hrs...More

Thank iqmeer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the hype, it was quite an impressive sight! And then we got to see the train go over it! Well worth viewing and hiking to. You can even see it from the edge of the parking lot to the Glenfinnan Memorial.

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I got soaked it was worth it, the views were spectacular from the viewing platform Little bit steep climb especially when wet but slowly does it and your patience will be rewarded All that’s missing was s steam train DO go it’s worth...More

Thank Highlander713
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply magical. The view is the best. Make sure you arrive in time (we were there around 40 minutes before) so you can find a parking spot and a spot to view.

Thank MariskaFB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tranquil and stunning with the Scottish Highlands as a backdrop. Unfortunately a little busier these days since being featured in Harry Potter

Thank JoD5
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Susan B
12 September 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.
30 July 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