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“loch shiel”(55 reviews)
“national trust”(25 reviews)
Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
+44 844 493 2221
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2008

The location is spectacular and even though it is a bit out of the way, it is the epitome of what I look for in a visit to the highlands. The monument overlooks Loch Shiel with the Highland soldier perched atop gazing in the distance...More

3  Thank KKBSx3
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 May 2015

As a local. The first thing that shocked me was that visitors were being charged to park their car, when it always was free. My friend and I decided to go into the cafe for afternoon tea. There was no heating on and it felt...More

7  Thank chris12452015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge gets all of the focus these days due to the Harry Potter exposure. The viaduct is a star in its own right without the Hollywood link. I’d walked under the viaduct and up the glen well before the wee wizard came on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make the effort to cross the road from the Glenfinnanc Visitor's Centre and have a look around the Glenfinnan Monument. It's not a large monument so takes little time to climb up it and the view from the top over the loch is lovely. There...More

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument is impressive with a great history and the views over the loch were fabulous. There is a visitors centre with lots of information as well as all the usual tourist bits and pieces.

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the statue of an anonymous highlander marking the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed during the Jacobite Rebellion. Sits on the edge of a scenic loch.

Thank christine102262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Visitor Center first and looked at the historical exhibits, which really made to viewing of the monument better. You walk across the road and follow a path up to it. Wonderful view looking out over the Loch. Nice to stand and...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent monument totally overpowering in size and dedication Worth the short walk to see this structure

Thank Highlander713
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in order to see the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct. If you reach the visitor centre fifteen minutes after the train leaves Fort William you've got enough time to park, get up the hill without rushing and see the beauty of...More

Thank 629rebeccag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 2.50pm, when the place was busy with people both at the monument and, presumably, to watch the steam train pass over the viaduct. It was our intention to visit the monument and climb the tower. However, after asking how much it would...More

1  Thank Getoffmeland
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Most people stop just to see the Viaduct but why not cross the street and see the Glenfinnan Monument up close as well as Loch Schiel? You can take a guided tour through the monument if you wish or just see it up close and...More

Thank liss143
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We came here like everyone else, to see the Gleninnan viaduct. The monument and loch behind ended up being a great addition to the views! It really was lovely. Be aware that parking in the area can be a little tough, I would assume especially...More

Thank Nicole F
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18 November 2017|
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Response from Olena S | Reviewed this property |
Going to the website might be helpful as we did not use the parking lot and I'm not sure. Good luck.
Erik C
2 August 2017|
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Response from milankov | Reviewed this property |
Time of visit is not problem, because monument is accessible all time without any closed gates or fee. I recommended you climbing on small hill on opposite side of monument. From there is very nice view to monument and lake... More
Wayne F
20 September 2016|
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Response from Gilly C | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can take dogs down to the lake and the monument itself, although not inside because of the very narrow staircase. As long as they are on a leash and under control (and obviously clean up after them if... More
29 June 2016|
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Response from Davyb1 | Reviewed this property |
As hbf says you'll pass it and see it from the car but the best view is to walk up the hill behind the visitors centre for a good view. Steep hill though as I have walking problems and couldn't make it up.