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Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
+44 844 493 2221
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
+44 844 493 2221
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice monument commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie's landing in attempt to retake the thrown for his family. Nice visitors center and monument. But the real gem are the wonderful views of the Loch, hills and Viaduct.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most stunning view across the Loch. The view is taken from the Glen Finnan Viaduct (famous for Harry Potter films) If you get a chance go up the monument, but beware there is a loft type hatch to go through at the...More

Thank Tracey15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As noted elsewhere, this is a "3-in-1" stop: unbelievably beautiful, a Jacobite shrine (the monument) and a tie to Harry Potter (the viaduct, reviewed elsewhere). We followed a narrow road out to the site, arriving about 10:20am to see the train over the viaduct to...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent setting for Photos thro the valley across the Loch, relaxing spot to sit and rest a while. Need more time on a future visit.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

20 minute drive from Fort William. A must see for all visitors. Just behind the tourist shop you can see the fmous Glenfinnan Viaduct from the Harry Potter films Fantastic scenery and I will go back

Thank jamesgA1558ZD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glenfinnan Monument is often a little showed by the the famous viaduc but on the shore of Loch Shield, the monument is incredible. The views toward the Loch are simply amazing and the lone highlander is a lovely reminder of Scottish history

Thank Milouje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the area and the reason for the monument are much more moving than the monument itself.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument is placed in an area of stunning beauty, even though it was raining when we visited, the mist rolling down from the mountains was very atmospheric. The wild foxgloves that grow everywhere added a splash of colour, and the history of the place...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Run by Scottish National trust, you need to arrive before opening to find a parking space in the tiny car park- for which you have to pay unless a Trust member. The monument can only be climbed as part of an escorted tour, but you...More

1  Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to stop for the view down the loch. The monument is ok and you can pay for a tour to the top.

Thank Phil P
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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.