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“Views, history and Harry Potter ....”

Glenfinnan Monument
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US$33.80*
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National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass
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Owner description: Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 7 August 2014

....In that order; views of the loch, especially from the top of the monument are beautiful and atmospheric. The exhibition in the visitors' centre can only be seen if you buy a ticket for the monument but it doesn't really explain the history in much detail, not many exhibits and more style over substance, don't understand why this isn't opened up free to everyone as half the people seemed more interested in looking at the viaduct which is quite a distance from here.
Climb up the monument isn't very difficult, apart from the small opening at the top. Best place to get a view of the viaduct if this is what you have really come to see.
Highlight was the informal history lesson and homespun philosophy from the guide at the entrance to the monument, he made this worth the money and far more informative than the official exhibition.

Thank PaulyGee
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Here at the foot of Loch Shiel, lies the Glenfinnan Monument (which is frankly secondary to the Loch itself). This glorious setting was used in all the Harry Potter films as the location of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. On my visit it was pretty foggy and a constant drizzle which blocked the full view somewhat, but as a Potterhead that I am, I felt a great surge of happiness at having visited this great location!

Didn't visit or climb the actual monument, though there were a lot of folk who did.

Thank Thom W
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We only saw the viaduct from the distant but the view from the hill was wonderful, far better than from the monument.
There is a car parking behind the café, and small exhibition next to it about Jacobite Rising, always good to learn a bit of history every now and then. Jacobite Steam Train runs through this area – worth mentioning as some are not aware of that fact.

Thank M E
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We called in on the way south. we are NT members so didn't have to pay - I'm not sure I would have wanted to pay for the exhibition but it would be useful to visitors who don't know Scottish history and who might wonder what all the fuss is about. The view from the monument is worth the short climb, though the trapdoor at the top of the stairs would be a challenge for the moderately overweight - it is a squeeze if you have a bag with you.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Fabulous monument and featured in the Harry potter series of movies it's truly beautiful, next time I will be on on the train though.

Thank Creamtea1964
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