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Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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+44 844 493 2221
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Built to honor the Jacobite clansmen in 1815 (same year as Waterloo - interesting feature of comparing events in world history). A must for historians and Harry Potter fans as it's also featured in the Hogwarts Express scene. Loved being able to see the train...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank melindahemphill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the way to Morar and spent an enjoyable 30 mins visiting the monument. Unfortunately path to view point was very icy so had to leave that for another day. possibly not a great attraction for children but as part of Scotland's history worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are following the historical trail of the Jacobites, this is a must see. A tribute to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the site where the uprising commenced. A fantastic location with a beautiful view over the water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenfinnan Monument is quite impressive! Glenfinnan is the actual site where the Jacobite rising started, in 1745, when Prince Charles Edward Stuart, known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie", raised his standard on the shores of Loch Shiel. The Jacobites were supporters of James II (Jacobus in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed November 8, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed November 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob N
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christine102262
Reviewed October 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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princessfiona2017
November 18, 2017|
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Response from olenas307 | 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.
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Erik C
August 2, 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
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611waynef
September 20, 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
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