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Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan

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At Glenfinnan Monument, view the tribute to the brave Jacobite clansman who fought for the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising. Designed by renowned Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham, the monument was built in 1815 to commemorate the raising of the Prince's standard here. Climb to the top of the tower to take in great views of Loch Shiel and the typical Highland scenery. Stop by the visitors center to learn more about the history behind the monument and the uprising through various exhibits. To visit Glenfinnan Monument and get the most from your holiday in Glenfinnan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glenfinnan day trip site.
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  • Opposite the visitors centre/toilets and two car parks for Glenfinnan viaduct, this imposing monument is well framed by the stunning loch and mountains behind. Some people were being allowed up to... 
    Opposite the visitors centre/toilets and two car parks for Glenfinnan viaduct, this imposing monument is well framed by the stunning loch and mountains behind. Some people were being allowed up to...  more »
  • Imposing structure in a stunning location, just wish that we'd had better luck with the weather. Handy Visitors centre to shelter from the rain, use facilities and view the displays on history of the....  more
    Imposing structure in a stunning location, just wish that we'd had better luck with the weather. Handy Visitors centre to shelter from the rain, use facilities and view the displays on history of the....  more »
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  • Fantastic place for a day trip with both the loch , monument and viaduct within easy reach from the car park at the visitors centre. Good for families with plenty of space to roam around but getting up to the high vantage points for the best views involves some climbing so may be a challenge for some.. worth it for the breathtaking scenery though!
  • A brief of Scottish war history and uprising at this place. The statue is of an anonymous highlander erected in memory of the Jacobite raising of standard of the young pretender. Best Accessible by your own vehicle through the beautiful mountain valleys of Glencoe and Loch sides of Fort William town. Paid Parking available by the Visitor Centre and a Mile's hike to Glenfinnan Viaduct view point to see the Epic Jacobite Steam engine going over the 132 year old Bridge, as shown in the Harry Potter movie series. A must Visit.

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