We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 607 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 275
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Wonderful.

As a harry potter fan my main reason to visit the viaduct was to see it in person. Was not disappointed and enjoyed the walks in the area to get different shots of the viaduct... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nursey_panda28

Similar Things to Do in Glenfinnan

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

607 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 442: English reviews
Level Contributor
65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a harry potter fan my main reason to visit the viaduct was to see it in person. Was not disappointed and enjoyed the walks in the area to get different shots of the viaduct. The different spots offered good view of the neighbouring jacobite monuments. We decided to do a little bit of a hike into the hills to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nursey_panda28
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot with beautiful views. The train doesn't run during the winter (we were there in Feb) but the viaduct/bridge is still easily seen from the area adjacent to the car park and there's an even-better view of the area vistas of both the monument (which is across the road) as well as the viaduct if you... More 

Helpful?
Thank lbpnole
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The viaduct is very impressive. Best viewed from the viewing platform up the hill by a very good path. Worth the effort as the view of the viaduct is amazing from the top.

Helpful?
1 Thank 999kermit
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Exciting view from train to Mallaig from Glasgow. A must see attraction in Scotland. Standby your cameras for good clicks.

Helpful?
Thank albyjos
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Glenfinnan is one of our favourite spots. Famed as the landing place of Bonny Prince Charlie it is set at the head of the beautiful Loch Shiel Several walks are available. The easiest and just up from the car park is the viewpoint where the Prince may or may not have raised his standard. This offers superb views towards both... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank davidrhall1234
Bathgate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
179 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went with our friends and their children to see this as they were up from Romford Essex for a few days and they loved it. Beautiful scenery with lovely weather to boot. It really made their day

Helpful?
Thank Jim A
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Accessible by a flat well paved path from a free car park approx 5 minute walk - or you can follow the trail round for another 2km round in a circular route to see views over the nearby loch. Easy walk - good ground, little muddy in places.

Helpful?
3 Thank BeekieBoo
BONNYBRIDGE
Level Contributor
106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

For Harry Potter fans this is a must. From the car park it's a short walk to the viaduct and well worth the short steep climb to get up underneath. The views are stunning.

Helpful?
1 Thank JUDE F
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Level Contributor
65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

In the Scottish Highlands, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is quite the destination to see. (The Jacobite steam train also famously doubled as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films). It's a magical sight when you witness the spectacular backdrop and the steam train coming around the curve of the 100 foot high - 21 arched bridge. You can see it... More 

Helpful?
Thank sylvester178
Montgomery, Alabama
Level Contributor
56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice and beautiful picturesque 2 hour round trip walk. If you time it right, as we did serendipitously, you'll get to see the train crossing the viaduct. The walk is not grueling, but a little physically taxing. We lucked in to a perfectly sunny day and was topped of with the surprise of the train crossing the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bill R

Travellers who viewed Glenfinnan Viaduct also viewed

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
 
Fort William, Lochaber
 

Been to Glenfinnan Viaduct? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Glenfinnan Viaduct and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Glenfinnan Viaduct staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?