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Monument to Scotish leader Bonnie Prince Charlie.
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 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 and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visit today but monument was closed. £3 for the car park unless you are National Trust members. Lovely walk across from the visitor centre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Just_in_the_south
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn’t drive here just for this but if you’re going to the Viaduct or just passing by then definitely worth stopping. You will have to pay for parking across the road at the visitors centre, or try and park for free at the entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xsheepx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the visitor centre and read about the history of Glenfinnan and Bonnie Prince Charlie before walking to the monument. Didn’t bother paying £3 each to climb the monument itself. Also went for a 4km walk up to view the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and round to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lyndawilson72
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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 7 December 2018

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 5 December 2018

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 26 November 2018

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 8 November 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 7 November 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
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princessfiona2017
18 November 2017|
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Response from ukienomad | 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
2 August 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
21 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
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