Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan

Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Definitely worth the stop off just for the amazing views. There is a car park and a small visitors centre opposite but it was closed when we visited.  more »
  • Sadly we were on a coach tour with limited time to spend on site. There was a lot to see in a limited time but the monument can be viewed close up or from a higher viewpoint as well as the 12 arc...  more »
  • Loved it. Loved the scenery and being able to get so close. The walks around there are beautiful. There are even sparkly rocks to see.
  • One of the most characteristic views of the Highlands if not the most iconic. Definitely worth a stop in any condition to admire the beautiful Loch and its surroundings. Harry Potter fans should have a look at the viaduct in opposite direction as the Loch and preferably time their arrival with the "Harry Potter" train.
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