Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre

Monuments & Ruins

Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, PH37 4LT

    Set amid superb Highland scenery, this monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen.

    Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of Loch Shiel, was erected, in 1815, in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

    It was designed by the eminent Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham. The raising of the Prince's Standard took place at the head of the loch on 19 August, 1745, in the last attempt to reinstate the exiled Stuarts on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.

    Despite its inspired beginnings and subsequent successes, the Prince's campaign came to its grim conclusion in 1746 on the battlefield at Culloden (see separate entry), also in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

    In the Visitor Centre are displays and an audio programme about the Prince's campaign from Glenfinnan to Derby and back to the final defeat at Culloden.
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    1 April to 30 June, daily 10-5
    1 July to 31 Aug, daily 9.30-5.30
    1 September to 31 October, daily 10-5


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
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    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Glenfinnan railway station, turn left onto main road and walk.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Invernes or Glasgow airport, travel to Fowrt William, from there, train, taxi or buses travel to Glenfinnan via A830.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Mallaig, take train, bus or taxi to Glenfinnan. Arrive by car A830.

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