Glenfinnan Monument & Visitor Centre
Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Visit the iconic monument honouring the fallen Jacobite clansmen, framed by spectacular Highland scenery. Raise your bonnet to the lone, kilted highlander who stands on top of the monument. Enjoy the panoramic views of Loch Shiel, the dramatic mountains and, especially for 'Harry Potter' fans, the Glenfinnan viaduct.
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Glenfinnan Monument 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 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.
In 1815, the 18m-high monument was built here, with the lone, kilted highlander at the top providing a poignant reminder of the clansmen who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause. Take a guided tour to the top of the monument and be rewarded with views that sweep across the mountains out to Loch Shiel.
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. The modern exhibition in the visitor centre tells the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Spot the Harry Potter film locations, including the Glenfinnan viaduct and the island where the Triwizard Tournament was held.
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