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Amazing piece of Infrastructure

To those who rated this "terrible" need to get a better perspective on what this Viaduct is. It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Declan M
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Not a HP fan

I'm not a HP fan so I don't get the big attraction. It's a lovely site, but not worth oohing and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Glenfinnan, Scotland

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To those who rated this "terrible" need to get a better perspective on what this Viaduct is. It's not a bloody visitor centre with cake, coffee and free wifi at the base of it! This is one of Scotland's most amazing pieces of Infrastructure!! You...More

Thank Declan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not a HP fan so I don't get the big attraction. It's a lovely site, but not worth oohing and ahing over. The Romans have tons of these all over the place. Most are not still in use, but what I am saying is...More

Thank jez09
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was happy to see the railroad that Harry Potter travelled. Unfortunately it was pouring but it was still worth it to see the train passing by with its white smoke, shouting out in the rain. From the view point you can see both the viaduct...More

Thank mikoMS
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am surprised to see all the positive reviews so perhaps I just went on the wrong day but it was a really terrible experience trying to see this thing. To start, it is quite a bit of a detour with really very little else...More

1  Thank mmmuffins
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I wouldn't go out of my way from one of the big cities just for this, was happy to swing by on our way to Skye from Edinburgh. This was a worthwhile detour, particularly for me, being a Harry Potter fan. The view from...More

Thank ajs1707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good walk from the viaduct to the train station giving good views of the steam train go by. Midges were a pain but what do you expect?

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Motored to Glenfinnan in advance of Steam Trip later in the week. Started at the station, which in itself is fascinating, especially the museum which gives great detail on the construction. Food available at the "Dinning Car Restaurant". Walked from the station over the hills...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are staying anywhere near Fort William this is a must see, we got there for around 3.00 pm and we're told there were 2 trains going over one at 3.10 and one at 3.20 though not sure if that happens everyday but seeing...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, esp for Harry Potter fans! Wonderful walks and views, our dogs loved it. Also recommend the board walk which you access just across the road towards the Jacobite Monument. Recommend going early as car park was full by mid afternoon.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a Harry Potter fan, it's neat to quickly stop here and take photos. My photos weren't great from the viewing area so I would recommend looking up other areas around the viaduct to get better photos. The train passes quickly so don't miss...More

Thank KYtraveler79
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Cyrille K
Hi everyone, we are planning our family vacay in Scotland. Staying in Tarbert is the viaduct worth a special visit (we could combine with Oban) or should be go there on our way from Edinburgh to Tarbert or ...not at all ? Thanks.
8 June 2017|
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Response from kazwo | Reviewed this property |
It is worth a visit. and you can combine this with the Bonnie Prince Charlie memorial as they are side by side. Combine with Oban trip as you do not need to be here overly long. Enjoy your holiday.
Abby M
What time are you able to see the train going on the viaduct? where is the best location with the best view? We need to catch the ferry over to skye at 4 so it would be great if we could see it passing well before then!
6 May 2017|
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Response from Rimgaudas B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, i catched it accidently. But the best place is after crossing viaduct under it and getting to the hill. I believe You can google the times of train by searching: steam train glennfinnan
Murray P
HI, we will visiting the Glenfinnan viaduct in late July this year, and wanted to know the best spot to drive to to walk to the viaduct and also best spot for photos of all the arches. Can you advise what road to drive on to find it and best spot to park or do you just park anywhere. We will be coming done from Loch Ness. Thanks.
23 April 2017|
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Response from davidrhall1234 | Reviewed this property |
There are two car parks available but both can be busy so plan to arrive early if possible. We were there three weeks ago at the National Trust car park with the visitor centre and places were limited. I would recommend... More