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Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel

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Moving tribute to those who died fighting the Jacobite cause, framed by dramatic Highland scenery

  • Raise your bonnet to the lone Highlander on top of Glenfinnan Monument and take the dizzying climb up the tower for an unrivalled view of Loch Shiel. 
  • Discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 1745 Jacobite Rising in our informative visitor centre and find out about the clans that supported him. 
  • Immerse yourself in the magical setting of a Harry Potter film location and witness the ‘Hogwarts Express’ steam train crossing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Framed by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan Monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings.

Less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his father’s Standard at Glenfinnan, marking the start of the 1745 Jacobite campaign. An army of 1,500 rallied to join Bonnie Prince Charlie – they marched as far south as Derby before the retreat began that would seal their fate.

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.

The modern exhibition in the visitor centre tells the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

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Today’s Opening Hours

Visitor Centre
10.00–16.00
Monument
Closed
Grounds
Open daily
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Entry prices

Adult
£4.00
Family
£10.00
One adult family
£7.00
Concession
£3.00
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Accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Silver
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