Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct

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The monument, situated on the scenic Road to the Isles, is set amid superb Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel. It was erected in 1815 in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the Jacobite cause. prince Charles Edward Stuart's standard was raised near here in 1745. Despite its inspired beginnings, the campaign came to a grim conclusion on the Culloden battlefield in 1746 Nearby is the spectacular curved railway viaduct much featured in the Harry Potter films which is quite a sight if viewed with the Mallaig Steam train on the Fort William line. Opening Times: Visitor Centre, Shop and Snack-Bar: 31 March to 30 Jun, daily 10?5; 1 Jul to 31 Aug, daily 9.30-5.30; 1 Sep to 31 Oct, daily 10-5. Admission Prices:Adult: £3, Family £8, I Parent £6, Conc £2

Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct

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The 84 mile railway that starts at Fort William and goes to Mallaig is one of the great engineering marvels of the world and runs through the area that PHS defines as Morar. The line crosses the amazing Glenfinnan viaduct and features a scheduled steam train each day that has been made famous as the Hogwart's Express in the Harry Potter films. The railway then passes Arisaig from where you can catch ferries to Rum, Eigg and Muck and beaches made famous by the film Local Hero. Arriving at Mallaig you get lovely views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and delicious shell-fish. A ferry runs to Armadale in Skye during the summer months. This area is also famous for being the area chosen for the Special Operations Executive training bases during the second world war - the stories to be told are simply amazing.