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The Glenfinnan Monument marks the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, raised his father’s standard at the head of Loch Shiel and began the 1745 Jacobite rebellion that ended in defeat at Culloden a year later. The monument was built in 1815, is 59 feet (18 metres) high and has a lone, kilted, highlander at the top. It’s a spectacular site in a spectacular location. You can climb to the top of the monument and the National Trust for Scotland has an exhibition in a visitor centre telling the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

The location has also been used in the Harry Potter films, with the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct just to the west providing iconic shots of the fictional Hogwarts Express.

Climb above the visitor centre for the best views.

Post Code
PH37 4LT
Main Historic Period
Link to featured article
17 miles west of Fort William
Primary Management
National Trust for Scotland

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