Glenfinnan monument and Harry Potter bridge - Day 4

Glenfinnan Travel Blog

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Information about the area at the car park.
After enjoying the Whiskey distillery and "windy" highlands, we made our way to Glenfinnan. Glenfinnan is located in the northen region of Loch Shiel.  We didn't actually see the village itself, or at least I think we didn't, but we focused more on the Glenfinnan monument as well as the popular Harry Potter bridge. In 1815, the Glennfinann monument was build to remember Prince Charles Edwards Stuart's political issues of raising the "standards".  The Prince, from France, later fled the country during shortly after the Battle of Culloden.  I believe the monument was also built to remember the Jacobites as well.  Personally, I love how the monument almost overlooks the sea.  Loch Shiel definitely adds a great background when you see the monument from a distance. While there, we also got a good view of the famous Harry Potter bridge, or also known as the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  The construction of the bridge commenced in 1897 and took approximately 4 years to construct.  Apparently there are 21 arches within the bridges construct, which reach 100 feet high.  The view of the bridge was great, even in the spring; however, it makes me wonder how much more beautiful it would be during the summer.
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View from the hill at the top of t…
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Glenfinnan monument.
Glenfinnan monument.
Glenfinnan monument
Glenfinnan monument
Loch Shiel
Loch Shiel
Path leading up to the Harry Potte…
Path leading up to the Harry Pott…
Harry Potter bridge
Harry Potter bridge
Harry Potter bridge
Harry Potter bridge
Me with the Harry Porter Bridge be…
Me with the Harry Porter Bridge b…
Glenfinnan
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