Glenfinnan Visitors Centre

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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK395 contributions
A Great Stopping Point
Jun. 2021
A great place to stop with cafes, souvenir shops and plenty of parking. Lots of information available about the surrounding area. Easy walks to the Monument and also the viewpoint to see the viaduct. If you are patient and time your visit right you might be able to see the steam Jacobite Express cross the viaduct.
Written 5 July 2021
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Kelly-no1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates218 contributions
Great Day Out
May 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely visit to Glenfinnan to visit the Bonny Prince Charlie Monument. The waters are so clear the dogs had a great time swimming.
Unfortunately we were unable to climb to the too as things aren’t quite back to normal as yet.
We had a great view of the viaduct and it’s a brilliant spot for those Harry Potter enthusiasts out there.
Written 2 June 2021
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,826 contributions
Souvenir shop
Apr. 2021 • Couples
A good place to buy your Glenfinnan viaduct and Harry Potter souvenirs. Staff were friendly and very helpful especially when it came to a faulty car park ticket machine.
Written 23 May 2021
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EdinburghNix
Edinburgh40 contributions
Typical Scotland !
May 2021 • Friends
Welcome to Scotland !
Toilets SHUT. Visitor Centre SHUT. Cafe SHUT.
Seriously Scotland we want the tourists to enjoy everything when they get here. Not shut them out.
After a long hard year you would think busy tourist attractions would be delighted to be open , welcoming and make money.
Seeing the steam train was by far the highlight but a cuppa and toilet stop would have been appreciated.
Come on Scotland let’s be open!
Written 4 May 2021
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Urbanrodeo147
Edinburgh, UK118 contributions
All good. Just do your research and get there early
Nov. 2020 • Couples
We’d read there were major issue with parking. We arrived at 8:45 and were the first people there. Visitor centre doesn’t open until 10am which is a bit mad?!? Says online 9am. £3:50 to park. Can pay by card or cash. Souvenir shop was excellent. We went down to the Jacobite monument to find it looked really neglected. Appears visitors are mainly interested in the “Harry Potter” train nowadays. The monument is lovely and of real historical importance (and a 2 min walk).

We then made it up to one of the viewpoints to the see the train. We were there for 10:25. Train passes at 10:50. Great experience. Just a shame for the people who turn up as the train is approaching and ruin everyone’s photos. But hey, it’s what you have to expect unfortunately.
Written 4 November 2020
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Vanessa
Lytham St Anne's, UK3,251 contributions
Nice little place.
Sep. 2020
Nice visitors centre. Toilets, gift shop, small cafe. Enough going on for a nice little pit stop. Plus you can park and walk up to the viaduct.
Written 28 October 2020
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RSR
Manchester, UK28 contributions
Unable to cope with demand. A disgrace. Dangerous.
Sep. 2020
The Glenfinnan Viaduct and the view up Loch Shiel is marvellous. It is particularly (and predictably) very popular around 1500-1600 during the summer season when the Jacobite steam train crosses the bridge (twice). However, there is not sufficient parking at the Glenfinnan Viaduct Visitor Centre, meaning that many people park at the side of the A830 road (which is national speed limit) and walk back to the site. There is no pedestrian walkway at the side of the road, so the number of parked cars at the side of the road and people walking while vehicles pass at 60mph makes this very dangerous.
At the visitor centre there is a path up to a viewing point. This is rough and has signs to say so. At the viewing point there are trees blocking the view to the viaduct. So many people climb up the bank further to a rocky area. As a result, the whole area is very muddy and I saw at least one lady slip and fall. Finally, the visitor centre closes (inexplicably) at 1600, so those who see the train just before 1600 do not have the opportunity to stay on for a coffee/ visit the toilets/ learn about the history of the site. So on the whole it's an embarrassment, and dangerous. This could be a great showcase of Scottish hospitality. Why not invest a little to make it accessible, safe, inviting and visitors will come and have positive experiences . . . and spend their money.
Written 10 October 2020
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Ruwan F
Colombo, Sri Lanka93 contributions
Good facilities
Sep. 2020
Its a small car park so you may have to wait for a space. Good social distancing and toilets available. Not the best view of the Viaduct but an easier climb to a vantage point.
Written 27 September 2020
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NTobias
Glasgow, UK12 contributions
Visitors centre closed and car par needs urgent work
Sep. 2020
When I visited the Glenfinnan monument and viaduct in Sept 2020, the visitors centre was closed. The notice said it was opended from Wednesday to Sunday and we were here on the Monday. The place was extremly busy with tourists from all over and quite a few mentioned how shocked they were that the centre and related facilities were closed. This was such a missed opportunity and always something that i am embarrassed about being Scottish, as we still don't seem to fully cater for tourists properly. The other issue was the car park. It was dreadful. Loads of massive potholes with cones either places in or beside them for you to try to avoid, which again was really poor. So sad to see this and also hear the poor comments around me on my visit.
Written 21 September 2020
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marian g
Paisley, UK59 contributions
Great for gifts
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Lovely little shop to buy gifts to take home. The cafe was closed for sitting in but could ger coffee to go.
Written 23 August 2020
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