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Go when the train comes pass!

Without seeing the train come pass, this would be quite an underwhelming visit to what is simply a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Lovely view

Get there early especially if your trying to get there to see the train going over it gets... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brendan F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Glenfinnan, Scotland

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Reviewed yesterday

Without seeing the train come pass, this would be quite an underwhelming visit to what is simply a bridge (albeit a very nice looking bridge). The trip is made by visiting as close to 11am as possible...BUT it gets very busy so arrive as early...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get there early especially if your trying to get there to see the train going over it gets ridiculous to park ! There is another car park 50 yards past on the right and another 500 yards on the left but again they soon get...More

1  Thank Brendan F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved watching the Hogwarts Express travel over the Viaduct! A short walk from the carpark, which was overflowing - we got there 45 minutes early (before the 10.58am train) and all parks were taken in close proximity, so be prepared to walk a bit extra...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went because of Harry Potter. The back drop of the viaduct is beautiful and there were not too many people around the actual viaduct, however parking is limited so get there early or you will be walking very far or waiting for people to...More

1  Thank Craig P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The sight of the steam train coming across the viaduct is impressive, even if you're not a Harry Potter fan. Parking at the tower visitor centre is free if you're a National Trust member, although get there early to be able to park. The walk...More

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very busy walk at this time of year - Harry Potter fans of all ages (evidenced by relevant tee-shirts and number of families) and also train enthusiasts waiting to capture an image of the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig crossing the Viaduct.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great sight to see the train in steam as it goes around the bend of the Glenfinnan Viaduct from one of the carriages it was pulling. Glenfinnan Station Museum is definitely worth 50p entry too! Well worth the trip, either from the...More

1  Thank stonerose5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the viaduct on a typical Scottish day - grey skies and a drizzle. It added to the atmosphere and gave a misty quality to the surrounding mountains. The valley itself is absolutely stunning and in my opinion, the viaduct is a nice added...More

1  Thank Ulrike K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unlucky to get there in rain. Place is poorly marked and difficult to find. Worth to skip main parking opposite the Rób Roy monument. There is a nice parking spot a bit further at the begining od the trail

Thank malgosiamatusiewicz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the viaduct was all we wanted to see. Car parking was a nightmare. It was raining heavily and the steep footpath was quite slippy, but the view was good and we did think it worth it.

Thank Yorkshirediner
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18 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Around 5-10 minutes if you get a park in the monument carpark, we had to park up the hill but still an easy walk (15 minutes). We arrived 45 minutes early and all parks were taken for the morning train, however it was almost... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from Dylan H | Reviewed this property |
When you arrive, the visitors center where you park will provide you a map of where to walk for the best view.
Janet R
10 July 2017|
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Response from Pam D | Reviewed this property |
There is a good view of the viaduct from the end of the cat park, but get thee early if you want to see the train - it gets very full!.. We chose a. Car park space with a good view of the viaduct, but watch out at the last... More