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It was your typical four seasons in one day Scottish weather last week when I took the long winding road of the A82 up to Fort William but what a stunning drive through The Great Glen we had! Beautiful snow capped mountains towered above us and umpteen strangely named Loch’s passed by. Loch Lochy was my favourite, mainly because I
think they were getting a bit desperate for names when it came to that one!
The Glenfinnan Viaduct also famously known as “The Harry Potter Bridge” is situated 17 miles outside of Fort William City Centre. You’ll come upon the Glenfinnan Monument which offers pay and display parking. There is also free parking a bit further up but space is limited however you will find a good footpath that takes you to the Viaduct here.
It’s a lovely stroll out towards the Viaduct, it doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to reach the incredible towering arches of concrete.
You’ll be lucky to see The Jacobite Steam Train chugging above you in the summer months with trips running from April to October. Click here for more info on trips.
For any readers who are Geocachers, you’ll find one on your walk up towards the Viaduct. Geocaching has become one of my favourite parts about travelling and I plan to write a blog post about it soon but for more info just check out www.geocaching.com!
Fun Facts About The Glenfinnan Viaduct
- It was featured in four of the Harry Potter films
- You’ll find it on the back of some Scottish £10 notes
- It’s the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland
- There are 21 arches or semicircular spans