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Glenfinnan Monument, Highlands

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Glenfinnan Monument, Highlands
Glenfinnan, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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When Bonnie Prince Charlie made his ultimately unsuccessful bid for the crown in 1745, he raised his standard near Glenfinnan, gathering the Highland clans together for a coup that ended tragically at Culloden several months later. The Glenfinnan Monument is a slender column surmounted by the figure of a Highlander, and it stands in solitary splendour by the shore at the head of Loch Shiel. The location is utterly fabulous, the scenery superb. Just inland is the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, carrying the train from Fort William above the valley floor.

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