As big Harry Potter fans, this was a must see! The filming of the second and third Harry Potter books, “Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” took place in this area with the “Hogwarts Express” calling at Glenfinnan!
The Glenfinnan Viaduct is easy to get to, just a few minutes walk from the main road. There are two parking lots, the first is £3 and is the access to Glenfinnan monument and the lake. If you keep driving, at the first on the right there is the second very small and free parking lot. This is where the path to the viaduct goes. On the map it looks like there is a road you can drive up to, but this is private. You will need to walk, however it is mostly flat. It took us 15 minutes to get there, although it depends on how fast you walk.
Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world to experience the stunning scenery but also the special atmosphere. The Jacobite steam train runs from there to Fort William and Mallaig in summer months with regular trains available the rest of the year.
The steam train crosses the viaduct twice per day.
Check the Jacobite train for schedules.
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