The Glenfinnan Viaduct

If you are going to travel to Scotland you cannot miss the Glenfinnan Viaduct . Located at the top of Loch Shiel, in the Scottish West Highlands, it is a mandatory stopover point for all those tourists who decide to tour the country in search of spectacular landscapes. In addition, we must not forget that it is very famous for having been used in three installments of the ‘Harry Potter’ film saga.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a curved bridge with a total of 21 arches . It was built by Sir Robert McAlpine between 1897 and 1901. For this, several tons of concrete were used to achieve the current result, with a maximum height of 30 meters .

To see it you have to go in the direction of Fort William (it is between Fort William and Mallaig), specifically to the information point, where there is a paid parking (as a donation as you can read on the parking meter.). From there you can see the Jacobite Monument on one side and the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the other side. To get to the latter you can choose two ways. Whichever option you choose, you can enjoy impressive views, ideal for taking a photo with either of the two points of interest in the background. Getting there on foot and standing just below is also possible depending on the state of the ravine.