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The Glenfinnan Monument is a tall memorial tower located in the Scottish Highlands between Fort William and Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland. . The monument was built to commemorate the Jacobite Rising of 1745, when a group of Scottish clansmen and their supporters attempted to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne.

Visitors can climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films. The monument is set in beautiful parkland, with a number of walking trails, and is a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities.

In addition to the monument, visitors can also visit the nearby Glenfinnan Visitor Centre, which has a range of exhibits and displays about the history of the Jacobite Rising and the role of the Glenfinnan area in the event.

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  • May 30, 2024 5:26 am local time

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