The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.
Don’t even get me started on the train that is missing in this image. We were there too early. The plan wasn’t even to see it that day, but in hindsight we should have waited. We would have had to wait only another hour, but thought the other stops on the itinerary that day would be worth missing it. Poor planning on my part. It nagged me for days, and I am looking for the perfect excuse to go back and wait on that bridge. Next summer.
Glenfinnan Viaduct has been used as a location in several films and television series, including Ring of Bright Water, Charlotte Gray, Monarch of the Glen, and Stone of Destiny. After it appeared in four of the Harry Potter films, British Transport Police warned fans not to walk on the viaduct after a handful of near misses with trains had occurred.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct features on some Scottish banknotes. The 2007 series of notes issued by the Bank of Scotland depicts different bridges in Scotland as examples of Scottish engineering, and the £10 note features the Glenfinnan Viaduct.