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Ancient Monuments

glenfinnan.jpgThroughout the Scottish Highlands of Scotland you will come across many interesting Ancient Monuments whether standing stones or Bronze Age circles these historical relics of past civilizations, and there way of life are very interesting to many visitors of Scotland.

Glenfinnan, west of Fort William attracts thousands of tourists each year and is depicted within Scotttish art and photography for its atmospheric apppearance.
Glenfinnan overlooks the wooded area of Eilean Glen Fhianin and Sunart and
Moidart mountains.

Children enjoy climbing the tower, built in 1815;a poignant memorial to the Jacobites .The highland tower was added in 1834. Views from the top, are well worth the climb.

The story of Bonnie Prince Charlies trek through the highlands and defeat at Culloden  are well told at the visitor centre.

The river Finnan is also well known for its viaduct that strands perhaps 100 ft up over the river on 21 concrete arches. Today travelling across the viaduct is the West Highland Railway, which boasts one of the most impressive journeys known to man. It was designed originally for Robert MacAlpine, later known as
Sir Robert or "Concrete Bob" to provide a valuable link between Mallaig and Glasgow.