Postcard from Glenfinnan

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Glenfinnan Viaduct – photo credit: L. Flewelling

This is such a lovely valley, with the enormous viaduct stretching its length.  The viaduct was completed in 1898.  It was made especially famous in the Harry Potter movies, of course, but it also featured a film that played a major role in shaping my love of otters and suspicion of people named Angus: Ring of Bright Water. (“I thought it was just an otter!”  Talk about scarring for a small child.)

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Glenfinnan Viaduct – Photo Credit: L. Flewelling

Glenfinnan was also the site of the Jacobite Rising’s beginnings in 1745, and the valley features a picturesque monument to the ’45, built in 1815.  The Glenfinnan Monument is a property of the National Trust for Scotland.

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’45 Monument – Photo Credit: L. Flewelling