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Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument with Loch Sheil behind
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Glenfinnan Monument with Loch Sheil behind

Located 18½ miles (30 km) west of Fort William, at the head of Loch Shiel in Highland Council Area, the Glenfinnan Monument was erected in 1815 by Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale as a tribute to the various clansmen who died fighting for the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Although the Prince's Standard was raised here in 1745, the campaign to reinstate the Stuarts to the throne of Great Britain met with defeat in 1746 on the battlefield at Culloden. A narrow steep staircase inside the monument leads to a viewing platform.


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