Glenfinnan (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Fhionnainn) is a village in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Scottish Gaelic ( Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a Town or City. District of Lochaber The Scottish Highlands ( Scottish Gaelic: A' Ghàidhealtachd, Scots: Hielans) include the rugged and Mountainous Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is located at the northern end of Loch Shiel, at the foot of Glen Finnan. Loch Shiel ( Scottish Gaelic: Loch Seile) is a 25 km freshwater Loch, 120 m deep situated 20 km west of Fort William in Lochaber,
The Glenfinnan Monument situated here the head of Loch Shiel was erected in 1815 to mark the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard, at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Loch Shiel ( Scottish Gaelic: Loch Seile) is a 25 km freshwater Loch, 120 m deep situated 20 km west of Fort William in Lochaber, For the US politician see Charles E Stuart For "Betty Burke" see The 'Forty-Five' below The Jacobite Risings were a series of uprisings rebellions and wars in the kingdoms of England, Kingdom of Scotland (later the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Prince Charles initially landed from France on Eriskay in the Western Isles. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. He then travelled to the mainland in a small rowing boat, coming ashore at Loch nan Uamh, just west of Glenfinnan. The Sound of Arisaig in Lochaber, Scotland, separates the Arisaig peninsula to the north from the Moidart peninsula to the south Here he was met a small number of MacDonalds. Clan Donald is one of the largest Scottish clans The MacDonald clan has many separate branches These are He waited at Glenfinnan for a number of days as more MacDonalds, Camerons and Macdonnells arrived. When he judged he had enough support, he climbed the hill and raised his royal standard, on Monday 19 August 1745, and claimed the Scottish and the English thrones in the name of his father James Stuart ('the Old Pretender'); brandy was distributed in celebration. A flag is a piece of Cloth, often flown from a pole or mast, generally used Symbolically for signaling or identification The monarch of Scotland was the Head of state of the Kingdom of Scotland. The Kings of Wessex, who conquered Kent and Sussex from Mercia in 825 became increasingly dominant over the other kingdoms of England during Prince James Prince of Wales (James Francis Edward Stuart " The Old Pretender " or " The Old Chevalier " 10 June 1688 – 1 January 1766 was the So began the rebellion that was to end in failure eight months later at the Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746). The Battle of Culloden (Blàr Chùil Lodair (16 April 1746 was the final clash between the French-supported Jacobites and the Hanoverian Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 1746 ( MDCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
After Culloden, in his flight to evade government troops, Charles came to the same area again. After being hidden by loyal supporters he boarded a French frigate at the shores of Loch nan Uamh, close to where he had landed and raised his standard. Today The Prince's Cairn marks the spot from which he departed.
In 1815, the Jacobite cause was no longer a political threat. Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale built a memorial tower at Glenfinnan surmounted by a statue of an anonymous Highlander in a kilt, to commemorate the raising of the standard. The tower was designed by the Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction James Gillespie Graham (1776 – 1855 was a Scottish Architect, born in Dunblane. Hundreds of Jacobite enthusiasts gather there each year on 19 August. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. It was only possible to erect the monument here because in 1812 Thomas Telford had constructed the new road from Fort William to Arisaig, which passed through Glenfinnan. Year 1812 ( MDCCCXII) a leap year started on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 - 2 September 1834 was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. Fort William ( Scottish Gaelic: An Gearasdan, "The Garrison" is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland, now that Inverness Arisaig is a small village in Lochaber, Invernessshire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
Since 1938, the Glenfinnan Monument has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS ( Scottish Gaelic: Urras Nàiseanta na h-Alba) describes itself as the conservation charity that protects and promotes The Trust have also constructed a visitor centre, which provides tickets, information and exhibitions, and a shop, cafe, and toilets. The tower has also become a monument to Alexander Macdonald, who died before its completion.
About half-way along the picturesque West Highland Railway line between Fort William and Mallaig lies Glenfinnan railway station. Glenfinnan railway station is a Railway station serving the village of Glenfinnan in the Highland region of Scotland. The West Highland Line ( Scottish Gaelic: Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean - "Iron Road to the Isles" is one of the most scenic railway lines in Britain linking Fort William ( Scottish Gaelic: An Gearasdan, "The Garrison" is the largest town in the highlands of Scotland, now that Inverness Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Glenfinnan railway station is a Railway station serving the village of Glenfinnan in the Highland region of Scotland. The Jacobite Steam Train and other trains regularly run this route, and just before arriving at Glenfinnan from the direction of Fort William, the line crosses a spectacular arched viaduct. West Coast Railway Company (WCRC also known as West Coast Railways is a Railway spot-hire company and charter train operator based at Carnforth A viaduct is a Bridge composed of several small spans The term viaduct is derived from the Latin via for road and ducere to
The viaduct was built in 1897–1901 by the engineer Sir Robert McAlpine. An engineer is a person professionally engaged in a field of Engineering. Sir Robert McAlpine 1st Baronet ( 13 February 1847 in Forth Lanarkshire - 3 November 1934) known as "Concrete Bob" founded It has 21 arches, reaching as high as 100 ft (30 m). A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit M is the thirteenth letter of the modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English is spelled em (ɛm A plaque at the base of one of the arches commemorates the centenary of the viaduct.
The Glenfinnan viaduct recently came to prominence in the Harry Potter films, the first being Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second in the Harry Potter Series, when the Jacobite Steam Train became transformed into the Hogwarts Express and was filmed crossing the viaduct. Harry Potter is a series of seven Fantasy novels written by British author J Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 Fantasy Adventure Film, and the second film in the popular ''Harry Potter'' It also appears and will be appearing in subsequent Harry Potter films. The viaduct also appeared in the 1969 film, "Ring of Bright Water" starring Bill Travers, where in one scene, Travers is crossing the viaduct by train.
In the Highlander universe, Connor and Duncan MacLeod are both fictional Scots born in Glenfinnan in 1518 and 1592 respectively. Highlander is a film and television franchise that began with a 1986 Fantasy movie starring Christopher Lambert, who plays Connor Connor MacLeod, also known as The Highlander, is a fictional character in the Highlander film series as well as the television programs Highlander Duncan MacLeod, also known as the Highlander, is a Fictional character from the Highlander universe