The small Glenfinnan Train Station, half of
a mile west of the Visitor Centre, has a small
with vintage carriages to explore and a dinning
car for meals.
The image top is of the Visitor centre with
a shop, cafe and museum covering the Last
Jacobite Rising led by Bonnie Prince
Charlie in 1745.
Glenfinnan is an area of only a few houses,
Saint Mary & Saint Finnan Church, Prince's
House Hotel and Glenfinnan House Hotel.
Saint Mary &
Saint Finnan Church was completed in the
1860s by the MacDonald's, Lairds of
Hotel is on the west side of Glenfinnan
with a Restaurant, with the earliest parts
built in 1658 as a Coaching Inn.
Hotel is in a country estate under 1 mile
southwest of Glenfinnan, originally built as an
Inn between 1752 and 1755 for Alexander
MacDonald of Glenaladale who was wounded at the
Battle of Culloden in 1746, fighting for Prince
Charles Edward Stuart / Bonnie Prince
Large Image from
The 3,159ft / 963m Sgurr Thuilm and 3,136ft
953m Sgurr nan Coireachan are popular Mountains
to hike from Glenfinnan. Hike
1658 - the earliest parts of the Prince's
House Hotel were built as a Coaching Inn.
1745 - Prince Charles Edward Stuart traveled
from France to Western Scotland in an attempt
to gain the throne of Great Britain for his
father, landing close to Glenfinnan.
Charles was a Catholic Stuart who claimed
his father had a greater right to the throne
than the Protestant George II who
was made King of Great Britain in 1727.
1745 August - Charlie met MacDonald's,
Cameron's, Macfies and MacDonnells at
Glenfinnan where he raised his standard to
start the Last Jacobite
1745 December - the Jacobite's had advanced
south into England with victory seeming
possible. The Jacobite's then decided to return
to Scotland to try and strengthen their forces.
This allowed the British Government time to get
its far larger forces together to hunt down the
1746 April - Charlie's army was defeated at
the Battle of Culloden by Inverness 83
miles northeast of Glenfinnan, ending the Last
Jacobite Rising, the last major battle fought
on the British mainland.
1746 Sept - Charlie left on a boat from a
spot 13 miles west of Glenfinnan, now marked by
the Prince's Cairn.
He returned to France where his family lived in
1752 - the earliest parts of Glenfinnan
House Hotel were built as an Inn by
1812 - Thomas Telford constructed a new road
from Fort William to Glenfinnan and on to
Arisaig on the coast.