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Loch Shiel – Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument was erected in 1815. It is a memorial tower marking the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) raised his standard at the start of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.

Today the monument is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

This image was captured on a hill above the National Trust Visitor’s Centre.

Loch Shiel (Glenfinnan Monument)

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14 responses

  1. Jim…..this is a very peaceful setting and your photo is lovely. The colors are beautiful, the mountains are majestic, and the loch looks calm and serene. The island adds a lot of mystery and interest to the photo!
    Your photo makes me want to take the path to the monument and explore the island!

    August 11, 2012 at 3:50 am

    • Thanks Judy. I also love this place, particularly when there is a dusting of snow on the mountain tops. This was shot in autumn last year. To get the snow on the mountains need to go in January or February.

      August 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  2. dont know what is going here liked this image about 3 times already

    July 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    • Hi Scott; thanks for your comment. This is a very popular shot. You probably liked the other 2 posted by someone else. Thanks for visiting.

      July 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      • Thanks Jocelyne. A dusting of snow on the mountain tops can make this scene even better, if the light is good.

        July 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  3. Oh my…I am speechless…. it’s too beautiful (almost speechless 🙂

    July 17, 2012 at 3:41 am

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