The Viaduct Trail offers a great way to get up close to Glenfinnan Viaduct, with outstanding views of the surrounding mountainous terrain and Loch Shiel. A trail guide is available from the museum reception, showing a map of the route and some of the flaura and fauna you may spot on the way. The Jacobite Steam Train passes over the Glenfinnan Viaduct at approximately 10.45am and 3.10pm. At certain times in the season there are 2 steam trains a day – please check the West Coast Railway’s website for further details at www.westcoastrailways.co.uk and please note the steam train does not run at weekends throughout the entire season. Trespassing on any part of the railway track is strictly prohibited.
Viaduct Trail Guide Android App – FREE For Early Birds!
If you have an Android Phone or Tablet, you can download our Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail Guide App. As you reach points of interest (halts) along the trail, the App will automatically display an image and play a professionally narrated information message providing rich historical, geographical and botanical information about the location. Download the App here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gsmuseum.glenfinnanviaducttrailguide
The App is currently in its Beta Testing Phase. This means there is no charge – all we ask is that you let us know what you think! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us whether you like the App, any problems you’ve experienced, and how we can make it better in future. Alternatively, pass on your comments to staff at Glenfinnan Station Museum.
Helpful Hints for Using the App
- If your device is not Location-Enabled, you can still try the App. As you reach each halt along the trail, simply select the audios manually from the menu at the top-right of the screen.
- The battery-saver options on your device may close the app if you take a while to walk between stops. Simply restart the app and/or adjust your battery-saver options.
- Audio and Auto-Navigation may be disabled/enabled by tapping the icons at the top of the screen.
- Images are designed to be viewed best in Portrait Mode.