the Children's Hospice Association Scotland
is situated at the head of Loch Shiel,
about 19 miles west of Fort William following the
A830 Road to the Isles.
This is where Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, raised his standard on
19th August, 1745. Torr a'Choit, the hill behind the visitor centre, is believed
to be where this actually took place. A
at the shore of the loch to commemorate this event.
In 1901 the twenty-one arch Glenfinnan Viaduct was built to
carry the West Highland Railway on its
way from Fort William to Mallaig; this was one
of the first large constructions to be made of concrete. However, it is probably more famous now for the steam train
in it's Hogwarts Express colours in the Harry Potter films.
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