Speaking of dreams come true..
Don't worry, there are at least 30 more pictures of the viaduct in this post. Carry on!
Ah, Glenfinnan, house of my dreams.
This little chapel up above was a short walk down the road. It just looks so pretty up there resting on its bed of purple.
It must have been purple rhododendron season because I don't think I saw any other type of flower. The contrast with all the greens and greys made for a lovely effect--and I accidentally matched!
The Jacobite (the company that provided the Harry Potter films with its trains and, consequently, we carried a brochure for it in our car for over a year) runs on the viaduct. We were tempted to enjoy a wizarding train ride (I don't even think that exists except in my head), but a ride on the antique trains is an all day affair (from Fort William to Mallaig) for which we simply did not have the time. We were lucky enough to see a regular train roll across the bridge, however.
I'm not even going to guess how much time we spent wading in the stream just because we could, but I'm thinking it's an embarrassing amount.
This hallway.. there was another like it on the other side of the stairs. The house just kept going. We ventured to the third floor of the house (via winding staircase) and looked out a window (so sneaky, I know) (I must have been too preoccupied with our sneakiness to take a picture).
There are probably way too many pictures in the post, but it was all so beautiful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
P.S. Other posts along this journey: