Glenfinnan is better known in the 21st century as the setting for parts of the Harry Potter movies, particularly the viaduct scene with the flying car and the Hogwarts Express. Before the days of Voldemort, the town was better known as the muster point for the Jacobite Rising of 1745, when the Stuarts tried (again) to overthrow English rule and return Scotland to an independent state. Sadly, they failed!