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West Highland Line

Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
+44 845 601 5929
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Caledonian Sleeper without much Sleep!

I was so excited to take the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow with my husband on our 20th... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ChristyinChambana
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Orem, Utah
Wow!

There's no such thing as magic?? Obviously you haven't done this and you just simply have to. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marlies E
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rannoch moor” (22 reviews)
“steam train” (32 reviews)
“lounge car” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
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+44 845 601 5929
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was so excited to take the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow with my husband on our 20th anniversary trip through Scotland. I thought it would be like the movies, but it really isn't! The double is very small. So small we had to...More

Thank ChristyinChambana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no such thing as magic?? Obviously you haven't done this and you just simply have to. You can get all high and mighty about the touristy thing but honestly? ? It is an amazing train ride even if you didn't book the Jacobite steamer...More

Thank Marlies E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to travel the steam train but 3 months beforehand there were not enough seats left for us to sit together. We decided on the normal train and booked the day before. Raymond in the ticket office was really helpful and arranged for assistance...More

Thank frankl2015999
Reviewed 1 week ago

yes its all been said before, very much in need of updating but the potential is massive, we had a great experience going up but a disaster on the return journey. Train in front of ours pulled down the overhead lines and closed the track,...More

Thank bobhellin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left on the 8.30am train from Fort William and almost immediately the views were stunning. It is best to sit on the left of the train as most of the views are on this side. We stayed on the train at Mallaig and came...More

Thank Jennyspacagna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Newmarket Holidays and our seats were booked. Amazing scenery and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (they even slow down for you to take photos!!). Just Lovely!!! Hint sit on the left!!

Thank 190Cp50
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I recently travelled to and from Fort William on this train. I have used the train a few times in the past and do feel the accommodation is looking a bit shabby (I understand new carriages are to soon be introduced). For example on my...More

Thank ann w
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We booked tickets in February this year to come and do Fort William to Mallaig..We've been really looking forward to our trip, 7 hour car journey to get here.. I have developed a problem with my knee, difficulty walk, so on arrival checked website to...More

1  Thank FairmindedLivepool
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Travelled first class and expected something better than a 30 year old British Rail relic. Poor experience, train not clean, no water in taps in the cabin. Very tired and the rolling stock is so old the ride is rough and bumpy at times. I...More

Thank oh_where_to_go
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Really wanted to see the lovely Scottish scenery, so chose the overnight sleeper from Euston to Fort William. Whilst the blurb made it apparent that 1st class passengers would have priority access to the dining facilities formed the impression that this may just mean a...More

1  Thank VERONICAtho
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Shannon D
My friend and I are planning a trip from Euston to Fort William. Are there showers on board?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Roomchecker007 | Reviewed this property |
Not on the train only at Euston. Next year they will have on train when they upgrade with new carriages.Food was ok and slept quite well but did miss not having a shower.
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Matt B
Hi, I am thinking about taking the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Scotland when I will be in England during October 2017. I have a few questions: 1. What is the best city to embark to if you are looking to rent a car and drive around the highlands? 2. The Caledonian website gives you the option of a single or shared berth. I am going with my wife, and we hope to share with each other. How many beds in a berth? If we choose shared will we be put together? thanks!
13 September 2016|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Normally 2 in a berth but Google the website or call the railway company Definitely aim for Fort William. Largest place around. Fabulous scenery en route and the remotest train stations in the UK including one with no... More
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Linda792
I have read that it is best to get seats on one side of the West Highland line train. Is it possible to reserve specific seats when I reserve seats online?
19 March 2016|
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Response from Tom M |
You can't reserve specific seats on the regular Scotrail service unfortunately. Bear in mind that, if you're doing the full run from Glasgow to Mallaig, the train reverses out of Fort William so whichever side you're on... More
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