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Jacobite Steam Train

| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“harry potter” (294 reviews)
“steam train” (456 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an experience! Stunning views, its not just an advertisong ploy this really is the most stunning train journey in the UK. We traveled standard class and the carages were vintage but well maintained and clean. I would reccomend sitting on the left side of...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Travel first class if you can, the kitschy cabin is worth the extra money for the experience. The landscapes you see from the train are a wonder, absolutely stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed the journey. The town at the end is unfortunately not at all pretty, and...More

Thank Bronwyn J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have to say well worth the visit. This has to have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world just draw dropping the whole day. I would also recommend a boat trip at the end

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 days ago

You pay a reasonable amount for the train trip yet why they dont clean the windows so you can take photos beats me.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went as part of coach trip so can not comment on value, but spectacular scenery. Being away from the main road we saw plenty of wild life. Deer, hares, heron and birds of prey, and a splenrid viaduct.must not be missed if you are in...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This trip from Fort William to Mallaig rates amongst the great railway journeys of Europe, and has the added attraction of steam if you take the Jacobite Steam Train (early booking advisable as it is justly popular). The scenery is superb and the restrictions placed...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great clear view of scenery going north. Rather more misty, steamy and smutty on our return making us realise how fortunate we were in the morning! Our train enthusiasts spent a lot of time looking at the engines etc. Happy times!

Thank car0T
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife, son and I took this fabulous train ride in July 2015. It was one of the best experiences of our Scottish vacation. We were in first class which came with snacks and beverages (hot tea...surprise!). You can also purchase alcohol on the train....More

Thank Kallol R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Jacobite train from Fort William to Mallaig is both scenic and relaxing. We got a return ticket and there was about 2 hours at Mallaig for lunch before the return trip to Fort William. There are many places for a seafood lunch at Mallaig....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm a Harry Potter fan and was more than happy to splurge on a first class compartment for the "Harry Potter" experience that they advertise. Its not really a harry potter experience at all. Sure, it was comfortable and I was able to meet the...More

Thank Jess F
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Anyone know what times the train passes over the viaduct? Thank you.
1 May 2017|
Response from Karin M |
The morning steam train arrives at Glefinnan at 10.56 and departs at 11.22.
Anyone know what times the train passes over the viaduct? Thank you.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Charlotte F | Reviewed this property |
We passed it twice, but the engine was only right-way-round on the outward journey. Left FW at 10:15, and my photos (with most of the train on the bridge) are 10:50
Sky L
I seem to be only able to get a seat on the afternoon train. Does anyone know if it's still worth going? I was hoping to get on the morning train so I could do the wildlife tour in Mallaig but really want to go on the Hogwarts train.
11 April 2017|
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