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West Highland Line

Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
0845 601 5929
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This epic railway journey easily takes a whole day - in our case, from Cheshire. The scenery is so varied, from the quiet Lowlands to Glasgow -then out to Loch Lomond and then across the fearsome Rannoch Moor. Miles of nothing but moors. What an engineering feat to build this line. After Fort William you approach the sea at Arisaig,... More

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Cornwall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Steam Train journey from Fort William to Mallaig is magic and worth paying the extra for a first class seat.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The scenery on this train ride is outstanding Travelled by Scotrail from Fort William to Mallaig as this is much cheaper than the Jacobite steam train and you see exactly the same thing. It's best to reserve a seat as can be busy in the summer. The fish and chips in Mallaig are worth the journey. Take the time to... More

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Frenaros Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited here as part of a Shearings Coach Tour. We expected to be on a steam hauled train but it turned out to be a DMU. Would gladly have payed extra for the steam.

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Bishopton, Renfrewshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I booked tickets for four adults in April, for our trip in August. I tried to get first class tickets, but they were sold out. The first class carriage is amazing, however it was fine in second class. The sounds of the engine and the smell of the smoke drifting in to the carriage through the windows, bought back memories... More

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Wales Great Britain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had booked this last year and was worth the wait. Yes the carriages are not plush but that comes with the age of the train. We took some great films and photos, its not cheap but you are out most of the day. Mallaig I agree "cute but dull". Staff very friendly, added bonus being able to get up... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The train is the best way to see the views on this route as not easy to see from the car. I've done the Jacobite Hogwarts Express trip 3 years ago and was desperate to go back. Went by road last year but disappointing though stopping at Loch Shiel was lovely. Went by normal train today. Staff BRILLIANT, really helpful... More

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked everything about the Jacobite steam train from the smell to the scenery it was magical. A great day out for all ages I took my eldest grand son who was 3. I'm 47 and I don't know who had more fun. A must for your visit to this area.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The views are great along the way. The Jacobite in comparison is more expensive, more crowded, less comfortable, smaller windows, and smellier from the locomotive. Take the regular train from Scotrail and have a more pleasant time!

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great opportunity to see the highlands. Thoroughly enjoyed the train ride. Met some lovely Scottish visitors. Good value. Everyone should go on this!

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