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West Highland Line

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Address: , Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0845 601 5929
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West Highland Line and Glen Finan

Excellent. Seen Harry Potter, where the car flies off the viaduct? You travel across it! Glenfinnan Viaduct!! beautiful scenery too. Fort William to Malaig.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent. Seen Harry Potter, where the car flies off the viaduct? You travel across it! Glenfinnan Viaduct!! beautiful scenery too. Fort William to Malaig.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Booked in advance and enjoyed an afternoon on the Jacobite Express, sat by the window which is very important and enjoyed 1st class carriage to Mallaig, the scenry is out of this world, arrived at Mallaig and enjoyed a good portion of fish and chips at the mission sham they dont do mushy peas, there are however lots of fish... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I did the Jacobite Steam Train on this route but if you're looking to save money, the regular rail line has the same great views. Try to get a seat on the window on the left side of the train. Enjoy!

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Did this trip on the normal train not the express as it as about a third of the price. It's still the same stunning scenery and well worth doing if you have half a day to spare. Not much to do in Malaig except walk round the few shops and have a bite to eat in one of the cafes... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a great time traveling from Fort William to Mallaig today. Scenery outside the windows was amazing! Weather wasn't so good but still, all the hill, streams and forests looked wonderful. Would love to go back in the future and repeat the experience.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Travelled the afternoon route from Fort William to Mallaig. A lovely way to see this remote and gorgeous stretch of Scotland.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We traveled through from London overnight on the Caledonian Sleeper and were VERY disappointed with the quality of service, lack of luggage checking facilities, the carriages which are due to be refurbished and definitely need it, and the DREADFUL microwaved breakfast but the beds were comfortable. The scenery however was a delight with lochs, woods, moors, wild deer and bluebells.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I recently travelled with my teenage son from London to Fort William on the caledonian overnight sleeper. Waking at 6am on a misty August morning, we sat in the lounge car and passed through the worlds most beautiful scenery (having travelled extensively around the world this is my opinion). The mountains,lochs,streams, glens and gorse feet away from you, the occasional... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Travelled along the West Highland Line onboard the 3-day long 'Winter West Highland Statesman' railtour (hosted by Statesman Rail) on 14th-16th March. First day involved travelling to Spean Bridge at nighttime (train was delayed by an hour due to an incident in the Glasgow area); second day involved travelling along the extension from Fort William to Mallaig and back; and... More 

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newton abbot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is obviously the must see trip in this area. We tried to turn up and go and were disappointed. A friendly local advised us to take the local service train as it covers exactly the same route and is half the price. If you love steam trains and want the Harry Potter experience, then book ahead, but if you... More 

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