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West Highland Line

Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
0845 601 5929
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was a maintenance engineer on the West Highland Line for over 18 years, covering the area from Rannoch to Malaig on the West Coast. To this day I reflect on the most beautiful part of our Country. I loved the change of scenery from moor to mountains to lochs. I have nothing but happy memories of that time in... More 

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Arisaig, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Scotrail is very very very unreliable. Thanks to scotrail my plans to go to glasgow have been ruined. i was left standing at a cold station for ages as no train came. To find out later there was a bus in replacement which didn't even come up to the station. It would be a good idea if they thought of... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Only went as far as Fort William but enjoyed the countryside especially on the way back with snow all over the mountains. Saw lots of Red Deer near the railway line. Definitely worth doing. Next time I will go all the way to Malliag.

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Hagen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you want to enjoy the scenery without paying too much,than i recommend common Train instead of the Jacobite.I've paid only 14.40 Pounds for a Return-Ticket,and the Train takes the same Route and slows down at the Glenfinnan Viaduct,so everyone can Take Pictures. I went to Mallaig on a sunny Day and the Scenery was absolutely stunning.The Train stays at... More 

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went from Fort William to Mallaig 4th November. Absolutely amazing journey, weather was perfect. The return journey caught the sunset over Arisaig and out to Rum and Eigh. The most amazing colours I've ever seen and I live in the Lakes! The Glenfinnan viaduct is just a small part of this journey. The journey was a long held dream for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As a Harry Potter fan I just had to go over the glennfinnan viaduct. Our tickets were booked in advance with 40p extra paid for 5 days flexibility. Absolutely gorgeous trip we left on the first train and enjoyed the sun breaking over the mountains with seeing the steam from the loch evaporating whilst seeing the dusting of snow over... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a free place for a walk. You may even see a deer and see the famous steam bridge used I. Harry potter films.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I went for a day trip from Fort William to Mallaig. The scenery is simply stunning and it feels as though you are going back in time watching the hills and lochs go by. We booked well in advance and the tickets were very reasonable. I would imagine under steam it would be even better.

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stornoway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

what a fabulous experience, one you will remember for years to come. you could envisage travelling back in time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a very picturesque line and the viaduct was used in the making of one of the Harry Potter's films. It is certainly worth making the effort to experience it. The downside is that the view is at times frustrating blocked by the trend to allow vegetation on the embankment to grow too high. A little more pruning and... More 

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