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West Highland Line

Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
0845 601 5929
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Hagen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My partner and i wanted to go somewhere different in scotland, as we live in scotland this was by far our (her) better choice , it was totally different , and to hear the good old CHUFF CHUFF of the engine and whistle going in a lovely warm octobers day with all the different colours of trees and heather was... More

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Scotland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were given tickets as a present, we had a lovely drive to Fort William , then boarded the train. as it was !st class tickets, we were seated at a table by the window, and were served tea & scones on the way. the scenery was fabulous, with one short stop , before travelling on to Mallaig. There was... More

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Dundee, Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Book ticket early, get front facing seats, take drinks and eats, train a rip off for refreshments. The views all the way to Mallaig are stunning.

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