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Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0845 601 5929

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Lived up to expectations - superb scenary

Took the normal train from Mallaig to Fort William, which connected to the Caledonian Sleeper to Euston. The whole journey was a brilliant lifetime experience. I was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Took the normal train from Mallaig to Fort William, which connected to the Caledonian Sleeper to Euston. The whole journey was a brilliant lifetime experience. I was very fortunate to have one of the very few lovely sunny days in June so the scenery was displayed at its best. The Glenfinnan Viaduct was up to Harry Potter expectations. The dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Stunning scenery and very relaxing. Deco need to book and if you can sit on the left side. Not much to do in mallaig but you can get great food ( we did at cornerstone) or take a boat ride to see wildlife which will get you back in time for train . You could sit and enjoy your fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It IS amazing of that there is no doubt, there is some stunning scenery and it goes through some very remote areas, but at Mallaig at the end where you alight and wait to return there is not a vast amount to do. Also the scenery is almost overkill and one amazing mountain looks much like another, and this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you want to see nature in comfort then travel this route by train either on the normal service train or the Steam hauled Jacobite train. The line takes you through the Glens, along side the Lochs, hugging the sides of mountains, over viaducts incl the famous Glen Finnan viaduct, whichever side of the train you're on, the views are... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The line leaves Fort William and passes the Neptune stairway (the 8 locks on the canal) and into the most amazing scenery. The glennfinnan viaduct is where the scene from Harry Potter film was filmed and you can look across to the monument erected to show where Charles Edward Stuart (bonnie prince Charlie) landed to try and reclaim the crown.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The line from Fort William to Mallaig has the luck to have both standard trains for the locals or travellers and steam trains for the enthusiasts. The views are delightful and the engineering challenges apparent, especially the Glenfinnan Viaduct that is made from concrete and not stone as its appearance would suggest. 'Local Hero' and 'Harry Potter' have done much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I can see why this is one of the top ten railway journeys in the world, it's stunning. We were lucky to have clear, sunny weather but it is not to be missed.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Did a return trip from Glasgow to Fort William in good weather. The journey takes under 4 hours and apart from the section closer to Glasgow offers some superb scenery. A wonderful rail trip amongst the best in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The train, from Glasgow to Fort William (or Oban) has spectacular scenery along lochs, over peat bogs and across desolate moors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well, I was looking forward for this train, unfortunately it is much better in the Harry Potter movies, then in the real life, at least at the beginning of April. Everything is still grey and dark, the Glennfinnan-Viadukt impresses only by his dimensions, but is quite depressive view otherwise. If I hadn't seen this landscapes in movies, I would be... More 

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Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0845 601 5929
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William

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