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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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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful journey but don't waste your money on the Steam Train, it's very slow and extremely expensive for a shabby train with next to no service. The First Class carraiges are really shabby, cramped and you get one free cup of tea on the whole journey. If it rains you won't see a thing and you can't... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic train ride from Fort William to Mallaig. This is not a cheap day, but we thought that it was money well spent. We loved it. We booked First Class and I felt the extra was worth it. Beautiful scenery, a pleasant ride and perfect weather. This was a trip that we will remember for quite a while. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went on the ScotRail service from Fort William to Mallaig and it was a marvellous journey through very scenic areas. The driver slowed over the Glenfinnan viaduct and we were able to take pictures. We saw the Jacobite Express leave Mallaig and it was magnificent to see a steam locomotive working a passenger train up the gradient with power,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful weather - beautiful scenery – relaxing journey – would recommend a stop at Glenfinnan and take the later train into Mallaig. We did and had a lovely lunch at Glenfinnan house hotel.

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England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a truly beautiful train journey from Glasgow to Fort William. Soaring hills, green glens and dark blue locks , changing moods with bright sunshine to brooding clouds and mist. Terrific.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Gorgeous scenery, lovely train, grand day out for all the generations of the family. Might have to do it again on my own so there is less chatter and more gazing out the window.

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Greetham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not only did we have the privilege to be hauled by a mainline steam engine in period coaches, but we went across some of the most beautiful scenery you could ever wish to see. The nostalgia of steam travel is unbeatable, and going over the Glenfinnan viaduct (as in Harry Potter) was a marvellous experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Jacobite Steam Train offers a touch of yesterday. The views are breathtaking, mountains, lochs, streams. It was wonderful, the staff were very helpful. If you plan to visit Scotland, then travel up the West Highlands to go on this beautiful journey. The most breathtaking scenery in the world. ...

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had really super trip up to Mallaig on a really lovely day. Scenery was truly stunning! Was bit concerned as to how comfortable this would be but seats were very comfortable with plenty legroom. On way to Mallaig try and sit on left hand side of carriage (based on direction of travel) and book a seat looking forward.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For all steam train buffs this is a must two hours of complete bliss as the train travels through some of the most beautiful scenary in the world. One tip to get brilliant pictures of the whole train along the Glenfinnan Viaduct be in the first carriage or the last carriage, you will also get pictures of all the other... More

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