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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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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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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The wooden coffee stirrers on the Glasgow to Mallaig train are surprisingly thick. As we wend our way through the yet to emerge rhododendrons our necks feel like we are watching a tennis match. On each meander of track we view lough, snow capped mountain, heather, wild life, bracken heather, nuclear submarines, heather, moss, heather and moss. It is stunning,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The route between Fort William and Mallaig is absolutely stunning. The Glenfinnan viaduct and surrounding area is breathtaking. I'm no photographer, but even I managed to get some stunning photographs. Mallaig itself I find disappointing but don't let that put you off going on this journey.

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Address: 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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