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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We won the Commemorative whiskey in the raffle on the train! Absolutely stunning views and history although I do know Harry Potter is not actually real! Not everyone does however.

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Manchester
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

You really are not going to get a better journey than this outside of Switzerland. The scenery is fabulous.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Initially we were disappointed to find the steam train tickets were sold out then it was suggested we take the local train. So the train trip dropped from 34 pounds to 12 pounds 20p return. Big windows comfortable seats and it slowed down for you to capture fabulous photos. Quaint stops takes 1 and a quarter hours to get to... More

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La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Gone from Ft.William to Glasgow after finishing the WHW. A long trip back (3h50') but the views made it "who cares about how long does it take".

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Valencia, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We wanted to go by the Jacobite train to Mallaig: the train which Harry Potter took to go to the School of Magic! My daughter was excited! But we could not find tickets as we had not book in advance. The man at the ticket office told us that the regula train from the Scotish Rail going to Mallaig does... More

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Valencia, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We wanted to go by the Jacobite train (the train used by Harry Potter when going to the Magic School) but we did not find tickets as we had not booked in advance. But the man at the ticket office in Fort William train station told us that the normal train going to Mallaig goes by the same way for... More

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Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing scenery. Highly recommended during the summer holidays. The only negative was the humidity on the train due to the unusually hot weather.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took the train to Glenfinnan. That station has the quirkiest museum. I walked from the the station down to Loch Shiel and the monument. Down there is a lovely visitors center, I was able to climb to the top of the monument which is not for the faint at heart.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

And we couldn't find our reserved seats one of the two times we took this train. The conductor settled us in other seats and assured us that was okay - and they were okay. By the time the trolley got to us, there was only one sandwich (cheese and pickle) left. Shouldn't have counted on having lunch on the train.... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The view was lovely, the train slowed down over the viaduct so we could take photos and the staff on the train were super friendly and informative.

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