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Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0845 601 5929
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Scotland at its best!

This is just a fab day out on the train from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig, you quickly leave the houses and roads behind and find Scotland at its best! Rivers, mountains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is just a fab day out on the train from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig, you quickly leave the houses and roads behind and find Scotland at its best! Rivers, mountains, lochs and wildlife all in a natural setting, best day out you could ever have

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is NOT a review of the Jacobite service - I travelled from Fort William to Mallaig and back in late October a few days after the Jacobite service stopped for the winter. But the two carriage Sprinter service by Scotrail is fine, reasonably priced with friendly staff. They'll usually tell you when the train is about the cross the... More 

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Stony Stratford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Despite the price, 4 and a half hours on a steam train for £34 each didn't seem so bad. Couple that with a good meal in Mallaig and it made for a great day. Glenfinnan Viaduct is the main attraction for Harry Potter fans but the scenery on the trip is all fantastic. If you can afford the price them... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is an excellent trip. The train passes through amazing landscapes, including the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. The train even slows down at this point so that passengers can take photos. Half the price of the steam train for the same views.

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Alkrington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I had made this trip part of my itinerary whilst using a Scotrail "Freedom of Scotland Rail Pass". If you're keen on the railways, this is a good option. The guide book I had read described this journey (Fort William to Mallaig) as one of the most scenic in Britain. As the Scotrail train rolled out of Fort William station,... More 

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Robin Hood country
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We went on this as part of a preloaded tour. The ride is stunning, through majestic scenery to Mallaig. The sound of the Steam train pulling up the gradient is fantastic. A fair price for length of journey - £34.00 return adult. Mallaig also provides the best fish and chippies in West Highlands. Toilets on train need serious refurbishment. Trolley... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a massive train fanatic but I do appreciate the locomotive importance of the steam train and the Jacobite itself. There is a mix of tourists on the train, locomotive fanatics, Harry Potter fans or just the general curious minds. I am both a curious mind and a Harry Potter fan and was eager to see the viaduct made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

When you start from Fort William station on the JACOBITE train and see the landscape and hear the locomotive running you feel that you were in the early 1920" !!! Half way you see the famous Glenfinnan bridge. and the end of the journey is the Harbour of Mallaig.. Two hours later the return trip back to Ft. William. Book... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A 5 hour journey in a small train with not too comfortable seats from Mallaig to Glasgow. The train was reasonably full but everyone got seats. The journey itself was beautiful as far as daylight allowed. We did get a fabulous sunset over Rannoch Moor. The catering facilities were very limited considering the length of the trip. There were no... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Part of a round Scotland Train Trip. This part of the journey goes through incredibly scenic countryside - Gare Lock, Rannock Moor, the Glen Finnan Viaduct. Booking seats is recommended, as was buying advanced tickets which saved a lot of money.

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