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Jacobite Steam Train

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
0844 850 4680
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Fort William
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Travel behind a steam locomotive in period coaches for views and an experience that cannot be rivaled anywhere else in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What a wonderful day we had on the Jacobite train to Mallaig. With enough time in Mallaig to have a lovely seafood lunch and a bottle of wine before the journey back, it was something we would rarely do, but it just seemed quite natural, and with the views and the whole experience, a super memory

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I booked this for our anniversary and ordered the surprise champagne package (the idea is that they leave a bottle of champagne on your seats) and I thought it would be a lovely surprise for my husband. When we got to our seats, there was no sign of champagne. I asked the staff about it and they could not located... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

On our walking holiday we had a ‘free day’. We opted to go on the Fort William-Mallaig steam train. It is touted as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. It is an 84 mile round trip passing close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When we were last in Scotland, we thought about taking the Jacobite Steam train but decided to take the regular Scotrail train for several reasons: 1. More flexible schedule to take regular train - there were several trains we could take for round trip from Fort William to Mallaig - so one could spend from early morning t late evening... More

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Seattle, WA
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lots of the reviews tell you where to sit to get the best view, but truly? I stood in the carriageway and hung out the window nearly the whole time...yes, got lots of soot in my hair at certain times, but my photos were amazing!!!!! I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to take photos and videos. The windows inside... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We're obviously quite stupid because we bought tickets for the sprinter and accidentally got on the Jacobite... DOH. When they came round for tickets and we realised our mistake, we offered to pay and they wouldn't let us. We agreed to get off in Glenfinnan instead which actually turned out to be one of the highlights of the day, a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As it was our silver wedding anniversary we booked 1st class for our trip to ensure it was a bit quieter. Given the fact we received tea/coffee and shortbread on the outward and return trip, the overall price was not much more than if we had traveled standard class and paid for our drinks/snack. The view we enjoyed were stunning... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Beautiful train ride. If you don't mind being on your feet for a couple of hours, you can get a standing ticket. I actually had a seat, but chose to stand near one of the doors so I could peer out the open window. Windows in the cars get a little foggy and coated with soot. You'll definitely want to... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is really worth it, the view is amazing and it is quite an experience, since there are not so many stream trains in the world operating nowadays.

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