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Jacobite Steam Train

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
0844 850 4680
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took the Jacobite Steam train to Mallaig. Took 2 hours, beautiful scenery, travelled over the viaduct. In Mallaig took an hours boat ride to see the seals and birds. Well worth a trip.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a journey that is a must to experience. I travelled first class. Seats very comfortable and with free tea, coffee and biscuits. Souvenir shop has plenty of reasonably priced gifts. Scenery is amazing and travelling over the Glenfinnan Viaduct a fabulous experience in itself. Will very definitely do this again

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Ok so this is Thomas Engine ride.....old steam engine.....old train booths......long ride....so unless you have quite some time in hand, you might want to skip this. Its ridiculously expensive and didn't seem worth it. One way ride was ok as it went through some nice scenic places and of course the harry potter bridge...although you hardly will get time to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are a Harry Potter fan you will love this ride because the train was used as the Hogwarts Express in the movies. Even if you aren't a Potter fan it is an enjoyable day trip with lots of beautiful Scottish scenery. We stayed at the Myrtle Bank Guest House (see my review) and walked thru the town to... More

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I travelled on the train in October. We were blessed with great weather which definitely helped with the enjoyment. There was a little souvenir shop on board and a catering service servicing the basics. The views from the train are absolutely stunning and Mallaig is a perfect destination for a brief stop over. Tip: Keep the windows shut as I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My Brother and I booked this as a surprise 60th birthday present for our Dad we booked first class and it was immaculate the scenery upto Mallaig was breathtaking it is a must gor anybody who travels to the highlands but book your tickets first as it gets booked up early.

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new milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A trip on this train is magical we didn't know which view to take in as yet another vista opened up,on reflection we wished we had gone for the higher class of seat but that can wait till next time, and there will be a next time.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

So exited to do the train ride in first class from Fort William to Mallaig, unfortunately we got a dismal day for the scenery. Lovely to have the luxury of first class seats, however the sills on the windows and the windows themselves could have done with a big clean! More like premium economy. It was nice to just sit... More

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Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Harry Potter (Jacobite Steam Train) was on our must do list. We arrived early as we had not purchased tickets online. At this time of year there was plenty of available space. We are glad to have done it. We believe they are missing a marketing opportunity. Why not develop treats themed with HP?? They might sell out. The... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The volunteers who staff the train obviously enjoy their job and their enthusiasm is catching. The Jacobite is an experience not to be missed so check their website for running times. The scenery is breathtaking, and the stops along the way to Mallaig from Fort William very interesting, especially the museum and tea room at Glenfinnan Station. The Glenfinnan Viaduct... More

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