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Jacobite Steam Train

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
0844 850 4680
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The return train ride from Fort William to Mallaig was a beautiful ride through the highlands seeing lochs and green hillsides along the way. The service was fine, but limited to one pass through the train by the attendant when going in each direction. First class seats are very comfortable. The side of the train with the four-person tables had... More

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Marina di Carrara
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When on the morning ride from Fort Williaam to Mallaig. Great adventure !!! It is the train of the films, the carriages shot in the first HP film are the 2 first class ones. Breathtaking views.and realy emotional when it runs on the viadoct like you see in the film. Arrive s at Mallai in time for lunch

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Perth, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We didn't pre-book our tickets as we went during a quieter time of year and also we wanted to choose a fine day. They do keep some spare tickets to sell on the morning of the journey - but you can't buy them from the normal ticket office at the station. Ticket sales for the Steam Train start at 9am.... More

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Wolverhampton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is where the journey to a place is superior to the location. It was exciting to be chugged along and smell the smoke, but disappointing to arrive in Malliag.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The trip itself was ok if not to talk about seats in 2. class (no space for long legs). We tried to book tickets online the previous evening but we got no respond. By phone we got explanation, that 30 tickets will be avilable in the morning prior departure so we had to stand and wait for more than an... More

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UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took our 11 and 5 year old grandsons on the Jacobite steam train in July, Glasgow fair Saturday. The weather wasn't great, warm overcast and raining by the time we got back to Fort William. We went first class, last time a few years ago we had seats in second class. This was worth the extra we paid, in... More

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were 4 Canadians from British Columbia near Vancouver area and were thoroughly pleased with the online booking process we did before leaving for the U.K. Everything that we expected on this trip was met. The classic train is very similar to the Royal Hudson Steam Train that used to run from Vancouver to Squamish. We loved being able to... More

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24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Classic steam train journey with some stunning scenery.However,it was a very hot day and the ventilation isn't good coupled with the relatively cramped seating.It got better on the return because some people stayed in Mallaig which meant room to move

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We paid £53 single one way First class fare on the way to Mallaig and £29 single second class on the way back because we wanted to go on to Skye for a few days. It really wasn’t worth it and I was very disappointed to find that we couldn’t get a return (£58 first class single) if we didn’t... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We managed to upgrade our tickets to the compartment coach at the train station the morning of the trip, which was nice. The first class seats were all booked when we purchased our tickets on line a month in advance. Overall the experience was pleasant, but not worth the time and cost of the tickets. We shared our compartment with... More

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