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Jacobite Steam Train

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Address: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 850 4680
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3-Day Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and the Jacobite Steam...

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Brilliant round trip

What a wonderful way to spend a day. Even though all the first class tickets were booked even in advance for our dates in Fort William we still really enjoyed this return trip in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful way to spend a day. Even though all the first class tickets were booked even in advance for our dates in Fort William we still really enjoyed this return trip in 2nd class seats. The combination of steam train sound,sights and smell all captured the nostalgia of yesteryear. The views along the way we're lovely and of... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We made the journey from Mallaig to Fort William on the steam train as part of a coach holiday in Scotland. The train was very clean and comfortable with a good selection of inexpensive snacks to purchase ( cheaper than the cafes in Mallaig). The two hour trip passed through some wonderful scenery and the journey seemed to go by... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rated as one of the great rail journeys of the world, the Jacobite delivers in its trip north from Fort William to Maillaig. Very popular so it's best to book--and when you do, you can order Champagne, afternoon tea and a cheese snack. There are no descriptions, so we threw all caution to the wind and ordered all three, expecting... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We bought our tickets on the 2nd day of the season, on the day and had a lovely seat in the buffet car. The train heads out to Mallaig across stunning Scottish highlands and really showcases the magnificence of the countryside there. Crossing the now famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (as seen in the Harry Potter films) we all had great opportunities... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The sound of a steam train is mesmerizing, and the views from the train are beautiful. I fell in love with Mallaig (the stopover on the route). Worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Booking for this journey was painless. The scenery throughout the journey is spectacular. Enough time in Mallaig. and good that seats are reversed on return journey.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well the Scottish weather was grim but the day on this train was superb as far as scenery was concerned. We had very comfy seats in the first class compartment on a table for 4. Without doubt, the side with the tables for 4, is the best side of the train for scenery. We were nervous about sitting with another... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We managed to get tickets on the second morning trip of the 2015 season. Definitely book online if you can. There are one carriage of tickets available at the station on the day but you want to make sure you get there at 9am at the latest to get tickets from the guard. We had standard tickets. The first class... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So glad we decided to do this trip. It is well worth it even if not a Harry potter fan. The views are amazing. Pay the extra and travel first class. We did and didn't regret it.

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Mayland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had great fun amazing views. Great whatever the weather. Try to get a seat to the rear of the train when heading to Mallaig as this gives the best views of the viaduct and if you are at the rear of the train you can get an amazing shot of the front of the train going over. Point to note... More 

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