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Address: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 850 4680
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Fantastic scenery.

The trip is well worth the trouble to get a ticket. As it is around 6 hours all up there and back you need to plan eats - especially if you have kids. You can purchase food on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The trip is well worth the trouble to get a ticket. As it is around 6 hours all up there and back you need to plan eats - especially if you have kids. You can purchase food on the train - or take on as we did. You can do the same at the Mallaig end. Wonderful scenery so take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Given the Harry Potter-related references here, you must absolutely book tickets as far in advance as possible. It's a long way to stand if you don't have seats. It is very busy in summer. This is intended as a trip back in time to the days of old British steam trains - if you're looking for something modern, clean and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is known as the Harry Potter train. We booked tickets in advance. Second class were fine. We went from Fort William to Mallaig and return. This experience was one will never forget. Long day with the travel each end. Something you will probably do once in a lifetime.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The scenery is absolutely outstanding on this journey. However, we had opted for afternoon tea which turned out to be a rather dry sandwich, a mediocre scone and a very good cake (although if you don't like fruit cake you won't like it). I think a rule should be instituted that there be one bum per seat. The seats across... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We got seats in the middle of the train. So when the train makes the turn on the bridge that everyone wants to see, there is no way to see the front or the back of the train. Never saw the steam. No magic about it. First class was definitely not worth the money since you were staring at strangers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a good day out and good value for money we had afternoon tea on board which was good bit disappointed when got to malliag as not much there to do

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really disappointed. The train is in a state of disrepair. Needs to either be scrapped or some major cleaning and work. So happy I never paid extra for first class. It was not any better from what I saw. You see more on a car trip to mallaig. And you don't come away with black on ya! If I wanted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous family trip aboard the Jacobite train, Fort William >Mallaig >Fort William Excellent views along the way, Very helpful and informative staff. Plenty of time to take in the sights of Mallaig and have a bite to eat. Well worth a trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After doing the Western Isles journey by car in 2011 and falling in love with the western highlands of Scotland, my wife and I booked a special carriage seat on the Jacobite Steam Train for the round trip from Fort William to Maillag return in June this year for a different Highlands experience. The carriages hark back a style of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After much fanfare the journey was disappointing. It seems it's all about bums on seats, crowded carriages with constant sales attempts from maps to refreshments served by people who are clearly there to serve refreshments and not at all interested in the historic journey or suchlike. Overpriced and disappointed with Mallaig as there is not much to do or to... More 

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