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Jacobite Steam Train

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
0844 850 4680
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This steam train journey is a must if you are in the area. We booked our tickets in advance otherwise you might have to queue awhile on the day to get a ticket if is not full. We did the return journey Fort William to Mallaig and back. Enough time for lunch and a little walk around. The scene along... More

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glasgow
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed a return trip on this rail line - Belated Birthday gift which included a bottle of fizz and some chocolates – presume these must have been ordered on line as an optional extra. This is a great experience for train enthusiasts, Harry Potter fans, families, your Granny and your Dog (Dogs only in 2nd Class carriages). Really loved... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic rail line and a great experience for train buffs, Harry Potter fans and families. I'm none of those but loved the train and the scenery. The stop at Glenfinnan lets you check out the quaint rail museum. As it was so busy we visited next day by car and had it all to ourselves. Mallaig is lovely and the... More

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Germanton, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Jacobite was a great first train experience and a fun, comfortable way to enjoy some gorgeous Highland views. We shared seats with a couple of friendly Aussies on the way up to Maillag, had a great lunch, enjoyed the seals and boats in the harbor and the leisurely ride back to Ft. William.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is a nice ride, beautiful views, the highlight is the Glennfinnan viaduct. The people aren't always kind, unfortunatly, we had grumpy people next to us, looking angry and sleeping all the time.... It is great with kids! It makes you feel like part of a Harry potter movie.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous trip. If you love steam trains and fantastic scenery then you absolutely must do this journey. It was like going back in time with the wonderful sound and of course the smell. We were well looked after and we had a few hours in Mallaig which was a delight. After a delicious lunch in the Clachain restaurant,... More

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Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We picked up the train in Malig after enjoying fish and chips at a take away. Thrilling to be on a steam train like the ones of my youth. We had beautiful weather and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. This was part of a tour out of Glasgow in June 2012.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

ok, there is a steam engine but other than that I don't see the big deal. the second class compartments are not great. The regular train goes exactly the same way and goes over the viaduct. I am truly missing the hype on this one. The engineer crew looks like teenagers. Might be a bit more real if these guys... More

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owen sound
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you love train rides this is for you. The scenery is stunning. You feel that you have gone back in time. Travelling over the viaducts were interesting especially if you are a Harry Potter fan.

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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A great family day out. Traveling through beautiful countryside this is a well priced day out. A couple of hours in Malaig gives the chance for some habourside fish & chips.

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