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Address: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 850 4680
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We enjoyed the trip from Fort William to Malliag. Malliag had several food establishments as well as souvenir shops. The water views are quite nice. There is a short boat tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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steeleville
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steeleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the trip from Fort William to Malliag. Malliag had several food establishments as well as souvenir shops. The water views are quite nice. There is a short boat tour available while you are waiting for return trip. The train ride was relaxing.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this trip expecting it to be amazing. Instead we were on the wrong side of the train and had no view. It also goes forward to from Fort Williams and comes back with the engine on the other end of the train going back to Fort Williams on the same side that you left on. This does not... More 

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2 Thank Texas5112015
Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have the experience even though the price is really high. It was a great day out and the scenery astounding. Really worth it

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1 Thank Bego C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the one way from Mallaig to Fort William a 42 mile journey. It's once in a lifetime experience and can be pre booked also. I would advise people to do that or even buy it at the counter which seemed much cheaper than the Travel company charged us.

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Thank MilesandSmiles N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The train ride was fantastic, just as everyone else has said. But a review of the train in my opinion needs to include a review of the destinations. Mallaig is a charming town, with the most amazing restaurants featuring fresh-caught fish and seafood daily. Fort William has wonderful shopping and is a lovely place to stroll and enjoy the sights.... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yep, I'm one of those crazy HP fans who took the train for the only reason, it's relationship with HP. As a train, I'm sure it's fine. As the HP train, we had a lot of fun. You should have seen everyone getting up and sticking cameras outside the window when we got near the viaduct...

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Thank M H
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I should warn you that I'm a seriously afflicted train nut. Riding this train was the main reason I travelled all the way to Scotland and I wasn't disappointed. You can do a youtube.com search to see videos of the train and the route. This was a wonderful experience. Rode from Ft. William to Mallaig then had about a 2... More 

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2 Thank Daniel L
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Train ride was a dream come true for my 8 year old Potterhead! For me and my spouse, the train offered interesting vistas of the Highlands, that ideally I would have liked to drive through or hiked (if I had the time!). Nothing extraordinary about the train ride itself - the train company is totally milking the Potter fable!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

If you like trains then this is a must! If you don't like trains but enjoy beautiful views then this is a must! If you want to experience the Scottish Highlands on a beautiful piece of transport history, then this is a must! I think you get how I feel about this train trip. There are no good seats or... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

A little disappointed with the carriage that we ended up with as it wasn't the one that was booked. Unfortunately the one we booked was being repaired. It was heavy rain when we left which caused the windows to fog up. Still a great train journey and the weather was better on our return. The scenery was beautiful.

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