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Jacobite Steam Train

Address: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 850 4680
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3-Day Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands and the...
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Ranked #9 of 23 Activities in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great experience , My son Luke , a Harry potter fan and my husband and I had a fantastic day, a highlight of our trip to the highlands,well worth doing especially in the first class seats, The weather was brilliant and had a lovely lunch and stroll around Malaga.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We went in August which was a great time of year. We pre booked our tickets online which was a good thing as it was very busy. We got 1st class tickets which was definitely worth the little bit extra. We arrived at the station a little early so we could take photos of the train before boarding. If you're... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Enjoyed a day out on a historical train exploring Scottish countryside which did not disappoint. Boarded in Fort William where there was easy parking, but do not forget to pay and display your ticket. Nice to meet other international travelers and hear their experiences and tips for other Scotland locations. Plenty of time in Mallaig for fish and chip lunch... More 

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Traveled from Ft William to Mallaig through beautiful countryside. Next time I'm going first class..not because there was anything wrong with the regular cars but the first class car looked gorgeous!! Over stuffed, floral booth style seating....but anyway where you end up sitting you see the same beautiful Scottish landscape. And the train itself is beautiful! Sounded like a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took kids for school break, they loved it and my eldest who is a harry potter fan pointed out all the bits from the films along the way. The stop in Mallaig was nice, ice cream and watch the seals and boats in the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I went on this trip with my son. We decided that as it was quite costly we would spend the wee bit extra and go first class. So glad we did. The carriages were heated and seats much more comfortable. We were served coffee n biscuit and were treated to the Harry potter experience in style. The scenery is amazing... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We looked online to see what time it was leaving and went to the train station and got photos with it. No need to pay for the ticket if you just want to see it. It sits there for a while beforehand. We didn't need any tickets to get onto the platform, I imagine they collect them on the train.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a wonderful way to see some of the Scottish countryside! We paid the extra and booked four seats in First Class. As it was a once in a lifetime trip (as we live in Australia) we also paid for champagne and chocolates. Tea and coffee were included in the price along with some biscuits. However, watching Scotland slide by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Good for Train lovers and Scottish Country side. A great chance to see a lot of the Scottish country side there were lovely views. Best to get a seat on the left side of the train or stand at the door window. When you get to the end there is a nice small fishing village port to great you, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Why interesting ?? Because you never know if the heating is going to work or not :) usually you have full power heating in the summer and the winter you could be travelling in a freezer box ! I know that anything can brake down BUT it's happend over 80% of the times I have used this service , but... More 

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