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West Highland Line

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Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0845 601 5929

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Sit on the left on the way there!

Lovely train journey with some stunning views especially over the viaduct. Some lovely walks at the end too. Check out the recommended and sign posted circular walks. Just perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely train journey with some stunning views especially over the viaduct. Some lovely walks at the end too. Check out the recommended and sign posted circular walks. Just perfect length between trains.

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1 Thank Lisa T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible journey with breathtaking scenery. How anyone could fail to be impressed by it is beyond me.

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Thank Mark B
Balloch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was really looking forward to this to see what all the fuss was about, i have to say it wasnt worth the money, it is aimed more at the tourists, the carriages were very old and just felt like sitting on an old train from the 80's. If you are planning a trip to Mallaig, just get the normal train... More 

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london
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46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have travelled on the caledonian sleeper several times before without any problems but this weekend was a catalogue of woe. We arrived at Euston and found out that due to the Scot Rail strike we had to get up at 03:45 in Edinburgh and transfer to a coach as there were no guards to travel forward with us on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This journey is constantly being marketed as one of the top 10 railway journey voted by "Wanderlust Travel Awards" and on the Scotrail website...I was intrigued, with my unlimited train pass, I took my family on a same day return 9-10 hours full day trip from Glasgow to Mallaig and was greatly disappointed. (Train leaves around 8:30am and return back... More 

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The west Highland Line is shared between Scotrail and The Jacobite; Stem trains used for filming Harry Potter. The famous Viaduct scene was filmed at Glenfinnan, Stunning views from right and left; Ben Nevis and many other mountains; numerous lochs, sea lochs and views of the Western Isles. The trains do 2 return trips per day. Advisable to book long... More 

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Thank ColinM M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We had planned to do the steam train trip but were 2 weeks too early visiting in April 2016. The standard train follows the same route and for £28.00 return trip for 2 was much cheaper and excellent value. This was one of our highlights in the Highlands. It was a fantastic journey. Glenfinnan viaduct, Arisaig, Morar - lochs, glens,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

A wonderful day for weather.The 12:12 departed on time. We sat on the left side of the carriage to were subjected to the most spectacular breath views. The scotrail web site tells you that this line has been voted the most scenic rail journey in world a number of times. It is. The return journey to Fort William the 16:05... More 

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2 Thank Richard M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We travelled from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig to get to Knoydart. The weather was clear and we had terrific views hour after hour. The journey takes you from the inner city of Glasgow to the edge of the Atlantic overlooking an outstanding archipelago .why go abroad? The train was bright and clean.A trolley service was well appreciated by travellers.At... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

4 hours of sheer delight on a round trip that meandered through Scottish highlands and wildlife everywhere, even Red Deer in the distance!!!!!! A steam enthusiasts dream to travel on. We were simply overjoyed with this trip and our destination, though wild was beautiful but the turnaround time very short. We should have taken the earlier train and spent more... More 

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