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Jacobite Steam Train

Fort William, United Kingdom
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About Jacobite Steam Train
Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom122 contributions14 helpful votes
We include the Jacobite Express in some of our tours, our customers travel from Fort William to Mallaig by train where we pick them up again and bring them back via beautiful beaches and allow them to see the train passing from the outside too. We have never had an unhappy customer and currently have 16 places available for next year, so we shall see you again for more Glenfinnan adventures.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kudeja S wrote a review Nov 13
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Absolutely terrible! I went with a group of friends and we had the right side of the train to Mallaig, which had no views at all. We then had the left side of the train on our return journey - again no views. As it's COVID we were unable to go to other side of the train to see the views. When I raised it with the company they just said it's an automatic seating system and there is nothing they could have done about it. Very disappointing and a waste of money. Not very fair to us either who paid the same as the other passengers on the train. It's great if you have the views but why risk it for £45 per ticket.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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pbnjam wrote a review Nov 7
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Recommend definitely. The best seats are left on the way to Mallaig and right on the way back. We were sat at the back of the train on the left hand side on the way there which was perfect. We also had really good weather so have an incredible footage coming up to and on the Glenfinnan Viaduct. We didn't have the view on the way back which I assume they book seats that way so you can see the Viaduct once so it wasn't as exciting on the return journey. I didn't expect much of the interior of the train itself as I've read reviews. It gets a bit cold (it was October!) as the windows are kept open for circulation and we kept wiping the windows due to condensation. We brought food & drinks as well for the journey, and wish we had playing cards with us. Mallaig there's not much to do, have a little walk and go to a cafe. The Tea Garden is lovely, there may be a queue but they're pretty quick at getting you seated. I really enjoyed the train ride and it's one of the highlights of our Highlands trip, and I'm not a Harry Potter fan so if you're a fan you'll love it even more! Fingers crossed for good weather. Next time we'd like to do the walk by the Viaduct and watch the train from the outside.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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dippyblonde7 wrote a review Nov 6
Glasgow, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
It's usually really hard to get tickets for this trip as it books up so quickly, but luckily for me they decided to run it for a few extra weeks in Oct/Nov. I really wanted to go first class & when I first looked there were only standard tickets left but I kept checking and a table for 2 became available....Yey! I also pushed the boat out and ordered a bottle of champagne which was chilled and sitting on the table when we boarded the train. This was an amazing trip, from the lovely friendly staff to the stunning scenery. I would definitely reccomend going first class as for about an extra £20 you are taken back in time in the beautiful carriage....... We plan to do this trip again in a few years time.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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maz b wrote a review Nov 5
Lewes, United Kingdom71 contributions11 helpful votes
A wonderful bucket list trip which did not fail to enchant just like Harry Potter. The staff were amazing , helpful , cheerful and went above and beyond to treat us well . The scenery is stunning , the engine is magnificent and I would wholeheartedly recommend this trip for a special occasion . Going to the Glenfinnan Viaduct tomorrow morning to photograph this spectacle again . I also believe channel 4 were filming today , hope they got my good side !
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Date of experience: November 2020
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