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Jacobite Steam Train

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Address: | Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
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+44 844 850 4680
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Independent Train Operating Company - along some of the UKs most famous and...

Independent Train Operating Company - along some of the UKs most famous and beautiful routes inc, The Jacobite "The greatest railway journey in the world".

Travel along the Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the most beautiful scenery.

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Loved It! Even in The Rain!

Four of us booked our tickets a few days before our journey, something my husband and I wanted to do on the advice of a few different friends who recommended the excursion and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us booked our tickets a few days before our journey, something my husband and I wanted to do on the advice of a few different friends who recommended the excursion and something our two Scottish relatives "had always wanted to do it but just never did". Despite the rain that lasted for most of our journey there and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately too early in the season for the steam train but this did not take away the fantastic journey through the most wonderful country side/mountains/hills & of course the viaduct, 3 hours of complete joy with a 2 & a half hour stay in mallaig, we even had the weather on our side

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the trip on the Steam Train a few years back and made the mistake of sitting on the right side of my coach. There was no view of the spectacular viaduct. At that time, the train simply travelled in reverse on the trip back to Ft. William - so I had the same view and never saw the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a journey. Loved every minute. Spectacular scenery and a nice couple of hours in Mallaig before the return journey. Was a great addition to our visit to the Harry Potter Studio near Watford the week before. Would definitely do it again. I didn't realize just how popular it was and it was difficult for me to find a day... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most spectacular train journeys you can take anywhere in the world.The actual Steam Train used in the Harry Potter films. The train goes over the beautiful Glenfinnan Viaduct , This is a must do train journey if you are in the Highlands of Scotland

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a big Harry Potter fan I was very excited to get tickets to ride on the Jacobite Steam Train for Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed the experience when it came. The train itself is nice and comfortable although the windows were really pretty dirty (on the outside) which did make taking pictures through them a bit difficult. And you will... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train itself is quite cool thought it was a bit expensive thou,could do with updating looking a bit tired furnishings.

2 Thank drewgraham
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a great day out on the Jacobite Express and the weather was nice but cold.The train journey to Mallaig is very senic, and the steamed up windows on the carriage just adds to the experience! Will go back again as we enjoyed it so much

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

this was loads of fun!! specially if you are a Harry Potter fan. I very much enjoyed it. the onyl thing that is dissapointing is that if you are near the steam engin, the smoke come in through the open windows. also too many people amd not enough windows means that you may not get a picture when it s... More 

2 Thank SarahAB18
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We took the X'mas special train between Fort William and Glenfinnan, the streamed train is lovely, however the ride was a bit boring as it was raining and the windows were too dirty so we hardly see outside, the stop at Glenfinnan only for 20-30 minutes so there's not enough time to walk around but to stay in the train,... More 

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