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Jacobite Steam Train

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Address: Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 850 4680
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Lovely journey with loads of scenery

I tried to get my seat ticket changed. I’d ordered the tickets ages ago but they wouldn’t let me choose my seat and they assigned me the worst seat in the compartment (facing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diane K
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South Brunswick, New Jersey

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I tried to get my seat ticket changed. I’d ordered the tickets ages ago but they wouldn’t let me choose my seat and they assigned me the worst seat in the compartment (facing backwards and as far away from the window as possible). What was worse was that the two couples sharing the compartment had just bought tickets that day... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking for a day's relaxing entertainment, I came across this train journey. It was perfect - a 2hour train journey through magnificent scenery, followed by an hour and a half in the delightful harbour town of Mallaig and then the return journey. A lovely day!!

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Thank Abz8dp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Fiancée and I took a trip on the Jacobite train last week. She is a massive Harry Potter fan and really enjoyed the Glenfinnan Viaduct, however you have to be eagle eyed as you cross it in about a minute. The route is very scenic, passing the white sands at Arisaig, Ben Nevis and stopping in Malllaig. You could... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must. The train journey from fort William to Mallaig. The Jacobite train is a steam train which runs in the summer months, out of season you can use the normal train and get the benefit if in winter of snow capped mountains. The views along whole journey are breathtaking, mountains including Ben Nevis, locks, the sea and... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views and the train from the Harry potter movie. Who would not love that even the kids think it's great.

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Orange
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose not to go on the Steam train - instead we took the Scotrail train. We saw the steam train arrive in Mallaig and also at Glennfinnan siding. We travelled the same track.

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Thank Richard C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience well worth the money Need to book well in advance some on the day tickets were available Choose forward facing sits and on the left hand side as the views are better. Also recommend booking a see trip at the end as it leaves 15 mins after u arrive We didn't realise but that would have been excellent... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This train runs twice a day on this 82 mile round trip. For Harry Potter and Steam Train fans this is a must. Leaving Fort William you will travel over the Banavie Swing Bridge at 5 miles per hour giving you time to see Neptune's Staircase. This is seven lochs on the Caledonian Canal. Speeding up along the edge of... More 

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Iqaluit, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the charm of traveling on a rare steam train and the idea of the Harry Potter movie using this as a location are good reasons for going on this train, it is the country seen while traveling that escalates this to world class. Just beautiful!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun. For Harry Potter fans, it was a bit of a thrill. If your in Fort William with some time then make your way, but don't make a special trip for it.

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