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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must do when looking for something to do in the Ft William area as its a steam train ride to Mallaig with a stop at Glenfinnan just after the famous viaduct from the Potter films. Wonderful scenery passes by on both sides...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The train ride is lots of fun, especially with the tea service in first class. But the scenery will blow you away! Such a beautiful landscape!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dbishop89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in advance if possible as this service is generally full, but can turn up at Fort William an hour or so before departure as one or two seats are sometimes available. Stunning scenery, great photo opportunities. Glenfinnan Viaduct a marvellous piece of engineering. If...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Maurice K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant experience through the amazing views of Scotland. Its a travel to the past too in this coal train. Smoke and small sparks everywhere which transport us to the old journeys. The small fisherman village Mallaig is the destination where we can enjoy the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jose B
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Been on this train twice now, first time was awful, one of the worst experiences in my life, trainspotters ruined the whole day, our heads were bursting listening to them talking about trains 24/7 very very loudly and we couldnt get near any windows because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kim-ber-ley5288
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I arrived early to be able to photograph this train. The steam train was used in the movie Harry Potter. There is a gift shop of Harry Potter memoribilia on the train but only open before and after the ride. The seating was comfortable. Reservations...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed December 4, 2018

If you love steam trains and can’t get enough soot then this is for you. I was excited at the prospect and we paid for a first class ride and high tea in what was to end as a great disappointment. First disappointment: you can’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
11  Thank Skiholiday
Reviewed December 2, 2018

What a brilliant way to spend a day relaxing on a classic steam train journey to Mallaig and back. Fabulous scenery all the way, what a delightful experience in the Highlands of Scotland. An absolute must for all the family. Seasonal service usually late March...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carinbrook
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This was the highlight of the trip for me! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and this was just a dream! We splurged for the private carriage because I wanted as authentic a Harry Potter experience as possible, and I personally think it was worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Luckily for us we went on this trip on a good weather day. The views on route were stunning with so much to see. To us the only downside was Malaig which we thought was very disappointing. Our 2 tickets cost a total of £75,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 17, 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
There are two types of carriages used on this service, its not known until the day which carriages they maybe using, normally these seat numbers would be at the beginning of the carriage, B denoting you are travelling... More
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December 3, 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
Tables of four on one side and tables for two on the other side. If there`s a group of six people, then some carriages in use have a separate compartment to seat such a group.