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Jacobite Steam Train

| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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US$ 266.02*
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh Including...
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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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, 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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first class” (532 reviews)
“harry potter” (308 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful trip from Fort William to Mallaig and return on the Harry Potter train and along the Glen Finnan Viaduct. We paid a little extra for our high tea and was very pleased on returning to the train at Mallaig to find our boxed...More

1  Thank Colin J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For as long as I can remember I've always wanted to do this trip. Done it 1000 times on motorbikes/cars/vans but this is the way to see it. First class was comfy. Items for sale are not overly dear as first feared. Staff all very...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently had a trip on the Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Malaig! It was a very pleasant journey, taking in lots of beautiful scenery along the way! There were refreshments on board also toilet facilities! There was only just over an hour...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful day out in amazing scenery reliving the past by riding in old fashioned carriages by a steam engine. It took around 2 hours each way with a nearly 2 hour stop in Mallaig. Strongly advise booking ahead as the train is nearly always...More

Thank pajthomas
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked as a treat, so sprang the extra for the Jacobite High Tea. The train was filthy, and I mean filthy. The windows were so dirty you could not see clearly out of them. So all the hype about greatest journey is just that -...More

1  Thank Pilgrim23
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our First Class seating was very comfortable and the train ride through the countryside was scenic and enjoyable. We were disappointed with the choice of souvenirs on the train as I had hoped to get T-shirts for our grandchildren, otherwise it was a great day...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This journey brought back memories as a young boy. The journey can be a single or a return trip. The West Highland line gives visitors the opportunity to see the Scottish countryside at its best. Best known as the Hogworts Express from Harry Potter fame,...More

Thank Gardentripper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I just wanted to make people aware that the Jacobite train is not the train used in the Harry Potter films. The train used in the films was Olton Hall. It is no longer running and is on exhibition at Warner Brothers studios in Watford.

Thank Debbie and Kati... P
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great experience from Fort William to Mallaig not that there is much in Mallaig but really breathtaking scenery. You can view Eigg, Skye & Rum from the shores at Mallaig so definitely the next trip. Overall a great day out.

Thank Ecosse71
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for Mum's 70th birthday. Brilliant way to celebrate a special occasion. The first class carriages were lovely and I would say well worth it. I enjoyed it so much I would definitely go again. Staff on board were friendly and good fun.

Thank GillianG444
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Are seats 9b and 10b window seats and how many seats are at the table ?
25 June 2017|
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Response from rene51 | Reviewed this property |
We sat on a two table and a 4 table across from us don't know the seating plan for seat numbers The two seaters are on the left side with the best views, Great day out not train fanatics we just thought what a different... More
We are booked on standard class seats 9b and 10b . Are they good seats and also are they together or opposite each other? Thanks in advance
24 June 2017|
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Response from Janus57 | Reviewed this property |
I think that B9&10 are side by side. You will have a table in front of you. I can't say whether or not you will be facing back or forward, but I think backwards. We had B3 and 4 and we faced back. Sorry, that's all I've got!