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Jacobite Steam Train

| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
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US$ 283.49*
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express
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US$ 957.11*
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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first class” (665 reviews)
“harry potter” (412 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were renting a lodge overlooking Ben Nevis, and the train ran along the road to our lodge. What a beautiful train. The Glenfinnan viaduct gets incredibly busy....I blame Harry Potter!!..... but there are plenty of other places to view this wonderful train between Fort...More

Thank Alison L
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful experience on the old steam train. The seating was very comfortable and accorded wonderful views of the lochs and countryside. Crossing the viaduct with the smoke bellowing from the engine was great Harry Potter moment.

Thank war47
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm going to break this down:- If You're a Steam Train lover then there's plenty of time to get your photos taken (and speak with the driver) at both ends of the journey and at Glenfinnan station en route. If you're a Harry Potter fan,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unless you are a Harry Potter fan it is not worth the ride. A drive to Mallaig would have been better. Don’t get me wrong, the train was nice but in my view not worth the money. The train basically follows the road all the...More

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great day out from Fort William to Malaig on a wonderful piece of nostalgia, you even get time for a look around Malaig and get something to eat. If you like steam this is for you.

Thank VENALI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the trip to Malliag from Fort William. we had plenty of time to take pictures before we set off, the drivers also welcomed people in to have a look. The interior of the train could do with a smarten up - it was also...More

2  Thank emmit112017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recently extremely popular due to Harry Potter fame. The view of the railway track among the mountains is even more exciting.

Thank drprapa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did this 84 mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig on the wonder Jacobite steam train on what has been described as "The Greatest Railway Journey in the World". The views on the way were spectacular. We all enjoyed our steam train ride...More

1  Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I hadn’t realised you could do the same trip on scotrail for much cheaper. Yes a steam train is nice but when you’re on it you can’t see it!! Scenery was beautiful and unlike a previous review I had no quibble with the cleanliness. I...More

1  Thank Daphne R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having known of this journey for many years it was something my wife and I had wanted to do and so when we planned a trip to Scotland, this was a must. To make the trip special we decided to book first class. Checking the...More

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Marc R
21 June 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
No, all ticket sales strictly controlled by West Coast Railway, if you find any on offer anywhere else, beware they may not be accepted on the Jacobite.
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Doreen L
20 June 2018|
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Response from sue m | Reviewed this property |
When you book you can ask but it’s not guaranteed. However you can get up and take pictures out of windows but you can see sights, hope this helps.
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kidsgrovevaliant
10 June 2018|
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Response from Jan J | Reviewed this property |
No but smart casual probably most appropriate
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