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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Skiholiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Sheila and Davi... T
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to take the Jacobite for couple years now and finally did it this October, booked the 2nd last day of the train’s operation and managed to get myself a HP style compartment. Note that you do have to book way in advance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pinkie15
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We took the Jacobite from Fort William to Maillag on a grey, rainy day, but it was still worth it. The primary reason was because my daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan and she was not disappointed. The ride over the Gelnfinnan viaduct was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Keith_Kinetic
Reviewed 7 November 2018

this journey is a great revival of the bygone days of steam travel in its heyday with the loco working hard and some of the finest scenery in scotland the glenfinnan viaduct is a tribute to the and builders of the day and fort william...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank robert c
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this experience for many years and was one of the reasons we were visiting the area, number one being to climb Ben Nevis. It was an unbelievably hot day, the hottest on record according to the locals, unfortunately due...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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18 December 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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4 December 2018|
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Response from Sheila and Davi... T | Reviewed this property |
You will need to book very early as the first class seats go quickly. We booked a month in advance and all the first class seats had gone.