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West Highland Railway

Glasgow, Scotland
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Stunning scenery, shame about the toilet

A return winter weekend journey between Fort William from Edinburgh for only £25 - seems too good... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Helen W
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Beautiful!!

Have ridden this line a few times in the past before. Beautiful scenery!! If you are going to... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Bobby31225
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

A return winter weekend journey between Fort William from Edinburgh for only £25 - seems too good to be true - but that is the value you get from Scotrail. After leaving Glasgow suburbs behind, the train heads out up the Gareloch then across to...More

1  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Have ridden this line a few times in the past before. Beautiful scenery!! If you are going to travel by train only in Scotland get a Scot Rail Pass!! It's the only way to travel!!

Thank Bobby31225
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Travelled with Scot Rail from Glasgow to Mallaig. Unfortunately the day we travelled the weather was not kind, and it was somewhat overcast and misty, but did not detract from the overall experience. Feel comfortable to sleep for the first hour or so while you...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Do not despair if you cannot book the steam train! The scenery is just as stunning taking the Scotrail (we tried to get steam but booked too late). Everyone says it's the Fort William to Mallaig part that's the best, yet my husband and I...More

Thank Charlene L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We drove to Lochearnhead and booked two nights at a B and B. Drove to Crianlarich and caught the Abbellio train to Mallaig and return. We booked online and you can collect tickets from any station with ticket collection machines. We pre booked seats which...More

Thank Francis S
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We took a trip from Helensburgh to Oban, and the rail service was excellent. The assistance we got from Michael in the Helensburgh Booking Office was most helpful, and he did all the seat reservations and ticketing for us which made everything very simple and...More

Thank michieg121
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

I wanted to take a train journey after attending a conference near Glasgow. This route seemed to fit my need for a day's journey that would allow me to forget about the world. I did preassigned seats, though I'm not certain that I would again....More

1  Thank Ann G
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Took a train from Glasgow Queen Street departing at 8:21 to Mallaig arriving around 13:35. About 5 hours per way so very exhausting but worth your time and every penny. Recommend to sit on the left hand side for a better view and move to...More

3  Thank rockmansho
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A great experience and if we were to do it again, we would do it over 5 days at least. We did it from March 20th - March 22nd and had stayed overnight at Fort William and Mallaig. With a longer trip, one could cover...More

2  Thank MakananginBug
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was initially attracted to this because it is the famous train from Harry Potter :) We ended up on a train that didn't look like the iconic train but we took the same route through the West Highlands. I cannot say enough about this...More

2  Thank Kelley B
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skhamon
7 March 2018|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
The steam train is more of a tourist train. I'd just take the regular train as it will far less crowded!! The busses to and in and around Skye are great! You should drop the car.
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Erin C
26 February 2018|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does. But the scenery is better coming down from Mallaig to Fort William or going up from Fort William to Mallaig. It's still a nice journey from Fort william into Glasgow though.
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Nikita G
23 January 2018|
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Response from Alasdair S | Property representative |
Hi Nikita CalMac run the regular ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (on Skye). The ferry is for both foot and car passengers. If you're travelling by train to Mallaig, the ferry terminal is adjacent to the train station. You can... More
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