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Jacobite Steam Train

| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
+44 844 850 4680
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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!
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first class” (553 reviews)
“harry potter” (327 reviews)
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

For the price of 30 pounds it's not worth at all, except for the view of Harry Potter bridge It's just an experience in itself! So unless you are diehard Harry Potter fan this won't be very exciting!

Thank Ankit68
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The journey on this steam train had beautiful views, including the Harry Potter viaduct, stops in Arisaig & Glenfinnan en route to a quaint fishing village,Mallaig. Purchase the souvenir map on the train (2 pounds) which provides a detailed guide to what you are viewing....More

Thank lynenrique
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have driven like crazy to be on time on this famous Harry Potter train and was expecting a lot out of it. It costed 69£ for 2 one way, and everything seemed to become a YOLO moment.... but it wasn't. The train is not...More

Thank olromba
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is simply a must do if you're in Fort William or Mallaig area. If you can, book ahead (it's advisable) if not you can buy some limited tickets on the day. It includes a stop at Glenfinan for the viaduct, as used in Harry...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 2 days ago

.. although if you just want the views, they are much cheaper on an ordinary train. What you need to know about this journey is that you must book ahead online to be sure of travelling. There is no ticket office at Fort William station....More

Thank SingleSpy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love riding a steam train. I love the sounds and smells and the motion and, well pretty much everything about them! This trip lived up to the hype! The scenery is even more stunning in person. I got great video of the train going...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really great day out, with a couple of hours to visit Mallaig. Lovely high tea on the return journey.

Thank Homer54
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to ride it, first because of Harry Potter, second the steam engine and viaduct it goes over and third because Scotland is a beautiful country. I did first class, but the only real difference is that you get a cup of tea or...More

Thank world-gypsy-gal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the First Class return trip yesterday and it was wonderful. Plenty of opportunities to take photos of the train and amazing scenery. First Class carriage is very comfortable. There is a small souvenir shop on board selling a selection of railway and Harry Potter...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked first class tickets which, if you are going to take this trip, I would highly recommend as the carriage and seating are very nice. We also paid extra for a private table for two, but were very disappointed to find that these seats are...More

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16 July 2017|
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Response from olromba | Reviewed this property |
Tennents Lager, Scottish IPA of the werk, Scottish Ale of the week, Skye Ale of the week, Scottish Cider, Koperberg Fruit Cider, Wine (Red, White, Rose) 187ml, Premixed Vodka & Cola Can, Premixed Gordon's Gine & Tonic... More
15 July 2017|
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Response from littledancer | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so. Plenty of people had packed lunches, salads, drinks etc while on the train. A woman was having a (ready mixed) tin of gin & tonic she had packed so doubt it would be a problem. Have a great time. :)
9 July 2017|
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Response from olromba | Reviewed this property |
I took my own champaign with me with 2 plastic glasses, no problem at all.