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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 good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first class” (642 reviews)
“harry potter” (393 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
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"glenfinnan viaduct"
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"standard class"
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"fish and chips"
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"outward journey"
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"fishing village"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An 84 mile trip on the Jacobite with a delicious afternoon tea. Impressive from start to finish a fun day out.

Thank hughes3000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jacobite, often referred to as the "Hogwarts Express", is an aged beauty from the era of Steam. Scarlet and black, belching steam, it's screeching whistle heralding it's approach, the train works the line from Fort William to Mallaig. The service runs from April to...More

1  Thank Gamal H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a train between Christmas and New Year. We were lucky to have a beautiful winter's day with amazing scenery and long views. My daughter huge fan of Harry Potter for absolutely delighted with the train. She felt like a little witch on the...More

2  Thank Silvia A
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had travelled from Canberra, Australia to Scotland for Christmas due to our concerns about weather and the ability to travel on roads we hadn't pre-booked tickets for our trip. We arrived in Fort William at about 9am on the day of travel and were...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a steam engine fan or a looking for Hogwarts, this trip hits the mark. Stunning scenery that you need to see to believe. As a pre-Christmas trip I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a little more festive. The special hot...More

1  Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We travelled on here just before Christmas which was great. We were fortunate enough to have travelled first class which really made it, and if you can is worth paying a little more for. We enjoyed tea and coffee on board and indulged in mulled...More

Thank 1750nick
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a great day out, albeit a long day. Had a beautiful clear crisp winters day which made visability great. Scenery was gorgeous. Unfortunately I think had it been foggy it may have been quite miserable. We took a picnic for homeward journey but found...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We took a risk in booking this between Christmas and New Year. We were lucky to have a beautiful winter's day with amazing scenery and long views. We travelled first class which was more comfortable and worth the extra. We had an hour and a...More

1  Thank Marshall04
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended quiet expensive but had to be done what a day from start to finish Amazing views makes you feel your on your way to Hogwarts felt like a child again Lots of steam from train so exciting Would I do it again yes...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to have a clear winter's day when we travelled. With the added bonus of a snow flurry going over the famous viaduct. Had it been a grey dismal day it would have been very different I'm sure. The 2nd class carriages seating...More

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jayhawk2000
23 February 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
No, the only legit tickets are those sold by West Coast Railways who run the Jacobite service.
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Dave S
15 February 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
The return journey if on time should arrive at 8.31pm, time keeping is variable as the scheduled services on the route take priority and there is single line operation with passing places only at stations.
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Dave S
15 February 2018|
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Response from lilo29 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 4pm
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