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Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 845 601 5929

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This is just the regular passenger train but it's so much cheaper then the Jacobite one. Book early for the best prices, I got a return from Fort William to Mallaig for £6.60... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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dumfriesshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just the regular passenger train but it's so much cheaper then the Jacobite one. Book early for the best prices, I got a return from Fort William to Mallaig for £6.60!! Reserved seats and a trolley on board for drinks and snacks. The left side is the best for the views and they are spectacular. The viaduct and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled from Glasgow to our hotel in Fort William and then later in the week completed the journey from Fort William to Mallaig. At this time of the year the Jacobite Steam train does not run so we did the FW to Mallaig part by regular train (The views are the same and it's MUCH cheaper). It really is... More 

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York, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The West Highland line runs from Mallaig, through Fort William to Glasgow. There's also a branch from Crianlarich to Oban. There are 3 trains per day that complete the 5.5 hour journey al the way from Mallaig to Glasgow. We travelled from Fort William to Glasgow on board the 11:40 on a cold November Tuesday. We didn't have any seat... More 

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Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other reviewers here spell out all the amazing views to thrill you on this trip. This is a world class journey. From Glasgow our train comprised 4 coaches, 2 for Oban and 2 for Mallaig, splitting at Crianlarich. Amazing vistas on both sides but especially the left, west-facing. Good trolley service between Glasgow and Fort William or bring your own.... More 

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After boarding at Glasgow Queen Street, the train left and wends its way along the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde before diverting north through unspoiled countryside towards Arrochar and onwards to Crianlarich. Just one word of advice, make sure you are on the right part of the train before it divides at Crianlarich - and continues West towards... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

... If so, I have yet to find it. The whole journey is fantastic, from Glasgow to Mallaig. I don't understand why its not a tourist must in its own right. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Alps ... none compare. The west HIghland line is on our doorstep and yet, most Brits have never taken it. Oh how much we... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled the train starting at Glasgow, stopped overnight at Fort William then on to Mallaig. Fortunate enough to get seats together with our friends although at time of booking tickets were unable to get seats near each other. This set the scene for an amazing journey. The scenery is spectacular and our cameras were in action constantly. Tourists from overseas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I travelled up on the Highland sleeper and woke up to a full, Scottish breakfast to start the scenic show. The high mountains and deep lochs are not to be bettered. The remoteness of Rannoch moor is unique in this crowded island- it goes on for miles and miles. Its as good as its looks

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must do journey. Whether you like trains or not the views alone make it well worthwhile. The LHS is the better side heading from Glasgow to Mallaig but bear in mind that the train will be in reverse from Fort William (a small part of the total journey) onwards. The trolley service is good and tea is... More 

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BRIDGNORTH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Simply took a day return from Mallaig to Fort William and broke the journey at Glenfinnan where there are a couple of hotels. All in all a great day out

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