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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

I'd travelled this route via ScotRail before, but it's worth taking the steam train for the atmosphere - with the added advantage you can take photos far better. The train is too long for Mallaig station, which resulted in a people jam due to the...More

Thank WhiteAnt2008
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a round trip through Scotland and this was one of the things we had to do. To climb up, to the arches, rather muddy, it had just rained. But at 11:00 o'clock we heard the steamtrain whistle. When the train passed us,...More

Thank Theov1
Reviewed yesterday

After a great week hill-walking in Britain's finest mountains, we fancied a change of pace, but all the tickets were sold out. Then we discovered they always have a few for sale on the day. Got to Fort W. station at 1 and I was...More

Thank Ricardo_215
Reviewed yesterday

The previous few days we had just driven over from Inverness through Torridon and then to Skye before arriving in Fort William. The train seemed like a nice break from driving to see the countryside and enjoy an old steam train. What a disappointment!!!!! As...More

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend you get tickets prior to your visit. Two years ago I waited about a month before and tickets were already sold out. This time I didn’t want to miss it and I purchased three months ahead. Easy to do online. Day of, all...More

1  Thank travellover914
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Finally got to use my boy friend's 2017 Christmas pressie. Fantastic trip which really makes you feel you are travelling in the past. Very atmospheric. Friendly staff on board and at Fort William who sorted me out when I realised I hadn't brought written confirmation...More

Thank Emma O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience! The train ride was fantastic. In coach, you sit at tables of 4. The best is to get a ‘F’ (faces front) seat on the left side, for the trip from Fort William to Mallaig. This is the best views...More

1  Thank STIGuy1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a train ride in August 2018. It was good. What was not good was, we parked at the supermarket next door to the station. DON'T DO THIS!!! I just got a parking fine in the mail for 60 pounds + the rental car...More

Thank Exploration362654
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be sure to book well in advance. I did our reservations 4 months before and we were lucky to get two seats on the afternoon run. If you want first class you may need to do a year out! Very rainy foggy day when we...More

Thank lljbhartman2002
Reviewed 5 days ago

The scenery was marvellous, the Glenfinnan Viaduct was superb. En route there is a stop at Glenfinnan Station where ther is a small railway museum and a converted dining car where food and drink are available. Glenfinnan is a busy station for walkers and people...More

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20 September 2018|
Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
Having travelled on both, I would rather fly if possible. The Caledonian sleeper is operated with carriages 40+ years old and are very cramped, new rolling stock was promised for this year. Scotrail operate their nearly four... More
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19 September 2018|
Response from WILLIAM H | Reviewed this property |
Travelled on the service last December, having booked this time last year, if you leave it later than this month to book, you are likely to be very limited in your choice of dates was very busy.
5 September 2018|
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Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
When we went on the Jacobite train there were a few people with dogs on.