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Jacobite Steam Train

| Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6DZ, Scotland
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US$283.18*
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2-Day Jacobite Experience including the Hogwarts Express
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US$956.07*
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh
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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“first class” (665 reviews)
“harry potter” (412 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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"first class"
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"high tea"
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"standard class"
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"fish and chips"
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"hogwarts express"
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"biscuits"
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"buffet car"
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"trolley service"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"left hand side"
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"fishing village"
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"fort william station"
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Reviewed yesterday

Having known of this journey for many years it was something my wife and I had wanted to do and so when we planned a trip to Scotland, this was a must. To make the trip special we decided to book first class. Checking the...More

Thank Buxton68
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The train was great and there was very pretty scenery on the way to Mallaig. Stopped for a lovely lunch.

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our trip to Scotland around the availability of the Jacobite steam train. We wanted to travel in the first class section because it was for a special birthday treat. You definitely need to book several months ahead if you want first class tickets....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located at Fort William Travel Center - Tickets can be bought online (to avoid disappointment) or you can purchase it when you’re there. Approach cabin “D” on the steam train to purchase it. (Ask around & you’ll be directed) - Ticket @ £35 (A) /...More

2  Thank Nudibranquios
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my friend on this train journey as a present for her birthday. Being a huge Harry Potter fan she was not disappointed. I have never seen Harry Potter and found the experience amazing so I would highly recommend anyone to do it just for...More

Thank Bettscockburn
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're a Harry Potter fan this is a must do! I enjoyed every second of the 2 hour trip and it is well worth your money. Tips: - order the butter brew hot chocolate- it is fabulous! - chocolate frogs are pricey but you...More

Thank Piyumi d
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great experience, ran like clockwork, great friendly staff, weather terrible but that didn't detract from the experience. It was lovely seeing everyone waving and taking photos from outside the train and various viewpoints and the other passengers on the train were friendly, not in...More

Thank JuAl0407
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If the idea of a steam train for the day appeals to you, then this is a must. Beautiful scenery, great service and the destination of Maillaig is a pretty little coastal village to enjoy for a couple of hours. Book ahead to avoid disappointment...More

Thank WestyTweedValley
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic thing to do !! The weather wasn’t the best for us but the experience and the scenery was second to none. An absolute must !!!

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Right...…..for morning train...…..get to Morrissons by 8 am and have breakfast (and use cash machines) whilst others join the queue for tickets at the station alongside. When the steam train comes in (about 9.35) follow the guard to the ticket coach and pay CASH (its...More

1  Thank Paul L
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Doreen L
19 June 2018|
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Response from sue m | Reviewed this property |
When you book you can ask but it’s not guaranteed. However you can get up and take pictures out of windows but you can see sights, hope this helps.
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10 June 2018|
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Response from Jan J | Reviewed this property |
No but smart casual probably most appropriate
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Diane H
1 June 2018|
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Response from travelquickly | Reviewed this property |
Even if you go first class, you get your "afternoon tea" in a box. We went first class and the supposed "unlimited tea and coffee" was essentially 1 cup per journey. Crisps and chocolate bars are about your lot... More
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