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“Amazing worth the money ”

Jacobite Steam Train
Ranked #13 of 53 things to do in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

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Too expensive we booked online in advance and it was well worth it - what a way to see the beautiful countryside and meet new people very enjoyable ride amazing views and allows you all to enjoy an outing together - drinks fairly priced on the train too- guard fab informing you all that the viaduct where part of Harry Potter was filmed so you can prepare for some photos - so glad we did this trip and would do it again too !!!

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Bit of a rainy day but still had amazing views! Seats were comfy and staff were pleasant.
Hadn't expected the "Afternoon Tea" to be worth the money but was still disappointed. I'd recommend bringing your own sandwiches! Also, I know it isn't the actual Hogwarts Express but a chocolate frog or some jelly beans on the trolley would have been a nice touch!
Overall, my boyfriend and I had a lovely day, took some great pictures, and went on a nice boat trip during the stop in Mallaig, recommended by the Jacobite.

1  Thank sarahcf94
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Whilst on a group coach tour of the area, we were booked on the "Jacobite " Steam railway. What a truly wonderful day. Weather perfect, just what we wanted.
As rail enthusiasts, my friend and I were overjoyed at the whole experience..
The carriages on the train were clean/comfortable despite being fairly old. Their condition was first class, and had plenty of character.The loco on duty was one we had not ridden behind before, and worked hard to Mallaig and on the return.. Plenty of chances to take photographs, both from the windows and at the stations visited.
Train stops at Glenfinnin Station on way to Mallaig, chance to take a look at the small but interesting museum.
The scenery is spectacular, and well worth the cost of the fare. Would recommend the return journey.
Staff very informative, and patient. Footplate crew, very obliging for photographs etc.
Shall return before long.

Nigel Dallison
Anglesey N.Wales

Thank Nigel D
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had seats in one of the traditional "Harry Potter" type carriages which was fun. The scenery from the train is beautiful and it all ran to time. On arrival in Mallaig we took a boat trip for an hour which left us time to pick up sandwiches for lunch before boarding the train for the return trip. It is possible to book afternoon tea on the train, however, on seeing what was offered I felt this was over priced for what it is. In the first class carriages complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits was offered on both journeys.

Thank Morag W
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

I reserved a table for two in the first class coach for us, but was a bit dismayed upon realizing that we would be on the same side of the train on both legs of the excursion, therefore the same views from the window. I realize they can't "turn the train around", but it would be nice if there were a way to have passengers switch sides on the return. The best views were on the side with the tables for four. Otherwise, the trip was enjoyable and a break from driving around this beautiful country. The train is lovely and seems very well cared for.

1  Thank VItraveler242
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