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“Old Jacobite.”

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 18 September 2015

Booked 1st class travel on this trip and found things perfect from the beginning to the end, scenery was absolutely stunning on the journey, also met 3 lovely people from New South Wales in Australia whilst on the trip. Maybe one of the most scenic journeys in the world i would say, will certainly do it again next year.

Thank Timothy D
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Go back in history to the age of steam trains and the Victorian journey across beautiful countryside. Best to take the First class carriage to make the most of the experience as otherwise the Scotrail public train service is an alternative at a much cheaper price .

Thank bahamasbliss
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

The views were great and it was nice to see the steam and feel the train. However given how busy it was and always is I was disappointed in the level of cleanliness of both the train and the train toilets. Fixtures and fittings were also in need of attention. Given the number of overseas tourists not a good reflection of Scotland's cleanliness.

1  Thank Elizabeth N
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Make sure you book a ticket in advance. Was told there were some tickets available on day, so got in line for about 20 mins, one lady doing tickets. Got to front of cue..sorry sold out ! Then she let the lady behind me on.....what's going on ? says I ok then you can get on, stand all the way ( am 74) in the Guards van ( tiny windows) that will be £58 please ( the first class fair with a seat and table) That is a rip off and taking advantage. The whole thing on the morning was un-organised chaos . I got off and never went.

4  Thank Mal M
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

We booked up the First Class seats for this trip and were very happy when we found out we were in the 'Harry Potter' carriages. These seemed to be very popular with the other passengers as they were constantly coming to take pictures whenever we stopped.

The train journey itself was very pleasant, with free tea and coffee on both legs.

Can highly recommend this to anyone.

Thank MikeyP79
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