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Review of Jacobite Steam Train

Jacobite Steam Train
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Independent Train Operating Company - along some of the UKs most famous and beautiful routes inc, The Jacobite "The greatest railway journey in the world". Travel along the Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the most beautiful scenery.
Irthlingborough, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Cool train, lovely scenery. Pick it up at Fort William and go from there. Bit of an anti climax at the destination but the trip itself is well worth it. Drinks and snacks available on the way there and back. Oh - take a set of ear plugs for when they use the tannoy - they have no concept of a sensible volume!

Visited September 2015
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“The Jacobite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Fantastic day out on the train. Beautiful scenery , stunning old train and a magical ride out to Mallaig. AAA.

Visited September 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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“One off the Bucket List, Full Steam Ahead.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Have wanted to do this journey by steam train for years, finally got to enjoy it this September. A good time to travel because the trees are just starting to get Autumn colour. The trip itself is a delight. Only grumble I heard and would reiterate is that for a journey celebrating the views the lineside vegetation in some of the prettiest spots had grown a bit too much and actually obscured rather a lot. Got quite a few shots of fast moving birch trees which will need deleting, instead of the lochs and long glorious views that the area has in abundance. Luckily we did the trip by road the day before to visit the museum on Glenfinnan Station, the shore at Arisaig and enjoy fish and chips from Mallaig as the sun went down behind the islands so got to see the scenery more that way, well, all except the driver. Don't like trees being cut down but a little strategic thinning might not go amiss, there were people on the train who had traveled thousands of miles for the experience not just hundreds like us. In all other respects the journey was great, including being able to take along our Border Collie who made lots of friends on the way. Many thanks to the staff, all very welcoming and friendly.

Visited September 2015
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We came to Fort William for the sole purpose for going on the Jacobite Steam Train as it was used for filming in Harry Potter and most iconic is the Glenfinnan Viaduct. All of the route had beautiful scenery, when we got to Mallaig the views were yet again beautiful and had two hours to have a wander around. Definitely would recommend if you are in the area, if taking children they may get bored so take something to keep them occupied as it takes up to two hours each way.

Visited September 2015
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“Perfect for train geeks and photographers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

A perfect day out for me as a keen photographer and my partner who enjoys steam trains. So much beautiful scenery to see and the train is beautiful and maintained to a high standard.
The driver knew lots about that
particular engine to entertain my other half.
It's a 2 hour trip each way but there's plenty to see and a buffet cart and souvenir shop on board. The train stops for 1.5 hours at Mallaig before the return. Just enough time for a fish and chips lunch and a stroll around. Or if you think ahead there's a short boat trip.





Visited September 2015
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