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“Fantastic and fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
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.
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so I had to ride the steam train. The route was scenic and an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Of course seeing the Glenfinnan viaduct was so cool. There is Harry Potter stuff to buy on the train, cool post cards. The only thing I would change, would be to see the viaduct from ground level as well as ride the train from Malliag back to Fort William. I'd do it again.

Visited September 2015
Thank Martha B
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“wonderful trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

book in advance and you get a wonderful experience. The Crew is very friendly although many tourists are not. You can get snacks there.

Visited October 2015
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New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A blast from the past steam travel on a well known line.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Four of us shared a table on this train and we got to meet a few other travelers experiencing the same novel trip.

Visited October 2015
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Near Lydiard. wiltshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Took Harry Potter mad daughter on this as a surprise, we were on the last one run of the season. Weather on the way out was lovely, so amazing views (stormy on the way back, so a bit intermittent) trolley service was good, not too pricey and a good selection. Enough time to look around in Mallaig at the end of the outward leg.The staff on board were really cheery and friendly, think there was a bit of last trip jollity on this one, made it a really fun journey. And to top it off we got some smashing photographs.

Visited October 2015
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“Pretty but pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

The train ride was beautiful! We went in October and the colours were so pretty! The first class was sold out so we did second class. I'm glad we didn't pay the extra as there wasn't a huge difference. We did pre-order the "afternoon tea" and cheese tray. DON'T! What a waste of money! It's a dry sandwich, a piece of dry fruit cake,and a dry scone that is wrapped in plastic and sitting in a box. Your tea is just a paper cup. The cheese tray was 4 tiny pieces of 2 flavours of cheese, some oatmeal crackers and grapes again in plastic and sitting in a box. It was all very disappointing as we were excited to have tea on the train. Turns out you can save a lot of money by just buying a cup of tea and a snack off the trolley .
The town is quaint and I'm sure you could get a lovely meal there! Take a walk down along the water too! Not too much else to do, there are a couple of shops.
The train ride was very nice and you got to see the beautiful countryside just don't get sucked into the idea of being fancy with high tea and scones.

Visited October 2015
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