Jacobite Steam Train, Fort William

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Travel on the same train Harry Potter boarded for Hogwarts on Jacobite Steam Train. The train runs 25.5 km (41 mi), passing through gorgeous landscapes alongside Loch Eil, Glenfinnan Viaduct, and Arisaig. The route was opened exclusively for visitors wishing to view the scenery in the region. Prior to the train, the area was almost inaccessible to tourists. Pulled by a steam locomotive, the train whistles through the Scottish countryside daily, with trains departing from Mallaig and Fort Williams. Add Jacobite Steam Train and other attractions to your Fort William trip itinerary using our Fort William trip itinerary planning app .
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  • I’ve been wanting to take the Jacobite for couple years now and finally did it this October, booked the 2nd last day of the train’s operation and managed to get myself a HP style compartment. Note tha...  more »
  • We loved the experience! We made the trip from Edinburgh with VIATOR and went very well. The Guide (Barbara) had a Harry Potter wand that lent to the photographs to anyone and he was very nice, helpful and fun. I had read that the steam machine was removed at the end of September, but made the trip on day 19 of October and she was still there, which made us very happy. The route is made for one side and then we'll see the train go through the overpass to the other side. We feel transported to the movies and even traveling in second class, if we found closed compartments where they travelled the sorcerers apprentice on his way to Hogwarts School.
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  • We took the Jacobite from Fort William to Maillag on a grey, rainy day, but it was still worth it. The primary reason was because my daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan and she was not disappointed. T...  more »
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