Things to do at The Jacobite Steam Train West Coast Railways review
The Jacobite Steam Train is also known as The Harry Potter train, which follows the same journey as Harry Potter. It is a heritage railway running between Fort William and Mallaig in Invernes-shire, Scotland. The return journey takes around 4 hours so if you want to visit anywhere along the way please plan your day carefully.
It has been described as the greatest railway journey in the world. The 84-mile round trip takes you past some stunning scenery. You start near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, which passes close by Loch Morar and Loch Nevis. The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan.
The train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct which is a location made famous by the Harry Potter films. West Coast Railways also supplied the engine and carriages that were featured in the film. Some of the carriages of The Jacobite’ train that runs today were used in the films.
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FAQ and Further Information The Jacobite Steam Train West Coast Railways
Is there food and drink available?
There is a buffet car to pick up snacks. You can also pre-order tea and scones, which is included in first class. You will find places to eat near the main train stations.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage steam train rides also known as the Harry Potter train, scenic train ride iconic to the films. There are toilets and buffet cart food or afternoon tea box.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. A standard adult return costs £46, £69 for first class. Child £28 or £48.
Is there parking?
Whilst there is ample parking in Fort William, near the railway station, please allow at least 20 minutes for parking and ticket purchase before the train departs.
When are they open?
Trains run from early April until late October. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Medium family dogs are permitted to travel in the Standard Class section of The Jacobite only (1 per person/booking). They travel for free, but they must remain on a lead at all times and are not permitted on the seats. Assistance dogs are permitted regardless.