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West Highland Railway

Glasgow, Scotland
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Spectacular but slow

Travelled with Scot Rail from Glasgow to Mallaig. Unfortunately the day we travelled the weather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Scotrail from Glasgow beautiful!

Do not despair if you cannot book the steam train! The scenery is just as stunning taking the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlene L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with Scot Rail from Glasgow to Mallaig. Unfortunately the day we travelled the weather was not kind, and it was somewhat overcast and misty, but did not detract from the overall experience. Feel comfortable to sleep for the first hour or so while you...More

Thank OzTonto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not despair if you cannot book the steam train! The scenery is just as stunning taking the Scotrail (we tried to get steam but booked too late). Everyone says it's the Fort William to Mallaig part that's the best, yet my husband and I...More

Thank Charlene L
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We drove to Lochearnhead and booked two nights at a B and B. Drove to Crianlarich and caught the Abbellio train to Mallaig and return. We booked online and you can collect tickets from any station with ticket collection machines. We pre booked seats which...More

Thank Francis S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We took a trip from Helensburgh to Oban, and the rail service was excellent. The assistance we got from Michael in the Helensburgh Booking Office was most helpful, and he did all the seat reservations and ticketing for us which made everything very simple and...More

Thank michieg121
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I wanted to take a train journey after attending a conference near Glasgow. This route seemed to fit my need for a day's journey that would allow me to forget about the world. I did preassigned seats, though I'm not certain that I would again....More

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Took a train from Glasgow Queen Street departing at 8:21 to Mallaig arriving around 13:35. About 5 hours per way so very exhausting but worth your time and every penny. Recommend to sit on the left hand side for a better view and move to...More

2  Thank rockmansho
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A great experience and if we were to do it again, we would do it over 5 days at least. We did it from March 20th - March 22nd and had stayed overnight at Fort William and Mallaig. With a longer trip, one could cover...More

Thank MakananginBug
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was initially attracted to this because it is the famous train from Harry Potter :) We ended up on a train that didn't look like the iconic train but we took the same route through the West Highlands. I cannot say enough about this...More

1  Thank Kelley B
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Stunning scenery. Got the train from fort William back to Glasgow. Definitely if you can sit on the right hand side of the train. This scenery is beautiful around the area of rannoch moor and the complete wilderness. Beautiful journey which does take 4 hours...More

Thank ehr100
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Well Scotrail let us down big time wanted to travel the West Highland line to experience the wonderful vista on a comfortable train so booked the Glasgow to Mallaig train with Scotrail, what a mistake. We traveled to Glasgow on the Friday only to get...More

Thank J_G61
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Francis S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there certainly are toilets on the train. There was no food service on the train we were on.
Marika G
15 July 2017|
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Response from MakananginBug | Reviewed this property |
A very easy destination is Fort William by train from Glasgow. It will be very leisurely and Fort William offers walking routes, an especially good seafood restaurant (although there are many other eateries) as well as an... More