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West Highland Railway

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Address: Glasgow, Scotland

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My favorite part of my trip!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Kelley B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 train trip! I must have taken 100 photos. It is very decently priced and you... More 

Thank Kelley B
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

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 but worth it.

Thank ehr100
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 to the station and find there was a strike on the Sunday so we would... More 

Thank J_G61
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We booked a day return trip from Garelochhead to Mallaig on the normal Abellio service, and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. The weather was wonderful and the leaves still not fully out so our views were not interrupted too much as they are later in the year. We had reserved seats but reservations were not operating, so it was pot luck... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We travelled on a special price ticket £5 each way from Dalmuir (a short bus ride from Glasgow Airport) to Rannoch Moor. Both ways the scenery was spectacular, it was a wonderful way to see this area of Scotland in all its beauty. An unforgettable trip, unlike the commuter trains I used to travel on in London!

Thank hilp91
Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Incredible train ride through the west highlands. The mountain ranges, the fields, the lochs, superb. The train is comfortable and clean. Photo tip - place your camera/phone directly onto the glass to avoid the reflection from the cabin. Worked for me.

Thank Bill R
Teufen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We really enjoyed this trip. The scenery was simply astonishing. And the conductor and driver were very friendly. They let us go into the drivers stand to take pictures of the Glenfinnan Viaduct (aka Harry Potter bridge). They also helped 2 elderly ladies off the platform and up the steps at a stop. It is an over 5 hour journey... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning journey which was never without a dull moment from the minute we left Glasgow until getting into Mallaig. Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glenfinnan all majestic and amazing. The day was a mixture if sunshine and showers which suited the scenery just fine. I can't say I'd ever want to repeat a 5 hour train journey but this one... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We have previously always driven to Mallaig, Morar, Arisaig etc but we often thought about taking the train as a good way to enjoy the scenery. We were not disappointed, it was indeed spectacular, as one German lady said, the most beautiful journey. We were very lucky with the weather, which was clear and sunny. Luckily we reserved seat as... More 

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Reno, NV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Take the regular train (yes, even though we're Harry Potter Fans) and see the same things at a must lower cost. Incredibly, the guide they sell is wrong as to the order of the viaduct and station. It also still touts the "Hogwarts Express" engine although that is now in the studio outside of London. Tip: If you take the... More 


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