There are a few places from which you can admire the train; the most popular is the small plateau right before the trail heads downhill towards the viaduct itself. The Jacobite Steam Train now has Online Booking, to Buy your Tickets. Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 2nd June to Sunday 30th September. It was a wonderful trip for my husband and me. The engine was built in Glasgow in 1949 by the North British Locomotive Company, using a design dating back to the 1920s. Our experiences in Mallaig were all shared, including me pulling out my magical wand that I plan on displaying in our home. We have booked the train for one of our activities, does the train every stop to let you get out, look around, and take pictures? Bags deposited in our room, we headed to the hotel bar to toast our escape from the city.
A short transfer will bring you to your next accommodation, a luxurious yet homely guest house set amid beautiful, landscaped gardens, and just a short stroll from the seashore. The trip from Fort William to Mallaig takes approximately 2 hours and ten minutes which includes a stop at the Glennfinnan Station. You will feel as though you have stepped back in time into the height of the Victorian steam age — be ready for the chugging sounds and sooty smells which contrast with your well-appointed carriage — we strive to ensure you are in first-class for premium comfort, whenever available. We felt smug that our local knowledge had bagged us an incredible view as we crossed the viaduct. We purchased our tickets the day of so we had to get there early to wait in line.
Known for its appearance in the famous Harry Potter films as the school train, the Jacobite Steam Train has become both a cultural and a historical attraction. Stepping back onboard the train for the return journey gives you the opportunity to take in any sights that you might have missed on your way up, and during the journey you can even enjoy a delicious high tea and artisan cheese board at your private table. West Coast Railways, operators of 'The Jacobite', provided the steam engine and carriages for the 'Hogwarts Express' as seen in the 'Harry Potter' films including 'The Philosopher's Stone' and others in this wonderful series of films. All 84 lovely miles of it! Mallaig is our destination but as the travelling is as much a part of the experience as the arrival we hope you enjoy this spectacular railway journey, regarded as one of the greatest in the world. The charming ambiance and incredible scenery of the Jacobite steam train made for my most magical travel experience yet.
Our coldest might be 45 F or perhaps 13C to you!! There is also an option for a cheese board if that is more to your liking or you just want to eat more! I was lucky enough to work in a bookstore during those last few glorious years where J. Our train ride passed by some beautiful sites that we caught glimpses of through our window. Magnificent in a very different way is the ornate Italian Chapel, built in a Nissen Hut by Italian prisoners of war. Fort William: at 4:00 pm; at 8:31 pm The other schedule of trains vary and the service include special Easter service along with regular Morning, Afternoon and Festive services. You will be awestruck by the breathtaking natural beauty and views this area has in abundance.
Does anyone know when the sun sets in Scotland nowadays late august? Normal winter may be 65-70 F that is about + of your C temps. Haggard Alley, purveyors of magical wares stock all things Harry Potter. We passed Loch Eil where I remember being coerced into taking a freezing, early morning dook during a character building Outward Bound course many moons ago! I could just see my phone falling out of my hands and laying on the train tracks. Some of the carriages of 'The Jacobite' are those used in the 'Harry Potter' films. Day Three This morning you will head to nearby Fort William and join the , which will carry you in the first class comfort of yesteryear on the final section of the West Highland Line over the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig.
Not being a fan of pongy, fish soup I opted for lentil. Normally, Mr G and I would be amongst them. If you make a request to the guard then you can disembark at the village of Arisaig on the shore of Loch nan Ceall, or you can stay onboard to the end of the line. Day Ten Continue by rail to the very end of the Far North Line at Thurso, skirting the coast of the Moray Firth, then across the wilderness of the Sutherland Flow Country. We took a cruise on Loch Ness and stayed in a bed and breakfast right on the Loch.
The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan. Leaving Mallaig your tour will continue on for a 10 minute drive for a quick stop off at the beautiful sands of Morar, afterward you will visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct overlooking Loch Shiel for a closer look at this 21 span viaduct completed in 1901. If you only require a specific response to this enquiry and have no interest in receiving occasional information, news or offers from McKinlay Kidd in future, please email unsubscribe at mckinlaykidd dot com. The less gullible amongst you will have realised that the Harry Potter we met in Glen Nevis was actually The Wee White Dug in disguise. I will be there next week! Hence you will notice the outfit change in the photos.
Starting in Fort William, it travels along the shores of Loch Eil, stops for half an hour at Glenfinnan and continues to Mallaig, where there is a ferry service to the Isle of Skye. The train also stops at nearby Glenfinnan station where you can stretch your legs and explore the West Highland Railway Museum, before continuing the journey to the coastal town of Mallaig. The train leaves from Fort Williams, stops briefly in Glenfinnan, and ends in the town of Mallaig. Join a late afternoon seal-spotting boat trip from the harbour. The risk of a Mr G hanger tantrum had been mitigated — phew! One of the highlights of your time on the Jacobite Steam Train will undoubtedly be crossing the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. The only problem that I realized is that to be able to video I had to reach the small window above the main window, which was a little difficult. The Jacobite — a mighty workhorse Back in Fort William The Jacobite had arrived — yippee.
The river is located close to Lock Nevis- the deepest seawater loch in Europe. The fishing town has a stunning coast line and you can take a soulful walk around during your stopover. In fact The Jacobite was nowhere to be seen, so we decided to head into Glen Nevis for a potter. Jacobite Steam Train Tours and Day Trips Scotland, The World Famous Train From Harry Potter Let us organise your Jacobite Steam Train experience from start to finish, your private tour will start in Edinburgh or Glasgow from your requested pick up point, sit back and relax whilst your kilted tour guide drives through the Highlands stopping off the iconic Loch Lomond and the breathtaking Glen Coe where there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs. Steven B was our guide and he was fabulous to say the least. Please note we are unable to take children under 5 years of age. Tour Exclusions Lunch and refreshments Children We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.
We also analyse data in order to develop and improve our products and our service in the future. You can also go to one of the ends of your assigned train car to look out too if you do not have a window seat, however it does get a little crowded, so stake your claim quickly. Cafes, lochs, moors and more no pun intended. For the ride to Mallaig we would be facing backwards. Your seats are assigned when you buy your tickets, which gave us a middle and window seat on one side.