This 84-mile round trip is described as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world which crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct and is a rare adventure to experience. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, the Jacobite Steam Train travels along part of the legendary West Highland Line, between Fort William and Mallaig, and takes you past a list of impressive locations, attractions and natural features.
You’ll travel along the shores of Loch Eil, pass the deepest freshwater loch in Scotland, Loch Morar, and onwards to Mallaig, where there is a ferry service to the Isle of Skye. Once you arrive in Mallaig, soak up the atmosphere, life and culture of a true fishing village, and why not indulge in a tasty fish & chips where many vendors use fresh, locally caught seafood whilst you’re here?
The highlight of the journey is when the train crosses the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct where you can marvel at the stunning view towards the Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel in the distance.
This crescent-shaped viaduct is known the world over for its remarkable engineering and for its appearance in the Harry Potter movies. It is simply picture-perfect, and of course, without reason, it’s considered to be one of Scotland’s must-see sites.