Glenfinnan Railway Station
Station Road · Glenfinnan · Inverness-shire
Glenfinnan Station Museum is a restored West Highland Line railway station on the 'Iron Road' to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig. Come here to enjoy the beauty of the old chalet-style buildings in their picturesque setting while taking in the peaceful atmosphere of a working, rural railway station with its own restored coaches in the sidings. station
Museum In the museum you will learn about the building, impact and operation of the Mallaig Extension constructed by 'Concrete Bob' McAlpine in the late 19th century, and even work the original tablet instruments in the restored booking office. There is a changing exhibition of works by leading railway photographers, and the souvenir shop is well stocked with items associated with the West Highlands, including a wide selection of books and videos on the local area, its heritage and railways. The Museum is open daily from June to early October. Restaurant The Glenfinnan Dining Car offers a unique dining experience. This lovingly restored 1950s carriage offers lunches, refreshments and cream teas during the day, throughout museum hours. Booking is essential for evening meals. Tel: 01397 722 300. The balcony platform offers breathtaking views of Loch Shiel and the rugged mountain ranges beyond, a haven for many bird species. During the summer months guests can sit back and take in the atmosphere as steam trains regularly travel through the station. Accommodation The Glenfinnan Sleeping Car, built in 1958, offers unusual accommodation for visitors to the area. The Sleeper has been brought up-to-date with central heating and all modern facilities installed, and is a popular novelty for families, with an atmosphere children love. The carriage can accommodate 10 people in 4 compartments and is fully equipped for self-catering, although you may well prefer to take advantage of the excellent food available in the adjacent Dining Car. Steam Trains The Jacobite Steam Train runs during the summer and stops at Glenfinnan Station for 20 minutes on its outward journey to Mallaig, offering a unique chance for a close look at the steam engine in daily operation.
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