Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip on The Jacobite steam train takes you past a list of impressive extremes. It starts near the highest mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis), visits Britain’s most westerly mainland station (Arisaig), then passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain (Loch Morar) and the shortest river in Britain (The River Morar). And finally arrives next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe – Loch Nevis. It's a great way to spend a day!
The train does stop en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charles raised his standard in 1745. After crossing the world famous 14 arch Glenfinnan viaduct, which has been used in the Harry Potter movies and offers wonderful views down Loch Shiel, the train stops at the station giving you time to stretch your legs and visit the Museum in the station buildings.
The Jacobite journey along the Road to the Isles is an integral part of any visitors experience. The breathtaking journey is renowned as one of the greatest journeys in the world.
The West Highland Line which runs between Fort William and Mallaig is a famously scenic train ride and is one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World. (As featured in the Harry Potter movies)
Take a spectacular journey on the Jacobite Steam Train operated by the West Coast Railway Company Ltd. Advance ticket bookings are essential and can be done via their online booking service or telephone 0844 850 4685 / 01524 732100.
Jacobite Service Dates
Easter Service: Friday 30th March to Friday 6th April 2018
Morning Service: The Jacobite runs from Monday 9th April to Friday 26th October 2018 (Monday to Friday). Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 2nd June to Sunday 30th September 2018.
Afternoon Service: The trip runs from Monday 14th May to Friday 14th September 2018 (Monday to Friday). Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 16th June to Sunday 2nd September 2018.
Festive Specials: The Jacobite runs a morning service - running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 29th November to 29th December 2018.