the journey Beginning at the highland town of Fort William, the 135km round trip encompasses several charming villages, including its final destination, the fishing port of Mallaig. But the journey doesn’t have to end there – Mallaig also has a ferry terminal that can spirit you away to the picturesque Isle of skye or the small Isles to the south.
the attraction described as ‘the greatest railway journey in the world’, the Jacobite offers pristine views of the scottish countryside, including Loch nevis and Loch Morar. It also passes a range of film locations, such as the silver beaches seen in Highlander, or most notably the glenfinnan Viaduct – the 21-arched bridge made famous by the Harry Potter franchise. The fact that it is also a vintage steam train, much like the hogwarts express, only adds to the magic of the experience. westcoastrailways.co.uk
the glenfinnan Viaduct (aka the harry potter bridge)