the ja­co­bite

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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)

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