Jacobite Steam Train - Hogwarts Express

The Jacobite Steam Train - Board the Hogwarts Express

The West Highland Line between Fort William and Mallaig is one of the world’s great railway journeys.

It’s also known for its film role as Harry Potter’s route to school.

The Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct sweeps through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. Explore the white-sand coastline between Arisaig and Morar. Spot the small isles of Canna, Eigg, Rùm and Muck from the shore. The fishing port of Mallaig sits along the famous Road to the Isles. Follow the Mallaig Circuit walk to reach the remote Knoydart peninsula – “Britain’s last wilderness”.

The West Highland Railway Line was voted Number One in The World by readers of Wanderlust magazine. When you combine this scenic rail journey with a trip on a steam hauled train it’s a real treat! Travel aboard the real Hogwarts Express to see mountains, lochs and, of course, the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct and Bonnie Prince Charlie statue.
The whistle blows and it’s all aboard the trip of a lifetime with Scottish Tours


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Fun Facts about the Jacobite Steam train

  • The Caledonian Canal was built between 1803 and 1822 by Thomas Telford to link the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Loch Morar featured in the Rob Roy and Highlander movies.
  • The islands of Canna, Eigg, Muck and Rum are part of archipelago known as the "Small Isles".
  • The River Morar is Scotland's shortest at only 1,310 ft/400 m long.
  • Loch Nan Uamh is where Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland for France after defeat in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

Tours that visit Jacobite steam train

From two-to thirteen - day tours, our programme includes trips on the Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts Express. All aboard!


The Jacobite Highlander

The Jacobite Highlander 2 Day Tour from £ £210.00
from Edinburgh

Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and experience an unforgettable journey on the Jacobite Steam Train - the real Hogwarts Express!

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Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train

Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train 3 Day Tour from £ £354.00
from Edinburgh

This magical tour combines a magical visit to the Isle of Skye with a trip on the World famous Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts’s Express!

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Road to the Isles

Road to the Isles 5 Day Tour from £ £520.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and the spectacular scenery of the Highlands make this a very special tour.

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Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express Highland Tour

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express Highland Tour 1 Day Tour from £ £120.00
from Edinburgh

Journey through the glorious scenery of the Highlands and travel on the Jacobite Steam Train, the real Hogwarts Express.

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Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands 8 Day Tour from £ £955.00
from Edinburgh

This amazing tour unfolds to show you the magnificent scenery of Scotland’s West Coast as well as the Hebridean islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis.

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Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides

Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides 6 Day Tour from £ £841.00
from Edinburgh

Sample the captivating delights of Scotland’s Highlands and islands, exploring famous sights and discovering hidden gems in a land of rich history and charm.

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Scotlands Gaelic West Coast

Scotlands Gaelic West Coast 11 Day Tour from £ £2,645.00
from Glasgow

Discover the Land of the Gaels in-depth on this amazing Island hopping adventure.

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Scottish Clans and Castles

Scottish Clans and Castles 10 Day Tour from £ £1,785.00
from Glasgow

Discover the history of Scotland and her people on this inspiring tour through the Highlands which includes a trip on the famous West Highland Railway.

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Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness

Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness 5 Day Tour from £ £580.00
from Edinburgh

Explore the beauty of the Highlands including the romantic Isle of Skye and take a trip on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, star of the Harry Potter movies!

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Skye, Orkney and the Highlands

Skye, Orkney and the Highlands 8 Day Tour from £ £990.00
from Edinburgh

Explore Skye, the Orkney Islands together with the Western and Northern Highlands in one spectacular tour.

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