Jacobite Steam Train - Hogwarts Express

The Jacobite Steam Train


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”.

Things to see...

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Glenfinnan Monument

The Glenfinnan Monument stands as a tribute to those who gave their lives for the Jacobite cause. Climb to the top to the statue of the lone Highlander for panoramic views.

Caledonian Canal

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Thomas Telford’s Caledonian Canal stretches 60 miles from Inverness to near Fort William. This engineering feat links lochs as it sweeps through the magnificent Great Glen.

The Jacobites

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Over 100 years, attempts to restore the Stuarts to the throne ultimately led to the tragic Battle of Culloden. Many clans fought alongside Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. Culloden was also where Outlander’s Jamie and Claire said their goodbyes in the fictional TV series.

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!


2 Day Tour The Jacobite Highlander
The Jacobite Highlander
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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3 Day Tour Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
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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5 Day Tour Road to the Isles
Road to the Isles
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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8 Day Tour Highlands and Islands Small Group Tour
Highlands and Islands Small Group Tour
from Edinburgh

This amazing small group 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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6 Day Tour Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides
Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides
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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5 Day Tour Road to the Isles Small Group Tour
Road to the Isles Small Group Tour
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Enjoy the splendour of the Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this superb small group tour which, on some departures, includes a trip on the Jacobite Steam train.

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11 Day Tour Scotland’s Gaelic West Coast
Scotland’s Gaelic West Coast
from Glasgow

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

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10 Day Tour Scottish Clans and Castles
Scottish Clans and Castles
from Glasgow

Discover the history of Scotland and her people on this inspiring tour through the Highlands which includes a trip on the famous Jacobite Steam Train.

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