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 white sands of Morar were used in the filming of Local Hero
  • The famous Glenfinnan Viaduct is 1,000 feet (304 metres) long; 100 feet (30.5 metres) high and has 21 arches.
  • In 1911 a Model T Ford was driven to the top of Ben Nevis.
  • The Glenfinnan Monument was built at the head of Loch Shiel to commemorate the Clansmen who died fighting for the Jacobite cause.
  • The Caledonian Canal features four lochs - Loch Linnhe, Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.

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 from £ £210.00 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 from £ £354.00 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 from £ £520.00 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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1 Day Tour from £ £90.00 Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express Highland Tour
Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express Highland Tour
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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8 Day Tour from £ £955.00 Highlands and Islands
Highlands and Islands
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 from £ £841.00 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 from £ £520.00 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 from £ £2,645.00 Scotlands Gaelic West Coast
Scotlands 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 from £ £1,785.00 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 West Highland Railway.

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5 Day Tour from £ £580.00 Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness
Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness
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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8 Day Tour from £ £990.00 Skye, Orkney and the Highlands
Skye, Orkney and the Highlands
from Edinburgh

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

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