As promised, moving on up The Great Glen provided opportunity to take a fantastic day trip on The Jacobite Steam Train – the very train that doubles for the HOGWART’S EXPRESS!
Harry Potter fans, eat your hearts out!
The train leaves from the station in Fort William and travels across to Mallaig, on the West Coast – one of the most beautiful (and wild) areas of the Scottish Highlands, and en route it passes over the Glenfinnan Viaduct which, if you’ve seen Harry Potter, you will easily recognise.
And it also gave me the opportunity to snap a quick pic of the ‘Hogwart’s carriage’, otherwise known as First Class!
We had time for lunch – the place is geared to the train passengers, I guess, with a huge quantity of food outlets, all serving local fish – now there’s a surprise!
Then back on the train for they journey home. A little glare on the ones taken through the window, but you get the idea of the scenery…
And coming towards Fort William and the sea loch
Fort William and the end of the line, or the day, anyway.
Perfect end to a perfect day 😀