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Oct 25, 2016 - Maillag, Scotland

25 October: Good flight to Gatwick on Royal Air Maroc, and easy train into Victoria Station from Gatwick. There the fun started. We couldn't get our UK sim cards (provided by the travel agent) to work, our Moroccan ones wouldn't work, and we weren't sure if we were standing outside the right McDonalds to meet Anna and Mark. However, we finally did all meet and went to Euston Station on the Underground, Lisa's first experience and in rush hour too. We had a pub dinner around the corner and then back to station to sort out sim cards and to...

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Jul 16, 2015 - A well-earned reward

Today has been a day of relaxation and luxury as a well-earned reward for our exertions over the past few days and we have been on the Jacobite steam train up to Mallaig. Not just a normal seat either but in a first class compartment. There were 6 of us sharing the journey, a couple from Australia, a young couple from Switzerland and Mike and myself. With that range of nationalities you would expect some interesting names, but 3 Dave’s made name retention quite simple even for me. The journey has been voted the best world’s best and the...

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Aug 9, 2014 - Jacobite Train to Mallaig

Beautiful breakfast prepared by Margaret, Ian's mother, who is a lovely and gracious woman and served by Ian who has a wonderful quick wit and sense of humour. The day’s adventure was a train journey on the Jacobite, a restored steam engine, to Mallaig. This is regarded as the finest train trip in the UK and we can’t argue as the scenery and experience were memorable. Unfortunately, Tony wasn't able to get a first class ticket and had to travel standard rather than first class but there is little difference and the walkways between...

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Jul 9, 2014 - Harry Potter Train from Ft. William to Mallaig Scotland

The Jacobite steam train to Mallaig from Ft. William is one they used in several episodes of Harry Potter. There is a long bridge built with a row of arches that look very old and Roman. The ride was through beautiful highlands. However I was seated among a large family from Denmark who didn't speak English so had no one to chat with and made for less fun. The seacoast village of Mallaig was quaint and I had a delicious dinner of fresh scallops, and mussels with Scottish bacon and black pudding in a white sauce with a short glass of...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Mallaig and the Harry Potter bridge

Mallaig was a hidden gem on the West Coast of Scotland on the mainland opposite Skye. A little fishing village nestled in the highlands of Scotland, there is not much to do here but sit back and relax. I didn't do much here and that's exactly how I liked it. After wandering through the village, I found myself a nice place on the beach and watched the boats sail in and out of the harbour and reading my book. I then moved beaches and went seal spotting which wasn't very difficult. As the sun set, I was waiting for the glorious oranges and...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Fort William Mallaig Harry Potter Steam Train

Today we took a half hour bus ride through the highlands, lake Lochy area to Fort William where we shopped, ate lunch and then caught the Great West Highlands Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig and back. This is the train and famous viaduct filmed and made famous by Harry Potter. It was a scenic view of mountains, highlands, lakes, rapids, islands, seaside, sheep grazing in fields of heather & foxglove, wild deer roaming free and blue skies dotted with clouds reflected in the water below casting shadows on the green, lush...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Isle of Skye

We are waiting at the ferry terminal to take the ferry across to the Isle of Skye. It is only a relatively short ferry, about 35 minutes from Mallaig across to the Isle of Skye. On the way we saw the Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is the beautiful bridge that the train to Hogworts passes over in all of the Harry Potter movies. We plan to drive across the island and then drive across the new bridge over to the mainland so that we can go to see the castle Eilan Dolan. The Isle of Skye looks so interesting, but we will not have time to see much of...

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Jun 13, 2011 - The Jacobite Train

Up early and a ten-minute drive into Fort William. I drop David off at the railway station and go find a park for Pierre. When I finally meet up with David he has managed to score a couple of tickets and we depart in an hour. This is such a popular train trip. Apparently first class is booked out even before the season starts in May. There are 6 carriages carrying 300 people and (you better believe it) their dogs. This line traverses some of the loveliest mountain moorland, river glen and loch scenery in Scotland. For the last 10 miles...

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