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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | Known as the last wilderness in Great Britain, the Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

The Jacobite Steam Train

Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. It starts near the highest mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis), visits Britain’s most westerly mainland station (Arisaig), then passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain (Loch Morar) and the shortest river in Britain (The River Morar). And finally arrives next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe – Loch Nevis.  It's a great way to spend a day!

Morning Service (departs Fort William 10.15am):
Monday to Friday from 1 May to 27 October 2017
plus Saturdays and Sundays - from 17 June to 1 October.

Afternoon Service (departs Fort William 2.30pm):
Monday to Friday from 15 May to 15 September 2017.
plus Saturdays and Sundays - from 1 July to 3 September 2017

Glenfinnan Viaduct and Jacobite steam train

The train does stop en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charles raised his standard in 1745. After crossing the world famous 14 arch Glenfinnan viaduct, which has been used in the Harry Potter movies and offers wonderful views down Loch Shiel, the train stops at the station giving you time to stretch your legs and visit the Museum in the station buildings.

Beyond are the villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. On a clear summer’s day from Arisaig you can see the ‘Small Isles’ of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. From there the train passes Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films ‘Local Hero’ and ‘Highlander’.

The final destination is of course Mallaig. Not only an access point to the Isle of Skye with Caledonian MacBrayne ferry but also a thriving fishing community.

There is plenty to see and do while in the village – including sampling Mallaig’s restaurants offering freshly caught fish and shellfish - before the return journey to Fort William.

For ticket reservations, contact the train operator West Coast Railways: telephone 01524 732100 / 0844 850 4685.

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