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The Jacobite Steam Train

Did you know that the route of the Hogwarts Express passes through the Scottish Highlands?

The Jacobite Steam Train in Scotland 2019 - Best Time
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The Jacobite steam train that unites the mountainous Fort William and the fishing port Mallaig is actually the Hogwarts Express that took Harry, Ron, and Hermione to the famous school of magic.

On the way to Mallaig 2019
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On the way to Mallaig

The gorgeous Glenfinnan Viaduct screened in the first chapters of the movie showcases the incredible scenery best viewed from the left side of the train.

Glenfinnan Viaduct 2019
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Glenfinnan Viaduct

The season runs from early May to late October.

Train climbs Beasdale Bank turning away from Loch nan Uamh 2019
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Train climbs Beasdale Bank turning away from Loch nan Uamh
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