Day 5 - The Jacobite Steam Train
We join the Jacobite Steam Train for a trip to Mallaig along the
final leg of the West Highland Line. During our journey, the train
climbs into the mountains surrounding Glenfinnan, a small town
famous as the rallying point for Bonnie Prince Charlie's assault on
the British throne. Next, we cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan
Viaduct, seen in the 'Harry Potter' films and an iconic piece of
British engineering. As we descend towards Mallaig, we drop down to
the sea's edge and the landscape offers up our first view of the
rugged 'Small Isles' - Rum, Eigg and Muck - which sit tantalisingly
offshore. After some free time, we make the journey by coach to
Inverness, stopping at the Glenfinnan Monument along the way.
*On early/late season departures the Jacobite Steam Train
excursion is replaced by the scheduled Scotrail service.