Thursday, 2 June 2011
Harry Potter Train Journeys from Fort William!
Whilst we're in the Fort William area highlighting the Mountain Bike World Cup we thought it worth mentioning a couple of other things in the area indclduing the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter.
Movies have always played a key part in promoting a destination and you can jump on the same route used by the Hogwarts Express.
West Coast Railways, operators of ‘The Jacobite’, provided the steam engine and carriages for the 'Hogwarts Express' as seen in the 'Harry Potter' films including ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ and others in this wonderful series of films.
Some of the carriages of ‘The Jacobite’ are those used in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. So, you can take the kids and travel to Mallaig along the line used in the films, see the famous Glenfinnan viaduct, an unmistakeable landmark for all Harry Potter fans. It’s a great day out for all the family.
Find out more about the Jacobite and West Coast Railways and if you're looking for accommodation in the area what about trying out the Ballachulish Hotel and The Isles of Glencoe both perfectly located just south of Fort William