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West Highland Line

Through rolling hills, past snow-capped mountains, across viaducts and bridges, and amidst peaceful heather moorlands, the West Highland Line unravels the secrets of Scotland's wild beauty one mile at a time. The train travels over 160 miles on a course from the bustling city of Glasgow, on the country's interior, to the sleepy fishing village of Mallaig on the Atlantic Coast. Much of the scenery along the route remains untouched and is nearly identical to what the first travelers would have seen when the rail line was built in the late 19th century.

ScotRail trains operate on the West Highland Line, ensuring each experience is filled with all the comfort and convenience for which the brand is known. Riders may select from airline-style seats that face forward or backward or choose to be seated at a table. Expansive windows line the cabins and allow guests to soak in all the amazing scenery to come in the Scottish Highlands. While there are not separate service classes, there is a Quiet Car that guests can select for their trip. Light meals, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase from the snack trolley that attendants push through the carriages. Heartier options, like sandwiches, join chocolate bars, bags of chips, and even beer and wine on the menu. Modern amenities, like Wi-Fi and power sockets, join the other onboard offerings.

The West Highland Line operates throughout the year, showcasing seasonal perspectives on the scenery. There is something ethereal that overtakes the remote landscapes when they are covered in a blanket of fresh snow - something refreshing about the glens and valleys all anew in the spring green. Six trains depart daily for the journey between Glasgow and Oban, and there are three daily trains between Glasgow and Fort William/Mallaig.

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Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
14 Oct 2019
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“Tour was very well run, organized, and included a variety of daily activities, including free time. The tour leader was so experienced, had a wealth of information. Was courteous and patient and seemed to be enjoying himself along with us. I highly recommend traveling with Vacations by Rail.
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