World's Most Scenic Train Rides
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Travel the old-fashioned way for a front-row seat to the world’s most beautiful landscapes. All aboard!

West Highland Line, United Kingdom

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Britain’s most stunning railway links the ports of Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland with Glasgow. The 90-minute journey skirts somber lochs, lonely glens, moors, and castles before arriving at the aquamarine coast with views of the Small Isles Eigg, Muck, and Rum.

Train Trivia: The Glenfinnan Viaduct, approaching Mallaig, was one of the filming locations for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies.

Insider Tip: The best time to travel is the spring, when the yellow gorse and wild rhododendron are in bloom—unless you suffer from hay fever.

World's Most Scenic Train Rides

West Highland Line, United Kingdom

Britain’s most stunning railway links the ports of Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland with Glasgow. The 90-minute journey skirts somber lochs, lonely glens, moors, and castles before arriving at the aquamarine coast with views of the Small Isles Eigg, Muck, and Rum.

Train Trivia: The Glenfinnan Viaduct, approaching Mallaig, was one of the filming locations for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies.

Insider Tip: The best time to travel is the spring, when the yellow gorse and wild rhododendron are in bloom—unless you suffer from hay fever.

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