Travel Guides

Find inspiring locations, hotel reviews, travel advice and more!

Experience The Hogwarts Express In Scotland

Nico McKenzie by Nico McKenzie

Share
Experience The Hogwarts Express In Scotland

Did you know that you can see the train from the Harry Potter movies in Scotland? The REAL LIFE Hogwarts Express! You’ll find it up in the West Highlands, running from Fort William to Mallaig and back.

In real life, the Hogwarts Express train from the Harry Potter movies is the Jacobite Express in the West Highlands. Well, sort of.

The iconic scarlet engine which pulled the Hogwarts Express was actually a restored GWR 4900, which now lives at the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London.

The train line used in the movies was the one between Fort William in the Highlands to Mallaig on the coast, which is served by a vintage steam train called the Jacobite Express. This train also provided the carriages used in the films – and you can still travel in them today!

In one particularly memorable scene in the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and Ron almost crash the Flying Ford Anglia into the Hogwarts Express as it crosses a stone viaduct. The viaduct used in the Harry Potter movies is the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The Jacobite Express crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct about 30 minutes after leaving Fort William. On the return journey from Mallaig, it crosses about 40-45 minutes before it’s due to arrive back in Fort William.

Related Posts

Why Hampshire should be on your U.K. bucket list!

Why Hampshire should be on your U.K. bucket list!

Saturday, 11th September 2021

With buzzing cities, a sweeping coastline and serene countryside, there are plenty of great things to do in Hampshire. Here’s what we suggest for you to do…

Read More

Explore The Wales Outdoors!

Explore The Wales Outdoors!

Saturday, 11th September 2021

For an adventure holiday in the UK, how about a weekend in Wales? The Welsh coast is stunning, there are interesting towns and villages, and with all those wondrous hills – why not?!

Read More

Jurassic Coast, England, An Epic Roadtrip

Jurassic Coast, England, An Epic Roadtrip

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

Did you know that the Jurassic Coasts is one of the best road trips you can go on.

This 95-mile stretch of coastline boasts 185 million years of history, the Jurassic Coast is justifiably one of the most famous places in southern England. It’s also an epic location for a road trip, with idyllic beaches, rugged cliffs, cute seaside towns, and fossils galore!

Read More

Search Flights

Explore Categories

Explore Archive