It's Thursday! It's almost the weekend and it's time for another throwback!
I may or may not have mentioned that I'm rather fond of Harry Potter. As such, I had always wanted to visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct which is the viaduct that the Hogwart's Express goes over in the films. At the start of September, me and my mum headed up north to visit a friend who has just moved up there and we were able to squeeze in a trip on the Jacobite steam train which goes over the viaduct - SO cool!
The train leaves from Fort William which is very conveniently only half an hour away from our friend's home in Appin.
We drove from Linlithgow to Appin along the Glencoe road. The views were absolutely breathtaking and we had to stop a fair few times for photos.
Despite the beauty of Appin, I was super excited to head to Fort William for the train ride. The train left Fort William at 10am and took us on a two hour journey up to Mallaig.
We did stop at Mallaig, a port village on the west coast. Mallaig was full of little shops and cafes, perfect for a spot of lunch and a little mooch about. However, whilst we were there, the weather took a turn for the worst and so neither me nor mum were up for hanging around taking photos.
The return train journey was just as stunning and thankfully the weather brightened up again for some more pictures.
And the viaduct was no less exciting the second time around!
|It wasn't just me hanging out the window!|
I had an absolutely fab day on the train (as would any potterhead!) and it was so good to get to see a stretch of the Highlands - which is something the *gasp* non-potterheads out there can enjoy too!
Have you ever been to the Scottish Highlands? Or even on the Jacobite railway?
Lots of Love,