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Glenfinnan Station Museum

Glenfinnan, Highland, Scotland
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Take a journey through rail travel at the museum and spend the night in a train sleeping car in the Scottish Highlands. Closed in winter

Glenfinnan Station Museum is situated in the famous and beautiful village of Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig. The sleeping car is unique and comfortable accommodation for up 10 people.

The Glenfinnan Experience not only includes the Station Museum but also has the added attractions of the Monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie at the head of Loch Shiel, the adjacent National Trust Visitor Centre and the Loch Shiel Eagle Watch Cruises. Towering above and behind, set in the mountain backdrop, stands the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct, initially famous as the largest concrete viaduct in this country but now internationally acclaimed as a key location in the Harry Potter Films.

The Museum provides the visitor with a journey into the past of rail travel in the West Highlands whilst remaining an operational Railway Station with 4 trains each way, as well as the Jacobite Steam Train during the summer months to remind you of a previous age of romantic travel.

As well as visiting the museum and the restored dining car it is possible to spend the night in the Sleeping Car. The coach is part of the heritage rolling stock collection at Glenfinnan Station Museum. It was built in 1958 and retains many of its original features but now has been converted into unique and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people. There are 3 compartments with bunks and 1 family compartment with a double and bunks.

There is use of a shower room, spacious kitchen and washing machine, dining lounge area with TV and drying cabinet. Bike hire is possible at the museum.

It is possible to reserve one bed for £15 a night or £10 per child under 12, or the whole coach for £130 a night, or £520 a week. Hire of bedding and towels at £5 a set.

Closed in winter. Officially open from Easter until the end of October.

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms
Dorm
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Inverness / Glasgow