Harry Potter Railway Shortlisted for World's Greatest Journey
April 20, 2010, 06:44 PM
The Telegraph reports that the 164-mile Scottish railway line from Glasgow to Mallaig has been placed on Lonely Planet's shortlist for the world's greatest journey. The railway line features heavily in the Harry Potter films, notably when the Hogwarts Express passes through the 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct.
The chief executive of VisitScotland, Philip Riddle, is quoted in the article, saying, "[the] railway's spectacular scenery makes it extremely popular with visitors from around the world and the fact that it features so prominently in the Harry Potter films ensures a truly spellbinding experience for passengers."
The winners of Lonely Planet's inaugural awards will be decided in an online poll and announced this August.
You can read the full article here on The Telegraph's website.
Sounds like a great trip to take, maybe someday………..
That be so cool to take that trip.
What a great train journey that would be!!
Across the beautiful Scottish counrtyside, truly wonderfull!
One day, I will go on that route to Hogwarts!! ONE DAY!!
Oh imagine if you were sitting on the train going to Hogwarts for the first time. It would be so exciting. From what the films show the scenery really is spellbinding. I hope it wins!
Cool though I didn’t know there was such a category…right now it seems there is a category for anything!:P
i have always wanted to go on that HOgwarts express.
That would be so fun. :) Oh, if only if only.
I wonder if the inside of the train actually looks like it does in the films? Ever since PoA, I’ve always wanted to get into one of those little rooms and chat, pretending I’m going to Hogwarts. :D Haha!
I’ve been there! And while I was walking right under the viaduct, a red steam train arrived! I tried to take a picture of the train but my camera batteries were flat, and I couldn’t even switch it on. When I finally managed to replace the batteries, the train had already gone… I remember people waving at me from the train, they were leaning out of the windows, it was a beautiful sunny day! I took wonderful pictures of the viaduct – no train, though, which is a shame!
I hope I will be able to go on the train within the next year!
I’d LOVE to make the trip and ride on that train. It would be so amazing!!!
I love that the guy in charge is named Riddle! :)
I’ll definitely take this trip one day. I one time took the train from the train station they used in the first film. That was pretty cool!
cool one place i want to go when i go over there some day