Harry Potter Railway Shortlisted for World’s Greatest Journey


Apr 20, 2010

Posted by: John Admin


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.

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