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Harry Potter Railway Shortlisted for World's Greatest Journey

Posted by: Rosi
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.

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1317 Points

Would love to take that ride! Don’t know when or if will be able get across the pond again. Sigh…………….

Posted by hewy on April 21, 2010, 05:40 PM report to moderator
264 Points

I would love to travel on that train especially if they had snack trolleys that had alot of HP snacks. LOL Roar

Posted by Roseann on April 21, 2010, 05:48 PM report to moderator
75566 Points

We all want to take that train trip! Way cool!

Posted by Girlraven1 on April 21, 2010, 06:45 PM report to moderator
478 Points

SQUEEE!!!! i want to dress up like a Hogwarts student, grab a few friends, get a trunk and a realistic owl (fake of course) and get on there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ProfessorAlice on April 21, 2010, 06:59 PM report to moderator
519 Points

I am slytherin-green w/ envy! I want to go on that train in the near future!

Posted by RavenclawGirl13 on April 21, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator
519 Points

Totally cool!

Posted by RavenclawGirl13 on April 21, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator

of course its the world’s greatest journey!:D ;)

Posted by DDWatson on April 21, 2010, 09:04 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Hermoine Elizabeth, I concur!

Posted by Smitch on April 21, 2010, 10:02 PM report to moderator
3157 Points

I wanna ride the train! And pretend I’m on my way to Hogwarts. =D

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on April 21, 2010, 10:33 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

This sounds amazing – let’s all go!

4881 Points

I’d love to make that journey by train!! It would be spell-binding!! :D

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on April 22, 2010, 06:25 AM report to moderator
96 Points

This is the day for staying in my country.LOL. Rule Britania with harry Potter trains.

Posted by HelenaHogwarts on April 22, 2010, 07:47 AM report to moderator
234 Points

whooaaahh..,.,that’s cool very coøl and awesome.,.,.,.,.,.,,.

Posted by tjerriam on April 22, 2010, 08:25 AM report to moderator
2570 Points

wish i could ride it

Posted by madman1277 on April 22, 2010, 10:10 AM report to moderator
2792 Points

Last summer i rode on the back of my boyfriends motorbike to mallaig its a beautiful tiny fishing port, the road took in some of the very recognisable scenery from the films and it truly was beautiful however i must say… I refuse to pay so much money to do it by train even though the Hogwarts Express would be damn cool.

Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on April 22, 2010, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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