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.
That’s great! It is truly wonderful that Harry Potter is still around even after ten years….
My life’s goal is to go on that journey on that train…I think.
…“spellbinding” …good word choice, sir. :)
wow. i so want to go on this line now. not to mention i would be in england if i was on that train. gahhh.
oops… SCOTLAND. not england…though still equally exciting :) and if i was as close to england as scotland…might as well mosey on over…. :D
That’s awesome. Whenever I get over to Scotland I am definitely going to travel on that train.
It is beautiful scenery!
Such a beautiful and fantastic setting truly does deserve the recognition it has received.
It is a goal of mine to ride this train line and dress up as a Hogwarts student. I’m sure I won’t be the first and I hope I won’t be the last either
Just one more reason for me to take the jump across the pond. I do love trains.
wow! That’s great! Whenever I get the chance to go to Scotland I’ll make sure to chech out the 164-mile Scottish railway from Glasgow to Mallaid!!! Plus, I’ve always wanted to see Glasgow: because I’m a physician (Glasgow Coma Scale) and too many Abba songs growing up (Super Trouper)!!!
I beg a pardon: Mallaig. And I’m closer to making that trip, just got my passaport! But I did that so I could go to Harry’s theme park on the U.S. Anyway, but one step closer!!!
That’s so cool! Whenever I make my trip to finally go overseas then I must put this on my to-do list so I can ride the train!