Taransay Cottage at Bridge of Orchy - West Highland Line Railway

The West Highland Way with our welcoming cottage in the distance.

Steam Train at Bridge of Orchy

 'Lord of the Isles' 62005 K1 class steam locomotive at Bridge of Orchy Station 2015.

The West Highland Line links Glasgow in the South to Fort William and onwards to Mallaig via the Glenfinnan Viaduct (as seen in the Harry Potter movies). The West Highland Line has been voted the most scenic rail journey in the world Wanderlust Magazine ahead of the Rocky Mountains and the Orient Express journey!


The rail line passes in front of the cottage and you may see steam trains or vintage diesel locomotives along with carriages from a by-gone era of rail travel. There are around 8 trains per day and these are slow moving as they approach or leave the nearby station. There are no night-time trains. There is a daily sleeper service from London, so visitors can get to the cottage by rail on the West Highland Railway Line, by road on the way to Glencoe, or walking on the West Highland Way.


You can hop on the train at Bridge of Orchy station and make your way to Mallaig on the coast after crossing the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct as seen in the Harry Potter movies. You may also stop off in Fort William and perhaps trek up Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain. There are some steam trains on the Fort William to Mallaig line for you to enjoy.



Locomotives passing Taransay Cottage Oct 2015, Stanier Black Five 44871 and 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'.