Glenfinnan Sleeping Car, Glenfinnan Station, Glenfinnan, nr Fort William, PH37 4LT

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Quirky self-catering accommodation in Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique, comfortable accommodation in an historic railway carriage adjacent to Glenfinnan Station and close to Glenfinnan Viaduct (featured in Harry Potter films). An ideal location for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour. Glenfinnan makes a great starting point for bothy expeditions and is a useful stopping-off point on the route to Skye. Why not use it also for extended stays using road or rail for fishing trips, golf, ferries, cruises, and beach locations? The sleeping car has a fully equipped kitchen, shower, a drying room and total hydro-electric heating. Your overnight stay includes free admission to the railway museum housed in the station buildings. Evening meals are available within walking distance at the 2 hotels in Glenfinnan. BYO bedding and towel or hire.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Sleeping Car will currently be available for bookings of the whole carriage to single-household groups only (until covid restrictions are completely lifted.)

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year (enquire for winter opening details).
  • Price per night:

    First night: £150 for up to 4 people plus £10pp thereafter. Additional nights: £100 for up to 4 people plus £10pp. Bedding/towel hire £5 per stay.
  • Booking:

    Booking preferred and advisable to avoid disappointment.
  • Directions:

    On the A830, 15 miles from Fort William and 30 miles from Mallaig with ferry connections to the Small Isles and Skye.
  • Public Transport :

    Bunkhouse is adjacent to Glenfinnan Railway Station on the West Highland Line (Glasgow-Fort William-Mallaig) and is 100m from a bus stop.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cape Wrath Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities


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Stay in a train carriage by Glenfinnan viaduct and experience the magic of Harry Potter for yourself

December 2nd 2021

The Glenfinnan Viaduct. Made entirely from concrete and arguably the most impressive viaduct in the UK. It cuts through the Scottish highlands with like a hot knife through butter and it is no surprise that visitors flock from all corners of the UK to revel in its beauty. 

More recently, the viaduct has accrued star status by appearing in several of the Harry Potter movies. Mostly famously, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in which Harry and Ron whizz between the arches of the viaduct while struggling to regain control of their flying car. Now every summer “Potterheads” and train enthusiasts alike throng to Glenfinnan Viaduct. To admire the ingenuity of the viaduct, relive the THAT nail-biting Harry Potter scene and, of course, catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express (known in the land of muggles as The Jacobite Steam Train) 

The Harry Potter train only runs April to October, though stunning views are available all year round. If you want to beat the crowds of train enthusiasts and Potterheads, it might be worth visiting over Winter. Alternatively, join the swathes of Glenfinnan Viaduct fanatics and visit in the Summer months.

Whenever you decide to make the pilgrimage to Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnian Sleeping Car is open all year round. Located just a stones throw from the world famous viaduct. The Sleeping Car has rugged Scottish mountain in every direction and has a fully equipped kitchen, showers, a drying room and total hydro-electric heating.




All aboard!

May 24th 2021

The triumphant return of the Glenfinnan Sleeping Car is here. For an unforgettable stay look no further, just down from the iconic Glennfinan viaduct as seen in Harry Potter. Open now for single households.

A decommissioned dining cart will be the setting of your relaxing break in the highlands. Sweeping vistas all around, the rugged mountain scenery really must be seen to be believed. The carriage has a fully equipped kitchen, showers, a drying room and total hydro-electric heating. As if that wasn’t cool enough – there’s a dining car to serve you meals as well! Your stay includes free admission to the museum too. In the morning set out for the peaks: Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour, secure in the knowledge you’re returning to the old-world glamour of the age of steam.

Glenfinnan Railway

Closed until April 2021

August 10th 2020

Due to COVID-19 the Sleeping Car will remain closed until next year. We hope to open again in April 2021 but this will depend on the COVID situation; we may only be able to open for groups booked for exclusive use in 2021 due to social distancing requirements.


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