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

Call Amy or John on 01397 722295


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 (sleeps up to 10). 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 Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 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
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
wGroups Only


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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.


An overnight stay includes free admission to the railway museum

October 31st 2018

The museum is housed in the station buildings, it tells the story of the West Highland Railway, its construction and development.

Still a working railway station, the museum offers a a hands-on introduction to West Highland railway heritage. The indoor exhibition provides interesting facts and stories about the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct and life on the West Highland line, while the outdoor exhibits tell the story of a rural Scottish railway station over the last century. Also with woodland, viaduct, and village walks around the site!

Glenfinnan Sleeping Car - Station Museum

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