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

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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. The adjacent dining coach provides excellent meals in the daytime to give you a break from self-catering. Your overnight stay includes free admission to the railway museum housed in the station buildings.

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:

    £35 per twin bunk compartment per night (£25 single occ.) £5 bedding/towel hire. £150 sole use.
  • 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

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the IHUK signage page.


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

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

Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

October 30th 2017

…the old-world glamour of the age of steam…

The Glenfinnan Sleeping Car has to be one of the most unusual accommodations in the Independent Hostels Network. Read that again. Yup, sleeping car, you read it correctly.

The sleeping car forms part of the railway heritage site at Glenfinnan Station Museum. It is a 20 minute walk from the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. You might remember Harry Potter and Ron Weasley flying over it in a powder blue Ford Anglia in The Chamber of Secrets. If you’re familiar with the film in question you might also recall the retro delight of the 1950s carriage train as well as the epic rugged mountain scenery which forms a backdrop to their magical flight. 

All these things, train, viaduct and landscape can be experienced at the Glenfinnan Sleeping Car. 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.


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