Bursting with tradition, rich in history and culture, Scotland boasts breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cities, all able to be enjoyed by train.  A journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman or the Caledonian Sleeper brings a unique and unforgettable experience. From the comfort of a train, watch the diversity of the countryside transform, from the rolling hills of the Scottish borders onto the Lowlands with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, then journey to the unspoilt rugged Highlands with its deep blue lochs and spectacular glens.  Don’t miss visiting one of the many whiskey distilleries for a wee dram, see the battlefields of the clans and discover the many historical castles.

Dean Village, Edinburgh

Belmond Royal Scotsman

If you are a first time visitor to Scotland, this country has much more to offer than just golf courses and kilts.  You’ll find snow capped mountains, an abundance of wildlife, along with numerous islands to explore including the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. Make sure you try the local Scottish salmon and other world renowned seafood including scallops, langoustines, haddock, herring and muscles.  Don’t forget to try traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.

Not to be missed is a day out on a steam train or heritage line, or take in the incredible scenery on one of the Great Scenic Railway Journeys.  Ask us for details.


SCOTTISH RAIL EXPERIENCES

Great Scenic Railway Journeys

West Highland Line
Glasgow – Oban or Fort William – Mallaig

Borders Railway
Edinburgh – Tweedbank

Stranraer Line
Glasgow – Ayr – Stranraer

Carlisle Line
Glasgow – Kilmarnock – Carlisle

Far North Line
Inverness – Thurso – Wick

Kyle Line
Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh

Available with BritRail passes

Map

Caledonian Sleeper

A sleeper service running between London Euston to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Aberdeen & Inverness

Lowlander Route London to Edinburgh & Glasgow and return

Highlander Route London to Aberdeen, Inverness & Fort William and return

Accommodation options:

  • Caledonian Double with ensuite
  • Club Room with ensuite
  • Classic Room with wash basin
  • Seated car

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Belmond Royal Scotsman

The Ultimate Highland Fling

Experience the heart of the Scottish Highlands on an indulgent journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman

  • Edwardian inspired elegance throughout
  • Ensuite cabins with mahogany marquetry
  • Tweed furnishings & Highland wool
  • 24-hour steward service
  • entertainment onboard
  • all meals & appetizers
  • alcohol & other beverages
  • sightseeing excursions
  • timeless luxury

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Heritage Railways

Jacobite Steam Railway – from Harry Potter films
Fort William To Mallaig Return 

Strathspey Steam Railway
Aviemore | Boat of Garten | Broomhill

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
40 mins from Glasgow and Edinburgh, vintage steam train & railway museum

Royal Deeside Railway – Aberdeenshire
Milton of Crathes with Victorian station & railway carriage tearoom

Keith & Dufftown Railway
Dufftown to Keith – the heart of whisky country

The Aberdonian Steam Train
Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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