Skip to main content

The Train

Unlock the poetic spirit of the Emerald Isle as you cross the country in peerless style

Where rugged coastal cliffs and vibrant cities intersect, travel with Belmond Grand Hibernian and meet a land awash with myth and legend.

Unabridged elegance greets you the moment you step aboard. Inspired by Dublin’s architecture, the train’s iconic interior vies for attention against the scenery outside. Each shift of the day brings another unforgettable fine dining experience. Gaze out to ancient castles, spot rare wildlife, sample world-class malts or order some local oysters—you’ve all the time in the world.

Creating a Legend

In early 2015, Belmond purchased 10 carriages and a locomotive and set out to create an entirely unique adventure. After finessing the mechanical engineering, the carriages were taken to Brodie’s in Kilmarnock, Scotland, to be painted a signature midnight blue with silver livery.

Back across the Irish Sea in County Antrim, a team of 40 skilled craftsmen undertook 35,000 hours of work to make the interiors. Reflecting the rich Georgian architecture of Dublin, all furnishings were locally sourced. Hand-crafted stone counters are from Dublin, while wool-blend carpets are from Ulster. Our symbol of the Celtic knot can be found in all the small details, and each carriage features the tartan of its namesake county.


The Train

The Train

Each elegant carriage bears the name of an Irish county. Soothing yet understated, furnishings echo elements of ancient folklore and classic Georgian architecture.

Entering the train’s Observation Car, Kildare, is not unlike stepping into a traditional Dublin saloon. Simply take a seat, order a whisky and watch the scenery unfurl around you.

View journeys
Item 1 of 1 is active



    Unwind in your own personal haven. A tranquil blend of slate grey and plush natural fabrics, each twin or double en-suite cabin is an inviting mix of traditional furnishings and modern luxury.

    Find a warm welcome home after a day’s adventures traversing the Emerald Isle. Revive in your luxurious en-suite, or simply let your mind wander as rolling pastures glide by.

    Explore the cabins
    Item 1 of 1 is active

      Learn more about art on the move

      Inspirations of Ireland

      Play the audio described video

      See more of Europe with Belmond

      Embark on the ultimate adventure with our collection of celebrated hotels, trains and river cruises.

      Deia, Mallorca

      Belmond La Residencia

      River cruises in France

      Belmond Afloat in France

      Train journeys in Scotland

      Belmond Royal Scotsman
      Item 1 of 3 is active

      Travellers Tips

      Have a question? We’ll help you find an answer.

      Find out more
      Back to top of page