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Embark on a Grand Highland Fling

At once leisurely and luxurious, intimate and eye-opening, step aboard and rekindle the romance of travel

Riding Royal Scotsman is one of those pinch-me moments. Ranking among the world’s most luxurious trains, our mahogany-clad cars marry Edwardian elegance with the comforts of a country house. Ten intricately designed carriages, including the sublime Bamford Spa, form a palace on wheels.

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Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Revive your senses and connect with nature with a wild swim in Drumintoul Loch. Reap the benefits of cold water swimming while surrounded by the mystical Scottish landscape. After your exhilarating swim in the private loch, warm your hands with a hot drink by the waters edge, and a delicious picnic using produce from the Rothiemurchus estate. 

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    Private Party in a Palace on Wheels

    Private Party in a Palace on Wheels

    The intimate size and setting of our train make it perfect for exclusive gatherings. Fill every carriage with your friends and family for a bespoke Highland adventure. Perfect for an unforgettable celebration, or simply spending time with the people you love.

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      Scotland in Style

      Wake up chic

      Wake up chic

      Intimate and indulgent, our private cabins are the perfect place to savour Scotland’s glorious scenery.

      After a day´s adventures exploring the Highlands, retire into a haven of Edwardian-inspired elegance. Each en-suite cabin features sophisticated mahogany marquetry and an inviting medley of tweed furnishings and soft Highland wool. As the rugged Scottish landscape glides by, let the view—and motion—soothe you into a well-earned rest.

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        The bar’s a good spot to hear local folklore, and sample the finest malts.

        Because it’s never just about the destination. Savour every drop of the experience the moment you step aboard this iconic train. Meet like-minded explorers and mingle with friendly Belmond crew for stories, live music and of course, a single malt or two.

        The Experience

        The Spa

        Step inside the train’s onboard spa for a scenic route to wellness

        Bamford Haybarn Spa

        A world of indulgence on the rails

        As dramatic scenery speeds by, why not indulge in something from the deluxe spa menu? Featuring sustainable local wood, the spa’s two single treatment rooms are a haven of peace and tranquility.

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        Scotland by Land and Sea

        Combine a journey aboard the indulgent Royal Scotsman with an exhilarating cruise through the Hebrides, and see Scotland in unrivalled depth.

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