Skip to main content

About

All aboard a living legend. Sit back, relax, and uncover the wonders of Scotland in peerless style

From the moment you step onto Belmond Royal Scotsman, you are swept up in a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury.

Delve into a land of soaring peaks and deep valleys, mirror lochs and looming castles. Enjoy a tasting in a world-famous distillery, then enter the forest for an exhilarating clay pigeon shoot. As night falls, mingle with fellow guests over candlelit dinners and live ceilidhs—a fine finale to the day’s adventures.

History

The train first launched in 1985. Following a whirlwind five-year operation of award-winning success, the original carriages were retired and replaced by a new set of Pullman cars to be renovated by James Park Associates. Lacquer-polished wooden-panels and warm tonal fabrics perfected the Edwardian country-house appeal. En-suite cabins, complete with steamy showers, established unprecedented comfort and the birth of a luxury legend.

In 2007 the train was christened Belmond Royal Scotsman and has continued to raise the bar of style and innovation since. The recent addition of the Bamford Haybarn Spa carriage marks a world first in the pursuit of perfect pampering. A true chieftain of the rails, Belmond Royal Scotsman is an awe-inspiring way to delve into the soul of the Scottish highlands.

H

Observation Car

Observation Car

Soak up the spectacular Highland scenery from the best vantage point. Settle down in a comfortable sofa or armchair, or step out onto the open-air veranda, as you glide past castles, villages and glens.

It’s the perfect place for an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed country-house atmosphere. Live entertainment each evening is sure to provide countless stories to write home about.

Observation Car

Observation Car

Soak up the spectacular Highland scenery from the best vantage point. Settle down in a comfortable sofa or armchair, or step out onto the open-air veranda, as you glide past castles, villages and glens.

It’s the perfect place for an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed country-house atmosphere. Live entertainment each evening is sure to provide countless stories to write home about.

Observation Car

Observation Car

Soak up the spectacular Highland scenery from the best vantage point. Settle down in a comfortable sofa or armchair, or step out onto the open-air veranda, as you glide past castles, villages and glens.

It’s the perfect place for an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed country-house atmosphere. Live entertainment each evening is sure to provide countless stories to write home about.

Item 1 of 3 is active

    Excursions

    Unveil the spirit of Scotland with our inspired itineraries. Whichever journey you pick, each day brings a host of exciting excursions. Step through the pages of history at Glamis Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Revel in Scotland’s whisky heritage with a dram or two at world-class distilleries.

    Famed for its sporting adventures, Scotland is the perfect place for outdoor pursuits. Enjoy clay-pigeon shooting and fishing, or tee-off at championship courses with our special golfing itineraries. From ancient strongholds to wild natural wonders, Belmond Royal Scotsman promises a truly enchanting escape.

    View journeys E

    See more of Europe with Belmond

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

    River cruises in France

    Belmond Afloat in France

    Train journeys in Europe

    Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Train journeys in Ireland

    Belmond Grand Hibernian

    Travellers Tips

    Have a question? We'll help you find the answer.

    Find out more
    Back to top of page