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Great Railway Journeys of Scotland

Great Railway Journeys of Scotland

Wild, dramatic, and unspoilt, Scotland’s timeless landscapes are brimming with breath-taking mountains, lochs, glens and thriving valleys.

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Wild, dramatic, and unspoilt, Scotland’s timeless landscapes are brimming with breath-taking mountains, lochs, glens and thriving valleys. On this break, you have got one of the best seats in the house, with this incredible scenery right outside your window!  We also include a journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway the ’Greatest Railway Journey in the World’ and visits to Balmoral Castle and Cairngorms National Park.

 

Includes

Return coach travel

5 nights half board

Journeys on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, The Kyle of Lochalsh Line Railway, The Jacobite Steam Railway & the Strathspey Steam Railway

Scenic drive along Loch Ness

Photo stop at Eilean Donan Castle

Free time in Mallaig

 

Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.

 

BO'NESS & KINNEIL

RAILWAY (HALF DAY): We head to the historic port of Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth for a journey on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway for a 10-mile scenic journey to Manuel, along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct (NB. This will be operated by either a steam or heritage diesel engine).

KYLE OF LOCHALSH

LINE & LOCH NESS (FULL DAY): Today we head north with a stop for a photo opportunity at Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most striking castles in Scotland, perched atop a tiny island and joined to the mainland by a small, elegant bridge, it was designed to defend the region from invading Vikings. Next, we follow in the footsteps of Michael Palin as we embark on The Kyle of Lochalsh Line, which is featured in the celebrity's 'Great Railways of the World' TV series. This primarily single-track railway travels via breathtaking scenery from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (NB. This is a diesel service). Our return by coach to the hotel takes us along the shores of Loch Ness - keep your eyes peeled for the mythical local resident!

JACOBITE STEAM

RAILWAY & MALLAIG (FULL DAY): This morning we travel the short distance to Fort William in the shadow of the mighty Ben Nevis, where we join the Jacobite Steam Railway. Voted one of the top 10 railway journeys in the world, this section of the West Highland Line crosses the 100ft-high Glenfinnan Viaduct used in the Harry Potter film sequences featuring the Hogwarts Express. After free time in the coastal port of Mallaig we return on the train to Fort William.

STRATHSPEY STEAM

RAILWAY (FULL DAY): Our journey today takes us towards the magnificent backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains to Aviemore. Here we board the Strathspey Steam Railway for a 20-mile trip along part of the original and historic Highland Railway line, winding along the river Spey through moorlands and wooded glens, via the Boat of Garten and onto Broomhill.

The Onich Hotel ***, Fort William

 

 

With dramatic mountain views and a stunning loch-side setting, this family-run hotel offers attractive, individually decorated rooms and beautiful gardens.

 

All of the charming and comfortable en suite rooms are individually decorated and have their own unique character. Some rooms have balconies and many have panoramic views over the gardens to Loch Linnhe and the stunning scenery beyond. All rooms have satellite TV, radio, telephones, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers.

 

Hotel Facilities:

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

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Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £10pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
NG9 2LA
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Leicester, St Margarets St Margarets Bus Station, Bus Bay SV, Leicester
Gravel Street, Leicester LE1 3AG
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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