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Royals and Rails in Scotland

Royals and Rails in Scotland

From majestic railway journeys to spectacular mountains and sparkling lochs, fall in love with Scotland as we journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway the ’Greatest Railway Journey in the World.'

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‘All Aboard’ - from majestic railway journeys to spectacular mountains and sparkling lochs, Scotland has always been treasured by the Royal Family, ever since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with the Highlands in 1842. On this break, you can fall in love with Scotland for yourself as we journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway the ’Greatest Railway Journey in the World’ travelling past Britain’s highest mountain and along the deepest freshwater loch. You can also discover Balmoral Castle, Loch Tummeland the quaint towns of Mallaig and Braemar.

 

Includes

Return coach travel

4 nights half board

Journey on the Jacobite Steam Railway (From Fort William to Mallaig)

Admission into Balmoral Castle (entry into the grounds, gardens and exhibitions)

Scenic drive around Loch Tummel with a visit to Queen's View visitors centre

Free time in Mallaig & Braemar

 

Please note this price includes our door-to-door, if you do not require this service please call 08456 66 55 44* to place your booking.

JACOBITE RAILWAY

(FULL DAY): We travel to Fort William, where we will join the Jacobite Steam Railway to Mallaig - described as the 'Greatest Railway Journey in the World!' This section of the West Highland Line crosses the mighty Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was used in the Harry Potter films. At the end of the line, we will arrive in Mallaig with some free time to explore before the return train journey. The busy fishing port of Mallaig is home to many shops, bars, restaurants and plenty of fish and chips shops!

LOCH TUMMEL

(HALF DAY) This morning we enjoy a scenic excursion exploring Loch Tummel with a visit to Queen's View on the eastern edge, Highland Perthshire's most iconic view said to have been named after Queen Victoria following her visit in 1866. Enjoy stunning views from the visitor centre of the loch and beyond to the iconic Schiehallion. This is one of the most photographed areas in Scotland - don't forget your camera! We return back to the hotel for the afternoon at leisure.

BALMORAL CASTLE

(HALF DAY): Located in Royal Deeside, Balmoral Castle is one of two personal and private residences owned by The Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852. Admission includes access to the grounds, formal and vegetable gardens, exhibitions as well as the largest room in the Castle, the Ballroom. We also stop briefly in the picturesque village of Braemar, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.

Fishers Hotel ***, Pitlochry

 

 

Centrally located in the beautiful Victorian Town of Pitlochry in the Perthshire Highlands. The spacious bedrooms each feature a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

Hotel Facilities:

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Lift

 

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Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Lay-by opp flying Horse Bus Lay by, outside the Flying Horse,
Little Shaw Ln, Markfield, LE67 9PP
Loughborough Ashby Rd Loughborough Ashby Rd Services
LE11 3QU
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
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M1 between Junctions 28 & 29 North & Southbound
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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