Scottish Highlands and ancient castles provide the backdrop for The Royal Scotsman. Combining Edwardian splendor with modern luxury, this stately train, owned and operated by Belmond, revives the decadent age of railway travel and takes guests on a journey through landscapes of towering, pine-clad mountains reflected in mirror-still lochs. Board to the sound of the bagpiper in Edinburgh, sample Single Malt whisky, pass the shores of Loch Lomond and visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
The Royal Scotsman takes 36 guests in 16 twin and 4 single cabins, all with private facilities and comfortable beds, furnished in traditional Scottish-country style. Two dining cars bracket the sleeping cars and the observation carriage is a popular gathering place for guests to socialize and enjoy the champagne and whisky which flow throughout the journey. Traveling only during the day, the train berths at night to ensure a sound sleep for guests.
Life on board the train is relaxed and indulgent, with the freshest, finest produce served in the dining cars. After dinner, over a wee dram, a local clansman recounts tales and legends that bring Scottish history alive.