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The Royal Scotsman: The County Homes and Gardens Journey

5 days from £4,660 / $7,456 per person

This 5 day journey on The Royal Scotsman allows lovers of country homes and gardens to visit some of Scotland's true gems all from the comfort of the world's most luxurious train. Start your journey in Edinburgh and later that day visit the 16th century Edzell Castle with its impressive 17th century walled garden. Journey on into the highlands and visit Foulis Castle, which has belonged to the Munro family for over 700 years. Passing through the scenic Loch Luichart and the Torridon Mountains, then move on to the 30,000 acre Attadale Estate. The next day you will visit Ballindalloch, a castle that is still occupied today. On your penultimate day journey through the Cairngorm Mountains where you'll stop for some outdoor activities - try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or fly fishing! You will then visit Ruthven House and finally Pitmuies Gardens. A mixture of formal and informal dinners will be served in the evenings alongside traditional Scottish evening entertainment.

Journeys on The Royal Scotsman can also easily be extended to make up longer itineraries visiting other locations in the UK. This tour includes luxury vehicles for all transfers and private Blue Badge guides or equivalent for sightseeing tours.


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5 days from £4,660 / $7,456 per person

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