Journey Name: Country Homes & Gardens Journey (4 Nights)  |  Journey Duration: Upto 5 days

A wonderful insight into some of Scotland's finest homes and gardens.

Train Departure Schedule :
April - June
Journey Dates :


Jun 6


Places Covered:
Edzell Castle, Keith, Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ballindalloch Castle, Rothiemurchus Estate and Pitmuies Garden
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day One

Depart early afternoon. The trains heads north, crossing the splendid Forth Railway Bridge.

Disembark at Montrose for Edzell Castle, an enchanting ruin with a delightfull walled garden.

Day Two

During a leisurely breakfast, the train makes its way to Inverness and north to Invergordon, where guests alight for a visit to the 18th-century Foulis Castle, seat of the Clan Munro.

Mrs Munro of Foulis and her son, Hector, the Clan Chief, welcome you, after which you can explore the grounds and courtyard garden.

Return to the train for lunch as you travel towards Kyle of Lochalsh past the Torridon mountains, Achnashellach forest and Loch Carron.

Disembark at Plockton for a visit to Attadale on the west coast, this magnificent estate boasts a Water Garden, Japanese Garden and Sunken Garden among other treasures.

The night is spent in Kyle of Lochalsh, where a lavish dinner is followed by entertainment in the Observation Car, where you can also gaze across Loch Alsh to Skye.

Day Three

The day begins by travelling back to Dingwall, skirting the Beauly Firth and crossing the northern end of the Caledonian Canal to Inverness.

You leave the train at Carrbridge to visit Ballindalloch Castle.

Rejoin the train at Boat of Garten for a formal dinner, then be regaled with entertaining stories of Scottish heroes.

Day Four

A coach takes you to the Rothiemurchus Estate, where you can tour the parkland or enjoy some of the many outdoor activities on at this breathtakingly beautiful site beneath the Cairngorm Mountains.

After reboarding the train at Kingussie, you journey south to Dunkeld and alight for a visit to Pitmuies Garden, near Forfar.

Return to the train in Dundee for dinner and a final night on board.

Day Five

Depart Stirling in the morning and return to Edinburgh.



Twin Cabin


Prices are per person and include all table d'hôte meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, all sightseeing excursions as shown in the itinerary and accommodation on board based on two people sharing a twin compartment or one person in a single.



Single occupancy of a Twin cabin


  • All table d'hôte meals, all alcoholic and other beverages, 
  • All sightseeing excursions as shown in the itinerary and 
  • Accommodation on board based on two people sharing a twin compartment or one person in a single.

Notes – Remarks:

The Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh at 1.42pm on day one and arrives back in Edinburgh at 9.46am on day five.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and all timings shown are for your guidance only. Confirmed itineraries and timings will be supplied with your travel documents.


Terms and Conditions:

Route Map
  • Tour some of Scotland's finest homes and gardens with respected British gardening writer Sue Chivers and photographer Patsy Floyd.