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Highland Lines and Northern Landscapes

Highland Lines and Northern Landscapes

The beauty of the Scottish Highlands will appear through train windows with a glorious tour of the very best the railways of Scotland have to offer.

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Three Highland line railways, including two steam trains, await.


At a glance:

  • The Jacobite Steam Train

  • Strathspey Railway

  • ScotRail’s Kyle Line

  • Inverness

  • Aviemore

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes travel by Sapphire Star.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel north to Carlisle for an overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Continue north, through the Lowland Hills past Glasgow to Kingussie and the Duke of Gordon Hotel for the five night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Days 3-6

During the stay at Kingussie, the following excursions will be included -

Aviemore, Cairngorms & Strathspey Railway
Travel to Aviemore for a break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore Forest Park on the way to Cairngorm. Later, ride on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill.

Kyle of Lochalsh
Head to Kyle of Lochalsh for a break before joining the ScotRail train for one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - the Kyle line. The route journeys through picturesque scenery, skirting lochs and passing remote villages on the way back to Inverness.

Fort William & Mallaig
Journey south west along the shore of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William. Here board the steam train on the famous 'JACOBITE' along the celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and there is time to wander around the harbour before catching the train for the return journey to Fort William.

Inverness by Train
Take a short stroll to Kingussie station for the train to Inverness. The line travels through spectacular scenery over the line's summit at Slochd before descending into the Highland capital, Inverness. Explore the city and purchase lunch before catching the return train.

B, D

Day 7

Depart the Highlands and travel south towards Perth, before heading across the Forth Bridge, with superb views of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, skirting Edinburgh and on to the Lowlands region for an overnight stop with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 8

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Scottish Duke of Gordon


Situated in the Highland village of Kingussie is the Scottish Duke of Gordon Hotel, with views across the picturesque Spey Valley. The hotel offers all modern day facilities and home comforts, yet retains the character and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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