Glorious and Grand - A Private Garden Tour

Glorious and Grand - A Private Garden Tour

A four-night luxury train tour exploring Scotland's castle gardens

This luxury train holiday from Scotland sends you on a fabulous four-night journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman to discover Scotland's and England's gorgeous castle gardens.

Your journey beings in the Scottish capital, where you will board one of the world's most luxurious sleeper trains for a vintage train holiday like no other. As you depart Waverley station in the morning the Royal Scotsman will journey towards Alnmouth, along the east coast of Scotland to arrive at Alnwick Castle, made famous for its part in the Harry Potter films. This will be the first of four castle and gardens you will get to visit.

Day two of the Glorious and Grand tour aboard the Royal Scotsman will take you along one of the most iconic of railways, the Settle to Carlisle, here you will be able to see the famous arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct. As the scenic journey continues, you will eventually arrive at Chipchase Castle and Gardens, here you will explore the grounds.

The third day of this luxury train journey aboard the Royal Scotsman will send you to Derwentwater, in the heart of the Lake District, a location that inspired Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". You will take lunch at the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood.

Your Glorious and Grand tour continues and day four on this luxury train holiday from Scotland will journey back towards the boards to Dumfries and Galloway. You will visit the Garden of Cosmic and after lunch you'll visit Drumlanrig Castle.

If you enjoy castles, beautiful gardens and luxury, this Glorious & Grand - A Private Garden Tour, is the perfect luxury train holiday from Scotland.

Highlights of Glorious & Grand:

  • Four-nights aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury sleeper train
  • Steward service (24/7)
  • All inclusive meals; Scottish breakfasts, lunches, dinners
  • All beverages, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Private tour of Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • Guided tour of Chipchase Castle & Gardens
  • Visit Drumlanrig Castle
  • Visit the Garden of Cosmic Speculation
  • Traditional on board entertainment

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The Belmond Royal Scotsman at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Journeys through Scotland
Bamford Spa car
10 authentic carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
Groups & Charters
Groups & charters available


Day 1 – Edinburgh:

Your journey starts in Edinburgh where you are welcomed aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train at Waverley Station in the early afternoon. The first stop on your journey is one of the most impressive; a visit to Alnwick Castle, known as a famous Harry Potter filming location where you will not only enjoy the castle but the majestic grounds as well. Enjoy drinks and canape#es in the castle before taking a tour of the gardens with the head gardener. Returning to the Royal Scotsman, enjoy an informal dinner as we continue south to Scarborough.

Day 2 – Penrith:

The day begins with a leisurely breakfast on board as we continue our journey. Be sure to head to the Observation Car for exceptional views of the Ribblehead Viaduct! Lunch is served early before you disembark to Hexham to visit Chipchase Castle and Gardens where you are free to explore the incredible architecture and gardens. Return to the train for an informal dinner followed by live music in the Observation Car.

Day 3 – Derentwater:

We head to Derentwater, an exceptional location in the heart of the Lake District. Spend time exploring this enchanting location, an inspiration for Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. Lunch is served on location at the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood, where a private tour of the Hutton-in-the-Forest estate follows. The day concludes with an informal dinner on board before the train stables for the night.

Day 4 – Dumfries & Galloway:

This morning we continue north back into Scotland to Dumfries and Galloway where you’ll disembark for a tour of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, based at the home of landscape architect Charles Jencks. After lunch back on board the Royal Scotsman, we disembark once more in Sanquhar to visit Drumlanrig Castle. Later that day, we head back to the train for a formal dinner before heading to the Observation Car for a farewell drink.

Day 5 – Edinburgh:

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the train returns to Edinburgh where your journey concludes.

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Belmond Royal Scotsman Double Cabin

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Beckoning you with plush Scottish fabrics and comfortable beds, a double cabin is the ideal place to escape to after a truly memorable day. Filled with Scottish charm, your double cabin welcomes you with luxury.
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Belmond Royal Scotsman Twin Cabin

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Designed for your own private comfort with lower beds, a long full-length wardrobe, ceiling fans and your own controlled heating. Each twin cabin is generously spacious and finished to the highest standard.
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Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

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Spread the cost of your journey in a way that suits you. Beginning with a 10% deposit, you pay for the remaining balance however you wish, whether it be in instalments or a month before your journey departs.

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact

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The Royal Scotsman will resume operations July 2020.

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