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Country Homes & Gardens Journey
A wonderful insight into some of Scotland's finest properties.
At a Glance
780 miles, including Brechin Castle Gardens, Keith, Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh, Isle of Skye, Ballindalloch Castle, Rothiemurchus Estate and Pitmuies Garden ● Tour some of Scotland's finest homes and gardens with respected British gardening writer Sue Chivers and photographer Patsy Floyd.
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.
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Depart early afternoon. The train heads north, crossing the splendid Forth Railway Bridge.
Disembark at Montrose to visit Brechin Castle Gardens, one of the finest private gardens in Scotland.
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
, 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
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.
Disembark after an early breakfast to drive across to the mystical Isle of Skye and the 20,00- acres Clan Donald Estate.
You can also spend time in the award-winning museum and discover the history of the Highlands and Islands.
Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh and enjoy a leisurely lunch as you retrace part of yesterday's route as far as Dingwall.
This evening disembark to visit
, one of Scotland's most romantic castles, with its wonderful walled gardens
Rejoin the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway.
A coach takes you to the
, 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 to visit Ruthven House and Pitmuies Garden, near Forfar.
Return to the train in Dundee for dinner and a final night on board.
Depart from Dundee in the morning and return to Edinburgh.
The Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh at 1.42pm on day one and arrives back in Edinburgh at 9.46am on day five.
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.
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