From Edinburgh to Tweedbank, this railway journey presents a true snapshot of Scottish highland beauty. Including stops at Gorebridge and Newtongrange, which is not only the largest Scottish mining town but is also home to the National Mining Museum. The journey then moves into the hills of the Scottish Borders, famously home to Sir Walter Scott, a man credited with ‘creating’ modern Scotland. You can even stop off to visit Abbotsford House, the country estate where he lived. The journey will take you through some beautiful Borders villages and you can stop off to hike along the beautiful Borders Loop for some fresh Highland air.
Travelling from Bo’ness to Manuel, this heritage railway line is home to Scotland’s largest railway museum. The train travels along the beautiful coastline, allowing you an in-depth look at the beautiful towns and villages that make up this area of Scotland. You’ll especially want to look out for the vast swathes of woodland, as well as the fields of wild garlic. Travel via a vintage steam or diesel train and treat yourself to an afternoon tea, luncheon or a full three-course dinner while the countryside provides the most sumptuous of settings.