Bring out your inner ‘Casey Jones’ on these wonderfully scenic railway lines through the north of Scotland.
Bring out your inner Casey Jones on these wonderfully scenic railway lines through the north of Scotland. Step back in time on the charming Strathspey Steam Railway, glide through the Highlands on the famous Kyle of Lochalsh train and trace the North Sea coast along the Far North Line.
The Ben Wyvis Hotel is a mansion nestling in romantic woodland beneath Ben Wyvis, near the spa town of Strathpeffer. Full of character (and characters), the hotels traditional Scottish hospitality is complemented by the unspoilt nature and the adventures that lie beyond its doors. Each of the 92 traditional en-suite bedrooms offers Freeview TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities plus WiFi.
Please note: the lift does not serve all floors.
Travelling via Cairnryan with Stena Line we expect a late afternoon arrival at our hotel.
Hotel: Ben Wyvis Hotel, Stathpeffer *** (4 nights D, B&B)
An early start through gorgeous Highland scenery brings us to the remote but beautiful old town of Thurso. Here we start today’s journey on the Far North Line, the northernmost railway in the UK. Watch as the wildness of the moors gives way to low-lying farmland on the eastern coast. Boarding our coach at Dingwall, we return to our hotel, tired perhaps, but invigorated.B, D
It’s back to Dingwall this morning to join the Kyle of Lochalsh for one of the world’s finest coast-to-coast railway journeys. The views from the window are utterly compelling and there’s time to soak up the panorama across Loch Aish to the Isle of Skye before we drive back to Strathpeffer.B, D
This morning we clamber onboard the wonderful Strathspey Steam Railway for the breath-taking 10-mile journey through the Cairngorms to Broomhill. Our coach then takes us for a leisurely afternoon in Inverness.B, D
We’re homeward bound to Belfast on the evening Stena ferry from Cairnryan.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Journeys on the Strathspey Steam Railway, Far North Line
and Kyle of Lochlash Thurso Inverness
Single Room Supplement £65