Travelling by train is absolutely my favourite way of travelling and Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world so imagine my excitement when I discovered The Royal Scotsman.
Departing from Edimburgh, this luxury train takes you to the heart of the Highlands. If you are a romantic and melancholic person like sometimes I indulged myself to be, you will love this experience.
Imaging waking up in a beautiful wood cabin sorrounded by feather pillows, spending the morning in bed reading a good book while listening to that charachteristic train clatter. Then you could savour the exquisite seasonal cuisine in the decadent mahogany-panelled dining room and finish the day in the observation car sipping a good scotch as you watch the magnificient scenery on the other side of the window: mysterious castles and the powerful Scottish countryside.
This delightful journey is a bit pricey, but it would make a wonderful honeymoon or anniversary present, don’t you think?
Photos courtesy The Royal Scotsman