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Scenic Routes in Scotland

This page is currently under development

Scotland boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, many would agree that it is best viewed from a train (some is only accessible by rail)

 

West Coast Main Line :
Between Glasgow Central, Carlisle and Preston

 

East Coast Main Line :
Between Edinburgh and Newcastle

 

West Highland Line :
Between Glasgow Queen Street, Oban, Fort William and Mallaig

Includes the Glenfinnan Viaduct, between Fort William and Mallaig

 

North Highland Line :
Between Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso

Highland Main Line :
Between Perth and Inverness

 

Other routes to visit -

 

Glasgow and South Western :
Between Glasgow and Stranraer, via Paisley

(note some services are routed via Kilmarnock and use part of the route below)

Between Glasgow and Carlisle (including Nith Valley)
Between Stranraer and Carlisle (including Nith Valley)

 

Inverclyde :
Between Glasgow, Gourock and Wemyss Bay


Tayside and Grampian :

Between Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness

 

Other landmarks -

Forth Bridge :
Located on the

Edinburgh Fife circle,
Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Dundee,

and
Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Perth
routes

To visit the First Bridge from Edinburgh, take a train to either North Queensferry or Inverkeithing

 

Tay Bridge :
Located on the Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Dundee route

 

Edinburgh Castle :
Located near to Edinburgh railway station

 

Royal Mile :
Located near to Edinburgh railway station

 

Stirling Castle :
Located near to Stirling railway station

 

Royal Border Bridge :
Whilst not strictly in Scotland, this bridge welcomes visitors to Berwick-upon-Tween prior to entering Scotland

 

Ben Nevis :
Scotlands highest mountain, visible (subject to weather conditions) from Fort William railway station

 

Cairngorms :
The largest mountain range in Scotland and National Park, visible (subject to weather conditions) from Aviemore railway station

 

Torness Nuclear Power Station :
Visible between Dunbar and Berwick-upon-Tweed

Visits can be arranged, travel from Dunbar railway station

Hunterston Nuclear Power Station :

Located between West Kilbride and Fairlie railway stations
Organised tours leave from Largs railway station
 

Museum of Flight :
A collection of historic aircraft, including Concorde

Travel from North Berwick or Dunbar railway stations