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Highland Lines & Northern Landscapes

Highland Lines & Northern Landscapes

The Highland lines – four train rides showing some of the best scenery that Scotland has to offer, two of which feature steam trains on this NEW holiday.

Holiday Highlights

  • 7 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Home Link included

  • The Kyle Line – Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

  • The Highland Line – Scotrail-Kingussie to Inverness

  • Scotrail - Fort Williams to Mallaig

  • Strathspey Railway, Aviemore

  • Cairngorm Mountains


We depart and make our way to
Carlisle, arriving late afternoon at our overnight
hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast


We continue north through the Lowland
Hills past Glasgow to Stirling, Perth and Pitlochry,
arriving late afternoon at Duke of Gordon Hotel,
Kingussie for the next 5 nights with dinner, bed
and breakfast.


During your stay the
following excursions are included:
Aviemore, Cairngorms & Strathspey Railway
We make our way to Aviemore where we take a
break before heading into the beautiful Glenmore
Forest Park on our way to Cairngorm. Here we
have the opportunity, weather permitting, to take
a ride on the fantastic Cairngorm Mountain
Railway, taking us to the top in just 8 minutes. We
can have lunch in the Panoramic Restaurant and
admire the superb views. Alternatively, lunch
break would be in Aviemore. This afternoon we
ride on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to
Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
Kyle of Lochalsh
We head to Kyle of Lochalsh for a morning break
before joining the Scotrail train for one of the
Great Railway Journeys of the World - the Kyle
line. The route takes us through some of the best
scenery in the country, skirting lochs and passing
remote villages on the way back to Inverness.
Here we rejoin the coach for the ride back to
Fort William and Mallaig
This excurstion takes us south west along the shore
of Loch Laggan and through Glen Spean to Fort William. Here
we have another train journey, along the celecbrated West Highland Line to
Mallaig. This spectacular line passes
hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands, and crosses the magnificent
Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port
and we have time to wander around the harbour and explore before we catch the train for the return journey
to Fort William, where we rejoin the coach for the ride back to Kingussie.
Inverness By Train
A short stroll brings us to Kingussie station where we catch
the train to Inverness. The line takes us through spectacular scenery
over the line's summit at Slochd before descending into the
Highland Capital, Inverness. You will have around three
hours to explore the city and obtain lunch before
catching the return train to Kingussie.


We leave the Highlands and retrace our
steps south towards Perth, before heading across
the Forth Bridge, with superb views of the iconic
Forth Rail Bridge, and skirting Edinburgh on our
way towards Northern England for our overnight
stop with dinner, bed and breakfast.


After breakfast we leave and head for


Your Hotels

Overnight accommodation on the tour both outward and return

journeys will be in Northern England. Your bedroom will be en suite

with TV and hospitality tray and your stay will include dinner,

bed and breakfast.


Our main tour hotel is the Scottish Tourist Board rated Duke

of Gordon, situated in the Highland village of Kingussie, with

views across the picturesque Spey Valley. The hotel offers all

modern-day facilities and home comforts, yet retains the character

and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn. Hotel facilities include

bar, pleasant lounge and elegant restaurant. All bedrooms are en

suite and have TV, telephone and tea/coffee facilities.

The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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