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Activities on Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman

"There are daily excursions for our guests to visit exceptional places of interest, such as private residences or whisky distilleries, plus activities ranging from attending the Highland Games to a round of golf.

Back on board, over a wee dram after dinner, a local clansman recounts the colourful tales and legends that bring Scottish history alive."

On board Belmond Royal Scotsman you don’t simply admire the scenery — there are plenty of opportunities to explore it first-hand.  

From the soaring Highlands to fine whisky distilleries, Scotland’s heritage, wildlife and landscapes offer a wealth of wonderful destinations.

Ballindalloch Castle

The Pearl of the North, Ballindalloch Castle is in the heart of Speyside and close to many whisky distilleries. Here you'll find a collection of 17th-century Spanish paintings, striking formal gardens and a challenging nine-hole golf course.


With Michelin-starred gastronomy and five-star boutique hotels, Edinburgh is the cultural capital of Scotland. Sample the famous fringe theatre scene, or be inspired at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Strathisla Distillery

Experience the age-old craft of whisky making first hand. Dating from 1786, very little of the buildings have changed. From the old cobbled courtyard to the distinctive double pagodas, Strathisla is one of the most picturesque distilleries in Scotland.

Glamis Castle

Home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle has been a royal residence since 1732. Supposedly one of the most haunted castles in Britain, it contains a wealth of incredible rooms to explore.


The village of Glenfinnan lies in a beautiful pine and oak valley at the northern end of Loch Shiel. Famous for its spectacular railway viaduct, its a stunning sight that famously featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Kyle of Lochalsh

Take one of the most scenic routes in Britain to Kyle of Lochalsh. Pass Loch Luichart, the Torridon mountains and Loch Carron. Arrive in Plockton for a boat trip to see the colony of wild seals. Continue to Kyle and marvel at views of the Isle of Skye.

Mount Stuart

This imposing neo-Gothic country house was the fantasy of the eccentric third Marquess of Bute. Marvel at vaulted ceilings glittering with stars, mythological statues, a Carrara marble chapel and exotic gardens.

The Cairngorms

In the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Rothiemurchus Estate offers stunning landscapes and exciting outdoor pursuits. There are also extensive marshlands and lochs where you can glimpse the majestic osprey.

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