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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,

Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Perth

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