The wild and rugged beauty of the Highlands of northern Scotland
has inspired artists for centuries, its dramatic imagery gracing
countless postcards and shortbread tins. Explore the Scottish
Highlands with Great Rail Journeys and you'll discover some of the
most magical, picturesque and unspoilt landscapes in the British
Our Scottish Highlands tours offer varied and exciting
itineraries; one moment you could be sweeping through the
breathtakingly majestic scenery of the mountain glens of Glenfinnan
on an iconic steam train, and the next be visiting the fairy-tale
perfect Eilean Donan Castle, one of the
most photographed locations in Scotland thanks to its superb
setting on an island in Loch Duich.
Whilst large areas of the Scottish Highlands are wild, open and
uninhabited, traversed only by remote roads and scenic railway
lines, the region is also dotted with charming and picturesque
villages, interesting towns, ancient castles such as Dunrobin
Castle near the town of Beuly, and a host of distilleries, each
with its own history and characteristics, which produce Scotland's
most famous export: malt whisky.
When you explore the Scottish Highlands on one of our tours
you'll have free time to seek out these highlights of Scotland and
many more as you journey through a region rich in tradition,
culture, history and sublime beauty.