Plockton, on the shores of Loch Carron, in the Scottish Highlands (photo © Stefano Valeri / dreamstime.com).
From London to the Scottish Highlands
If there is one rail journey which has consistently fired the English imagination, it is the ride from London to the Scottish Highlands. We’ll cover over a thousand kilometres by train, travelling via York, Edinburgh and Inverness to reach Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast of Scotland. Along the way, we’ll take in several great cathedrals, the Scottish capital and some very fine mountain landscapes including the Cairngorms National Park.
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Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.