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Discover Scotland by Rail

Discover Scotland by Rail

with a selection of our most memorable rail journeys.


Unspoilt landscapes, diverse wildlife, a colourful history and breath-taking scenes. Travel with ScotRail and either explore one of the most stunning environments in the world or see it all from the train in comfort and from a unique viewpoint. Whether you’re enjoying the tranquillity of a long summer evening; marvelling at myriad autumn colours; taking in the scent of the first flowers of spring; or traversing snow-capped mountains; there’s something for everyone – whatever the time of year.

As a testament to the stunning landscape of Scotland, ScotRail’s West Highland Line has been voted ‘Top Rail Journey in the World’ by readers of Wanderlust magazine for three years running – beating more exotic rivals such as Peru, Australia and Canada. The Ayr to Stranraer line showcases the best of Rabbie Burns country; the Central Highlands take in the ancient city of Stirling and the haunting beauty of the Cairngorms; and the historic city of Inverness is the gateway to the awe-inspiring North Highlands.

So let us welcome you to Scotland and help take you on a journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. Click on the links below to learn more about these stunning parts of Scotland. 

West Highland Line
Glasgow to Oban & Fort William/Mallaig

Central Highlands
Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness

North Highlands
Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh & Thurso/Wick

Aberdeen – Inverness

Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Ayr to Stranraer

Nith Valley

Explore Scotland by Rail

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Click here to download a pdf of our Discover Scotland by Rail booklet