Scotland is a country full of nature, culture and history that’s just waiting to be explored. And what better way to take in the sights than by train? From climbing Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh to whisky tasting in one of over 120 distilleries, Scotland has something for everyone. Discover some of the most popular train routes to take across this beautiful country.

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York to Edinburgh train

Direct LNER trains can get you there in just 2h 24m

Peterborough to Edinburgh train

Get to Edinburgh in 3h 32m with LNER

Aberdeen to Glasgow

ScotRail can get you there in 2h 24m

Manchester to Glasgow

Direct TransPennine Express trains take 3h 2m

Birmingham to Edinburgh train

Avanti West Coast will get you there in 4h

Edinburgh to Aberdeen

ScotRail direct services get you there in 2h 16m

Dundee to Edinburgh

Get to Edinburgh in just 1h 7m with ScotRail

Glasgow to Inverness

Direct ScotRail trains take 3h 7m

Inverness to Glasgow

Take a ScotRail service to Glasgow in 3h 16m

Aberdeen to Edinburgh train

Geet to Edinburgh on a direct ScotRail train in 2h 19m

Central and South

Whether you're heading to the Scottish capital or checking out the music scene in Glasgow, Central and Southern Scotland has so much to offer. Head to Perth and enjoy a walk to the top of Kinnoull Hill for spectacularly scenic views, or wander around the historic streets of ‘The Queen of the South’ – Dumfries

The East

Home to castles, beaches and plenty of whisky, you’ll find bustling cities like Aberdeen and Dundee in the East of Scotland. Head to either to take in historic buildings, hidden gems and plenty of culture. For those who want to explore the outdoors, head to Pitlochry to enjoy the tranquil Loch Tummel and surrounding forests.

The West

With Ben Nevis and the UK’s only Mountain Gondola located in the West of Scotland, outdoor adventurers are bound to feel at home here. As too are Harry Potter fans as it’s home to the West Highland Line and the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct – the famous train route that takes Harry to Hogwarts each year. Heading to the Scottish Isles? The seaside town of Oban is a charming place to stop along the way.

The North

Home to cities like Inverness, the Highlands and the iconic Loch Ness, the North of Scotland is well worth a visit. Get your walking shoes on for a wander around the Loch whilst looking out for Nessie or enjoy a foodie weekend in Inverness – the capital of the Scottish Highlands. The charming town of Thurso is the place to go for windswept coastal walks along the beautiful Dunnet Head.  

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