Inveraray Castle on the Northern Belle


Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.

Discover this Scottish icon on a luxury rail trip departing from Edinburgh on Saturday 28 August, 2021.

The adventure begins as you step aboard the elegant carriages of the Northern Belle and you are escorted to your plush seat by an attentive steward. Your table is set with pristine white linen, bespoke silverware and sparkling glassware, ready for a fine dining experience.

A sparkling Bellini cocktail is served, followed by a three-course brunch. As you relax and enjoy the journey, take time to admire the exquisite details of your carriage, whose opulent furnishings and craftsmanship evoke the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains.

Enjoy the views through your window as the train makes its way north to Arrochar on the West Coast Highland Line. Soak up the splendid scenery and the ever-changing vistas on this spectacular rail journey.

Enjoy an afternoon exploring West Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful castle. Sitting proud on the banks of Loch Fyne and nestled in an area of outstanding beauty, this is the perfect setting for a perfect day.

Inveraray Castle boasts an abundance of lavishly-decorated rooms and acres of stunning gardens. It is no surprise that this was chosen as a filming location for the BBC hit drama Downton Abbey.

After your afternoon’s sightseeing, return to the train for a champagne reception on board and settle back into your seat. A sumptuous five-course dinner, accompanied by our sommelier’s selection of wine, is served as we wend our way home.

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  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome cocktail; a sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Transfer and admission into Inveraray Castle & Gardens
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Five-course dinner: British seasonal table d'hôte menu
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours

The Northern Belle

Northern Belle countryside

Celebrating the rather grand era of luxury train travel in the early 1930s, the Northern Belle is a luxurious yet intimate train often celebrated as one of the finest in the country.

Travelling in seven beautifully decorated carriages, each expertly decorated and taking their name from some of the country’s grandest and most iconic castles and stately homes, the train is the perfect setting for your day away.



To make a reservation, call 01270 899303 quoting DCT10

Terms & Conditions

Operated by Northern Belle.  Prices based on discounted offer for DC Thomson readers.  Subject to availability.  Every passenger travelling on board the Northern Belle luxury train does so by accepting the standard terms and conditions of carriage of Northern Belle Ltd. These can be viewed in full on the website –

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