Luxury Vintage Rail Tour to Dumfries House on the Northern Belle

Tour Highlights

Unfortunately, this departure is not going ahead, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Northern Belle is contacting all passengers who have booked, to advise them of changes to this tour.

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Sit back and enjoy a round trip onboard the luxury train – Northern Belle – during this wonderful Scottish day trip departing next autumn.

Departing from Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth on Friday, 21 August 2020, you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling Bellini on board, before enjoying your three course brunch and morning tea or coffee, to the scenic countryside backdrop of your journey.

In the afternoon, take in the sights of the historic Dumfries House – with admission and coach transfers all taken care of, you’ll be able to explore the 18th century stately home, before being served tea, coffee and shortbread while you’re there.

Finally, sit back and relax with a glass of champagne on your return to the train and indulge in canapés, a luxury five course dinner – and a bottle of wine for each couple to enjoy on the journey northwards.

Exclusive to DC Thomson Travel, book your seats now for the special price of £390pp*

Exclusive price of £390pp* for our readers (*RRP £400pp); Based on a shared table of four people; upgrade to a private table for two for £420pp.


  • Round-trip on board the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey including fruit bircher, smoked haddock & bakery basket
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Visit to Dumfries House, with coach transfer from Auchinleck station
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous five course dinner
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, teas and petits fours



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.


Dumfries House

Dumfries House
Supplied by Dumfries House Trust, Image Credit – Iain Brown

Set in over 2,000 glorious acres, Dumfries House in Ayrshire is a beautiful estate best known for its fantastic collection of Chippendale Furniture.

Saved for the nation by HRH Prince Charles Foundation ensuring that the country’s best collection of Chippendale furniture remained together for future generations to admire, Dumfries House has undergone extensive restoration work in recent years.

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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