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Luxury Vintage Rail Tour to Dumfries House on the Northern Belle


*February 2022 Update* – This tour is currently at full capacity. To be added to a waiting list, Call 01270 899303 quoting DCTDUM

Alternatively, browse our full selection of Northern Belle train trips departing from Scotland here.

Join the luxury vintage train on a special day trip to one of the best-preserved Georgian homes in Great Britain – Dumfries House.

Departing from AberdeenDundee and Perth on Thursday 25th August 2022, you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling Bellini on board, before enjoying your three course brunch and morning tea or coffee, with the scenic Scottish countryside providing the perfect backdrop for your journey.

In the afternoon, take in the sights of historic Dumfries House. With admission and coach transfers all taken care of, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the 18th century stately home and have free time to explore the beautiful landscaped gardens.

Finally, it’s time to return to the train and sit back and relax in your plush armchair with a glass of champagne.  A highlight of any Northern Belle journey is the fine dining experience, and this trip is no exception. On the journey northwards, indulge in a delicious five course dinner – a seasonal table d’hôte menu including a Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys – plus a bottle of wine per couple.

Exclusive to DC Thomson Travel, book your seats now for the special price of £395pp*

Exclusive price of £395pp* for our readers (*RRP £405pp) is based on a shared table of four people – upgrade to a private table for two for £90.

Only 15% deposit required to secure your seats! 

To make a reservation & activate our exclusive price*,
Call 01270 899303 quoting DCTDUM


  • Round-trip on board the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Admission into Dumfries House, with luxury coach transfer
  • Free time to explore the gardens
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous five course dinner
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petits fours


Northern Belle countryside

The Northern Belle is regarded as Great Britain’s finest luxury vintage train. Evoking the opulence and glamour of the Golden Age of Travel, the Northern Belle is a celebration of British Heritage and the lavish ‘Belle’ trains of 1930s.

Individually designed carriages, named and inspired by British castles and stately homes, feature hand-painted exteriors and rich veneered marquetry interiors, adorned with handmade fabrics, murals and mosaics.

The perfect setting for your day excursion through the breath-taking Scottish countryside!



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.



To make a reservation, call 01270 899303 quoting DCTDUM

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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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