Scone Palace on the Northern Belle


Departing from Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sunday, 8 August, 2021, experience magnificent Scone Palace, the historic crowning place of Scottish kings.

The adventure begins when you step aboard the gleaming train and settle into your plush seat. Your steward will bring a sparkling Bellini to your table, which is elegantly set for a fine dining experience with crisp white linen and bespoke silverware.

Soon a delicious brunch is served. As you savour each sumptuous course, take time to admire the handcrafted design details around you, which evoke the opulence of 1930s “Belle” trains.

As the train makes its way to Perthshire, admire the beautiful scenery unfolding outside your window. Sit back, relax and let the stewards take care of your every need. On Northern Belle, the journey is as thrilling as the destination.

On arrival in Dundee, you will be met and escorted by coach to Scone Palace, which is poised above the River Tay with the Grampian Mountains in the background.

Here you are given a tour of the palace, home to the Earls of Mansfield for the last 400 years, which boasts superb embroidered silks, sculpted oak fireplaces and breath-taking porcelain collections.

The site was the capital of the Picts 1,500 years ago and later the crowning place of the Kings of Scots: a visit here is a walk in the footsteps of Scotland’s ancient founding fathers.

Take time to enjoy the remarkable gardens, with their giant redwoods, Noble firs and striking star-shaped maze.

After your fascinating visit, you are welcomed back on board the train with champagne and canapés.

Settle back into your chair and anticipate the gastronomic highlight to come-a five-course dinner of seasonal specialties, accompanied by our sommelier’s selection of wine.

Savour the fine cuisine, the convivial company and the unique ambience of Northern Belle as the train wends its way home.

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Exclusive price of £360* for our readers (*RRP £370pp); Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £60 for a private table for two.

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  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome sparkling Bellini
  • Three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Visit to Scone Palace, including coach transfers, admission and free time to explore
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Four-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea 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.



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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