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Dumfries House

Thursday 25th August 2022

Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth

Join the Northern Belle luxury train on a day excursion to one of the best preserved Georgian homes in Great Britain.

Your Journey

The journey is just as important as the destination. In the morning our stewards welcome you aboard and show you to your comfortable armchair seat. 

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and once you have settled in, a delicious brunch with a Bellini cocktail is served as you travel towards Ayrshire. 

On arrival a luxury coach awaits to take you to Dumfries House. Set in over 2,000 acres this is a stunning estate with an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture. Enjoy a guided tour followed by free time to visit the beautiful landscaped gardens. 

Later rejoin the train for a sumptuous five course meal accompanied by fine wine and a glass of sparkling champagne. What a wonderful way to explore the very best of Scotland.


The house was saved for the nation by HRH Prince Charles Foundation, to ensure the best collection of Chippendale furniture remained together and in Great Britain for the enjoyment of future generations.

What's included

Round trip travel on the Northern Belle

Welcome drink; sparkling Bellini cocktail

Delicious three course brunch on the outward journey

Morning tea and coffee

Transfer and admission into Dumfries House & Gardens

Champagne reception back on board

Five course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys

Bottle of wine per couple

Tea, coffee and petit fours

Thursday 25th August 2022

Departing from

Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth

  • Aberdeen

  • Dundee

  • Perth

  • Destination
  • Auchinleck

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Timings are subject to network rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

Please Note

  • Bookings of two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.

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All of the Northern Belle carriages are luxurious First Class style carriages. Each row of seats is a table for two (when available carry a supplement charge) and on the other side of the aisle a table for four. The tables of four can be as a shared table, with a booking on either side of the table.

Northern Belle has limited tables for two. We are happy to take a request, however this is not a guarantee and there is a chance that you may be sharing a table of four with another couple. Subject to availability you may guarantee a table for two by paying a supplement of £90. When booking online if private tables of two are available it will offer them automatically, but you can select a shared table without a supplement subject to availability.

Yes. If notified at the time of booking, we will do our best to comply with any dietary requirements. These include Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Pescetarian and the exclusion of certain ingredients such as nuts, onions and dairy. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in preparation. Please order at least 14 days prior to travel to ensure we can order the supplies to the train whilst on tour. Please note that due to the small preparation areas on the train we cannot guarantee cross contamination within the kitchen and if you have severe allergic reactions then please call the reservations team to discuss. When you book on line you will find a section to list your passenger’s dietary needs and other comments.

We are able to accommodate passengers with slight walking difficulties. However, we recommend they are accompanied by a carer. We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded on wheelchair. Staff are able to assist passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored during the journey.

Some journeys are not suitable for people with disabilities. Should you have any special requirements please contact your nearest reservations office.

Dress code varies according to the journey. For specific information on your journey please locate it on our Journey Search and refer to the what to wear section. Please note that we ask travellers not to wear jeans or trainers.