Friday 29th May 2020

Glamis Castle

Darlington, Durham, Newcastle

The Experience

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Your journey today takes you to Glamis Castle, the Scottish childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Your day begins in regal style with a refreshing Bellini cocktail, served by an attentive steward at your elegant table. Pristine white linen and sparkling glassware prepare you for the fine dining experience to come. Indulge in a three-course brunch as you admire the views both inside and out. Your carriage, which is named after a famous British stately home or castle, evokes the opulence of 1930s "Belle" trains. Outside your window the lush scenery becomes ever more dramatic as the train wends its way to Perthshire.  


On arrival in Dundee, guides will escort you by coach to Glamis Castle. Here you are given a fascinating tour of the turreted, fairytale château, ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. Priceless works of art, tapestries and furnishings can be admired in its rooms, and past inhabitants are brought to life with intriguing tales and ghostly legends. The childhood pranks of the young Lady Elizabeth (later to become the Queen Mother) may also be revealed, such as her penchant for pouring freezing water from the ramparts onto arriving guests. Outside there is much to explore, including
magnificent Italian and Walled Gardens, a Nature Trail where you may spot red squirrels and herons, and a Pinetum.


At the end of your enchanting visit, rejoin the coach for the short journey back to the Northern Belle. A champagne reception awaits, after which a gastronomic four-course dinner is served. Savour the seasonal delicacies, accompanied by fine wine, as you reflect on the highlights of your day with your dining companions.

INCLUDES

  • 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 Glamis Castle, including coach transfers, admission and free time to explore
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Five-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 
 

PLEASE NOTE 

  • 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 reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.

Please note that we do not recommend this journey for guests with mobility issues.

£ 370.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Darlington Station

6:45
Departs
Darlington
12:00
Arrives
Dundee
17:00
Departs
Dundee
22:15
Arrives
Darlington

Durham Station

7:00
Departs
Durham
12:00
Arrives
Dundee
17:00
Departs
Dundee
21:45
Arrives
Durham

Newcastle Station

7:30
Departs
Newcastle
12:00
Arrives
Dundee
17:00
Departs
Dundee
21:30
Arrives
Newcastle
Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.