If you were to ask someone to name one of the world’s most fantastic railway journeys, they would normally reply with the Trans-Siberian route or the Orient Express, but did you know that Scotland boasts railway excursions that are rated as some of the best? How about a Scottish Railway Journey through outstanding scenery with mountains, lochs and forest-wooded valleys? You will be fascinated that they compete with anything else in the world.
If you look at the Rent My Caravan website, you will find Static Caravans for hire in Scotland direct from owners, short or long term breaks. You can book one or more Static Caravans as bases for your choice of a Scottish railway journey.
West Highland Line
This iconic line, understood to be the world’s finest railway journey, travels north from the city of Glasgow following the banks of the famous Loch Lomond; then deep into the Scottish Highland areas, with a spectacular ending approach to Fort William, where you will glimpse Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, in the distance.
Although truthfully not totally in Scotland this railway line sneaks over the border into England as it journeys from Glasgow, then south to the English, historic city of Carlisle. Take in views across to the Isle of Arran, as well as the Southern Upland hills, as you head towards the stunning Lake District region. There are plenty of Static Caravans for hire near Glasgow and in the Lake District so you could make this journey no matter which end of the line you choose to spend your holiday.
Having recently reopened, after several decades, in September 2015 the Borders line follows the route south from Edinburgh city, deep into the Borders country to the station at Tweedbank, close to the towns of Melrose and Galashiels. This Borders region was so loved by Sir Walter Scott, the great Scottish writer, who made his home here at Abbotsford House, near Galashiels.
Once the connecting train line for the ferry passengers from Ireland to Stranraer; now a more sedate route from Glasgow, travelling through Robbie Burns country, the rugged hills of the Southern Uplands to the coastline at Stranraer, with impressive sea views and an outlook of the famous Ailsa Craig rock in the distance.
Commencing at Inverness on the North Sea coastline in the east of Scotland, to the last stretch on the west coast and Kyle of Lochalsh, which overlooks the Isle of Skye. Traversing shimmering lochs, epic mountains and many types of wildlife this is undoubtedly one of the most scenic of journeys.
Far North Line
This less famous line starts out from Inverness and heads to the northern extremes of Scotland. The railway follows through the “Flow Country” which is a large expanse of peat bog and wetland, teaming with wildlife, which you can view from your carriage. Take a stop off at either Thurso or Wick as your journey comes to an end.
Search the many Static Caravans for hire in Scotland on Rent My Caravan, located on holiday parks throughout the Scottish region, to enjoy a Scottish railway journey second to none.