DC Thomson Travel previews a fantastic Scottish day trip to Dumfries House travelling aboard the famous Northern Belle train.
Departing on Friday, 21 August 2020, from Aberdeen, Dundee & Perth, here are 5 reasons why you consider joining this wonderful day trip to Dumfries House.
1. Celebrating the golden age of rail travel
The wonderfully decorated carriages of the Northern Belle celebrate the gloriously grand famous ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930s.
Extremely luxurious yet offering passengers an intimate setting throughout their journey, the Northern Belle is the perfect train for enjoying the company of fellow passengers and admiring beautiful Scottish scenery as you travel to your destination.
2. Dress up for the occasion
The perfect grand day out, a trip on the Northern Belle gives passengers the chance to dress up for the occasion and take their seats in one of the beautifully decorated carriages.
Each of the carriages are named after some of the country’s most iconic stately homes and castles including Courier Country’s very own Glamis Castle!
3. Spellbinding food
During this fantastic Scottish day out, guests aboard the Northern Belle can expect a day filled with memorable food.
Setting off in the early morning, a delicious three-course brunch will be served to passengers on the outward journey.
After being transported back from Dumfries House after time spent exploring the magnificent Georgian landmark, guests will be treated to a sumptuous five-course dinner, served during the return journey, using quality seasonal produce.
4. A renowned Chippendale collection
The recently restored Dumfries House was famously saved following intervention by HRH Prince Charles for the public, keeping together one of the world’s greatest collections of Chippendale furniture.
One of the country’s greatest Georgian landmarks, the different rooms of Dumfries House each offer their memorable moments, often home to rather distinct pieces of Chippendale furniture.
Last year marked the 300th anniversary of the famous furniture makers birth with the continued interest around his creations a testament to Thomas Chippendale’s expert skill and vision.
During an included guided tour, guests will be able to explore large portions of the house, presenting the perfect opportunity to admire this envious collection of iconic furniture.
5. A beautiful estate
Set in around 2,000 stunning acres, the gardens of Dumfries House wonderfully complement the restored glory of the main house.
Throughout the beautiful estate, guests will have the chance to enjoy a tranquil Chinese Bridge celebrating centuries-old traditional design, a memorable maze and the landscaped Queen Elizabeth Garden spread over an impressive five acres.
Officially opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, the Walled Garden is one of the biggest of its kind in Scotland.
Further afield, the estate’s Arboretum, home to a massive range of plants, trees and shrubs, is an ideal walking spot for guests looking to stretch their legs.
Join us for this perfect Scottish day trip away
We are delighted to be able to offer places on this fantastic day out from an exclusive price of £390pp*
Exclusive price of £390pp* for our readers (*RRP £400pp); Based on a shared table of four people; upgrade to a private table for two for £420pp.