The Royal Scotsman’s Grand Suites launch this May

The Royal Scotsman’s Grand Suites launch this May

The Belmond Train’s elevated accommodation is designed to mirror a luxury country house

Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train has announced the launch of two new Grand Suites set to launch in May 2024. 

The new suites will increase the train’s accommodation categories to four distinct cabin types: Grand Suites, Double, Twin and Single. 

A two-night Highland Journey in a Grand Suite starts from US$7,180 per person on an all-inclusive basis including private transfers to and from the hotel or airport, as well as one spa treatment per person.

The Royal Scotsman offers an all-encompassing rail journey through of the Highlands with its two-to seven-night selection of themed itineraries, all leaving and returning to Edinburgh Waverley station.

The spacious Grand Suites take inspiration from the surrounding landscape with hues of green, grey, beige and blue, while decorative patterns are derived from the Edwardian era.


The furniture is upholstered with textiles from Scottish brand, Araminta Campbell to match the elegance of the Royal Scotsman. The bespoke design of tartan covering the armchairs and sofas is imbued with references to the train. 

The three sets of tram lines (double lines) depict the train’s three most legendary journeys (Scotland's Classic Splendours, Western Scenic Wonders and Taste of the Highlands), while its main check block is made up of 37 threads representing every year the train has been touring the Highlands. 

Other on-board features include two wood panelled dining cars and live entertainment. Off-board, guests can also partake in an array of activities, including wild swimming, foraging, water rafting, whisky tastings and castle visits.

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Araminta Campbell founder and creative director Araminta Birse-Stewart commented: “It was a pleasure to work with Royal Scotsman, a brand that – very much like Araminta Campbell – is committed to keeping Scottish ancient crafts and traditions alive for generations to come.

"The bespoke tweeds and tartans that we created for Royal Scotsman are all woven in rural mills in Scotland and reflect the country’s untouched beauty as well as the astonishing history of the train. Every detail is painstakingly curated to inspire travellers to embrace the magic of the Highlands.”

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