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Edinburgh to Inverness: Rail & Hike

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5 Days & 4 Nights
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Edinburgh to Inverness: Rail & Hike

  • Experience the best of the Highlands between Edinburgh and Inverness on foot and by train
  • Stay in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital city
  • Choose from varied walks, on forest trails and among castle grounds
  • Take a tour of Scotland's smallest distillery, Edradour, in Pitlochry
  • Ride the train from Edinburgh through beautiful countryside to meet the sea at Inverness
Connect two of Scotland's bucket-list destinations - Edinburgh and Inverness - on this short break rail & hike trip. Combine scenic rail journeys with a variety of relaxed walking options in the heart of Scotland. Wander cobbled streets in cosmopolitan Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, where there's plenty to see and do; visit the Botanic Gardens, walk up Arthur's Seat, or Carlton Hill for unrivalled views over the city. Leave city life behind for the tranquility of Blair Atholl, a small village of charming stone cottages with Blair Castle and it's sprawling gardens and grounds at it's heart. Choose from a variety of walks on woodland trails or head into the hills along Glen Tilt. Enjoy walking along forested riverside paths to the bustling town of Pitlochry, where you can spend a leisurely afternoon visiting one of the town's distilleries. Another scenic rail journey will see you gliding through the Cairngorm National Park to reach Inverness. Discover the city, it's riverside walkways and coastline and sample a pint of local ale or fresh seafood in a cosy pub with castle views. If you have longer to explore Scotland by train we recommend our Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike trip, or treat yourself on our Luxury Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike trip.


Day 1 Arrive in Edinburgh and overnight Day 2 Train to Blair Atholl and optional walks 9 miles / 15 km Day 3 Walk to Pitlochry and return to Blair Atholl 9 miles / 14 km Day 4 Train to Inverness and optional walks 7 miles / 11 km Day 5 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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