Why take the train to Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the second largest city
The city is enriched with culture, fine architecture and hosts
well known attractions; Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the
Holyrood Palace and The National Gallery of Scotland.
Each summer, people from all over the country travel on trains to
Edinburgh for one of the world's largest festivals, the Edinburgh
Festival. The three week long event held in August is enjoyed by
nearly a million people each year and boasts of wealth of cultural
delights including art, theatre, opera, music and dance as well as
the traditional Military Tattoo. The city's streets are filled and
come alive again for the world famous street party, Hogmanay. These
New Year's celebrations in Edinburgh take place from December 31
until January 2.
The city's popularity grows each year and is now the most popular
destination of tourists visiting Scotland. Edinburgh has three
museums of great importance. The National Gallery of Scotland
houses impressive sculptures and European paintings containing the
works of artists such as Gauguin, Cézanne, Monet and Velazquez. The
modern Museum of Scotland is devoted to the history, the people and
the culture of Scotland. The Royal Museum of Scotland specialises
in geology, archaeology, natural history, science, technology and
art. The museum holds particular interest to those fascinated by
genetics, as it is the home of the sheep 'Dolly', the first mammal
clone in the world.
For football fans, Edinburgh hosts two football Scottish premier
league football clubs; Hibernian Edinburgh and Heart Of Midlothian.
For rugby fans, Murrayfield is the national Rugby stadium of
Our train services to Edinburgh
We offer regular and comfortable trains to Edinburgh from major
towns and cities in the north west of England. All our trains have
the option of travelling First class and a trolley service is
available on our core routes.