Overview

Why take the train to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the second largest city after Glasgow.
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 Scotland.

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.

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