The U.K. Is Home to 8 of the World's Most Beautiful Train Rides

British Pullman, A Belmond Train, London

Belmond's British Pullman's art deco carriages take travellers back to the Roaring '20s, making it the most luxurious way to experience England's countryside. 

Coleraine to Londonderry

Train enthusiast Michael Palin called the commuter line "one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world" across Northern Ireland's most stunning areas.

Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train, Scotland

Welcome, Scotland's deluxe sleeper train. With 24 seats, the ship is comfortable and private. Excellent dining, en-suite accommodations, an independent spa, and a verandaed observation vehicle are highlights.

Jacobite Steam Train

Instagrammers love this old Scottish railway from Fort William to Mallaig for its views of craggy mountains, vast lakes, and the Harry Potter-themed 21-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct. 

Settle—Carlisle Railway

British people overlook the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which travels 73 miles of stunning terrain and passes through lonely and mountainous areas. 

St. Ives Bay Line

This 10-minute ride is worth it, and you may ride it as many times as you like to make a day of it. 

Snowdon Mountain Railway

This Victorian narrow-gauge train is a tourist attraction and must-ride for Snowdon climbers, but the breezy views are worth it. 

Caledonian Sleeper

The beautiful Lowlander and Highlander routes across Scotland connect London to Edinburgh on one of the few remaining sleeper trains in the U.K. 

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