Still staying at home? Then do some armchair traveling in Scotland this weekend, take a train ride.
12th-Century castles, historic distilleries, Michelin-Star’d restaurants, and high-quality cashmere, there are so many reasons people vacation in Scotland.
While we cannot fly across the Atlantic yet, there are ways to experience the history-rich, culture-filled country from the comfort of home.
To put together the perfect Scotland staycation itinerary we consulted the experts on the ground, including the General Manager of The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, and the General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, The Caledonian.
There is something for each of traveler here, from virtual train rides across the Highlands to local recipes and classic Scottish literature. Cozy up with a tartan blanket, pour yourself a dram of single malt whisky sans ice, here are a few ways to take a virtual trip to the historic country.
Scotland is home to 1 the UK’s most scenic train journeys, the Jacobite. It is an old-world steam train that travels 42 miles from Fort William to Mallaig. And while we cannot physically hop aboard this iconic route, it can be experienced virtually in the clip above.
Harry Potter fans will immediately identify the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which comes up about halfway along the route.
Enjoy your virtual travels.