You Can Now See the Scottish Highlands From a Spa on Wheels
Reason no. 386 why trains are undeniably freaking awesome
The Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of the world’s superlative rail journeys. Up to 40 guests set off from Edinburgh in a luxuriously appointed train and roll across the Scottish highlands … or even a seven-day tour of the entire British isle. It’s a singular way to see one of the world’s most beautiful places: misty mountains, foggy lochs, cloud-covered heath — you get the picture. (“Scotland: Beautiful Despite the Weather!”)
But in case you needed extra enticement, the Royal Scotsman has just added a spa.
Royal Scotsman (4 images)
A spa on a train?
One of the few downsides to extensive train journeys is that you’re in a confined space for a long time: it’s not a submarine, but you better believe the sleeping quarters are narrow. How to knock out the kinks and muscle aches of life in a small space? With a massage, of course — at the Bamford Haybarn Spa, two treatment rooms built into the Royal Scotsman’s carriages.
If a regular, stationary spa offers it, you can probably get it here: massages, facials — the works. Look for a full treatment list as we inch closer to the April launch.
It’s the cherry on top of an already exceptionally compelling cake.
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