Friday, 28 June 2019

BELMOND RAILWAYS - DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY



Reopening a Dumfries to Stranraer railway is one of a string of options still on the table for the future of transport in south west Scotland.

Draft proposals have been published and are now out for consultation.



South West Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, would be an ideal area for luxury rail travel of the sort provided by the Belmond Royal Scotsman elsewhere in Scotland.

Belmond.com | Belmond Royal Scotsman 



Dumfries and Galloway.

Think about a Belmond rail journey with:

Live ceilidhs, 
A visit to a distillery, 
An observation car, 
Visits to castles and gardens,
An on-board spa, 
Fresh Scottish cuisine 
And outdoor pursuits.


Dumfries and Galloway's Lost Railways

Currently, there is a rail link between Glasgow and Stranraer.

Currently there is a rail link between Glasgow and Dumfries.

Currently there is a rail link between London and Dumfries (via Carlisle).

It has been suggested that the rail link between Dumfries and Stranraer should be restored.



Until more rail links are restored, Belmond could use luxury coaches for trips to such places as:

Drumlanrig Palace,
Logan Botanic Garden,
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation,
The Peter Pan linked Moat Brae house,

Drumlanrig palace, in Dumfries and Galloway.

AND Broughton House and Garden,
Robert Burns house,
And the Cairnholy neolithic tombs.

...

In John Buchan's Thirty Nine Steps, Richard Hannay headed by rail from London to Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway.

John Buchan loved Dumfries and Galloway.



The reopening of the Dumfries- Stranraer railway would allow a company such as Belmond to provide luxury train travel, and luxury hotels, to wealthy tourists from around the world.

Train journeys in Europe
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Reopen the Dumfries- Stranraer railway

Above, we see a railway viaduct in Dumfries and Galloway.


Knockinaam Lodge hotel

Above, we see Knockinaam Lodge, near Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sir Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower held secret meetings at Knockinaam Lodge.

Knockinaam Lodge inspired John Buchan while he was writing The 39 Steps.


Dumfries and Galloway attracts many cyclists.


Coast of Dumfries and Galloway - Rockcliffe.


Coast of Dumfries and Galloway - Rockcliffe.


Dumfries and Galloway by George Henry.


Kirkcudbright, in Dumfries and Galloway, by David Sassoon.


Dumfries.


Dumfries.


Dumfries


Kirkcudbright, Artists' Town.


Kirkcudbright


Kirkcudbright


Kirkcudbright


Dalbeattie


Castle Douglas - Tour of Britain.


Castle Douglas.



Threave Gardens.



DALBEATTIE PARADE 2018



STEWARTRY SHOW 2018



DUMFRIES SHOW 2018






Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway. 

The Glebe Blog.



Dumfries and Galloway

The Glebe Blog



Dumfries and Galloway.

The Glebe Blog



Dumfries Harbour.



Dumfries



Crichton Memorial Church.



Dumfries



Dumfries



Dumfries



Dumfries



Kirkcudbright



Kirkcudbright



Kirkcudbright



Kirkcudbright



Kirkcudbright, by Charles Oppenheimer