Spa on wheels: Scottish luxury train adds pampering carriage

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Belmond has announced it will add a spa carriage to its upmarket Royal Scotsman train for the upcoming 2017 season.

Bringing an extra bit of luxury to the world of high-end train travel, Belmond has announced it will add a new spa carriage to its upmarket Royal Scotsman train when its 2017 season starts in April.

The Bamford Habarn Spa will be a first for Belmond's portfolio of trains and will offer treatments from British wellness brand Bamford for passengers on overnight rail journeys in Scotland and beyond. 

The spa has two single treatment rooms with picture windows looking out over the countryside. Treatments will include a 55-minute Bamford Bespoke Facial, along with de-stress and deep-tissue massages, and manicures and pedicures using the Kure Bazaar nail polish range. 

"We are excited to launch our first spa carriage – we are now able to offer our guests a new way to relax, to de-stress and slow down and to reflect on their journey with us," said Belmond Trains and Cruises managing director Gary Franklin. 

"Train journeys are incredibly relaxing and the new Haybarn Spa offers an another way to take time and reconnect with the things that are important while travelling through stunning Scottish scenery."

The Royal Scotsman offers itineraries departing from Edinburgh that range from a two-night Highland Journey to a seven-night Grand Tour of Britain, which takes in Scotland, England and Wales.

Designed to be a "country house on wheels", the train features ensuite cabins with personal steward service, along with an observation car with an open veranda and interior seating. 

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