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Belmond Royal Scotsman Luxury Train Launches Europe’s First Spa Car

Release Date: 7/11/2017

Belmond Royal Scotsman Luxury Train Launches Europe’s First Spa Car

“Country House on Wheels” Now Offers Spa Treatments


        Edinburgh, Scotland (July, 2017) – Visitors to Scotland have their pick of luxury spas located at high end hotels throughout the country. In April, Scotland reached a new milestone with the launch of Europe’s first spa on wheels: The Bamford Haybarn Spa carriage aboard the luxurious Belmond Royal Scotsman train, a member of Luxury Scotland. The spa, which opened April 17, features bespoke Bamford treatments for passengers travelling on these special rail journeys throughout Scotland and Great Britain.


        Individually crafted spa treatments are devoted to connecting the mind, body and soul with the natural landscape and combine a variety of techniques. The Bamford Bespoke Facial, for example, features facial reflexology, lymphatic drainage, stimulating lifting and ancient yogic breathing, and is finished with a deep tissue back massage focusing on Shiatsu pressure points with hot stones to release tension and promote deep relaxation. The Haybarn Spa was designed using sustainable wood from Scotland and the Cotswolds, and features two relaxing single treatment rooms with picture windows looking out onto the beautiful Scottish countryside.


        “We are excited to launch our first spa carriage – we are now able to offer our guests a new way to relax, de-stress and slow down and to reflect on their journey with us,” commented Gary Franklin, Managing Director, Belmond Trains & Cruises. “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.”


        British wellness brand Bamford was established in 2006 and is inspired by nature, with botanical skincare collections and holistic treatments that are made using organic ingredients certified by the Soil Association. Its Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint Botanical collection has also been selected by Belmond as the complimentary bath amenities in each cabin.


        Belmond Royal Scotsman offers itineraries ranging from two to seven nights departing from Edinburgh and travelling past sweeping glens, towering peaks and black-mirrored lochs across the Scottish Highlands. The ‘country house on wheels’ features exquisitely appointed cabins with personal steward service. Authentic Scottish dishes complement the highland experience and the observation car, with its open veranda and comfortable interior seating, provides the ideal spot to take in the passing landmarks such as the Kyle of Lochalsh and Cairngorms National Park, whilst sampling a wide choice of Scottish whiskies from the bar. 


        Members of Luxury Scotland include five of the world's finest golf venues, three castles, one of which was voted to be the best hotel in Europe; city-center properties; country house hotels; exclusive-use properties; a range of world-class spas; an all-suite hotel; the ultimate luxury train, Belmond Royal Scotsman; and the only cruise ship in the world with a Royal Warrant from HM The Queen, Hebridean Princess. Five members boast Michelin-starred restaurants, including Gleneagles, which has the only two Michelin-starred restaurant in Scotland. Information about Luxury Scotland, its members, partners and special offers can be found at


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CS-04-July 2017