Start your Sleeper journey to Scotland in style

London to Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper is one of the world’s great train journeys. It’s as posh as The Ritz and cheaper than flying with a budget airline. Not to mention you arrive having had a rather pleasant night’s sleep.

We’re big fans of the Caledonian Sleeper, so we’re inviting its First Class passengers to start their journey to Scotland in style with complimentary access to our First Class lounge at Euston Station.

You’ll get free WiFi, a business area if you need to work, a shower if you need to freshen up and complimentary drinks too. Standard Class guests are welcome to use the First Class Lounge at the end of their journey to freshen up, but need to get a voucher while on the train (just ask the Train Manager and they’ll be happy to help).

We don’t sell tickets for the Caledonian Sleeper, but you can buy them at our stations. Alternatively, please contact Serco for more details.

Things to do when you get there

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

A true treasure trove of ancient artefacts and precious objects. The National Museum of Scotland takes you on a tour through natural history, world cultures (including galleries on the South Pacific, East Asia, and Ancient Egypt), European art and design, science and technology. A one-stop-shop for a serious culture fix.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

As far as places to build a castle go, ‘on top of an extinct volcano’ has to be up there with the most dramatic on the planet. This magical place dominates Edinburgh’s skyline, and no visit to Auld Reekie is complete without it.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Grab your own little monkeys and come to Edinburgh Zoo. This 82-acre site is home to 1,000 rare and endangered animals, and the perfect place for you to go wild for the day. From pandas to penguins, koalas to kookaburras, this zoo is a chance to see some of nature’s rarest and most beautiful animals up close and personal.

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

Glasgow’s GoMA is at the forefront of the city’s reinvention into a leading light in the international art scene. This imposing neo-classical building houses an enviable collection of modern art from some of the most exciting contemporary artists around. And, for a little wry Scottish humour, check out the statue in front of the gallery.

Snooze your way to the Cornish coastline

Fancy waking up in Cornwall refreshed after a good night’s sleep? The First Great Western ‘Night Riviera’ sleeper is the greatest way to head to Penzance while you catch some ZZZs.

You’ll get your own air conditioned, temperature-controlled berth, and a café serving drinks and snacks for the journey. In the morning breakfast is provided, to get your day off to a flying start. There’s even a washbasin in every cabin, should you want to freshen up.
No eight-hour drives, no airport queues. Just hop on and hit the hay. There’s no better way to arrive in the West country feeling ready for a big day out. 

Once you get to Cornwall, there’s plenty of stuff to do. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Things to do when you get there

Visit St Ives with Virgin Trains

St. Ives

Stepping off the train at St. Ives is like arriving on the set of a movie. The incredible light is world-famous, and explains why so many landscape painters loved this amazing little coastal town. In fact, art is very much a part of life here – there’s a Tate gallery, Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture garden, and the Leach Pottery Studio.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

Remember the Crystal Maze? The Eden Project is like that, but cooler. These huge geodesic domes contain the world’s largest indoor rainforest – one of them even has a waterfall. It’s like stepping into a different world, right within the heart of Cornwall. There are rock concerts in summer and ice-skating in winter, and the domes are open all year round.

Visit Land's End with Virgin Trains

Land's End

Land’s End is the westernmost point of the UK, and it has some of the most incredible views around. There are family-friendly paths carved into the cliffs, perfect for a bracing stroll and some revitalising sea air. If you’re lucky, you may even get to share your trip with some of the local seals, dolphins and porpoises.

Visit Port Isac with Virgin Trains

Port Isaac

You’ve probably seen Port Isaac before without knowing it – this picture-perfect Cornish village has been used as a set for TV series including Poldark, Doc Martin, and Nightmare Man. If you fancy some time in the great outdoors, it's the place to be. There are coastal walks aplenty, fishing trips, gardens and more. It’s also near one of the UK’s best surfing beaches - Polzeath.

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