Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
Explore Scotland and discover amazing scenery, vibrant cities and great culture
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
There are always lots of exciting events and things to do throughout Scotland, making it a great place to visit throughout the year.
Go all nostalgic and take a trip to Glickman's - the oldest sweet shop in Glasgow. Enjoy favourites from candy balls to macaroon cake.
The people's Palace takes you on a trip through Glasgow's past with traditional displays and interactive events. Take a wander through exotic plants in the adjacent Winter Gardens.
Marvel at the great art collection housed in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Best of all, it's absolutely free!
Get interactive at the Riverside Museum, home to some of the world's finest cars, ship models and locomotives.
Explore the Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, in the heart of Glasgow.
Glasgow offers some of the best shopping in the UK outside of London. Indulge in some retail therapy as you explore the 'Style Mile', where you'll find major high street brands. For something a little different, the West End is a treasure trove of unique, quirky stores and boutiques.
The peak of Edinburgh's heritage, Edinburgh Castle is one of the greatest architectural sites which best demonstrates the history of Scotland. Visiting the castle is perfect for those seeking an enchanting fun filled day packed full of activities, shows, costume performances, talks and tours taking you back into time. Edinburgh is easily accessible and takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station
Take a barrel ride through the replication of a fine distillery as you experience the process of making fine whisky. Sip along the way, as you familiarise yourself with the different flavours tantalising your taste buds throughout the journey. Tours are available daily. The experience also run courses and is a perfect place to host an event. The Scotch Whisky Experience is approximately a ten minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.
Discover The Real Mary Kings Close. Buried deep beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile lie hidden streets where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and 19th centuries. Hear the fascinating tales from costumed character tour guides as you explore the underground site.
One of the top 10 UK visitor attractions, The National Museum of Scotland houses a spectacular array of fascinating artefacts. One of the highlights of the museum is the view from the rooftop terrace, giving spectacular views across the city. What's more, the museum is free to visit.
Step aboard Britannia, once home to the British Royal Family for over 40 years. Learn about the history of the yacht as you discover historical photographs and displays from some of the world's most famous people. The audio handset tour allows you to explore at your own pace.
With over 50 hands-on, interactive exhibits and live science shows, the Stratosphere is a fun way of engaging with science to discover more about how things work.
With history and culture in abundance as well as beautiful open spaces and a beach, Aberdeen is perfect for a city break. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets of old Aberdeen and discover the historic King's College as well as St Machar's Cathedral, one of the oldest granite cathedrals in the world.
Visit the restored textile factory and learn about the city's once flourishing 19th century jute industry.
Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his crew aboard the RRS Discovery. See how they lived, what they ate and witness the hardship they faced and heroic voyages they undertook. The fascinating story is brought to life with hands-on exhibits and audio-visual displays.