The West Highland line has been voted the top rail journey in the world by readers of Wanderlust travel magazine. It came ahead of two rail journeys in Peru as well as the Trans Siberian Express.

The line 164 miles long and runs by Loch Long, Loch Lomond, Loch Etive and Loch Eil. The West Highland line beat off competition from 400 other rail journeys from around the world. Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes said: ‘We have had a terrific response and it is obvious that the appetite for rail travel is ever increasing.

‘Having a Scottish winner for this award is particularly exciting, and shows you don’t have to travel far for truly world-beating scenery.’

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