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Strathspey Railway

Aviemore Railway Station Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Lovely experience for all the family

This was booked as a special treat. An under 2 year old who had never seen and certainly never been... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Arrochar, United Kingdom
A great experience

A great way to experience the old British Railway. Very interesting and experiential. Staff is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
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Steam through the stunning Scottish Highlands in style.Our steam engines take you on a very special trip through the Cairngorms National Park as you travel between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill.Why not make your trip extra special with one of our dining on board options: Light Lunch offers soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee; Afternoon Tea has some sandwiches, scones with jam and cream followed by some delicious cakes; or enjoy a full three course Sunday Lunch or Dinner. Why not upgrade to First Class to enjoy a meal in one of our compartments, finely decorated in it's own tartan, with vintage British Rail mirrors and luggage racks inside. Split your trip up with a visit to Boat of Garten to explore some fantastic walk trails or bring your bike on board to explore the great cycle routes in the area. See if you can beat the train back from Broomhill on your bike!We are also taking part in the Great Railway Treasure Hunt 2013, so there's plenty for the kids to do on the trip!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Aviemore Railway Station Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was booked as a special treat. An under 2 year old who had never seen and certainly never been on a train was thrilled by this experience. We were a party of 8 ladies taking afternoon tea and enjoying the sights and sounds of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A great way to experience the old British Railway. Very interesting and experiential. Staff is amazing. Get to see a real steam locomotive. Ask questions and get great insights.

Thank BT00001
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This volunteer run railway is a mecca for steam enthusiasts to take a trip down memory lane. The line runs through lovely scenery to Broomhill a few miles from Aviemore. Steam engines and ex LMS coaching stock, proper trains. You will need to book seats...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A must do! Like going back in time, I felt like Miss Marple. If going, I suggest you do the lunch! Go

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Enjoyable experience with enthusiastic, friendly staff. The best views are on the right hand side for Aviemore departures.

1  Thank AndyPlusJan
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I am a regular visitor to heritage railways around the UK and work as a volunteer on one in the east midlands of England so I feel I have some experience to comment. We arrived by road at Boat of Garten (mid point on the...More

1  Thank Keith P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

As we were staying in the Strathspey Hotel in the Aviemore Centre we thought we would spend some of the morning on the steam railway. The carriages gradually filled up and were at capacity when the whistle blew to tell us we would soon be...More

Thank Robandeil
Reviewed 16 September 2017

What a lovely trip especially when sun is shining and that's unfortunately not often. Train staff are lovely with even the Trolley Dolly saying she is not a trolley dolly but a dragon with a wagon. Try the Rock Gin and Fever Tonic. Great Scottish...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area it is worth a trip. We went on the train for my husbands birthday. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours without taking up much of the day. You can hop on and off the train...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

as we lived in Dalfaber Park during our holidays the Strathspey Railway passed our place several times a day. The Royal Scotsman also stands on the rails in Boat of Garten over night. So we went to do a tour from Aviemore to Broomhill and...More

Thank gaulois2017
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
We got off to stretch our legs on the platform. The toilets were freshly decorated no graffiti anywhere to be seen. There is a small gift shop in the ticket office