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Strathspey Railway

Aviemore Railway Station Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
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Halloween express carrying celebrating costumes kids behind, enthusiastic staff up front with the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Oldhack
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Could do better...

I took my mum and elderly grandmother on the Strathspey Railway after booking the afternoon tea... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
SBK85
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Aviemore Railway Station Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Halloween express carrying celebrating costumes kids behind, enthusiastic staff up front with the Locomotive and ticket-collector Simon handling the travellers.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

I took my mum and elderly grandmother on the Strathspey Railway after booking the afternoon tea experience. Once seated in the carriage our orders were taken quickly by a very friendly waitress. All staff and volunteers we met were lovely. The carriage was dated as...More

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Gill K, Manager at Strathspey Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Hi thank you for taking the time to comment we value all feedback, we are changing all our catering in 2017 so hope you will come again. Please note that the afternoon tea price of £24 includes £14.25 train ticket. Kind regards

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

It was great fun to travel through the Cairngorms on a steam train. We had a first class carriage to ourselves and enjoyed tea and shortbread on the outbound journey. Overall, it was a great experience and just as much fund as the more expensive...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Today we boarded the steam train at Strathspey Railway for the 'HALLOWEEN SPECIAL' which is one of many special events the railway put on throughout the year (for all ages), as well as running its regular service for a large part of the year. We...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Took a trip mid week on the 1230 from Aviemore (and return). Lovely experience and all volunteers whether in ticket office/shop or on the train where helpful, friendly and informative. We were in carriage E which is the last of six carriages on the outward...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The trip on the Strathspey Steam Train was truly wonderful and very relaxing. Scenic views all along the trip. The afternoon tea was definitely worth doing. Scones, sweets, sandwiches and tea. More food than one person could eat and all good. Staff was very nice....More

1  Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We, 3 adults and 3 kids booked a trip on this railway excursion for the 10:30 departure on Saturday 22nd October. What an experience this was. We booked our seats to include a light lunch which consisted of soup, sandwich and tea. We all enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed the journey to Broomhill with nice autumnal weather, good views of the countryside, friendly volunteer staff on and off the train.

1  Thank menubuster
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

How wonderful to relive part of my childhood again by travelling on the Strathspey Steam Railway,,,,an absolutely wonderful experience,,,I think I enjoyed it as much as my 7 year old granddaughter,,,she was amazed at the Steam Engine as I was,,,,great memories of bygone days,,,made the...More

1  Thank baba323
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this trip on the day as something to do that wouldn't exert us much as my daughter has mobility issues, unfortunately this was a step too far and we all found the trip a little boring. No one's fault just not our cup...More

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Response from Claire A | Reviewed this property |
Hiy we didn't pay any extra for ours.
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Response from Strathspey D | Property representative |
Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed on the train
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Response from Cruise281 | Reviewed this property |
There was no one on our tour needing a wheelchair, so I cannot state whether they have ramps to assist entry. It would be a very tight turn to get from the loading platform into the car. The corridor in the train would fit... More
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