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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
+44 340821181
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Halloween Special

Heard lots of good things about the special Halloween trains and finally managed to book tickets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KRG-201
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Keith, United Kingdom
Very quaint- lovely staff

Took the train as part of the Dufftown Whisky Festival- it was a nice experience- got to see some... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Julia N
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The Keith and Dufftown railway is one of the most Northerly preserved railways in the country, and one of the longest and most scenic. With over 10 miles of line your journey takes you from Dufftown station, past the Glenfiddich distillery and over the famous Glenfidich viaduct. You then travel up the long climb called parkmore hill which is surrounded by spectacular scenery up into the mountains, At the top you pass along the banks of Loch Park, a mile long resevoir only properly viewed from the railway with its spectacular wildlife. Then past Drummuir castle and on to Drummuir station, And that's only half way....
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Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
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+44 340821181
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard lots of good things about the special Halloween trains and finally managed to book tickets for one of the 2 trains running this year. What a fantastic time we had. The whole experience from start to finish was absolutely first class. The attention to...More

Thank KRG-201
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Took the train as part of the Dufftown Whisky Festival- it was a nice experience- got to see some countryside. The staff -which is all volunteers- is so sweet and welcoming. We also had a delicious lunch and some very yummy cakes that were homemade...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Wanted to visit the line for some time since seeing their stand at an exhibition. Such a friendly railway and all run by volunteers who are so proud of their achievements and work together, supporting each other. The two trains in use are heritage diesel...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We took this cute ancient train with our 5 year old daughter and the conducter gave us such laughs! They were very friendly and in no hurry at all - always time for an informative chat!! Lovely landscape! Wir fuhren in diesem altertümlichen Zug mit...More

Thank clauhen78
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Many thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed you visit, Nigel Bodiam. Chairman.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took a 100-mile round trip from our holiday cottage near Dess this August to visit the line, even though it is diesel multiple unit (DMU)/diesel locomotive only. Though firstly a steam enthusiast (since the 1950s) I nevertheless fond of first generation diesels and DMUs....More

Thank Dave H
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thanks for your views, it's such a shame that you did not manage a journey into the mountains and stunning countryside surrounding our railway and visit Keith Station which has just received an award for it's quality appearance being a total reconstruction of the original...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Operating only in summer, and then only 3 days each weekend, this volunteer run railway is a treat. Rather than fancy steam locomotives, this line keeps alive the much more mundane driven units which were the backbone of so many branch lines around the country....More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

On a horrible day the wet walk from the mainline station was made worth it by the warm greeting of the Keith Town staff. The service is diesel hauled and as a steam enthusiast I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I...More

Thank Celt141
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for your review, the question of offering tea and coffee at Keith has recently been raised and your comments are very greatfully received, we may need to review our options to offer a better service to passengers, many thanks, Nigel Bodiam. Chairman

Reviewed 6 August 2017

As a rail enthusiast, I've visited many heritage railways in my time but this was one of the best. The Keith and Dufftown Railway, Scotland's furthest North heritage railway, travels through lovely countryside, past various distilleries and is a decent length of 11 miles. Unlike...More

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Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your very nice review and for taking the time to write it, I will pass on your review to our members at our next briefing, we are very pleased that you had a good experience, Nigel Bodiam,. Chairman.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great wee trip for the family. Kids loved it, the friendly staff were very good at engaging with them and keeping them entertained. Plus, good facilities at both stations. Cafe at Dufftown didn't take cards though so take cash if you're needing a fly cup.

1  Thank C C
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you had a good trip, please come again, Nigel Bodiam,. Chairman.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Visited here on a lovely afternoon, the station has ample car parking and we just decided to take the Keith -Dufftown Line for 45 minutes. Car Parking is free. We ended up taking a trip to Keith and visiting the Strathisla distillery before returning on...More

Thank Harry37NewYorkCity
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind reference, we are glad you had a good visit, The Whisky ice cream is rather splendid !! Nigel Bodiam, Chairman

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Mike S
22 April 2017|
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Response from Nigel B | Property representative |
Hi, you should not need to book tickets in advance unless it's for the Ghost or Santa trains, looking forward to you visiting us, Nigel Bodiam, Chairman K D R A
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Nigel B
14 September 2015|
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Response from S J |
I think you have put your response in the wrong place Nigel.... You obviously get some very dim passengers...
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871Maria6
31 July 2015|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
It is part of the Speyside whiskey festival usually held in May. You will be able to find out dates for next years on the internet.
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