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Strathspey Steam Railway

Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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We travelled on the train midweek and it was fairly quiet. Four of us having an afternoon tea. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Typical steam train journey

Lovely views, the female guard was a bit of a jobsworth moving people between the carriages but it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Broxbourne, 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 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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We travelled on the train midweek and it was fairly quiet. Four of us having an afternoon tea. I love railways so it comes very difficult to be critical however it was all a bit bland. This is probably more of a comparison judgement on...More

Thank NorthamptonPhil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely views, the female guard was a bit of a jobsworth moving people between the carriages but it gave us a laugh!!

Thank AOH61
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sunday18th June Have been many times and always excellent food and service, but this Sunday they were having an off day, hence they have only been given two ratings!

Thank Awaydays2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

Birthday celebration of Sunday lunch. Food very good but service rather slow. Staff very helpful though. A really lovely experience that we will remember .

Thank s00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have done this trip we did it last year too. The light lunch consists of a sandwich and a bowl of soup. The bowl of soup was very small more a tea cup and not really very full the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely journey on a steam train for our three year old Thomas fan. Turns out he's a bit scared of an actual engine, with the steam and all, but still loves going on the carriages. Friendly staff, and on a sunny day a good way...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently had afternoon tea on this steam train. It was lovely. The staff are fantastic the train is amazing the food was very nice and the scenery awesome.

1  Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the round trip on the railway and had a great time. It is a very fun look back and a great way to spend an afternoon. The staff is mostly volunteer and they were all incredibly charming. If we were to go again...More

Thank taylorbrock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole steam rail journey lasted for 90 minutes and each and every bit of the journey was stunning with beautiful views and the main engine bit is the highlight which brings back the history of British railways ,also kids would love because of huge...More

Thank Arvind C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly we did not actually get onto a train journey for a variety of reasons we closely lived the dream witnessing the train and visiting a number of stops in the highlands ...thank goodness for the tireless hours by many rail enthusiasts who keep this...More

Thank St4ontour
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Colin N
Are dogs allowed on the train?
22 June 2017|
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Response from pottsstephen52 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there were dogs on the train when we visited. As the other person said check the web site and give hem a call. The trip on the train is great.
Please could you tell me the best side to sit from Strathsey to Aviemore please.
14 May 2017|
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Response from 190Cp50 |
Thank you. I found the answer very helpful.
Which days tend to be the quietist?
8 May 2017|
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Response from pottsstephen52 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Monday. There were two coach parties about 90 people. Still lots of room. A great trip if you like steam, which I do.