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Strathspey Steam Railway

Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
01479 810725
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Aviemore
Type: Tours, Scenic Railroads
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Relaxing afternoon with 3 children aged 4,8 and 12, stunning scenery as steam train makes its journey from Aviemore up to Boat of Garten then on to Broomhill and back again. A firm favourite with all of us, staff helpful and friendly, allowing kids and adults up to the footplate to see the workings of the locomotive and a cheeky... More

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scotland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nice novelty going on the steam railway for lunch. The train was relatively quiet so our party of 9 had a carriage to ourselves. The starters we had were lovely (pate and soup), the mains - chicken, lovely, venison was delicious, the beef was average, with quite a lot of fat. Dessert was great with a choice of apple pie... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went with 4 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the day. Our son loved the train. The staff were very friendly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Worth doing the afternoon tea if you fancy a treat - otherwise grab some sandwiches and a bottle of wine and enjoy the view.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a lovely trip on a sunny day from Boat of Garten to Broomhill then Aviemore for a look before travelling back on the train. Great journey through spectacular scenery.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went on the Wednesday " wine and dine " very, very nice, fantastic meal very pleasant staff and piper at the station to pipe us aboard! what else could you want. scenery brilliant highly recommend this experience and wine on board very reasonably priced

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lovely old steam train travelling through the Cairngorms! You are welcomed on board by the Fat Controller and you can also dine aboard! Lovely experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Traveled from Broomhill to Boat of Garten and walked to Aviemore and nice to see the steam engine pasing us during the walk then took train back to Broomhill very relaxing whilst enjoying the summer vistas.For all the extra cost it may have been prudent to take the Sunday lunch option as a local hotel in Boat of Garten was... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good preserved railway. Lovely trundle through the Scottish countryside with excellent views. The Fat Controller seeing the train off was a nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved it. Last time we did it during Easter Brake, It was great. There was a quiz for kids, and Easter Egg waiting at the end of it.

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