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Strathspey Steam Railway

Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Fantastic afternoon

My husband was given a voucher for his 60th birthday which we used for the light lunch option... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2015
Chelle T
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Santa Express

Excellent for the children, toys could be slightly updated for the price you actually pay Staff... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2015
Christy B
via mobile
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Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband was given a voucher for his 60th birthday which we used for the light lunch option. Other than trying to book was a bit chaotic and needs to be more professional we had a brilliant time. Staff on the train couldn't have been...More

Thank Chelle T
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent for the children, toys could be slightly updated for the price you actually pay Staff, santa and the elves are brilliant at their "job" very jolly! The addition of the letter to santa to write on board was brilliant. The kids loved the ride,...More

Thank Christy B
Reviewed October 16, 2015

The steam train is amazing, the staff who run this operation are exceptional. Highly recommend 5 ***** But...please....do not go for afternoon tea or use the catering. Take your own. 1* Food is poor and very overpriced. Mean quantity of sandwiches with our avo tea....More

Thank Oda16
Reviewed October 16, 2015

We got this on a deal for £18 for a family instead of £36. The journey from Aviemore to Broomhill does pass through lovely scenery, but we have done a lot of biking on the area and have seen a lot of it that way...More

Thank GlasgowGirl02
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Seven of us booked to go on this train and although the journey was attractive we have a few complaints. The seating was chaotic and we were asked to move five times. It seems that there were quite a few coach parties. However we had...More

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed October 14, 2015

we have just returned from a 5 Day Highland Railway tour with Newmarket Tours. We had an excellent time. Our Courier John was very knowledgeable and Driver Stuart was great. We did so much, The Strathspey Rail journey was great, lots to see. The Trip...More

Thank Fred P
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We did the trip from Boat of Gartern to Broomhill and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Nostalgic memories of steam trains and wonderful waiting room with coal fire. Highly recommend this.

Thank khendy54
Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours whilst in Aviemore. The steam hauled train travels a few miles via Boat of Garten to Broomhill and then returns to Aviemore. Plans are well under way to extend the line to Grantown on...More

Thank gmk30
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic scenery along the entire route. An extremely pleasant and relaxing way to pass the time. Dogs allowed at no extra charge. Refreshments on board are served to your seat on the lunchtime service. Food is very good and prices compare so not too expensive....More

1  Thank Tina T
Reviewed October 10, 2015

We boarded at Boat of Garten station which was an experience in itself. It looked beautiful with flowers everywhere - tubs, hangers, planters etc..The waiting room was a delight, furnished with easy chairs, looking like someone's sitting room from years ago. We travelled on the...More

1  Thank baggy2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Please could you tell me the best side to sit from Strathsey to Aviemore please.
May 14, 2017|
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Response from 190Cp50 |
Thank you. I found the answer very helpful.
Which days tend to be the quietist?
May 8, 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.
Probably already know the answer but I'll ask anyway! Are there any disabled facilities?
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Inveryes | Reviewed this property |
If someone is able to walk a few steps from their wheelchair to a seat, then ramps are available to allow the wheelchair to get into the guards compartment and then the person can be assisted to a seat in the carriage. If... More