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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown, United Kingdom
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About The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice train ride through some picturesque scenery on a heritage train. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable when talking to my train enthusiast uncle and they were very helpful getting my dad onto the train while he had a broken ankle. Would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rode it both ways to get to Dufftown where we stayed for 6 nights. Very easy to use and staff happy to help. Keep in mind it leaves from a different station in Keith than where Scot Rail serves.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P5713HDjohns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love train trips and had never been on this one. Remaining part of what was once a main line. Run by keen volunteers between Keith and Dufftown. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JohnMason1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We unfortunately chose a non-train day to visit, we hadn't realised that they only ran on a Fri/Sat and Sun at this time of year but it was a delightful little station and the stationmaster and his delightfully grumpy little Jack Russell Sidekick were really...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SuzyJ1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great train ride, all the staff were very friendly, happy and helpful, beautifully pretty journey, will definitely recommend

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 971suer
Reviewed September 10, 2019

We first dropped in at Drummuir Station with its nature trails and bird hide where I filmed the train with its driver who kindly tooted for me and the friendly guard who waved as he went. At Dufftown we had a snack at the railway...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Really enjoyed our trip from Dufftown to Keith. Grandson had a great time (aged 2). We were staying in Cullen on the Moray coast.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Had a lovely day out on the whisky line. Views are lovely, the journey takes you through some beautiful countryside and as the name promises lots of whisky distillaries. Staff member Alistair was very informative and we enjoyed chatting about the history of the area....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Enjoyable return trip from Keith to Dufftown at a leisurely pace on this heritage railway line. Staff were really friendly. Great excuse to then visit both Keith and Dufftown along with some of the surrounding distilleries. Check the time table in advance to make the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JLW70
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Lovely scenery. Friendly staff. Nice little cafe at Dufftown station. Definitely worth doing for a nice day out.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kellie T
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Meander03713562379
August 11, 2019|
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Response from dapperdavid | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website as it has a full list of ticket prices as well as timetables
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Katherine W
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Larsonsmummy | Reviewed this property |
Keith is worth a short visit. Check the train times, as you should have ample time to spend in Keith and still get a train back to Dufftown.
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wendyw121
February 25, 2018|
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Response from calebabbott2010 | Reviewed this property |
It usually runs Saturday and Sunday in May it takes about 35 mins to go each way (11 miles) Including the stopover at each end I’d allow a good 3 hours with a meal at the sidings at Dufftown.
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