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“Lunch on train”
Review of Strathspey Railway

Strathspey Railway
Ranked #9 of 45 things to do in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our group enjoyed a four course lunch on the train trip to Glenbogle (Broomhill) & back to Aviemore. Friendly & efficient service. First class carriage looked nice however there were too many in our group however the standard class was clean & comfortable. Great!

Thank Kade139
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We never come to the area without having "a trip on the train". We have witnessed the development of the line over the years and have enjoyed with our own family when they were small and with our grandchildren who are also now grown up.it takes you through lovely countryside at a very leisurely pace and to hear the puffing and see the steam is a great experience of things past.A must if you are visiting the area.

Thank Arachova27
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Pleasant little steam railway, from Aviemore to Boat of Garten then on to nowhere.
Staff were friendly and smart. carriages were clean, and reasonable value for money.
Worth doing if in the area for a couple of hours.

Thank Badcat110
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The local Probus Club arranged this outing to the Steam Railway.We had a block booking for 43 people in dining car.We had lunch on the train, this took us back a few decades to elegant train travel, the tables were set with table cloths and "silver" cutlery.The service was excellent. after drinks during the outward journeythe first course was served between Aviemore and Boat of Garten.
The main course was served between Boat of Garten and Broomhill.Dessert and coffee was served during the return journey.The scenery during the journey is outstanding The 15 minute stop at Boat of Garten on the return journey gave one a chance to go for a stroll along the platform to view the magnificent steam engine.I can recommend this trip to any one who has an interest in steam trains, good food and wonderful scenery.

Thank AGCM
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We went on the railway later on in September and only managed to get third class seats as we hadn't realised you need to book for first class so remember to wrap up well as it gets very cold on the round trip which lasts about two hours. The first class appeared to be well looked after with tea and coffee being served along with a selection of food and the carriage certainly looked much more comfortable than third class. The journey itself is enjoyable being pulled by a little engine built in 1899 and still going strong but slowly and the views are spectacular.

Thank bluebell1778
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