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“A pleasant ride”
Review of Strathspey Railway

Strathspey Railway
Ranked #13 of 47 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 10, 2013

A pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Not many trains each day which lead to the train being quite busy - worth getting on early to get a decent seat. The Fat Controller like ticket inspector seemed rather abrupt and unwelcoming, but all the other volunteers we met were friendly and clearly enjoying what they do. Great views, although better on one side of the train than the other. Should be even better when the line is further extended as it currently ends in a countryside loop.

Thank JN31
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is an amazing experience that brought back many memories of travel by steam train at the end of the steam era. The carriages and people dressed in clothing of the time add to the wonderful experience. This was a memorable day. I strongly recommend it and it gets John's vote.

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Strathspey D, Operations analyst at Strathspey Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Thanks for yet another amazing 5 star review of the Strathspey Steam Railway and for sharing your ‘wonderful experience’ with us and others.

It is the aim of the railway to take people back to the grand old age of steam in every way we can from the moment you join us. We do this by providing waiting rooms that look exactly how they would in the steam age, platforms that will take visitors back to a bygone era when the world was a simpler place, volunteers dressed in vintage uniforms reminiscent of old train masters and inspectors, and all this can be experienced before you have even set foot in one of our genuine carriages (from as early as the 1940’s) and travelled in class by authentic steam engine on our historic railway through the beautiful highlands.

The fact you are reminded of travelling during the steam age as a result of your visit to the Strathspey Steam Railway tells us that we are providing an authentic, must do experience to our visitors. To get such a strong recommendation from you is fantastic, and if others can be encouraged (old or young) to come and try our railway out as a result, then I am sure they too will understand just how magical it is to go back in time with us.

Thanks again for your visit to the railway John and we will look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Kind regards
William Picken
Strathspey Railway Company

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This old train is something wonderful! People who work there for you are friendly, with their old clothes. The landscape you can see out of the window is lovely. A good day on a great train, without reservation, not too expensive.

1  Thank LindaEileen
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We travelled on the Strathspey Steam Railway on Sunday 1st September. Both kids really enjoyed the experience and it was a good way to see some of the countryside round Aviemore and Grantown on Spey. Would recommend.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed are strem train trip, especially the views out the window. The ittle shope at aviemoe station is worth visiting too.

Thank AniEsther
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