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“A Glenbogle "Must"”
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 August 28, 2014

A journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway is a delightful day trip for any visitor to Aviemore and Scotland's Cairngorms National Park but it is a "must" for those who are fans of the BBC Drama "Monarch of the Glen" set in this region of the Highlands. The train and the station at Broomhill (end of the line currently) featured in the hit TV series. Broomhill was "Glenbogle Station" and signage from the show is still there that sees fans flock there for a keepsake selfie.The train featured in one of the heartbreaking scenes when Lexie MacDonald left Glenbogle forever. So for fans of the show, a ride on the railway is a special treat.

I selected the First Class upgrade with afternoon tea. The décor of the private compartments is very attractive with a wood paneling and tartan upholstery. The tea service included a scrumptious selection of sandwiches, scones, and cakes accompanied by jam and clotted cream. Altogether it made for a lovely and relaxing trip.

There is ample time to exit the train and stroll around Glenbogle Station while the Aviemore Station includes a gift shop. The train equipment itself is quite historic and the staff are most helpful. Again for "Boglies" seek out conductor Lionel Smith for a chat - he worked as an extra on "Monarch" and is a delightful chap.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip on the train. We had Sunday lunch, well worth the money we paid. The staff we lovely and so good at their job. It was nice to get out and walk around the station and take photos. Everything was well organised. Hope you get your extension to Grantown.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

Definitely a must for all little and "big" kids. Great journey with fantastic scenery, lasts about 90 minutes and the dog can come too!

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

We upgraded to first class compartment so had this to ourselves and it was lovely but expensive. The journey is okay and lasts about an hour and a half. The train is really old fashioned and was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My family will visit my Dad once a year and make sure we go on the Train. My little 1 is only 20months and slowly getting in to the whole experience without really knowing what's going on. I love it and all the old fashioned stations. Hopefully the extension to Grantown will go ahead and make for an even more enjoyable journey. Keep up the good work

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