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“Friendly ride.”

The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Dufftown
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Owner description: 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....
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly ride.”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Very friendly staff and a slow but picturesque ride. You might even see deer if you sit near the front.

Visited May 2013
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Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loads of fun and very nice people”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We love trains and the 12 mile trip from Dufftown to Keith was a highlight of our stay in Speyside. The crew were friendly and informative - the trains were clean and well kept - as it was the Speyside Whisky Festival we had a 'wee dram' going and returning from our visit. Very civilized!!

Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
“Delightful”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

A spot of local information, wee dram of whisky and whisky cake whilst travelling through scenic countryside.
All staffed by enthusiastic volunteers!
The best way to go whisky tasting.

Visited May 2013
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Dufftown
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Let the Train take the Strain !”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Last Sunday l was invited along to a private Whisky Tasting on the KDR...having been on the train before, l never cease to be amazed at the enthusiasm of the volunteers that keep this hidden gem of Speyside rolling..all the volunteers encountered were friendly helpful and obviously dedicated to keeping this piece of history alive.Talking to the volunteers there are plans ahead for new stops and tying up with Distilleries...what more could you ask for. The Buffet Stop is probably one of the most efficient places to have a cuppa , cake or fresh sandwich...in a clean friendly atmosphere and you don't have to go on the train to enjoy this. The 35 minute journey is all too short...l wanted to keep going ..you get lost in the beauty of the scenery, constantly changing. An ideal way to enjoy a walk is to get the train to Drummuir and walk back , peace and tranquility is order of the day with sightings of buzzards and Roe deer.
l hope to take many more trips and support this wonderful attraction in anyway l can.

Visited April 2013
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Buckie, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A lovely train ride with good snacks at the end”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The train from Keith is an old diesel train and runs weekends from about Easter to September. The line was used to transport whisky from the many distilleries on its route, but now is used for leisure only. At the end of the line in Dufftown there is a static train in which excellent scones snacks and beverages can be had.

Visited January 2013
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