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Strathspey Railway

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“steam engine”(88 reviews)
“santa express”(86 reviews)
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...more
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Aviemore Railway Station Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH22 1PY, Scotland
+44 1479 810725
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Reviewed 1 week ago

bought tickets, got a detailed explenation and visit on the fire plate at the station and a nice ride, A must visit for steam lovers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gert03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for our second time. Again we had a first class compartment which was fantastic. This year our compartment was warm as the heating was working compared to last year when it didnt. Santa was fantastic as always and spends time with the kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brodiesmum
Reviewed 15 January 2019

2nd Jan 2019 Lovely sunny day for a trip on steam train . On arrival found the Station at Aviemore to be clean and very quaint . The train was just getting up steam and was quite splendid in the morning sunlight . On boarding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bomberosteve
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The journey is amazing , can't wait to see the extended route when it's built. Love the late night dining they do as well, worth a visit if you've never been and you will go back again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mchaggiz
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

A great trip with excellent hospitality from the the coach attendant who served us plenty tea coffee and mince pies. Didn't go for the mulled wine but it smelled delicious, and probably was! Could have done with info on the actual rolling stock which was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Iain D
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We travelled to aviemore for the weekend especially for the Strathspey Santa Train. Our girls aged 8 and 2 loved it. We were on the train approx 2 hours stopping half way to get off and get photos taken with Santa. He wasn’t the most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lsneddon82
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day today on the Santa express. We have been on the railway before but this is the first time we have done the Santa express. Was great value for money and a fantastic atmosphere. Santa and his elves were fantastic (special mention...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jgs24915
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We rode in the second car which turned out to be a bit of a poor choice as the heat didn't get turned on in our car until the return trip, so we spent the whole ride freezing. However, it was quite romantic that way...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We loved the steam railway trip through the highlands... so lovely to be able to take the service from the main Aviemore station, and experience history alongside the modern trains. Beautifully cares for steam train and carriagss and a range of services on offer -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stenvoid
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We went on the Halloween train journey today and it was fantastic. So much effort had been put into making it fabulous for the kids and it was a great experience. I now fancy doing the ride in first class one time to experience the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilippaCliff
LauraR9268, Administrator at Strathspey Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We really do try our best to give our customers the best experience and we are very happy to hear you feel it was excellent value for money. We hope you are able to visit our heritage...More

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Lynda P
5 February 2019|
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Response from LauraR9268 | Property representative |
Hello, As the railcar passes our sheds, you will be able to view some of our rolling stock which may include steam or diesel locos.
28 January 2019|
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Response from LauraR9268 | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. You can bring your own food if you wish but you would also be able to purchase food on board and take it to the carriage you are sitting in.
kathleen S
21 January 2019|
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Response from LauraR9268 | Property representative |
Hello, The footbridge has quite steep steps so I would advise against this if she has issues with stairs. I am not sure if you are driving to the area but you are able to come up to the other side of the platform which has... More