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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway
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“diesel train”(9 reviews)
“buffet car”(6 reviews)
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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...more
Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time on the Santa train and we loved it as much the second time as we did the first ! Santa was excellent - listening to all the children and really spending time with them, even our over excited four year...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carole H
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Did the full return trip. This is not a steam engine but an old diesel with rolling stock to match. Because it was a special weekend there was a ‘dram’ for each passenger in both directions and as my wife doesn’t drink I was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We did not get a chance to take a trip but Keith Town station is a lovely station of old buildings like you were back in the 50's with real character, there were no trains present but it looked excellent, will make sure we take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EAN44
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I do like railways. I looked in here to take a few photos. The station-master was visiting during her school-run. I had an impromptu tour and she opened the shop. I bought a couple of 'totems' and she gave me a Whiskey Line book. Not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RedShoeDave
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I started from Keith on a very sunny day and enjoyed the 40 minute journey through the countryside to Dufftown. There is no commentary, but there is an information sheet which is very accurate and points out all the things to look out for, including...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We took the return journey during the Dufftown autumn whisky festival, which meant that we got a free dram each way - great bonus! The train itself is a real treat with its vintage touches, it feels like going back in time. The journey is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank loladelorean
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely experience- the old style train was atmospheric with full sound effects. Railway run by volunteers and enthusiasts and this really came through- plenty of information on the train. Toilets and cafe at Dufftown. Beautiful country to travel through. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We boarded the Spirit of Speyside train at Dufftown, the journey taking about 40 minutes passing by the beautiful Loch Park, Drummuir, Towiemuir and Auchindachy to arrive at Keith. In addition to this the train travelled past Glenfiddich Distillery, we also saw a little bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherrel H
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This historic little tourist train takes you on a 25 to 30 mph eleven mile ride through the lovely Scottish countryside, past several derelict stills, large active stills and several abandoned stations. There is one brief stop at a picnic or trailhead area. A treat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank discoverer1972
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nice to get a dram on the way as travelled during whisky festival. Thanks to all the volunteers who keep it running!

Date of experience: October 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from Larsonsmummy | Reviewed this property |
Keith is worth a short visit. Check the train times, as you should have ample time to spend in Keith and still get a train back to Dufftown.
25 February 2018|
Response from calebabbott2010 | Reviewed this property |
It usually runs Saturday and Sunday in May it takes about 35 mins to go each way (11 miles) Including the stopover at each end I’d allow a good 3 hours with a meal at the sidings at Dufftown.
Mike S
21 April 2017|
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Response from Nigel B | Property representative |
Hi, you should not need to book tickets in advance unless it's for the Ghost or Santa trains, looking forward to you visiting us, Nigel Bodiam, Chairman K D R A