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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
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Great way to relax and spend a few hours

2 couples spent the day travelling on this railway during 1940’s weekend. A great time was had with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bob N
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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A Great Day Out

Whilst on holiday in Grantown on Spey, we got to hear that the Dufftown to Keith Railway (The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
thecoolehouse
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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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 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....
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Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

2 couples spent the day travelling on this railway during 1940’s weekend. A great time was had with the added bonus of a re-enactment of some WWII events. The vehicles and soup kitchen at Dufftown and people dressed up on the train helped to make...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst on holiday in Grantown on Spey, we got to hear that the Dufftown to Keith Railway (The Whisky Line) were holding a 1940's re-enactment event over this weekend 16th/17th June. We decided to give it a try and what a great decision it was....More

Thank thecoolehouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a long drive from our hometown of Dundee to Keith for a trip on the railway but well worth the effort. The volunteers were all friendly and helpful and the train journey is though lovely countryside. It's not a steam train like many of...More

Thank Anya L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing Sunday return trip for a distillery visit in Keith. Friendly and enthusiastic volunteer staff. Attention to details and very scenic route.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved it here today. For £10 I got a train driving experience down the line. the station itself is absolutely fantastic with train carriages you can have your tea in. staff are very pleasant and helpful. although I didn't go on the train...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Had originally planned to take the train from Dufftown to Keith and back but a change in tour time at Strathisla meant we had to take a taxi to Keith and return by train. Some friendly staff gave us our tickets and we we're on...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This was an opportunity to ride a diesel train and enjoy a leisurely trip between Keith and Dufftown. The guard was informative and pointed out local landmarks. This was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

As part of my work to tackle social isolation in families impacted by dementia, on two occasions I took groups of families for a trip on The Whisky Line and the staff could not have been more helpful. Everyone in my groups of 19 had...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic day out with our 2yr old on the Santa Special. We left from Dufftown Station and there was plenty of parking and good, clean toilet facilities here. The volunteers really went the extra mile to be welcoming and create a...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Nigel B, General Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

It's lovely to receive such a lovely and comprehensive review, we will make sure the elves see your comments, thank you and merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho !!!! Nigel Bodiam, Chairman

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Running from Keith Town station to Dufftown, the whisky line is the most northerly preserved railway in Scotland! Dufftown is the whisky capital and the station here is next door to the famous Glenfiddich distillery. From Easter to October there are three departures on operating...More

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Nigel B, General Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi thanks for your very detailed review, you certainly know. Lot about our line. If ever you wish to join us as a volunteer, just lt me know, very best wishes, Nigel Bodiam

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Burton W
25 February 2018|
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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.
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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
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Nigel B
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Response from Steven J |
I think you have put your response in the wrong place Nigel.... You obviously get some very dim passengers...
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