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“Scenic and atmospheric”

Strathspey Steam Railway
Ranked #9 of 44 things to do in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Stroud, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Scenic and atmospheric”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

A very leisurely and enjoyable ride on an authentic steam train with original carriages. Served good coffee and a biscuit (shortbread of course), very welcome on a cool and windy afternoon. The Fat Controller looked very realistic and was informative about the history of the line.

Visited October 2013
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A lovely experience”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. My daughter loved going on a real steam train. Would recommend and visit again if in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Arizona
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179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Clansman Lunch!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The train is just a little piece of history - an authentic steam train. The journey doesn't take long, it travels along the Spey river. But the lunch, if your preregister, is great!

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent train journey and afternoon tea!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

It's a MUST if you're in Aviemore. 1st class compartment in this charming old train, the toot toot from the steam engine and the wonderful countryside. Afternoon tea was delightful, quality foods and the service was excellent! Could have stayed on the train all day!

Visited October 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great trip to fill in a coup,e of hours”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Kids loved it, there is a buffet cart to get a high tea and lovely scenery to sit back and enjoy. Would reccomend.

Visited October 2013
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