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Kyle Line (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh)

Station Yard, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AQ, Scotland
+44 1599 534824
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Most scenic line in Britain

We were blessed with superb weather, but in reality this line is wonderful in any weather and at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amazing train journey with breathtaking views of the highlands.

A glorious day out to enjoy the beauty of the highlands by train from Inverness to Kyle. It's a 2... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Jill M
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Station Yard, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AQ, Scotland
+44 1599 534824
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blessed with superb weather, but in reality this line is wonderful in any weather and at any time of year. If you sit on the right side going towards Kyle the views are stupendous, and you get really close to the coast. If...More

1  Thank Gill128
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A glorious day out to enjoy the beauty of the highlands by train from Inverness to Kyle. It's a 2 and half hour trip each way and a wonderful day out to see so much beauty if the highland. You should book and reserve seats...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My wife and I travelled from Kyle of Lochalsh Station to Strathcarron Station by a normal service train. With a Twotogether rails it worked out at just £4.15 each for what must be one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, along the...More

1  Thank FondGrandad
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We travelled this route in both directions. On the outward journey it was very busy due to two coach parties. However, staff were helpful and we were seated throughout. Quieter on return. Snack and drinks trolley available. The views along the stretch of Loch Carron...More

2  Thank Victoria059
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Gairloch and According to Scotrail web site there was only 0611 and 1208 to Inverness and returning 1433 and 1853 returning. We wanted to have a few hours in Inverness as well as enjoying the rail journey. The availability makes this impossible....More

2  Thank Allotmenteerconsumer
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The most lovely trip that met all my expectations. Wonderful scenery with mountains, streams, lakes, and lots of sheep grazing next to the railway. Totally absorbed.

1  Thank Ylva H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was our second time on the Kyle Line and I think I appreciated the journey a bit more this time. It is certainly true that the most spectacular scenery is around and along Loch Carron, ie the West Coast side. However, once into the...More

2  Thank SharpeWords
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting route that we came across on our way to get to the main line station to carry on our journey. Great opportunity to see some of the lovely coastal villages on the way. Station has a small museum, restaurant & a shop.

1  Thank QueenIzzy999
Reviewed 17 June 2017

While on an 8 day rail pass in UK I was in Inverness and for a day trip took the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. This is a regular line, cost under a tenner and some of the best views ever from a...More

3  Thank Myidea62
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The rail line from Inverness to Kyle follows a most attractive and scenic route as it makes its way along rugged coasts, through valleys and over stiff climbs. Some of the intermediate stations are very remotely located. Even if you can only spare one day,...More

Thank Ruth5757
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4 April 2017|
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Response from Salmanthegodfather | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't matter you can sit anywhere you like .
23 March 2017|
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Response from SharpeWords | Reviewed this property |
Possibly at the height of the tourist season - say July and August - just to be sure that you'll get a seat.
Claudette J
6 July 2016|
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Response from Lupin K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes there is. Leaving from Inverness you should sit on the right hand side. Although our carriage was fairly empty, so I switched sides a few times. Don't forget about the rail strike though - at the moment there are... More