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Kyle Line (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh)

Station Yard, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AQ, Scotland
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This mainly single track line, passes through some striking scenery, with magnificent views of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
19phil50
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Unforgettable leg of our highland rail trip

We took the Kyle line as part of our round the highlands rail trip. As with all the legs on our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
afcb0k
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Station Yard, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This mainly single track line, passes through some striking scenery, with magnificent views of lochs and mountains. There is a small museum and gift shop on the platform at Kyle, well worth a visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Kyle line as part of our round the highlands rail trip. As with all the legs on our trip we booked each leg as an individual trip which bought a huge reduction in cost. With our " Two together" railcard this trip,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally a last minute choice after hearing about the train trip while eating lunch .. Just over £50 return for 2 adults , but the most beautiful scenery you’ll probably ever see .. The train doesn’t get up to any great speed and usually only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back after 50 years and its sooo.. much more comfortable, however still no refreshments so you need to bring a thermos, sandwiches and binoculars. Odd connection times with 3 minutes to catch the train on the way up in reality and nearly the same to...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Dingwall to the Kyle of Lochalsh this journey is regarded as one of the world’s most magnificent diesel railway journeys. Built circa 1870. The railway line passes through some spectacular craggy highland scenery and landscapes.

Thank SuiteAsOuzo
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I took this train ride after it was recommended on several lists of the most beautiful train journeys in Scotland. I wasn't disappointed. From Kyle to Inverness, the journey first curves northwards along the sea, then turns west and through the Highlands. There was some...More

2  Thank Leah v
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Beautiful scenery all along this line. Highly recommend it to anyone with a spare day up in the Highlands. It’s approximately 2.5hours long between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh so take snacks!

2  Thank Mrs-McH15
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Kyle of Lochalsh by train from Inverness. The stunning scenery is beautiful which is worth the long journey. On arrival at Kyle of Lochalsh I had hoped after a look around, we could catch a bus over to skye but the bus service is...More

4  Thank vivijay9
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This train journey starts in Inverness , the capital of the Highlands region and travels for an hour and a half or around eighty miles, to the small town of Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast, going from east to west, across Scotland. Not...More

1  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I took the Kyle Line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochals on a sunny september day. The view was stunning. I would recomend sitting on the right side of the train (or the left side if you are taking the train from Kyle). There are...More

3  Thank Kira G
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stonerose5
11 March 2018|
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Response from Leah v | Reviewed this property |
You can essentially request a seat if you make a higher class reservation. That seat is not guaranteed, but is likely your seat reservation. It would be confirmed closer to the journey. Some rail journeys don't take... More
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stonerose5
11 March 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
When I went on the train we had our seats booked by the travel company we were travelling with, so yes you can book seats. many other people not in our party also had reserved seats. Hope this helps
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Alex O
22 February 2018|
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Response from Leah v | Reviewed this property |
Starts in Kyle of Lochalsh, ends in Inverness. Not sure how many miles the track itself is, but the driving equivalent would be around 80 miles.
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