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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
+44 340821181
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A fun trip back in time

Operating only in summer, and then only 3 days each weekend, this volunteer run railway is a treat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin C
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Naperville, Illinois
A Warm Welcome from Staff and Fire.

On a horrible day the wet walk from the mainline station was made worth it by the warm greeting of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celt141
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Fareham, 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 5 days ago

Operating only in summer, and then only 3 days each weekend, this volunteer run railway is a treat. Rather than fancy steam locomotives, this line keeps alive the much more mundane driven units which were the backbone of so many branch lines around the country....More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a horrible day the wet walk from the mainline station was made worth it by the warm greeting of the Keith Town staff. The service is diesel hauled and as a steam enthusiast I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I...More

Thank Celt141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a rail enthusiast, I've visited many heritage railways in my time but this was one of the best. The Keith and Dufftown Railway, Scotland's furthest North heritage railway, travels through lovely countryside, past various distilleries and is a decent length of 11 miles. Unlike...More

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Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very nice review and for taking the time to write it, I will pass on your review to our members at our next briefing, we are very pleased that you had a good experience, Nigel Bodiam,. Chairman.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wee trip for the family. Kids loved it, the friendly staff were very good at engaging with them and keeping them entertained. Plus, good facilities at both stations. Cafe at Dufftown didn't take cards though so take cash if you're needing a fly cup.

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Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you had a good trip, please come again, Nigel Bodiam,. Chairman.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a lovely afternoon, the station has ample car parking and we just decided to take the Keith -Dufftown Line for 45 minutes. Car Parking is free. We ended up taking a trip to Keith and visiting the Strathisla distillery before returning on...More

Thank Harry37NewYorkCity
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind reference, we are glad you had a good visit, The Whisky ice cream is rather splendid !! Nigel Bodiam, Chairman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled on the Whisky Line from Dufftown to Keith and back on a Sunday in July. The train and stations are vintage and cute, run by enthusiastic volunteers. The trip from one stop to the other lasts around 40 minutes, and the cars have...More

Thank JessicaF1227
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad your trip went well even though the line was blocked by a fallen tree, this is the first time that we have not been able to clear one but it was rather big, !! So I'm told! Thanks for you kind review and...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here the other Sunday. Arrived before they opened, but the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Told us lots about the area as it was our first day in The Cairngorms. We ended up taking a trip to Keith and visiting the Strathisla distillery...More

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Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind review, Nigel Bodiam. Chairman

Reviewed 7 July 2017

On a typical Scottish summer day ie rain this wee trip to Keith and back was a welcome break and a chance for us and our dog to dry out. Staff are very friendly as well as being volunteer, would recommend the siding cafe as...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I visited with my wife and 2 under school-age grand children almost by accident when a nearby attraction was closed. There is a ticket office, a railway carriage cafe, and a wee museum at Dufftown and a shop and ticket office at Keith. Both are...More

Thank Tim A
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the review, I don't think we will ever be slick and commercial, we do try , but we enjoy our lovely railway too much and have great fun meeting passengers from all over the world and sharing with them our superb line...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I came intending just to enjoy a ride along the line but it happened to be the day they were having their 1940's weekend. This was an unexpected surprise and even more so in how good it was. All the people involved gave 100% and...More

Thank Keith P
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had a good day and liked what we did, it really is a difficult event to stage but we'll worth it, we also raised £354 for help for Heroes thanks to our visitors generosity.

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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
14 September 2015|
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Response from S J |
I think you have put your response in the wrong place Nigel.... You obviously get some very dim passengers...
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871Maria6
31 July 2015|
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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
It is part of the Speyside whiskey festival usually held in May. You will be able to find out dates for next years on the internet.
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