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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

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Really good heritage railway.

The station at Dufftown could be missed, but don't miss it. What a great little railway. Car park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff K
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Great day out

We came across this by chance as it started to rain as we reached dufftown. It was little train on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The station at Dufftown could be missed, but don't miss it. What a great little railway. Car park at Dufftown is large nice and easy to park. The staff are really helpful ... The train is a rail but but great for this trip. The...More

Thank Geoff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this by chance as it started to rain as we reached dufftown. It was little train on an old track ran by mainly retired people and volunteers. It was really traditional with old style books and tickets and an old carriage was...More

Thank AnjulaO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK I'm biased and in my 45 years of existence, i really really wanted to see the KDR's Class 140. I dropped the KDR an email. with a possibility of getting up close and personal with said unit. Email was received back with hours and...More

Thank berwicksfinest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely journey with lots of history with snippets explained by the volunteer guard as he passes up and down the train. It's worth buying the Whisky Line book £5 which supports the heritage line. It's a steady journey so there's a chance to have...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a cracking day on this line. Left Keith at lunch time to travel in an old but comfy diesel train for 40 mins to Dufftown. We had a bite to eat in their platform café/restaurant and then took the return train back an hour...More

Thank mrdoody06
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Spent a leisurely day on the railway today.....we arrived early to find all the tables booked for lunch but no matter, the team were happy to make us a delicious takeaway lunch so off to a good start! We then took advantage of the possibility...More

Thank Iain P
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We had previously passed the Dufftown station where this trip to Keith commences, but had been heading elsewhere and didn’t have time to stop. With an overnight stop at nearby Kildrummy Inn on the cards, it was an ideal time to take the return rail...More

Thank Larsonsmummy
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in when in Dufftown today ... train was not running today as runs certain days .. a member of staff meet us we arrived and he was friendly welcoming and very informative gave us information on days train runs and driving the train experience......More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the 1940s experience, at Dufftown and Keith Stations, and all the entertainment on the train journey. The WWII re-enactment events were wonderful. Thanks for a lovely day.

Thank Ann281
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This trip is a must for train lovers and young ones. The stations, the trains and the journey are all brilliant. The staff are uber friendly which makes for a relaxing experience. Thoroughly recommend it for everyone young or old.

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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Larsonsmummy | Reviewed this property |
Keith is worth a short visit. Check the train times, as you should have ample time to spend in Keith and still get a train back to Dufftown.
Burton W
February 25, 2018|
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.
Mike S
April 21, 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