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The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway

Dufftown Station, Dufftown AB55 4BA, Scotland
+44 340821181
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Santa Special - Wonderful Day Out!

We had an absolutely fantastic day out with our 2yr old on the Santa Special. We left from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie R
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Heritage Diesel trains

Running from Keith Town station to Dufftown, the whisky line is the most northerly preserved... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
calebabbott2010
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic day out with our 2yr old on the Santa Special. We left from Dufftown Station and there was plenty of parking and good, clean toilet facilities here. The volunteers really went the extra mile to be welcoming and create a...More

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

It's lovely to receive such a lovely and comprehensive review, we will make sure the elves see your comments, thank you and merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho !!!! Nigel Bodiam, Chairman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Running from Keith Town station to Dufftown, the whisky line is the most northerly preserved railway in Scotland! Dufftown is the whisky capital and the station here is next door to the famous Glenfiddich distillery. From Easter to October there are three departures on operating...More

Thank calebabbott2010
Nigel B, General Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thanks for your very detailed review, you certainly know. Lot about our line. If ever you wish to join us as a volunteer, just lt me know, very best wishes, Nigel Bodiam

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Heard lots of good things about the special Halloween trains and finally managed to book tickets for one of the 2 trains running this year. What a fantastic time we had. The whole experience from start to finish was absolutely first class. The attention to...More

Thank KRG-201
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Took the train as part of the Dufftown Whisky Festival- it was a nice experience- got to see some countryside. The staff -which is all volunteers- is so sweet and welcoming. We also had a delicious lunch and some very yummy cakes that were homemade...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Wanted to visit the line for some time since seeing their stand at an exhibition. Such a friendly railway and all run by volunteers who are so proud of their achievements and work together, supporting each other. The two trains in use are heritage diesel...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We took this cute ancient train with our 5 year old daughter and the conducter gave us such laughs! They were very friendly and in no hurry at all - always time for an informative chat!! Lovely landscape! Wir fuhren in diesem altertümlichen Zug mit...More

Thank clauhen78
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed you visit, Nigel Bodiam. Chairman.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took a 100-mile round trip from our holiday cottage near Dess this August to visit the line, even though it is diesel multiple unit (DMU)/diesel locomotive only. Though firstly a steam enthusiast (since the 1950s) I nevertheless fond of first generation diesels and DMUs....More

Thank Dave H
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thanks for your views, it's such a shame that you did not manage a journey into the mountains and stunning countryside surrounding our railway and visit Keith Station which has just received an award for it's quality appearance being a total reconstruction of the original...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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
Nigel B, Manager at The Whisky Line - Keith & Dufftown Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for your review, the question of offering tea and coffee at Keith has recently been raised and your comments are very greatfully received, we may need to review our options to offer a better service to passengers, many thanks, Nigel Bodiam. Chairman

Reviewed 5 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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.

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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 Steven 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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