Activities & Attractions

Strathspey Steam Railway

Travel back in time on this Heritage Railway offering relaxing views of the Cairngorms vista and the meandering River Spey as you journey through the countryside from Aviemore to Broomhill via Boat of Garten.

Catering service available. Step aboard at Platform 3, Aviemore station.

The heritage train then travels to Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill (also known as "Glenbogle" station from the ever popular Monarch of the Glen TV series).

The railway takes you on a twenty-mile round trip along part of the original Highland railway mainline.

As the train passes moorland, through woods and alongside the meandering River Spey, the magnificent Cairngorm Mountain scenery is ever present.

Experience a "Brief Encounter" with a bygone age of rail travel, while visiting our beautifully restored railway stations. Our Afternoon Tea service is unique in the Highlands, as you travel through the beautiful Scottish countryside while relaxing with a fine selection of sandwiches prepared to order, mouth watering cakes from a local speciality baker, scones (baked on board with local jam and cream) together with a choice of speciality teas, or coffee if you prefer. Afternoon Tea is served on our 15:00 departure from Aviemore and will be available on all days we are operating our service, from late March to the end of October (excluding special event dates - see website for details). Our Light Lunch service consists of a lovely selection of sandwiches prepared to order and a warm bowl of soup, freshly prepared on board by our catering chef.

There will be a choice of 2 soups every day, accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee. Light Lunch is served on our 12:45 departure from Aviemore and will be available on all days we are operating our services, from later March to the end of October (excluding special event dates - see website for details). Both the above catering options are available in our First Class onboard services.

First Class catering is available on all our timetabled trains (excluding secial events dates - see website for details).

Our 10:30 departure has tea/coffee/biscuits served to each of the four, six seat First Class compartments onboard the train. New for our 2023 season, the return of the Coronation Observation Carriage to the Scottish Highlands.

This 1930s glass ended carriage, features an Art Deco interior styling, a magnificent wood panelled entrance and large armchairs which allow you to relax in comfort as you view the magnificent Speyside scenery passing by. Be sure to check our online timetable for service times. Dogs are permitted on these trains, not in the bar or dining areas including First Class with the exception of assistance dogs..

Opening Times

April & May - Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday June - Wednesday to Sunday July & August - Tuesday to Sunday September - Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday October - Saturdays & Sundays, select Wednesdays & Thursdays

Awards & Accreditations

VS 3 Star Tour

Features & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lunches
  • Children Welcome
  • Level Access
  • Car Park
  • Cards Accepted

How to find us

Platform 3, Aviemore Station, Dalfaber Road, Aviemore PH24 1PY

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