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The must-do railway trip in Scotland

Stunning...that's the one word that sums up this line. Nowhere else have I experienced such a variety of scenery in a single trip. Although the prospect of enduring a 4 hour 30... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
andybirmingham28
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning...that's the one word that sums up this line. Nowhere else have I experienced such a variety of scenery in a single trip. Although the prospect of enduring a 4 hour 30 minute trip may seem a little off-putting at first, it is worth every minute. Whereas a lot of scenic rail journeys through Scotland are often spoilt by a... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was my third trip on this line and the scenery never fails to impress me. It is not as known as the kyle line or mallaig railway line but is much more varied in the scenery as you pass through farmland, Coast, forest and moorland. The train has a catering trolley on it where you can buy light refreshments.... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

I traveled on this line from Inverness to Wick/Thurso. A brilliant journey with changing scenery throughout ranging from the coast to the bleak and remote Scottish Highlands with regular glimpses of the local wildlife (e.g. deer).

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were Orkney-bound on the 7am Saturday train out of Inverness. It’s the only one of the week to carry refreshments, so sipping hot coffee as we rolled by the Cromarty Firth was a special treat. The scenery is ever changing, from glimpses of the Caledonian canal to the vast peaty vistas of the Sutherland flow country where we saw... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

You cant go further north by train than Thurso. I have wanted to go here for 25 years since i saw it on the TV. There's not a lot in Thurso but that what its all about. A 31/2 hour train ride though the best views in the UK, Far better than the Settle & Carlisle in my opinion.I spent... More 

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Carlisle
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

This is a must, not just for rail enthusiasts. It makes a long day from Inverness but is worth it. You see what remoteness and desolation is and just how the likes of a railway helps to link communities. On our trip we found the train staff fantastic...so friendly and informative.

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