Dunrobin Castle Station



Come to Dunrobin Castle station on Monday May 12th for a very special Open Day.

Highlight will be the arrival of Steam Dreams’ Highlands and Islands Explorer which will have started in London on Friday 9th May. Dunrobin will be the furthest north station that the Explorer will reach.

Dunrobin station museum will be open to visitors, Loth station antiques will have a stall selling railway memorabilia and other antiques. Glenfinnan station will be mounting its travelling poster exhibition and there’ll be copies of Julian Holland’s latest book, Collins “Railway Day Trips” on sale. This includes Inverness-Dunrobin. Station souvenirs will also be on sale.

The train is due to start at Inverness around 0930, and is scheduled to arrive at Dunrobin around 1330. However it could be a bit earlier. Passengers on the morning trains from Inverness should arrive before the special. Return to Inverness is likely to be around 1500.




Dunrobin Castle Station

Dunrobin Station (more recently re-named Dunrobin Castle) was built as, and remains the private railway station of the Sutherland family. However everyone can use the ScotRail trains which serve the station. Dunrobin castle is the family seat and the castle is just a short 5-7 minute walk down a drive from the station.

Dunrobin Castle

The station is served by Scotrail trains on the Far North Line from Inverness to Thurso and Wick. The station is only open from 1st April-15th October which coincides with the opening dates of the castle to the public. Please note that it is a request stop. Passengers on the train should advise the guard that they wish to get off at Dunrobin on joining the train. Intending passengers should out their hand (like at a bus stop) to indicate to the driver to stop. Please make this indication clearly and as soon as the train becomes visible so the driver has the best possible notice.

Click here for the timetable.

LMS Stanier Class 8F 48151, pulling 'The Great Britain' rail tour, passes Dunrobin Castle station

The present station building is the second to be on the site having been built in 1902 during the time of the fourth Duke of Sutherland. Rather surprisingly for the Scottish Highlands it is built in the English Arts & Crafts manner in a “ Cottage Ornee” style.


Michael Portillo at Dunrobin Castle station

The station is home to a railway museum which contains many items of interest including from the Highland railway and its successors in the north of Scotland.

In September 2012 Michael Portillo filmed at Dunrobin station for his series "Great British Railway Journeys". The programme was  shown in January 2013. Whilst filming he also officially opened the newly restored cloakroom.