A Bit of
A Photo in an issue of
'The Tatler' from October 1903 - but taken, probably, late in the 19th
century. This shows the original station building which was
replaced in 1902.
The carriage shed can
just be seen in the distance and the bay road and loading ramp
is clear at the far end of the platform.
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
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
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”
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.