Dunrobin Castle Railway Station

(Dunrobin Station, Caisteal Dhùn Robain)

Dunrobin Castle Railway Station (Gael: Caisteal Dhùn Robain) lies on the Far North Line, a quarter-mile (0.4 km) north of the castle of the same name (on the opposite side of the A9 Trunk Road) and 1¼ miles (2 km) east northeast of Golspie in Highland. This station was built as the Duke of Sutherland's private halt on the Dingwall & Skye Railway and opened in 1870. The remains of a siding for the Duke's personal carriage can still be seen. Now operated by ScotRail, Dunrobin Castle Station is a request stop, which is unstaffed and was used by only 488 passengers in 2009-10. The waiting room was takes the form of a Cottage Orné, built in the English Arts-and-Crafts style in 1902 and is now B-listed. It contains a small museum with items of interest from the Highland Railway. Michael Portillo visited in 2012 for his television series Great British Railway Journeys and opened the newly refurbished station toilet! Dunrobin Castle is preceded by Golspie Railway Station, 2 miles (3 km) to the west southwest, and followed by Brora, 4 miles (6.5 km) to the east northeast.

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