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Ness Islands Railway

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

On the Ness Islands Railway you'll be riding a 7 and a quarter inch gauge track, with 3 trains running half mile long scenic services through the Whin Park. Of the 3 trains 2 are diesel locomotives from the Mardyke Miniature Railway and then the Tinkerbell Chrissy engine is steam.

They pull sit astride style coaches so you're open to the elements and must sit still and stay balanced. This means of course it's not ideal for babies or small folk who've been really packing away the e-numbers... so although it's only a short ride do give it proper thought because of the seating. Also, skirts are inadvisable!

The services run weekends throughout much of the year and daily through the school holidays, so it's a pretty reliable trip, though it's worth ringing ahead in bad weather as obviously they don't run an uncovered ride in really appalling conditions!

Opening hours

Term Time
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30


General Admission
All Ages (4+) from £4.00

Travel & Contact Information


Whin Park, Bught Road, Inverness, The Highlands, IV3 5SS, Scotland

Phone number

01463 235 533



Click here to visit Ness Islands Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Ness Islands Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Ness Islands Railway has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Ness Islands Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Ness Islands Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Ness Islands Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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