Dunrobin Castle (Caisteal Dhùn Robain) Railway Station


Dunrobin Castle’s origins lie in the Middle Ages, but most of the present building and the gardens were added by Sir Charles Barry  between 1835 and 1845; the grand family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. It is located 1 ½  miles (2 kilometres) north of Golspie.

Passenger Information 

Dunrobin Castle railway station, on the Far North Line, was opened in 1870, as a private station for the castle. The present waiting room was constructed in 1902, and is a category B listed building

Details can be found on Scotrail’s website

What to see and do 

During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart stormed Dunrobin Castle without warning, because the Clan Sutherland supported the British government. The 17th Earl of Sutherland, who had changed his surname from Gordon to Sutherland, narrowly escaped them, exiting through a back door. He sailed for Aberdeen where he joined the Duke of Cumberland‘s army. On the death of the 18th Earl in 1766, the house passed to his daughter, Elizabeth, who married the politician George Leveson-Gower, later created 1st Duke of Sutherland.  

The Castle entrance is about a third of a mile from its station along the castle drive. 

Castle details can be found here with opening times and prices found here.


Next Stop -
Brora (Brùra) Railway Station


Next Stop -
Golspie (Goillspidh) Railway Station

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