Opened in 1856 and originally named Crieff Junction, Gleneagles station serves the town of Auchterarder in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The station was rebuilt in 1919 by the Caledonian Railway and has remained relatively untouched ever since. Today it operates regular services northbound to Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen, and southbound to Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley. Gleneagles is also frequented by the long-distance Highland Chieftain service between Inverness and London King's Cross, as well as the Caledonian Sleeper to London Euston.
The town of Auchterarder is one of the most affluent areas in Scotland, and is home to the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel. The luxury resort, spa and golf course took its name from the station, and hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup. It's adjacent to the Auchterarder Golf Club, and both are close to the station, but across the busy A9 - getting a taxi is a safer and easier option than walking.