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Royal Deeside Railway


Trains run along a one mile line part of the old Royal Deeside Railway route from Aberdeen to Ballater. Mainly diesel services, sometimes steam in the summer. Also a Battery Electric Railcar (unique within BR). Diesel "Driver for a Fiver" experiences are offered.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Deeside Railway Company Ltd


The Station Milton of Crathes Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH

  • 01330 844 416
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Open days

11 Mar. Sat-Sun 31 Mar-14 Oct. Also Wed 4 & 11 Apr, 11 Jul-15 Aug. 30-31 Dec. Santa late Nov-Dec.


By Bus: 201, 202, 203

By Rail: Aberdeen / 15 miles

The railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee.  At the Milton of Crathes, there is an award-winning Victorian station with a railway carriage tearoom, all with views of the surrounding hills.  


Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Specials

Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults. He'll…

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