Royal Deeside Railway


Milton Of Crathes, North Deeside Road, Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QH

    The Royal Deeside Railway welcomes visitors to Milton of Crathes where a new station has been built.

    We are open for train rides from Easter to the end of September.  During July and August we are open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 o'clock until 16.15.  Trains run every 45 minutes. We are also open at weekends in December for our Santa Specials.

    Refreshments are available and the gift shop is normally open on operating days. Normal Train ticket price is £4 for adults and £2 for children (During 2014).

    The Royal Deeside Railway is unique in having served all British monarchs from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II, their Royal families and foreign visitors including the Tsar of Russia. The railway was used for Royal trains to and from Balmoral Castle, via Ballater Station. Our collection of rolling stock on site includes the Battery Electric Railcar built specifically for the line in 1958. A number of Victorian railway carriages are also in the process of restoration.

    The railway is run entirely by volunteers who undertake special programmes of training to ensure that they reach professional standards of competence. The railway is also available for group visits, for weddings and special functions optionally in conjunction with the Milton Restaurant which is adjacent to the station. Please enquire for more details or contact us via the web site.

    The Royal Deeside Railway is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO27686 All services are operated by The Deeside Railway Company Ltd, registered in Scotland No. 241603


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available

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