We’re at the Milton of Crathes Art & Craft village on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road, about 3 miles east of Banchory, Aberdeenshire. Click HERE for a map of our location.
The Royal Deeside Railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee. The line is currently about one mile long and the return journey lasts about 15 to 20 minutes.
The Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society (RDRPS) is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027686
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and many local companies
All services are operated by the Deeside Railway Company Ltd, registered in Scotland No.241603
Station shop telephone 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)
Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.
The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.
At the Milton of Crathes, we have an award-winning Victorian station, a railway carriage tearoom, a shop with ice creams etc., all with a wonderful view of the surrounding hills. The Milton of Crathes complex includes craft shops, a restaurant and art gallery. For a short aerial video of the east end of the railway, click HERE.
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MINCE PIE SPECIALS : As has become traditional, the Mince Pie Specials will be running on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December. Blow away those festive cobwebs with a steam train ride with complimentary mince pies and drinks. Services at 11.00 ; 12.00 ; 13.00 ; 14.00 and 15.00, no booking necessary.
SANTA SPECIALS : All seats for the Santa Specials are now sold out. Click HERE for details.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS : The railway will be hosting two events in March 2019 that would make ideal Christmas presents.
For details of the PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHARTER click HERE.
For learning to drive a steam loco on a STEAM EXPERIENCE SESSION, click HERE.
More sessions in the first half of 2019 now released.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
The GUV arrival at the MIlton - 9 May 2007
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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.
Services will be running from 10.30 until 3.30, every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November, including Friday 21st December and Christmas Eve.
'SANTA SPECIAL' BOOKING
All seats now sold out.....
DRIVE A STEAM LOCO
Steam experience sessions are available again as unique Christmas presents when you can take control of a steam loco.
A special treat not to be missed !
Click HERE for details.
More sessions just released
The railway will be running a charter specifically for photographers in March.
Click HERE for details.
MINCE PIE SPECIALS
Mince Pie Specials will be running on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December. Blow away those festive cobwebs with a steam train ride with complimentary mince pies and drinks. Services at 11.00 ; 12.00 ; 13.00 ; 14.00 and 15.00, no booking necessary.
Click HERE for the 2018 leaflet