The Royal Deeside Railway


Click HERE for details of access for disabled visitors.


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.


Tel. 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)

eMail : click HERE to send an email to the Society secretary.

          : click HERE to send an email to the Operations Director.

Snail mail : The Royal Deeside Railway

                    Milton of Crathes


                    Aberdeenshire         AB31 5QH

Charters : Click HERE to contact the Charter Manager.

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)

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Updated 17/1/17

Copyright © Deeside Railway Company 2013 to  All Rights Reserved


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.


Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.

The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.




26th March 2017

The railway is presently closed for the winter, but services start again in March.

Click for Mothers Day


15th and 16th April 2017

Cream teas will be available on steam-hauled services on several dates in 2017, starting with the weekend of 15th and 16th April.

Click the button below for more details and advance booking to reserve your table.

Light refreshments will be available on services on Mothering Sunday, on a revised steam-hauled timetable.

Click the button below for more details and advance booking to reserve your table.

Click for Cream Teas

SERVICES : The railway is now closed for the winter, services begin again in March.