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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STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY WEEKEND : The ever popular Annual Deeside Steam & Vintage Rally will be held on the weekend of the 18/19th August. The railway will be running steam services all weekend.
PROJECT UPDATE : Two projects are in progress to extend services to West Lodge in time for the 2019 season, click HERE for details.
SANTA SPECIALS : Due to popular demand, advance booking for the Santa Specials is now open. Click HERE for details and booking.
Services run every hour
11.00 - 4.00
Click the button below for more details and advance booking.
CREAM TEA SPECIALS
Cream teas will be available again on many train services on
several dates in 2018
Wednesday 15th August - Diesel
Saturday 18th August - STEAM
Sunday 19th August - STEAM
STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY WEEKEND !
ADVANCE BOOKING IS OPEN !
For more information on the services and to make an advance booking to secure your preferred visit time and avoid disappointment, click HERE.
HELP US HEAD WEST
The volunteers are working hard on two projects to extend the line to West Lodge in time for the 2019 season, and support is urgently needed to help make progress.
Any assistance either financial or in kind will be most gratefully received.
For more details of the two projects,
Click HERE for the 2018 leaflet