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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WEST LODGE PLATFORM : Groundworks have now commenced for the new platform at West Lodge, courtesy of McIntosh Plant Hire. Click HERE for latest photo.
SUMMER TICKET SALE ! : All steam and diesel service fares now have a 20% discount until the end of July.
SANTA SPECIALS : Due to popular demand, advance booking for the Santa Specials is now open. Click HERE for details and booking.
CREAM TEA SERVICE : The next cream tea service will run on Sunday 8th July and includes strawberries and cream ! For more information and booking, click HERE.
STEAM EXPERIENCE SESSIONS : Want to learn how to drive a steam loco ? Booking is open for steam experience sessions.
Sessions are still available in the later part of the year on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited and the sessions are very popular, so don't delay and book now.
Click HERE for details.
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
Another terrific wedding held at the railway recently
PLANNING TO MARRY IN 2018/19 ?
Make that special day even more memorable by holding the ceremony on a steam train !
Click HERE to contact our Charter Manager for more details on what we can offer.
WEST LODGE PLATFORM
Groundworks have now commenced for the West Lodge platfom, courtesy of McIntosh Plant Hire.
Click HERE for more photos
Saturday 30th June - Diesel
Sunday 1st July - STEAM
20% off all fares until end July !
ADVANCE BOOKING IS NOW OPEN !
For more information on the services and to make an advance booking to secure your preferred visit time and avoid disappointment, click HERE.
Click HERE for the 2018 leaflet