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.

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 Royal Deeside Railway

Milton of Crathes



AB31 5QH



PHONE (answerphone except service days)

01330 844416



We’re at the Milton of Crathes Art & Craft village on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road, about 3 miles east of Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

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

The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.

The Royal Deeside Railway



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, and for learning to drive a steam loco on a STEAM EXPERIENCE SESSION, click HERE.   More sessions just released !