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




Wednesday 15th August - Diesel

Saturday 18th August - STEAM

Sunday 19th August - STEAM

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.