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

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.



PHONE (answerphone except service days)

01330 844416


The Royal Deeside Railway

Milton of Crathes



AB31 5QH




STEAM EXPERIENCE : One hour steam engine driver experience sessions are still available for next Sunday 27th August, click HERE for details and booking.  Other dates this year also still available.

CREAM TEA SPECIALS : The ever popular Cream Tea Specials will be back again in September.  Click HERE for details.

SANTA SPECIALS : Advance booking online for the Santa Specials is expected to open here on the website 1st September.

SOCIETY AGM : The RDRPS AGM will be held on Saturday 21st October at 2 pm in the Crathes Hall, click here for details.


SERVICES : Click the button for the timetable and fares.




Saturday 26th August - Diesel

Sunday 27th August - STEAM


(Advance booking not necessary - except where indicated.)