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



CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS : The railway will be hosting two events in March 2019 that would make ideal Christmas presents.  For detaIs of the PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHARTER click HERE, and for learning to drive a steam loco on a STEAM EXPERIENCE SESSION, click HERE.

SANTA SPECIALS : The next services will be Santa Specials starting on Saturday 24th November.  Some services are SOLD OUT and the others are filling up fast, so don't delay, click HERE for details and booking.

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 start Saturday 24th November