Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.
The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.
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 for a map of our location.
Tel. 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)
eMail : click to send an email to the Operations Director.
Snail mail : The Royal Deeside Railway
Milton of Crathes
Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH
Charters : Click to contact the Charter Manager.
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)
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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 and For a short aerial video of the east end of the railway, click .
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RIVERSIDE HALT : Work continues to finalise the new platform for use later this year, click for more photos.
DRIVE A STEAM LOCO : Due to high demand, additional loco driving sessions have been made available, click for details and booking.
PHOTOGRAPHER EVENT : A 'photographer only' day, with a series of static and moving scenes available is to be held in March, click for details and booking.
SERVICES : After a highly successful Santa Special season, the railway is now closed for the winter.
CREAM TEA SPECIALS : There will be cream tea specials running again in March and April, for advance booking click .
FISHING PERMIT BLIND AUCTION : Bids for the fishing permit auction can still be taken, click for details.
Click for details of access for disabled visitors.
Click for details of fares and the timetable.
Click for the 2019 leaflet.
SPECIAL EVENTS & OFFERS
A 'photographer only' day, with a series of static and moving scenes available. £36 for all day access including travel on the railway, tea, coffee etc.
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Cream Tea Specials
Cream teas will be available again on selected train services in March and April 2020.
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Fishing permit silent auction
A silent auction is to be held for a fishing permit in the Stonehaven area.
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THE RAILWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
For the 2020 timtable & fares, click .
Drive a steam loco
Our steam driving taster sessions are highly popular.
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Click for new photos of Riverside Halt works