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



DRIVE A LOCOMOTIVE : Learn to drive a steam or diesel locomotive, the ideal special Christmas presents !  Click HERE for details.

PHOTOGRAPHER EVENT : The railway will be running a photographic event on Saturday 21st March 2020, another special Christmas present idea.  Click HERE for details.  

SOCIETY AGM : The 2019 Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society AGM will take place in November.  Click HERE for details.

SANTA SPECIALS  : Advance booking online for the Santa Specials is open, click HERE for details .