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



For the 2020 timtable & fares, click HERE.

RIVERSIDE HALT : Work continues to finalise the new platform for use later this year, click HERE for more photos.

DRIVE A STEAM LOCO : Due to high demand, additional loco driving sessions have been made available, click HERE 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 HERE 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 HERE.

FISHING PERMIT BLIND AUCTION : Bids for the fishing permit auction can still be taken, click HERE for details.