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



CORONAVIRUS : The Deeside Railway Company regrets to advise that due to the continuing coronavirus situation, the railway will remain closed until further notice.

All events in May and June have now been cancelled and all affected visitors with bookings have been notified by email and full refunds have been issued.

The situation will be reviewed again in June with regard to subsequent events.

The railway apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unfortunate circumstances.

For the 2020 timetable & fates, click HERE.