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



RIVERSIDE HALT PROGRESS : Work is ongoing at the new station to prepare the trackbed for track panel installation.  Click HERE for some photos.

BRIDGE OF BENNIE UPDATE : The new bridge has been been rolled out of the workshop ready for installation and will be moved into position onsite later this year.   For an update on the bridge of Bennie project, click HERE.

CORONAVIRUS : The Deeside Railway Company regrets to advise that due to the continuing Covid-19 situation and the limitations imposed by social distancing, the railway is currently expected to remain closed until 2021.

The railway apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unfortunate circumstances and we hope to be back providing fun days out for all our visitors next year.