Royal Deeside Railway is situated 17
miles west of Aberdeen, 2 miles east of
Royal Deeside Railway was formed in
1996 to run Vintage Trains on a short
section of the former Aberdeen to
Ballater Railway Line that closed in
1966. Postcode: AB31 5QH
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
You can check the website to see which
Trains are running on which days, Diesel and
The Aberdeen to Ballater Railway Line was
completed in 1856 by the Deeside Railway
Company. With the Railways having lost most of
their trade to Cars, Buses and Trucks by the
1960s, this line was closed in 1966.
The Line for the Vintage Trains is about 1
mile long, with work ongoing on an extension.
You can also book Stream Train Driving
Next to the Royal Deeside Railway is Milton
of Crathes, restored 1600s buildings now used
as a Brasserie,
Art, Craft and Retail
The entrance to Crathes
Castle is across the Main Road, with the
Castle open for visits much of the year.