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Royal Deeside Railway

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Royal Deeside Railway is situated 17 miles west of Aberdeen, 2 miles east of Banchory.

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

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You can check the website to see which Trains are running on which days, Diesel and Steam.

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 Lessons.

Next to the Royal Deeside Railway is Milton of Crathes, restored 1600s buildings now used as a Brasserie, Art, Craft and Retail Shops.

The entrance to Crathes Castle is across the Main Road, with the Castle open for visits much of the year.

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