We’re at the Milton of Crathes Art & Craft village on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road, about 3 miles east of Banchory, Aberdeenshire.  Click HERE for a map of our location.

Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.

The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.


Click HERE for details of access for disabled visitors.


Tel. 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)

eMail : click HERE to send an email to the Society secretary.

          : click HERE to send an email to the Operations Director.

Snail mail : The Royal Deeside Railway

                    Milton of Crathes


                    Aberdeenshire         AB31 5QH

Charters : Click HERE to contact the Charter Manager.



The Royal Deeside Railway

Click HERE for details of the timetable and fares.  

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 a railway carriage tearoom, a shop with ice creams etc., all with a wonderful view of the surrounding hills.

The Milton of Crathes complex includes craft shops, a restaurant and art gallery.

The Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society (RDRPS) is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027686

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and many local companies

All services are operated by the Deeside Railway Company Ltd, registered in Scotland No.241603

Station shop telephone 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)

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Updated  24/8


Wednesday 27th & Saturday 30th August

Diesel hauled passenger services

Sunday 31st August

STEAM hauled passenger services

Services run every 45 minutes from 11.00 - 4.15

Click HERE for the 2014 information leaflet.



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SERVICES:  Diesel hauled passenger services will be running every Wednesday and Saturday, with steam services every Sunday during the month of August.

DIESEL GALA : The Diesel Gala will be held on the weekend of 6th and 7th September, when all the railway's diesel locomotives will be running or available for inspection.

SANTA SPECIALS : GIven the high demand for the limited number of available places in recent years, advance booking online for the Santa Specials will open on 1st September.  Book promptly to secure the preferred time and day for your visit and avoid disappointment.


No advance booking required for any services