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Old Royal Station

Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Ballater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: This small museum is very worth a visit.  You can step inside a refurbished carriage of Queen Victoria's royal train, go inside her waiting room at... more »
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were feeling rather peckish when we were visiting Ballater. We managed to find a parking place outside the Old Station . After having a look around the town we decided to go into the "cafe". We made ourselves comfortable and a waitress came to take our order. The food was well cooked and wonderful the staff were very attentive.... More

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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The station is lovely and retains many of it's original features. For £2 one can visit the museum complete with an original Royal railway carriage and waiting room from Queen Victoria's reign. Worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The platform and museum is really interesting and well done. I really enjoyed it. Sunday lunch in the restaurant a more mixed experience! The food was good but the service appallingly slow.

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Nn10 8bz
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located at the back of the Tourist information - great display of Queen Victoria arriving for her holiday at her beloved Balmoral. Very well done.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We managed to book a table remember you have to be quick off the mark last orders are at 8pm. The food was v. good and one of the best sirloins I have tasted. Staff were friendly and attentive. This was a pleasure!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ballater's former Royal Railway Station has been elegantly turned into a beautiful tribute to days past. Lifelike figures record the scene as Queen Victoria and her entourage alight from the Royal Train to be greeted by her loyal highland subjects.. As a long-time railway enthusiast, I felt that the reconstruction was accurate and most convincing Excellent value for money. But... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was the end of the railway line where Queen Vicroria alighted when visiting Balmoral (she resisted efforts to extend the line any further). There is a long list of digintaries who used the station and a small exhibition on the platform tells the story. The railway closed many years ago but the station is beautifull preserved and acts as... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The old Royal Station really stands out in Ballater. Wonderfully restored and kept. Large restaurant sited there which appeared to be well frequented and the museum containing memorabilia from Queen Victoria's visits. Well worth a visit, lots of information about the station and its usage.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I went to the restaurant with family and all the meals came together, good quality, hot and all enjoyed the meal.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

at the top of the town on the right hand side, you could miss it as it is tucked down a small side street. Very good ice cream.

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