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Old Royal Station

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Address: Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Destroyed by fire

Unfortunately this iconic building has been burnt to the ground. The railway carriage is almost all that is still standing. It is intended to rebuild the station to its former... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the lovely old station was destroyed by fire a few months ago and is now just a shell. Very sad.

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Fife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Was once a fantastic visit. Unfortunately it completely burnt down some months ago and therefore is just a boarded up site now. I'm informed it will be rebuilt to the exact replica in due course

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Helensburgh, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Terrible. Why has reconstruction of this iconic building not started already? Maybe there working out how to hide a fire sprinkler system in the new design!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyable but nothing really substantial to eat. The ambiance of the place was great. I wont say any more as unfortunately this was burned down a short while ago.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped by and were sad to see the extensive fire at the Old Royal Station. Hopefully, they will be able to rebuild this landmark. I took two pictures and posted them on this site.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unfortunately this iconic building has been burnt to the ground. The railway carriage is almost all that is still standing. It is intended to rebuild the station to its former glory.

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Ballater, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Sad to see the damage but work is beginning & locals seem quite keen to help. We found pages on Facebook about The Old Royal Station and look forward to seeing all the businesses back in a year or two (?) better than before!

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AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Having visited this a few years ago it was terrible to see it in this condition; we hope that it will soon be re-built and returned to its former stature as an excellent place to visit - Ballater needs it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went back in March of 2013 but it won't let me go back that far. Great place! Very sad to see it burnt down! Hopefully they get back on their feet and get another one

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edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sadly this was burnt out in a fire in May 2015 which is a devastating blow to the community.It was the original Victorian station with a superb but small museum,tearoom and tourist office.Hopefully, it will rise again from the ashes.

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