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Old Royal Station

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Address: Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Evocative of times past

This was being revamped when we visited but enough of the outside and info panels accessible to give good insights to the hayday. Worth a quickish look

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
GillyPNorthEastCoast
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North East Coast
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229 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was being revamped when we visited but enough of the outside and info panels accessible to give good insights to the hayday. Worth a quickish look

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Old Royal Station appeared to have been destroyed by fire when we visited in September. The site was shuttered off and work was in progress to remove debris. No one seemed to know what the future held for the building

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Thank Tom C
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Probably was good and will be good again but is sadly the wooden structure was recently burnt down, so nothig to do here yet.

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Thank Robert H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Had the luck of visiting the Old Royal Station before it burnt down. Lovely place, that should not be missed if you are in the area. Hopefully they will restore it to it's old glory. I was out with my parents, but it would be a great day out even with smaller kids.

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Thank CristinaAriadna
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm going to score this as a decent place to visit as a lot of locals told us it was a lovely attraction. It has however burnt down. We hope to visit again in the future as its a fabulous town with the friendliest folk you'll ever meet.

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Thank Debbie C
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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254 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went however it is tragic that it has had a fire. We hear they will build it back next year so hopes are high

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Thank nancy a
London
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Seemed like there may have been a lot to see but unfortunately there was a fire in May so it was badly damaged and won't be reparedtill next year at the earliest. Tourist information center has been en moved just opposite it.

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Thank Stephan R
Ballater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Destroyed by fire this Spring, Ballater has lost an historic visitor attraction, an excellent restaurant and a great meeting place for the local community.

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Thank JDA358
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is now burnt down although it was a nice little station. It has a big wall around it now and will have to be re built. The area outside the station is lovely still and the village is worth a visit if your in the area.

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Thank Rbck8stokie
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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