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Old Royal Station

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Address: Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Good food, interesting exhibition

The Old Royal Station was well sign posted. Small car park which I should imagine soon fills up quickly in the summer. We had a very enjoyable lunch in the restaurant - not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Old Royal Station was well sign posted. Small car park which I should imagine soon fills up quickly in the summer. We had a very enjoyable lunch in the restaurant - not the cheapest but food was very good quality and staff very pleasant. We then had a look at the exhibition on the station platform which is not... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Five of us rolled up for lunch and we were quickly seated. A couple of us had been here before, but it was a first time for two of our out of town friends. One had Cullen Skink, two of us had Prawn and Avocado salads my wife had a Crocque Monsieur and her friend had the Salt and Pepper... More 

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Cambuslang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The station includes a very good museum/exhibition covering Queen Victoria's travels on Deeside, mainly by train, as well as other monarchs over the years the railway was open. An excellent £2's worth!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What an amazing job they have done in transforming this very historic railway station into a mini museum that captures how it would have been in its hayday. The figures are very realistic and set up in very interesting displays. Lots of interesting facts about Ballater, Victoria and Albert, visits to Balmoral, etc. If you love things Royal or Victorian... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The old royal station is interesting to visit and retains many original features from Victorian times. For a mere £2 you can tour the (small) museum which is complete with much original memorabilia, detailed information, an original Royal railway carriage, and a fully laid out waiting room from the reign of Queen Victoria. Compact, yes, but still worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

An interesting insight into the beautiful old station buildings. Lots of Victoria and Albert history, it's a shame the line was closed. The are a few kids activities inside and interactive displays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We called in for brunch after a long invigorating walk and shared a portion of chips a and Salt and Pepper Squid. Sadly the squid was dry overcooked and very rubbery. The place itself is great for coffee and the service was good. However, for the price and quality of our meal it will be a long time before we... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spent a pleasant half hour here pretending to be royalty and part of Queen Victoria's entourage. Well reproduced waiting room complete with royal loo and fun faces on sticks so you can choose your character if you feel silly enough. Lovely train. Enjoyed it. Hope you do. I had forgotten that she had had so many children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
12 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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