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Old Royal Station

Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 13 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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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136 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very interesting visit. £2 to go through onto the station platform. It is set out with Queen Victoria arriving at the station. One of the carriages is set out as to how she would have travelled here.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

interesting history of the railway into ballater with a heavy focus on the royal connection (which is what brought it here in the first place)

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's amazing to stand in the same place the Queen once stood while en-route to her favourite place. She and Albert couldn't get enough of the place.......no wonder

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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dropped in at the old station restaurant for lunch with my daughter when we visited today. We found it to have a very nice relaxing atmosphere and the waiting staff were very good and friendly. We both had the salt and pepper squid for starters which was beautiful. The squid was perfectly cooked (it's easy to get it horribly wrong)and... More

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