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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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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
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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 12 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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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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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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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 67 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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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We left Ballater on May 12, 2015. On the national television news that morning was coverage that the Old Royal Station in Ballater had burned to the ground overnight, leaving 25 locals without employment. On our drive out of town, we parked and walked to the scene. Firefighting equipment and personnel still surrounded the station, of which very little remained.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

sadly I visited the day after the devastating fire destroyed most the buildings real sad to see what had happened, I wasn't planning to visit but changed my route to pass the station and guess pay my respects for its loss

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Brunswick, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

a fire at 2:30am Tues morning destroyed both the Station and the wonderful restaurant adjacent to it. By all accounts, it was a total loss. Sad day as we were there just 2 weeks ago.

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Address: Address: Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater

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