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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 January 27, 2016
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bangladesh
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nothing but hoardings but hopefully it will restored to its former glory. There are other cafes nearby

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I dont get it that people rate this as TERRIBLE! It doesnt do this justice. Okay so it was destroyed by a fire, but that doesnt mean that you should not go to Ballater. Anyone that does some research before they set off on a trip, they should know that this Old Royal Station is no longer. BUT they are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

If you're thinking of making this part of your tour...don't. It was destroyed by fire and is being slowly rebuilt. Shame as it used to be quite interesting. Not much more to add except that you should still visit Ballater, it's beautiful.

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Thank Manfialba
Calgary, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Desperately sad that this place was destroyed by fire, and with all the flood damage in the town at the turn of the year, it may be some time before it is rebuilt.

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bangladesh
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This place was unfortunately burned down prior to the flooding in Ballater. It is now boarded and restoration work is underway

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Thank RichardMiles
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This attraction is no longer available because it burnt down last May. Everybody in Ballater is pretty torn up about it, so T.A. probably needs to take this one off. It's like a really big deal there, this was a big attraction and people would visit Ballater just to see this place. A real shame.

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Thank Elaine W
North East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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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Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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