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“A delightful experience”
Review of Old Royal Station

Old Royal Station
Ranked #8 of 18 things to do in Ballater
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A delightful experience”
Reviewed 18 July 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 what a shame the line (from Aberdeen) ever closed!.

Visited June 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Well kept Piece of History”
Reviewed 8 July 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 a tourist information centre.

Visited July 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
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“Lovingly restored”
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Visited June 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Tasty meal”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I went to the restaurant with family and all the meals came together, good quality, hot and all enjoyed the meal.

Visited June 2014
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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“very pretty”
Reviewed 30 May 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.

Visited April 2014
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