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Old Royal Station

Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Still work in progress.

The station is still under wraps, with renovation work continuing, but a sign on the boards... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Not long before the station reopens to visitors

The Old Royal Station was a listed building - until it had a major fire in 2015. As a listed... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station is still under wraps, with renovation work continuing, but a sign on the boards declares that they are on schedule, so hopefully not too long before they reopen.

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Old Royal Station was a listed building - until it had a major fire in 2015. As a listed building it is being faithfully restored to it's former glory and will open soon. The outside will remain the same but the interior will be...More

2  Thank Prestwood_Paul
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is now closed due to a fire last year. Last time we visited it really was not as good as on previous visits. Food and service was poor. Hope when it reopens, work is in progress it will be much improved.

Thank flemingmuir
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Don't make a trip for this site! It is under wraps while they rebuild. Ballater is a nice place to stay for day trips all around the Scottish highlands.

Thank Lilabeth P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Station being rebuilt as it burnt down. Not sure when it will be complete or look like. Wait and see I guess.

Thank sunseeker68_19
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Visited the old railway station which had several shops including restaurant. Sadly damaged in fire but almost completed the renovation due at end of 2017.

Thank jamesrP8690QM
Reviewed 10 December 2016

As mentioned in several reviews the Old Royal Station is being restored, but let me focus people to great little bike shop at this station. You can hire bikes (including e bikes) and then go a trail following a nice flat route along the rail...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The station burnt down and is being restored. HOWEVER Ballater is an experience and well worth the time to visit. You will note whilst strolling up and down the Main Street that a very high proportion of the shops are By Appointment to HRH the...More

1  Thank CambridgeIan
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped of in ballater and although the station was closed there are still plenty of walks and shops to visit

Thank 1craig72
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Although this wonderful old station is still closed for renovation, the walls surrounding it have several large photos of the station in all its past glory, with pictures of various kings and queens arriving in the village on their way to the Balmoral B&B just...More

Thank johnhouston2
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