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Old Royal Station

Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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Burned down

Don't make a trip for this site! It is under wraps while they rebuild. Ballater is a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Lilabeth P
Hilton head
via mobile
Has burnt down

Station being rebuilt as it burnt down. Not sure when it will be complete or look like. Wait and... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Old Station, Ballater, Scotland
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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 11 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
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not expected to reopen until November 2017. Pity this fact is not publicised at all - even still on direction signs in the town. It looks as though it will be wonderful when renovated.

Thank Naishcombe
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We'll sign posted but unfortunately it's closed due to flood damage. There was. Lots going on around it but looks like it will be closed for another six months

Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed 9 June 2016

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

Thank RichardMiles
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